Philosophy leading strategy (3-part series)

Dr Leanne Gibbs



National Quality Standard
QA4Staffing arrangements
QA7Governance and Leadership
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
7Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community


Dr Leanne Gibbs
Dr Leanne Gibbs has worked in the early childhood education (ECE) and community sector for over 35 years and is Senior Manager with Early Start at the University of Wollongong. She has a PhD in ECE leadership, along with qualifications in education, public policy, politics, leadership and management.


Vision and philosophy represent the core values that inform all practice areas of a business. They are essential components for the operation of early childhood settings and are integral to the achievement of an ‘Exceeding National Quality Standard’ rating. Nevertheless, they are not always understood by educators and managers. This three-part series will expand on the meaning of vision and philosophy and explain how they can be used effectively within early and middle childhood settings.


In this series you will:

  • explore the concepts of vision and philosophy and their relationship to the National Quality Framework
  • be introduced to theories related to the concepts
  • examine case studies and resources
  • apply their understanding through an interactive exercise and encourage them to develop a sample vision and philosophy for their setting.


Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes