Commitment to Quality
At Discovery Early Learning Centres, we have an inherent commitment to quality, for your child, your family and our community.
We are dedicated to delivering high quality early learning services for children in secure, nurturing and gently challenging environments. These environments foster relationships, learning, curiosity, exploration and creativity. We believe all children should have the opportunity to imagine, explore and discover.
Our commitment to quality extends to our team of early childhood professionals that are actively engaged in life long learning through professional development opportunities and higher qualifications. This ensures that our programs remain innovative and that we are able to deliver the best possible education and care to your child.
At Discovery we aim to deliver innovative and progressive programs for children that push boundaries and open children's minds. Our environments are designed to enhance children's learning opportunities by providing challenge, developing creativity, enabling children to take risks, fostering collaboration and negotiation skills, and extending on children's relationships through play.
Our services have dedicated buses that allow children to experience regular excursions to local communities, to extend their learning and to enable children to become active citizens.
National Quality Framework
All of our services are assessed and rated against the National Quality Standard and have achieved exceptional results. The National Quality Standard aims to promote safety, health and wellbeing of children with a focus on achieving outcomes through high-quality educational programs. Our services are assessed against seven quality areas by the Education and Care Unit within the Department of Education.
Discovery services participate in and are accredited to deliver a number of quality assurance programs such us: Sun Smart, Move Well Eat Well, Be You, Narragunnawali - Reconciliation in Education, Red Nose, Trauma Informed Practice, Inclusion Support, Board Maker and In Safe Hands. These programs further support the provision of best practice and high quality education and care.
Commitment to Child Safety
Discovery Early Learning Centres is committed to an organisation wide culture of child safety and has a zero-tolerance approach to child abuse. Children in our care are empowered to recognise their rights as individuals as defined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, to have their dignity and rights respected, to speak up, to be heard, to be kept safe, to be protected and to be taken seriously. We ensure that our systems and processes protect children from abuse and that allegations are taken seriously and responded to consistently. Discovery is committed to promoting child safety for ALL children, regardless of their gender, race, religious belief, age, disability, sexual orientation, family or social background. We will promote and ensure the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and children from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and promote a safe environment for all children with a disability. All adults involved with Discovery have the responsibility to understand and be active in their role in preventing, detecting, responding and reporting any suspicions of child abuse and maintaining a culture of child safety.
waranta (we) acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of the Land, the Palawa Peoples and pay respect to the Elders past, present and emerging, for they hold the memories, traditions and hopes for future generations. We recognise that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are connected to the oldest continuing cultures on the planet and have nurtured the Land on which we learn, play and grow since creation. milaythina nika waranta pakana. As long as we remember them.
Discovery is committed to embedding Aboriginal history and culture in our everyday educational program. Our educators have been trained in the delivery of the Narragunnawali educational program that supports education and care services to develop environments that foster a higher level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, culture and contributions.
Giving Back to Community
Discovery supports external services in being sustainable through our Giving Back to Community program. Each service regularly fundraisers either in monetary ways, through raising awareness or through the donation of goods; giving back to the community and teaching children to be active community members and socially aware.