Our Philosophy

At Pioneer Road Long Day Care Centre we are passionate advocates for each child’s right to a preschool experience that; inspires, creates thirst for exploration and discovery and kindles passion for learning.  Our philosophy is based upon our belief that children are capable, resourceful and unique individuals who develop a strong sense of identity when they are offered experiences and environments that provide security, inspiration and engagement. Our work is inspired by children’s endless capacity for learning, fun, exploration and play.


“So... be your name Busham or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea,

you’re off to great places! Today is your day! Y
our mountain is waiting. So...get on your way...
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose."
Dr Seuss, Oh the Places You’ll Go. 1990

We endeavour to establish secure, respectful and reciprocal partnerships with the children, their families and the wider community. When this is achieved we believe that children’s confidence to explore, trust and learn is facilitated and that we can provide a learning journey that is meaningful to each child and family.

Our curriculum respects the multifaceted nature of development, we provide a learning program which caters to the whole child. One that; supports diverse styles of learning, includes equivalents of child-directed, educator-supported and educator-directed experiences and is based upon success. Paramount to our philosophy is our belief in supporting and developing a non-biased curriculum and environment, celebrating the benefits of diversity ‘representing multiple cultural ways of knowing, seeing and living’ (EYLF, 2009).

We believe that educators at our centre bring their own history, learning and teaching styles to education. At Pioneer Road we work as a team, respecting and acknowledging each educator’s strengths and ideas. We hope that when respect for each other and our histories is achieved we can provide a learning environment that truly caters for diversity and individuality, respecting each person as a powerful and important individual.

We are committed to be as sustainable as possible in all aspects of our centre, encouraging children to respect the environment and participate in sustainable practices.

At the heart of our philosophy is, our confidence in the principles of Early Childhood Education as specified within the Belonging, Being and Becoming curriculum, our respect for each child as an individual and our belief in every child’s ability to succeed. As Dr Seuss stated, 
“A person’s a person no matter how small”. 

Source:  Belonging, Being and Becoming (2009); Dr Seuss (1990) Oh the Places You’ll Go
NSW Curriculum Framework for children’s services, NSW Curriculum Framework for children’s service, Education and Care Service National regulation, National Quality standard