Our Philosophy

鈥楢 Joyful Beginning鈥

Plenty Kids Early Learning Centre belongs to the wider 老九品茶 community and shares the values and vision of the college.


To be a 老九品茶 learning community with the creative and responsive mind of Christ.


The college operates within the context of 老九品茶 faith.

The following areas identify the agenda of our partnered journey in education:

Faith, Wisdom, Truth, Grace, Character, Service and Love

Because we are image-bearers of Christ, we鈥

Nurture Godly character

Strive for excellence

Learn courageously

Build community

Actively steward


In Christ: Wisdom and Knowledge.

At Plenty Kids Early Learning Centre, we foster creative, responsive and respectful relationships and learning opportunities where children can discover, flourish and become all that God intends them to be.


We believe that children are individuals who are loved by God and made in the image of God and that no two children are the same. We cherish each child and family鈥檚 diverse culture, values, and experiences. We aim to provide safe, equitable and accepting learning environments that reflect and enrich the lives and identities of children and families.

Our focus is to nurture children as they build their self-esteem, and to support and reinforce an emerging sense of self-identity, belonging and resilience. We truly believe in each child鈥檚 unique capacity to be amazing.


We focus on fostering relational spaces where trusting, warm and reciprocal connections with others can be built, as we believe that through these interactions and attachments, a child鈥檚 innate strengths, skills and potential can be maximised.

Through the creation of opportunities for cooperative and positive interactions with other children, families, teachers, and the wider community, children acquire vital social knowledge and skills.

Each child is supported and encouraged to develop responsibility for their actions and interactions with others, as they develop an understanding and respect for the interrelationships between themselves, others, the natural and constructed environment.

The special 鈥榗haracter鈥 of Plenty Kids is primarily built around the genuinely collaborative and committed relationships between families, children and educators.

Parents and families are treasured and invaluable contributors to the Plenty Kids community and are encouraged to be actively involved as 鈥楽ession Helpers鈥 in each and every learning session.


We strive to foster an atmosphere of openness, where 鈥榳hat is possible鈥 has not been predefined. Mutual discovery and learning are fostered so that each child鈥檚 unique way of experiencing, being and interacting with the world can be recognised and supported.

Naturally occurring and intuitive opportunities within our indoor and outdoor learning environments encourage and inspire children to imaginatively explore, experiment, invent, question, and solve problems. We focus on sensitively recognising, celebrating, and extending what unfolds for each child within open-ended, play-based learning experiences.


Active learning through play is facilitated by providing a range of opportunities, environments, and experiences built thoughtfully around each child’s individual strengths, ideas, and interests.

Strengths that emerge through creative play-based learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, persistence and reflexivity are carefully acknowledged and celebrated so that they can become part of a child鈥檚 lifelong attitudes towards learning and being.


Through regular informal discussions, staff meetings, parent and college meetings, we constantly reflect on, and ask ourselves 鈥淗ow we can do better?鈥

Educators at Plenty Kids are encouraged to engage in reflective practice and critically reflect on our philosophy, values, vision, motto and ethics to guide decision making. We recognise and value the knowledge and commitment of educators and fully support their continued professional learning.

Plenty Kids Early Learning Centre鈥檚 philosophy reflects the foundations of the Plenty Kids Biblical Framework, Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework and National Quality Framework. We believe that a philosophy statement changes as new insights are gained and practice is evaluated.