Our Core Values
“Love… always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
Young Discoverers Limited acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which our services are situated, the Bullongin and Kombumerri peoples of the Yugambeh language group.
We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and future for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes for indigenous people.
We extend our respect to all Elders and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia.
“We are committed to providing the highest quality, family oriented early education and care by nurturing children in an environment of Christian love and care”
Statement of Philosophy
Young Discoverers was established to provide high quality, family oriented Gold Coast childcare and early education that understands the needs of the individual child and family and seeks to holistically provide the best start for all facets of a healthy, productive life. We seek to provide an environment of love and care that aligns with our Christian Faith. Our practice is underpinned by the values statement “Love… always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Corinthians 13:7
We recognise that Australia is a diverse society, composed of people from a variety of ethnic and social backgrounds. To enhance our children’s sense of ‘belonging’ we support an awareness and acceptance of individual cultures and values of all members within our child care community. Our program actively encourages an inclusive approach that promotes tolerance and the pursuit of knowledge regarding different abilities, needs, backgrounds and cultures.
We enrich our children’s sense of ‘becoming’ when we incorporate our community history within our daily practice. The indigenous background of our region connects us with our heritage and allows us to understand the value of social justice as we move forward. For this reason we will actively incorporate our indigenous heritage within our centre life. This includes maintaining connections with the indigenous community in our region. (The major language group of our region is Yugambeh.)
Our team of educators deliver teaching and learning experiences that are based upon a depth of knowledge of early childhood education theories and practices. It is expected this knowledge base will remain current through ongoing teacher development through a variety of means including reading, networking and attending professional development opportunities in partnership with management. Through reflective practice our educators ensure that they remain relevant to the needs of the learning environment.
The early childhood years form the building blocks for a child’s future development. We embrace the “Early years Learning Framework (EyLF)”, “Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (QKLG)” and “Framework for School Age Children (FSAC)”. We hold the values of ‘belonging, being and becoming’ as essential to the holistic development of children.
We recognise the value of children’s play as a crucial factor in their ‘being’. Our program is play based with the provision of intentional and thoughtful learning opportunities. We seek to provide rich opportunities for exploration and give children the time needed in these spaces to gain maximum benefit. We understand that the needs of our children are ever changing and as such our educators provide a flexible and spontaneous environment that captures the learning opportunities as they present.
We view child care as an extension of home life, and see our role as complementary to that of the parent; working together for a common goal to best meet the needs of the child. It is our desire to help children develop at their own rate with new experiences that challenge them and invite curiosity. All children have a right to feel safe in their learning environment. Our educators will work with children and community members to protect and enhance the safety of each child regardless of circumstance.
We find great joy in observing our children mature and develop, with confidence, to their full potential. Children are precious gifts and we are privileged to care for them, assisting them as they launch out into life. We are proud to serve our community as a ministry of Crosslife a Baptist Church.
We value your feedback:
If you have any suggestions on how we might improve please email our Executive Director… email@example.com
As a not for profit service provided by CrossLife – a baptist Church, Young Discoverers is managed by a Board of Management. This Board is made up of church members and centre parents. Our Chairman, Stephen, has been a member of the Board since his now adult children attended the centre. Ruth and Karen are Company Directors and members of the CrossLife Board. Stefan has up until very recently been a parent of a YD child and is the Campus Pastor at CrossLife Upper Coomera.
Our Board are passionate about ensuring that our centres are run to the highest level of quality. They ensure that we have the resources required to maintain this high level of quality not only in our equipment and supplies but also in the support and encouragement they provide through our leadership team to all of our educators.
We are blessed to have a Board that are in touch with the everyday needs of the centre.
We are so very blessed at Young Discoverers Limited to have a chaplain service available to our children and parents alike.
They are a wonderful resource and are ready to assist in a multitude of ways both practically and emotionally…
If our chaplaincy service can serve you in any way please speak with any of our Centre Directors/Co-Ordinators…
Our Young Discoverers staff enjoy working in a friendly workplace that embraces the value of respect towards each other. As such we don’t have a high turnover of staff and our employment opportunities usually come along as a result of maternity leave!
If you are passionate about quality Christian Gold Coast childcare and enjoy working in a positive environment this is the centre for you.
Permanent positions currently available: Nil
Casual Relief work: If you are looking for casual work please drop your resume in to one of our centres and our Nominated Supervisor will contact you as/if needed.