Rainbow Cottage believes

* that children learn best through a combination of play based experiences, natural and man-made environments and by using intentional teaching strategies based on a child’s interest and abilities;

* that children should have a strong connection to family, community and the world around them and by fostering these connections of past and present, we build on diversity of culture, abilities and attributes;

* in a partnership approach to early education and care between our families and our highly trained educators, who have a strong focus on each child’s emerging autonomy;

* in providing small, personal, age appropriate groups for children to develop trusting relationships with educators and peers and to engage with other children of different ages and abilities; and

* in promoting a culture of professionalism among our staff and encouraging personal and professional growth through training and support, including of students on work placements.
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