Our philosophy guides all of us in our lives at Seamab where we are bringing up vulnerable children with complex needs. We accept our children without qualm or condition and they are at the centre of everything we do.
We live with the children as a part of a community of safe, caring adults. We value kith and kin and their contribution. We work together to help children heal, grow and learn.
Our safe, interesting and stimulating environment tells our children they matter. Our children are active in participating and influencing everything around them. Our spaces support children to play and explore. We accept that risk is part of learning and growing.
We are committed to the upbringing of our children. We are persistent in our work to support children to develop and grow through their experience of positive and nurturing relationships. We accept mistakes as an opportunity to grow and develop. We actively seek and find solutions to problems. We understand our children for where they have been, who they are now, and where they can go.
Our team with the child provides support and challenge. Our children and their adults share experiences and build stories. We work closely together, sharing, reflecting, analysing and thinking. We accept debate and discussion are a key part of how we work together well. Our children know their team, and understand their plan.
We are educators and supporters of learning for our children. We understand that our children learn through playing and doing. We are responsible for following our children and encouraging and supporting their exploration and experimentation. Our skills, experiences and resources match our children’s interests, enthusiasms and ambitions.
We are ambitious and optimistic for our children so that every child can achieve their potential.
We know all of our children have the capacity to grow and develop through learning, education and new experiences.
We listen to children and their families and encourage active and participative citizenship.
We know all our children benefit from developing secure and consistent attachment relationships with the people who care for them.
We will achieve our vision and be true to our values by providing the best possible education and care services and managing our resources well.