The image of the child
At Kinfolk, all children have a voice. We believe all children are strong, capable and resilient; full of wonder and knowledge. We provide opportunities for children to share their ideas, opinions and make connections in their learning journey.
We believe that every child brings a deep curiosity that drives her or his interest to understand their world and their place within it. Our goal is to embrace this curiosity and facilitate their eagerness to learn.
The role of the environment
In a Reggio Emilia centre, each learning space is designed to stimulate imagination, creativity, exploration, discovery, engagement and wonder.
We provide open spaces free from clutter, where every material is considered for its purpose, and where every corner encourages children to delve deeper into their interests. We connect various learning experiences so children can further deepen their play.
These spaces encourage collaboration, communication and exploration. Our learning environments are inclusive and homely, allowing children to feel comfortable and secure, while also encouraging empathy, interest and the development of self-confidence.
The role of the teacher
Each educator at Kinfolk is aware of the important role he or she contributes to a child’s early years. Their roles include planning curriculum, preparing environments and interacting with children to promote learning.
Our educators are here to nurture, guide and support children.
The value of relationships, community and family
The Reggio Emilia philosophy has a strong emphasis on community support and the nurturing of relationships between families, educators and children. At Kinfolk, we recognise the importance of working in partnership with families, educators and children.
We work with families to achieve common goals for each child. We set the highest expectations for children, generating opportunities for our families and educators to come together to advance learning and development.
We also recognise the importance of connecting with the wider community. Physically experiencing the environments around our services is important, which is why we encourage excursions to local attractions such as parks, shops and services.