In the first five years of life, children develop attitudes and values that stay with them for the rest of their lives. At the Guardian Angel Preschool we believe providing a loving, caring and nurturing environment is imperative and encourages a real sense of belonging.

We believe communication between all stakeholders is vital to providing a happy, nurturing environment. It is our belief that families and the community at large play an integral part in the child’s care and development. In order to foster positive relationships we work in partnership with families by encouraging their input and participation at the centre in a variety of ways. Members of the local community are encouraged to share information about community events and are invited to participate in our program.

The cultural diversity of our families is an aspect we respect and value. Our commitment to equality dictates that all children have the right to reach their full potential, regardless of gender, age, ability, ethnicity or religion. Children are shaped by many different events and circumstances and are entitled to be treated with respect. We recognise that our country has an ancient and proud Aboriginal history, with complex land ownership and stewardship systems stretching back many years, and we pay our respects to the traditional landowners, the Tharawal people.

At The Guardian Angel Preschool, we embrace a holistic, play-based programme. Play enables children to explore and discover the world around them, to try new things, to create, to communicate and to work co-operatively with their peers. Our early childhood educators work as a team to provide a stimulating programme that caters for children’s individual needs. They recognise that children are confident and competent learners who are connected to and contribute to their world. Educators guide children’s play and provide positive learning experiences through planned and spontaneous opportunities in both individual interactions and group activities. Children’s interests, needs and experiences are imperative to our programme and support services are available to children and their families for individual care needs. Educators participate in ongoing training to extend their knowledge of best practice in children’s services.

At the Guardian Angel Preschool we value the environment and sustainability is an important aspect of our daily operation. Families, educators and children are encouraged to be involved in sustainable practices including waste reduction, water saving practices and gardening activities.

As a Christian preschool, the staff and management committee acknowledge that it is God who enables us to achieve our goals. Christian values are shared through staff attitudes, and the sharing of stories and songs. Assistance is available to families, if required, by one of the pastors of Campbelltown City Baptist Church and participation in church activities is always welcome.