Our Beliefs2019-11-13T11:35:11+00:00

Our Beliefs

Our philosophy is rooted in six core beliefs.
These core beliefs represent who we are and where we are heading.
It’s what keeps us focused and ensures we always — always — put your child first.

External teaching expertise

The development of our six core beliefs which influence of priorities at Petit Early Learning Journey stemmed from a desire to review our philosophy and educational practices to ensure that your child really was developing a love of learning that would last a lifetime. We engaged with Kelly Goodsir, an early childhood learning expert, to assist in refining our curriculum and provide additional professional development to our teaching teams to enhance this development.

Benefits for you and your children

At Petit ELJ we develop teaching strategies that allow children to advance their learning and enable learning to be an adventure. In our view, this increases school readiness and forms a foundation for a lifelong love of learning.

Statement of Beliefs

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Here are some of the ways our six core beliefs are embedded in Petit ELJ’s philosophy and teaching approaches. For a more individualised look at how our six beliefs are integrated into your child’s Centre, please visit your Centres page.

Upon enrolment, every family has gifted a hardcopy of our Petit ELJ philosophy. The booklet dives deeper into our Statement of Beliefs.

“Every child is capable, resourceful and a constructor of their own knowledge”

What this looks like:

  • Children come first
  • Building relationships with genuine connection
  • Driven by curiosity
  • Developing positive self-identity and agency
  • Children are active learners

“Learning is an active process, a keystone to play based approaches”

What this looks like:

  • Motivation and intrinsic engagement
  • Environment and teaching approaches enhance children’s ideas
  • Provocation for thinking
  • Learning curriculum is integrated and interconnected
  • Listening to children’s ideas
  • Investigations support problem solving, creativity, collaboration and risk taking
  • Daily routines and rituals
  • Teachers and children as researchers

“Partnering with families fosters strong reciprocal relationships”

What this looks like:

“Connection with community supports health and wellbeing”

What this looks like:

“The learning environment is a place of potential and possibility for learning”

What this looks like:

  • An environment designed in ways to provoke curiosity, ignite imagination and encourage investigation
  • Invitations for investigation
  • Increase the use of materials – emphasis on natural materials and open-ended loose parts
  • Sustainability
  • Children being risk-assessors & encouraging self-awareness and problem-solving capacities
  • Learning documentation
  • Invite families into a discussion about learning

“Teaching teams to engage with contemporary teaching approaches”

What this looks like:

  • A shared approach to pedagogy
  • Working collaboratively
  • Curriculum direction

Gift your child with the love of learning. Enrol your child into a holistic early learning journey that guides your child’s development and keeps you connected every step of the way.