Carey Childcare Centre is committed to providing high quality child care and nursery education to meet the needs of children and families in the local community. Carey Childcare Centre was established by and retains close and mutually supportive ties with Carey Baptist Church. This foundation is reflected in our Christian ethos. Our ethos means that:
We aim to provide qualified, experienced and caring staff to meet the needs of individual children and to support their families in providing such care.
We seek to create a caring and friendly atmosphere within a safe environment.
We value and respect the individuality and diversity of all children and promote inclusive practices throughout our program. This means that children and parents of all faiths and none are equally welcomed and valued at Carey Childcare Centre.
Whilst respecting the views of others, we place special emphasis on the Christian story and the festivals of the Christian faith within the nursery program.
Each child is valued and respected as an individual. We aim to provide an environment that encourages children to develop their particular capabilities and interests at their own pace and according to their individual needs.
We aim to develop and extend each child’s skills, knowledge and interests through successful experiences which encourage the development of a healthy self concept and positive self esteem.
We acknowledge the pre-eminent role of parents (or primary carers) in bringing up their children. We welcome parental advice and participation in all aspects of the nursery program and value them as equal partners in the education process of their children.
We seek to value the contributions of our staff by providing a positive and supportive working environment; providing suitable training to help them to develop their skills and qualifications; and arranging that pay and conditions are at least comparable with similar establishments.
All staff must be supportive of this ethos. One staff member will be appointed to take a lead in promoting this ethos and it is therefore a genuine occupational requirement that he/she should be a practising Christian.
Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.Jesus (The Bible, Mark 10:14)