From before birth children are connected to family, community, culture and place. Their earliest development and learning takes place through these relationships, particularly within families, who are children’s first and most influential educators. As children participate in everyday life, they develop interests and construct their own identities and understandings of the world. At Green Roots, our teaching style and learning programs are tailored to suit every child’s stage of development. With a focus on cultivating a love of learning, we aim to promote positive learning outcomes for all children to support their unique potential.


Children belong to a family that grows to include their friends, culture and community between your home, culture and the Centre. Belonging acknowledges children’s interdependence with others and the basis of relationships in defining identities. In early childhood, and throughout life, relationships are crucial to a sense of belonging. Belonging is central to being and becoming in that it shapes who children are and who they can become.



Early childhood is a time to be, to explore and make meaning of the world. We create space for children to learn at their own pace, build relationships and discover themselves. Being recognises the significance of the here and now in children’s lives. It is about the present and them knowing themselves, building and maintaining relationships with others, engaging with life’s joys and complexities, and meeting challenges in everyday life. The early childhood years are not solely preparation for the future but also about the present.


The early years create the foundation for your child to become a healthy, responsible and contributing adult. We aim to create an environment that encourages cultural awareness, environmental sustainability, independence and fosters healthy relationships. Children’s identities, knowledge, understandings, capacities, skills and relationships change during childhood. They are shaped by many different events and circumstances. Becoming reflects this process of rapid and significant change that occurs in the early years as young children learn and grow. It emphasizes learning to participate fully and actively in society.