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Our Philosophy

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KOALA KIDS OOSH aims to provide a caring, safe and stimulating learning environment for all children attending before and after school care and vacation care.


The principles of the Koala Kids OOSH service are to ensure that:

  • Children’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs are met in a safe, caring and supportive environment. 

  • The best interest of the child are the most important concern.

  • Care is provided in a way that:     

    • Protects the child from harm; 

    • Respects the child’s dignity and privacy;

    • Promotes the child’s wellbeing; and

    • Provides positive experiences for the child.

  • Programs are meaningful, educational and acknowledge the importance of play and leisure in a child’s life.

  • Freedom of choice in experiences is balanced with age appropriate programming and opportunity for child-initiated planning.

  • Children, parents, guardians, Educators and community members are treated with respect and their views in relation to the proper operation of Koala Kids OOSH are considered and valued.

  •  Open discussion is welcome on all issues relevant to Koala Kids OOSH operation and policies.

  • Koala Kids OOSH is committed to the National Quality Standard for … School Age Care and the “My Time, Our Place” framework.

  • The written policies and procedures of Koala Kids OOSH have been developed and will be monitored and reviewed using these principles.

  • Provide good relationships are important to a child's health, well-being, development and capacity to learn

  • Koala Kids OOSH give equal opportunities to children to explore and play within their environment regardless of age, gender, culture or ability.

  • Koala Kids OOSH is foster continuity between home and the Centre

  • Encouraging children to think, feel, ask and explore through positive and authentic interactions.

  • Encouraging comments and feedback from all parents

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