Making Waves is a place for every child. Our vision is to provide a service that promotes equity and nurtures the whole child, their family and their wider community. We offer a socially inclusive model that supports the full participation of every child, welcoming their unique cultural backgrounds, beliefs, abilities and values. We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work on and pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
At Making Waves we have a responsibility to nurture not only our enrolled children, but their families as well. Secure, trusting relationships between children, families and our educators are foundational to each child’s social and emotional well being.
Our practice is built around ensuring that your child is supported throughout their educational journey. We value the information and rich experiences that each child and their family bring to Making Waves and welcome families participation and input into our program.
We offer a play-based learning program that is flexible and responsive to the needs, wants, interests and strengths of each child. We are guided by the principles, practices and learning outcomes within the National Early Years Learning Framework. We know that significant cognitive, physical and emotional development occurs through play and the well-documented benefits of play inform our program. Key contemporary theories and highly-regarded approaches, such as the Reggio Emilia approach and nature-pedagogy, are the cornerstones of our curriculum.
The indoor and outdoor environments play an essential role in supporting children’s learning and development. Through interacting with the environment children will be challenged, experiment with risk, explore and experience wonder at the world around them. Fostering a connection to the natural world and building a sense of global citizenship is key to our commitment to conserving Earth’s resources for our children to inherit.
Our team work in partnership with families, our onsite allied health team and the wider community to support each child’s journey at Making Waves. We are proud to offer a service that embraces the knowledge and experiences of a diverse team. Our team is our most important resource and is the heart of our service.