Our four core values:

“Let nature be your teacher.”

William Wordsworth

Environment

We understand the impact and effect our environment has on wellbeing and learning.

Our purpose-built centre, architecturally designed with a focus on natural light, timbers and sustainability, offers a warm, friendly and safe place where children can quickly develop a sense of belonging at a location that provides convenience for parents in the heart of Albury.

We encourage exploration of indoor and outdoor spaces, and foster an active connection with nature and empathy for other living things. Our staff members are committed to ethical and sustainable practices in everything we do, and our children are encouraged to explore their inherent connection to nature through programs such as worm farms, composting, community gardening and recycling.

“Let nature be your teacher.”

William Wordsworth

Learning

For the active young minds at play in our centre, we understand that every experience is one of learning.

Our approach to learning is influenced by the Reggio Emilia philosophy, play-based learning and The Early Years Learning framework. Our areas of learning extend across 
our indoor and outdoor program, and 
from one-on-one support to large group sessions. All learning leads to our structured Preschool program which prepares each child for school and beyond.

“Children need the freedom to appreciate the infinite resources of their hands, their eyes and their ears, the resources of forms, materials, sounds and colours.”

Loris Malaguzzi

Wellbeing

Our holistic approach to wellbeing ensures each child is nurtured physically, emotionally and intellectually.

We
 respect and respond to individual needs, supporting families to help their children thrive.

We want our children to be healthy, both physically and mentally, and to experience a sense of belonging. Our child-initiated program stimulates learning in a secure environment, while our centrally-located kitchen provides
 a nutritious, balanced menu, often supplemented by our own garden.

“Children need the freedom to appreciate the infinite resources of their hands, their eyes and their ears, the resources of forms, materials, sounds and colours.”

Loris Malaguzzi

Community

We believe in the importance of community. This informs our active engagement with both our centre’s families, our local region and the world.

We value teamwork, and we encourage the sharing of knowledge and ideas from families, staff and affiliated professionals. At Kinfolk, we employ local people, we use local suppliers wherever possible and we actively contribute to local causes.

We are inclusive, maintaining opportunities for respectful communication and an open-door policy at the centre. We respect and value the richness that diversity in our community offers, from the Wiradjuri culture of our region to the welcoming of international traditions.

“Our task, regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains, as high as possible. No one can do more.”

Loris Malaguzzi

© 2019 Kinfolk Early Learning