Our Mission, Philosophy & Vision

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide high quality long-daycare and kindergarten services to Hobson’s Bay children and their families.


Our Philosophy

At The Range Children’s Centre we aim to provide an environment that is an extension of the child’s home where they feel safe, welcome, respected and valued. We aim to work closely with all families to provide the best possible environment for their child’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual wellbeing. By providing this type of environment we aim for the children and families to have a sense of belonging to the centre and the wider community.


We value the importance of play based learning and offer a wide range of experiences based on each child’s interests, ability and age and stage of development. Literacy, numeracy and an appreciation of the arts are integrated into the program on a daily basis.


We believe that children maximise their learning through having choice, therefore we regularly implement an indoor /outdoor program  to enable the children to move freely from one environment to another and to provide opportunities for siblings to play together.


Our centre is inclusive of all cultures and respects and embraces Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders.


Sustainable practices and respect for the environment are embedded in our centre; this is integrated into the program and reflected daily through staff role modelling and discussions with children .


We believe that every employee at The Range plays an important role in each child’s sense of belonging through positive and supportive interactions, modelling appropriate respectful behaviour and displaying genuine interest and concern for each and every child and their family.


We believe through providing  a service that has a holistic approach to each child we will continue to build their confidence, their self-esteem and assist them in building respect for each other which will lay the foundation for resilient independent young people, well equipped to participate in life.




March 2015




Our Vision

Through forming strong partnerships with families and their children and by maintaining open communication we embrace a holistic learning environment that will assist children to become confident and resilient with respect for themselves, the wider community and the environment.