Our Philosophy

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land where we live, the Kuku Yalanji people of the rainforest of Far North Queensland, we pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We also acknowledge the contribution of all cultures to our community.

We believe each child is an individual, with unique abilities and skills. Our programming meets these individual educational and social needs. We strive to create the conditions for meaningful learning and believe that play should be the basis for this.

We promote sustainability and help children understand the importance and value of our unique environment in which we live in.

Every child is safe and supported, their individual needs are met daily and our centre is designed to contribute to their wellbeing, creativity and developing independence.

We believe that continuity of staff assists educators to build secure relationships with children and plays a significant role in promoting their learning and development. We are committed to ensuring the rights and dignity of every child and encourage them to find their own individual personalities.

As a team of Educators, we are committed to respecting and maintaining the rights and dignity of children, families, communities and colleagues. We seek feedback and learn through family and community input. It is important for us to build and maintain positive relationships.

We are committed and dedicated to continued improvement through self-reflection and professional development.

Mission Statement

We aspire to provide the highest quality early education and care service for families within the Douglas Shire community. Our academic programs will be delivered in a safe, loving and respectful environment, by a team of passionate educators. Supporting and promoting social and emotional development and care.

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Our Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land where we live, the
Kuku Yalanji people of the rainforest of Far North Queensland.

We pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We also acknowledge the contribution of all cultures to our community.

In Safe Hands

MANDATORY REPORTING / TRAINING

Port Explorers educators are classed as ‘mandatory reporters’ and receive annual training from ‘In Safe Hands – educators in safety’.

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) professionals are mandated by law to report child safety concerns to the department, where there is a reasonable suspicion that the child has suffered, is suffering, or is at unacceptable risk of suffering, significant harm caused by physical or sexual abuse, and there is not a parent willing and able to protect the child from harm.

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