Our Philosophy

 

Vision

CASS Childcare Services recognize the uniqueness of each child and the importance of play in the lives of children. Our staffs, working in partnership with families, are committed to providing quality care within a caring environment that embraces diversity.

 

Philosophy

The overall aim of CASS Childcare Services is to promote the well-being of children under our care through our risk management efforts and non-discriminating practice in child care programs. We value and believe in a caring and stimulating environment which provides safety and security for children.

Individual children are valued and encouraged to choose activities in which they are interested. Play enables children to learn by ‘hands on experiences’. We recognise that play is the means by which young children develop their physical, intellectual and social/emotional skills.

 

Service Objectives

At CASS Childcare services we value and believe in fairness, equity and inclusion of all families, children and staff. We value the importance of relationships to children’s health, wellbeing and development.

CASS Childcare services will seek to carry out the following objectives:

Provide

an educational program based on the ‘Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework’ and/or ‘My Time, Our Place – Framework for School Age Care’ which are built upon children’s interests in an inspirational and caring environment.

Provide

a meaningful educational program taking into account the different abilities and strengths of the children, with the aim of improving the educational and developmental outcomes for children.

Provide

an education program which acknowledges and includes the diverse experiences, perspectives, expectations, knowledge and skills of all children.

Encourage

the participation of children with various needs and additional needs with the aim to develop their potential.

Value

individuality and the diverse community we serve.

Adopt

inclusive principles and practices, having regards to the children’s abilities, culture, religious and linguistic backgrounds.

Respect

differences, value cultural diversity and share traditions with respect and appreciation.

Encourage

the participation and contribution of families; and work in partnership with them to improve educational outcomes of the children.

Take

an active role in caring for its environment and contribute to a sustainable future.

Commit

to ethical practices and professional teamwork where the staff value and respect the industry expectations and one another.

Commit

to ongoing professional development for constant improvement to achieve quality child care and education.

Support

the principles of social justice.

Our Organisation

CASS Group

CASS Group provides a comprehensive range of community services and activities in a wide geographical area which currently covers the Metropolitan Sydney and Wollongong, caring the needs from cradle to seniors which include Child Care, Aged Care, Settlement and Health, Disability and Vocational Services and many more community-based services. At present, more than 2,400 families access its services and activities weekly. Please visit our websites (cass.org.au and casscare.org.au) for more information on our other services.