Our Philosophy

  • West Ryde Before and After School Care (WRBASC) aims to uphold a Rights based approach in all that we do, by evaluating our program and actions against the UN Convention of the rights of the Child to ensure we provide Quality Care to all children. We understand that children have a different perspective to adults, and we wish to explore and unpack that perspective with the children whilst making them feel safe, secure and included in our service.
  • We believe children develop through play and make sense of the world whilst playing, as explored by Friedrich Froebel. Play is intrinsically motivated, personally directed and freely chosen. Due to this we aim to set up an environment that enhances children’s chance to play, whether this is spontaneous or structured. In this we support children’s emotional, physical and cognitive development through a play-based structure offering the chances to problem solve and build independence and relationships. My Time Our Place (MTOP) also guides our practice to help children in Being, Becoming and Belonging.
  • WRBASC values and respects all families at the Centre as well as the families at West Ryde Public School
  • WRBASC acknowledges that the Management Committee plays a vital role of the Centre and aims to facilitate a collaborative approach between all stake holders
  • WRBASC believes that staff play a significant role in planting the seed of growth and development. Due to this we aim to support all staff in professional development and value and respect all staff and the role they play in the structure of the Centre

Aims and Objectives

  • To provide a comfortable, fun and supportive environment for children, parents and staff and strive for open communication and good relations between all parties.
  • To provide a safe and clean environment.
  • To provide a friendly and caring environment.
  • To have equipment and facilities that are suitable to the needs of school-aged children
  • To provide opportunities to enhance skill development and learn from others
  • To provide high quality care for children, which values and supports the principles of MTOP
  • To accept and value every child, staff and family regardless of race, culture background, religion, sex or ability
  • To maintain positive communication and relationships between staff and children both in verbal and non-verbal ways
  • To encourage children, families and all staff to be involved in the planning, implementation and evaluation of experiences within the service.
  • To keep families updated on topics relating to the service
  • To meet the current needs of families through continual up-dates and reviews of relevant issues
  • To create an enthusiastic and positive atmosphere for the staff which encourages personal initiative and cooperation
  • To ensure the cultural diversity of our community is valued and respected
  • To maintain open communication between neighbors and other relevant groups in the area
  • To keep up to date with any current issues in the local area