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Our Care, Our Philosophy.


We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this land, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation.

Our Philosophy is guided by our local context, the spirit of Balmain Public School and Fr John Therry Catholic Primary School, the National Quality Standard and the My Time Our Place learning framework.

All children are unique. All children are individually assessed and given equal opportunity.

We strive to provide children with opportunities to discover, play and grow while in our care. All of our children are valued and their contributions to our environment respected. We expect that the values of inclusion and equity are upheld by all stakeholders. Each voice, when valued and respected, can contribute positively to our chorus.

Our Program encourages children to take initiative and make choices regarding their learning and environment.

Our programming reflects the incorporation of children’s voices. Each child’s knowledge is valued and can be used as a tool for enhancing the learning experiences of others. Within an open, comfortable and safe environment children can be exposed to challenging experiences that they might not find away from School Aged Care.

We believe in the value of leisure and play-based learning alongside intentional teaching strategies, as it inspires children to take initiative in their own development. Play-based learning helps to promote the value of creative thinking in their education, their relationships and future life. For us, supporting and stimulating our children’s creative agency is one of the most exciting and valuable experiences in providing care to School Aged Children.

ESC recognises that our families are active members of a wider community.

We value our place within a broader network of children’s development and take pride in being a community based service. To work within these networks entails that we work in cooperative partnerships with our families and schools. As a result, we find that children gain a strong sense of their own identity when they are conscious of their own place within the broader world and are enabled to connect to it in multiple, meaningful ways.


We believe that secure, trusting relationships are the foundation of children’s and staff development.


We value the relationships formed in our centre, as they become the foundation for the social, and emotional skills of our children in the years to come. As such, we actively facilitate the interaction of all of our children together regardless of their background, culture, abilities and interests. It is vital that children leave us with an open mind towards the people around them, and the world they live in.

Our staff are highly competent and bring together a diverse range of interests and skills. This is reflective of our collective Educational Focus, and the culture of lively professional inquiry we accept and expect in staff communication.


We strive to give our children the highest possible quality of care.



Please Click the link of Eaton Street Centre Inc. Constitution

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