We seek to make the world a better place, not just through the work we do directly with a child and their family, but by also creating positive impacts for the wider community through our advocacy, our programs that give back, and our ethical practices.
Reconciliation Action Plan
Leor acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
Our Reconciliation Action Committee is currently developing a Reconciliation Action Plan that works towards a place of reconciliation, whilst also ensuring we are able to meet the needs of indigenous families and children.
As part of our commitment to make a positive impact on the world around us, we ask families to select a charity to whom we donate $5 for each month that they access care. All of the charities that we support benefit vulnerable or disadvantaged children, including at least one charity supporting indigenous children.
Leor staff are also invited to participate in community projects or volunteering opportunities that assist vulnerable or disadvantaged members of our society. Leor staff participate in volunteering opportunities on a paid workday, so they can use their skills and experience to benefit those in need.
Child Safe Organisation
At Leor, we are committed to providing and maintaining a child safe organisation. We believe that every child has the right to safety and protection at all times.
All of our educators:
- Have a current Working with Children Check and Police Clearance Check
- Have completed accredited and ongoing child protection training
- Are mandatory reporters
We have policies and procedures in place for fostering child safe environments and responding to complaints. We have recently reviewed our policies in accordance with the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.
We also welcome input and suggestions from families regarding child safety.
Core to our philosophy are our values, which guide all decisions that we make in regards to how we want to operate within the wider community.
Learning Shapes Lives
High quality holistic support that is tailored to each child’s learning and development needs ensures positive outcomes for children, families, and their community.
Remaining adaptable to the needs of Leor Staff and Leor Families ensures children and families are growing together.
Continuous improvement and innovative thinking ensures that high quality, current, and well researched learning and development programs are delivered to Leor Staff and Leor Families.
Leor applies various strategies to reduce its environmental impact and improve sustainability. In keeping with these strategies, Leor tries to select suppliers who apply environmental sustainability practices. In identifying equipment and toys that can be used in the learning program, our priorities are the efficacy of learning experiences and safety of children, however we also try wherever possible to use materials that are not only environmentally friendly but also reduce waste, encourage recycling, and apply upcycling.
We encourage all employees to be environmentally aware in all their practices, whilst promoting the use of toys and equipment that have minimal impact on the environment.
We know children can find wonder in some of the simplest materials. Therefore, we invite families to provide us with materials that they think could be used as part of our craft activities. We also believe that this recycling and/or upcycling will allow our skilled Educators to provide children with valuable learning experiences in regards to environmental impact and sustainability.