* A child should be valued as an individuals.
* Children need to feel safe, supported and happy all the time.
* Playing and talking are the ways in which young children learn about themselves and the world around them.
* All learning should be meaningful and fun.
* Children are actively involved in learning.
* Children learn through hands-on experiences.
* Children learn through taking risks, making mistakes and celebrating success.
* What children CAN DO rather than what chilrden CANNOT DO are the starting points in their learning.
* Learning should cater to the needs and intrest of individuals.
* The process is more important than the end product.
* Children develop their spiritual, social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills at the differing rates.
* All aspect's of a child's life are equally important and interwoven.
* All children need time and space to produce work of quality and depth.
* Children need to develop a since of responsibilty for their own eating.
* Children who are are encouraged to think for themselves are more likely to act independently.
* Parents are the first educators of children and have a vital part to play in the establishment of their child's learning enviroment.