Our Philosophy

We respect and honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on this land and commit to building a brighter future together.


At Five Senses Childcare we value the development of each child’s resilience and their ability to become capable and competent learners in the early years. Children’s rights and sense of agency are paramount as they are supported to become active participants and decision makers in matters affecting them.

Each child’s current knowledge, strengths, ideas, culture, abilities, and interests set the foundation of our program. Observations and assessments for learning are carried out to assist all children to make progress in relation to learning outcomes.

Children’s cultural, religious, and linguistic diversity will be acknowledged, embraced, and reflected in our curriculum and learning environment.

Our philosophy is underpinned by the view that each child is naturally creative, capable, and inquisitive. We endeavour to support transitions in children’s lives to ensure they become confident and successful learners.


At Five Senses Childcare families are encouraged to be meaningfully involved in the program,  to create a continuity between a child’s home and schooling life. Effective partnerships with families allow for our service to maximise the ability to prepare your child for a lifetime of learning.

The role of parents and families is respected as educators build reciprocal relationships with families to share an understanding of each child’s individuality, knowledge, and skills.

Feedback is encouraged and appreciated in order to create transparency between you, and your child’s schooling life.

The service establishes and maintains relationships with families, local professionals, and the wider community to ensure all children are supported to participate in our curriculum, and families are supported in their parenting roles.

Learning Environments

Our educators provide children with stimulating learning environments which allow for children to explore and discover through play.  When setting up learning environments, educators view the space as the ‘third teacher’ where materials are thoughtfully added to the environment to promote creativity, problem solving skills, enquiry, experimentation all through open-ended play.

Our environmental sustainability practices are embedded into our program to educate children on the importance of respecting their environment from the early years. We strive to provide fresh, healthy, and nutritious meals, prepared in a clean and hygienic manner ensuring all children’s dietary requirements are met.

Five Senses Childcare Centre respectfully acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and their cultures. We aim to embed respectful relationships and create environments that promote and enhance cultural education with admiration and trust.

Our open-door policy gives parents and guardians the opportunity to engage in the daily activities and participate with the children as they play, learn, and grow.

Five Senses Childcare Team

Our team’s priority is ensuring the health and safety of all children. Educators always understand the importance of their child protection obligations.

Our team values a holistic approach to teaching, we believe this enhances children’s personal, physical, social, and emotional wellbeing as well as their cognitive aspects of learning.

Educators critically reflect on experiences and events to ensure an exciting and stimulating curriculum which reflects the children’s interest and facilitates learning. Educators work in collaboration to determine areas of improvement, completed in our Quality Improvement Plan.

At Five Senses Childcare we give a warm welcome to children, families, and all members of our community, with the continuous aim to set a strong foundation for a lifetime of learning.

Updated January 2021. QA 7.1.1

  • Our priority is ensuring the health and safety of all children and ensuring educators are aware of their child protection obligations.

  • Our holistic approach to teaching enhances children’s personal, physical, social, and emotional wellbeing as well as their cognitive aspects of learning.

  • Our environment sustainability practices are embedded into the program so that children learn to show respect for their environment from early years.


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Five Senses Childcare
14 Bennett Road,
Colyton NSW 2760

02 8807 8258

Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 6:00pm