Beecroft Out Of School Hours

Our Philosophy and Values Statement

At The BOOSH Centre we provide a safe, nurturing and stimulating ‘home away from home’ environment for primary school aged children. We ensure that the children attending are safe, happy and encouraged to participate in all aspects of the educational program. We believe that every child deserves a nurturing and inclusive space where they can develop and thrive. We encourage children and families to be involved in the centre ensuring we create an environment where all children feel happy and are excited about learning.

Our commitment is grounded in the following core values:

  1. Safe and Nurturing Environment that Supports Local Families and the Community: We prioritise the safety and well-being of each child, ensuring they feel secure and cared for while at BOOSH. Our educators ensure that every child feels welcomed and valued. We actively teach and guide children in understanding and promoting equity and diversity. We provide reliable and quality care for children at our centre that offers a families a balance between work and home life.
  1. Celebrating Cultures and Perspectives: We celebrate diversity by embracing the wide variety of cultures of the children and families attending the centre as well as incorporating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into our programs. We actively plan events, celebrations and activities at the centre that foster a sense of belonging and create opportunities for children to engage in fun and meaningful activities.
  1. Experienced Educators and Long-lasting Relationships: We prioritise building long-lasting relationships between educators, children and families. We create a consistent and supportive environment where children can thrive. Our educators are supported through both in-house and external training, equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to provide quality care and learning experiences. This training includes supervision techniques, child development principles, and the implementation of play-based experiences. This helps us create a consistent and supportive environment for children and families.
  1. Intentional Learning and Child-Led Experiences: We provide an education program that provides positive interactions and experiences to help children develop essential social and communication skills. Our play-based learning program is designed on the voices of the children and creates an environment where children are happy, stimulated and encouraged to become lifelong learners. Intentional teaching builds on the interests and needs of the children at the centre and allows for children to have autonomy over their learning while fostering creativity and independence. This program is continuously reviewed, evaluated and redesigned based on observations of, and feedback from, children as well as families.

This philosophy and values statement has been created using feedback from children, families and educators.


Updated and reviewed – February 2024

Contact us:

Phone: (02) 9980 8224