Statement of Philosophy & Values

Statement of Philosophy & Values

Statement of Philosophy

Poets Grove Family and Children’s Centre acknowledges the Boonwurrung as the First People of this land, and we strive to embed the perspectives and teachings of the Boonwurrung people in our everyday learning and engagements.

Poets Grove is dedicated to the education, support and nurturing of children. We believe children thrive when they are valued for who they are and are encouraged to contribute to decisions about matters that affect them.

Poets Grove partners with families to create a vibrant community that promotes wellbeing, joy of learning and reciprocal relationships.

The Educational team at Poets Grove is committed to being responsive and reflective. We view ourselves as a community of thinkers and learners. Our educators take every opportunity to support children in developing an understanding and respect for diversity, equity, and justice.

The diversity of our community is reflected within our learning environments. Our shared vision is to support children and families to build a sense of belonging and connectedness within the community to become active agents of change.

Our philosophy represents our commitment to learning as it underpinned by the values of our children, families, education team and our local community.



We love the fantastic range of perspectives a diverse group of families and staff bring to the table.


We believe in open, respectful and transparent communications and personal interactions.

Community connection

We believe that a strong community is a powerful positive force so we take every opportunity to strengthen the connection between Poets Grove and its surrounding community

Joy of learning

We believe that learning and developing should be a fun and enjoyable experience.