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Our Values 

At Stepping Stones Academy, our values form the foundation of everything we do. They guide our interactions, decisions, and practices, ensuring that we provide the highest quality of care and education for every child. Our values are:

  1. Excellence: We strive for excellence in all aspects of our center, from our educational programs to our facilities and interactions with families. We are committed to continuous improvement and innovation, always seeking new ways to enhance the learning experience for our children.

  2. Respect: We believe in treating every child, family, and staff member with dignity, kindness, and respect. We create a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone feels valued, heard, and appreciated.

  3. Collaboration: We recognize the importance of collaboration and teamwork in achieving our goals. We work closely with families, educators, and the wider community to create a strong support network that nurtures the growth and development of every child.

  4. Integrity: We conduct ourselves with honesty, transparency, and integrity in all our interactions. We adhere to the highest ethical standards and strive to build trust and confidence among our families and stakeholders.

  5. Diversity: We celebrate diversity and embrace the richness of different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives. We create a multicultural environment where children learn to appreciate and respect differences, fostering empathy, inclusion, and global citizenship.

  6. Joy of Learning: We believe that learning should be joyful, engaging, and meaningful. We foster a love for learning by providing stimulating and hands-on experiences that ignite curiosity, spark creativity, and inspire a lifelong passion for knowledge.

  7. Safety and Well-being: The safety and well-being of every child are paramount at Stepping Stones Academy. We maintain rigorous health and safety standards, creating a secure and nurturing environment where children can thrive and grow.

These values guide us in our mission to provide exceptional early childhood education and care, empowering every child to reach their full potential and become confident, compassionate, and lifelong learners.

Centre Philosophy

Fostering Growth and Belonging at Stepping Stones Academy

At Stepping Stones Academy, our philosophy is deeply rooted in the belief that every child is unique, capable, and deserving of the highest quality of care and education. We see each child as a precious individual with their own set of talents, interests, and potential waiting to be discovered. Our mission is to create a nurturing, inclusive, and supportive environment where children feel valued, respected, and empowered to explore, learn, and grow.

Educational Program and Practice: At the heart of our approach lies a commitment to providing a holistic educational program that embraces the wonder and curiosity of childhood. We draw inspiration from the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standard (NQS) to create a rich and engaging curriculum that reflects the diverse interests and needs of our children. From imaginative play to hands-on exploration and discovery, every activity is designed to ignite a passion for learning and foster lifelong skills.

  • Quality Area 1: Educational program and practice: Our educational program is more than just a set of activities—it's a journey of discovery and self-expression. We believe in nurturing the whole child, supporting their cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development through meaningful and play-based experiences.

  • Quality Area 2: Children's health and safety: The well-being of every child is our utmost priority. We go above and beyond to create a safe and nurturing environment where children can thrive and flourish. From ensuring proper hygiene practices to implementing robust safety measures, we leave no stone unturned in keeping our children healthy and happy.

  • Quality Area 3: Physical environment: Our centre is more than just a building—it's a home away from home for our children. We take great care in creating inviting and inspiring indoor and outdoor spaces that stimulate imagination, creativity, and exploration. Whether it's a cozy reading corner or a vibrant outdoor play area, every space is designed with love and attention to detail.

  • Quality Area 4: Staffing arrangements: Our educators are more than just teachers—they're mentors, guides, and friends. With their passion, dedication, and expertise, they create a warm and welcoming atmosphere where every child feels seen, heard, and valued. They form deep connections with each child, building trust and confidence that lays the foundation for a lifetime of learning.

  • Quality Area 5: Relationships with children: At Stepping Stones Academy, we believe in the power of relationships to shape a child's growth and development. We foster strong and meaningful connections with every child, nurturing a sense of belonging, security, and trust. Our educators take the time to listen, support, and celebrate each child's unique journey, ensuring that they feel cherished and supported every step of the way.

  • Quality Area 6: Collaborative partnerships with families and communities: We understand that the best outcomes for children are achieved when families and communities come together as partners in their education. That's why we strive to build strong and collaborative relationships with families, working hand in hand to support each child's learning and well-being. From regular communication to family involvement opportunities, we create a sense of belonging and connection that extends beyond the classroom.

  • Quality Area 7: Governance and leadership: Our centre is guided by a passionate and visionary leadership team that is committed to excellence in all aspects of our operations. They lead by example, inspiring our staff to uphold the highest standards of quality and professionalism. With their guidance and support, we continuously strive to improve and innovate, ensuring that our centre remains a place of growth, joy, and discovery for every child and family.

At Stepping Stones Academy, we are more than just a childcare centre—we are a community of educators, families, and children united by a shared vision of excellence and compassion. Join us on this journey of growth and belonging as we nurture the hearts and minds of the next generation.

Background of the Operators

At Stepping Stones Academy, our roots run deep in a passion for providing exceptional early childhood education and care. Founded with a vision to create a nurturing and stimulating environment where children can thrive and grow, our journey began with the dedication of our founders, who have over 20 years of experience in operating childcare centres across Sydney.

At the heart of Stepping Stones Academy is a dedicated team of experts who are committed to upholding the highest standards of quality and excellence. Led by our experienced owners, our team works tirelessly to ensure that every aspect of our childcare center operates smoothly and efficiently.

Our educational programs are meticulously crafted by our team of experienced educators and early childhood specialists. With bachelor qualified educators, a skilled cook, and other highly qualified teachers working around the clock, we provide a comprehensive and enriching curriculum that fosters holistic development and prepares children for lifelong learning.

From designing engaging learning experiences to maintaining a safe and nurturing environment, our team is dedicated to providing the best possible care for every child in our center. With their passion, expertise, and unwavering commitment, Stepping Stones Academy continues to be a place where children thrive, families feel supported, and excellence is our standard.

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