Yarralea Children’s Centre is underpinned by the following principles to create a learning community for children, families and staff:

• Play is children’s natural way learning 
• Children flourish in an authentic indoor / outdoor play program
• Learning is a social activity
• Children instinctively act out and tell stories to develop their understanding of the world
• Indigenous knowledge and respect is integral to children’s education
• Culture (including popular culture) is influential to children’s lives and is valued
• Education for sustainability embedded in daily routines builds respect and responsibility
• Children’s learning is supported and enriched when staff, children and families share knowledge and skills
• Inclusion and fairness is promoted through the phrase “Everyone can play"
• Family diversity is welcomed and celebrated