Our Philosophy

  • At Mirambeena, we are a team of passionate educators from a range of cultural backgrounds and experiences. We all contribute to providing a caring, welcoming environment, which is inclusive and supportive to all children, families and the wider community.  We embrace the diversity of our community and provide an environment where children experience aspects of their own and other cultures.
  • We advocate inclusion and equity of opportunity, access, treatment and outcomes for all children, staff and families within our community. Individuality and the interdependence of all children and adults, including those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and those with additional needs, are appreciated, respected and encouraged by all at Mirambeena.
  • At Mirambeena, we acknowledge the Giabal and Jarowair people, traditional owners of the land on which we live and learn. We pay our respects by sharing with the children stories, music, art and history of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
  • We believe that the child is central to the learning process. We view children as capable, competent, co-contributors and acknowledge them as active participants in their own learning.
  • At Mirambeena, we believe that play is the essential medium through which children learn. The programs we offer in each room reflect the value of play.  We believe play-based learning can be defined as a context for learning through which children organise and make sense of their social worlds, as they engage actively with people, objects and representations (Early Years Learning Framework and Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline).
  • We believe that risk is a vital component of children’s play, as it allows them to be challenged, to face uncertainty, to problem solve and to work with others to find a solution. All these qualities serve to expand children’s cognitive, physical and social-emotional abilities.
  • We believe that young children are connected to a changing world in many ways and with the right support can act to improve their society and environment. We believe a global perspective in the early years can broaden children’s experience of the world and give them the knowledge and skills to help them navigate their world now and into the future.
  • We provide an environment which is safe, supportive and caring, where children form secure relationships with their educators and peers. We believe that all children have the right to experience quality education and care in an environment that promotes their health and safety and protects them from injury, harm and infection.
  • We believe that to provide a program that is relevant to each child, we must work collaboratively with families and the wider community to meet the individual needs of all the children within our care. We encourage and support parental and family involvement within the program, drawing on their knowledge, skills and interests to extend the children’s awareness of the world around them.
  • At Mirambeena, we are committed to continuous improvement. As educators, we believe in engaging in critical reflection, participating in ongoing professional learning and supporting research that builds upon our knowledge and that of our profession.