Bayside Park Early Education Centre is a Long Day Care Centre where we believe in providing a warm, caring, loving environment where children feel safe, secure and supported. We aim for the Centre to be an extension of the child’s home environment, and for children and families to feel welcome at all times. We promote a non-discriminatory, anti-bias environment, where all families and children feel included and welcome regardless of race, religion, culture or special needs. At Bayside Park, we believe that children are resourceful learners who are able to develop their own knowledge from the world around them, and they should be given time to explore, reflect, experience success and build on their strengths without the fear of failure. We aim to develop children’s self-esteem, confidence, and self-discipline, and give them a sense of belonging. Families are encouraged to be active participators in the Centre on a day-to-day basis, and to share information about their child and their interests. Parents are also encouraged to share their knowledge, culture and interests with children and Staff, and we pride ourselves on our positive relationships with families, where open, honest communication is exchanged both verbally and through written communication.