At Galaxy Outside School Hours, we pride ourselves on delivering relevant & high-quality programs, principles & practices. Educators work with children to design and facilitate a flexible program that is relevant to the community & responsive to children’s evolving needs. Our collaborative approach to programming and focus on children’s choice cultivates enthusiasm & creativity whilst sparking curiosity & forstering their imagination. We respect children’s leisure time and encourage them to be involved in decision making that impacts their own world.
We support the National Quality Framework and are strongly aligned with My Time Our Place & it’s associated principles, practices and outcomes. We recognise the importance & process of learning through play and Educators support children to engage in playful learning experiences. Educators are led by children to scaffolded both planned and spontaneous learning experiences to enhance ongoing learning & development
We are committed to providing a safe environment where children are supported in their individual health & wellbeing. Healthy habits, social skills and life skills are embedded in the program and Educators support children to develop strong, respectful & reciprocal relationships. Children are encouraged to take increasing responsibility for their own wellbeing & emerging independence. We are committed to promoting a functional, flexible & sustainable environment and encourage culture of & life-long commitment to environmental responsibility.
We endeavour to develop trusting relationships and a sense of belonging that contributes to confident children who are empowered to collaborate & self-regulate. We staff intentionally to ensure that children are engaged & supported by a team of consistent, committed & ethical Educators. We are committed to ongoing professional development and reflective practice.
We believe in a holistic & shared approach to the wellbeing and upbringing of children. We value & respect our partnerships with families & community and invite families to be a part of decision making within the service. We embrace the diversity within our community by celebrating the characteristics that define us as individuals and respecting the unique values and priorities of others.We are committed to the ongoing support of our community.
At Galaxy Outside School Hours, we strive for a well established, transparent & consistent operation, a strong leadership culture & continuous ongoing improvement.
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land upon which we work & play – the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation and pay our respects to Elders both past and present.