Family Partnerships

Kindness, respect, and trust are the core values which inform our daily practice. Building and nurturing warm, respectful, and positive relationships with children and families enhance their sense of belonging at our service. Through a collaborative approach, based on regular communication and positive interactions, educators work with families to guide, and support them to achieve the best outcomes for their children.

We value the excellent service Erina Kindy provides and appreciate the open communication we have with the staff on a day-to-day basis.

Cultural Diversity

Erina Kindergarten was formed on the lands of the Darkinjung people. We acknowledge Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of this country and their connection to the land, water, and community in which we operate. We value and encourage our children’s and families’ individual cultures, backgrounds, and traditions at our service.  We acknowledge the wealth of diversity that everyone brings to Erina Kindergarten.

Lily- we do our acknowledgment of country cause it learns us about it and we sing songs.

Educator – Child Relationships

Educators, children, and their families have an equal opportunity to grow and learn within a non-discriminatory environment, where their needs are supported, valued, and acknowledged and they have open relationships and interactions with each other. Educators and children are provided opportunities for mindfulness and relaxation which assists in the development of resilience, positive emotional wellbeing, and self-worth. In addition, a nutritionally balanced menu and physical activity is available to promote healthy lifestyles with special consideration for food allergies, dietary requirements, and specific cultural and religious practices.

Lily- my teacher sets up play and does stuff for us.

Arlo- I like to play outside on the train.

Lifelong Learning

We believe children are competent and capable of co-constructing their own knowledge of the world around them. Therefore, we embrace a play-based curriculum, based upon the principles and outcomes outlined in the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). We provide children with choice through offering a wide variety of age-appropriate learning opportunities and resources that are easily accessible and we build on their foundations so they have a love for learning.

Carter- my teachers do craft for us and they get new toys for us.

Alfie – I love my teachers because they make towers and they make stuff for me.


We aim to foster an appreciation of the natural environment and deepen each child’s sense of wonder, belonging, interconnectedness to the land, nature, and animals. Through educator support and experiences provided to children, we actively develop lifelong, proactive attitudes & practices for a sustainable future.

Mahlia- I love drawing and my teacher takes me to the chickens, bunnies, and worm farm in the joey’s room.

Kahu- I like dress ups at kindy and going to the chickens.

Community Involvement

We strive to utilise community resources to enhance the growth and development of individual children, families, and educators. We contribute to our wider community to assist the children in achieving a sense of being, belonging & becoming whilst supporting others.

Willow- I like to go see the old people and they help me spell.

Continuous Improvement

Our commitment is to continuously improve and to maintain a culture of ongoing learning, reflection, and self -assessment. We are committed to exceeding the national quality standards through implementing effective self- review processes in consultation with our educators, children, families, and community. Our team continually reflects upon and improves our policies, procedures, and practices.