Qualified and Caring Educators
Our very experienced, wonderful Director Sarah, leads our excellent team of highly qualified and professional Early Childhood Teachers and Educators. We employ three Registered Early Childhood Teachers, and two qualified educators, one of whom is Montessori trained.
Our Educators are selected carefully, to ensure they are capable of delivering the highest quality care and education to your children, in a happy, safe, fun and stimulating environment. They believe in our philosophy of achieving the best possible developmental and learning outcomes for every child in our care. Educators see children as competent, curious and capable, and they provide optimal programs, learning environments and activities for the children. Our Educators care for each child holistically, and work with the children individually, or in small groups, ensuring the best possible outcomes.
We employ a higher ratio than required of qualified Educators. All employed Educators are required to either hold qualifications in Children’s Services, or be actively studying towards obtaining a Diploma or Certificate 3.
All Educators must undergo a Police Check before commencing work. They must also hold a First Aid Certificate, and a Child Safe Environments Certificate (Mandatory Reporting). These are updated every three years. All Educators must also undergo annual Asthma and Anaphylaxis Management, and Fire Safety Training.
All of our Educators have a Professional Development Plan, which requires them to attend additional workshops or Conferences to further their knowledge and skills for working with young children. As required, they also will gain knowledge in working with children with additional health or educational needs.
We follow the Nationally approved Early Years Learning Framework as a basis for our intentional teaching, observations and programming. The Framework conveys the highest expectations for all children’s learning from birth to five years and through the transitions to school. Our Programs promote these Learning Outcomes:
• Children have a strong sense of identity
• Children are connected with and contribute to their world
• Children have a strong sense of well-being
• Children are confident and involved learners
• Children are effective communicators.
The Educational Program is based on careful observation of each individual child, and takes into account their interests and strengths. It is carefully balanced to cover all areas of the curriculum, and to achieve optimal educational and developmental outcomes for each child. We focus on developing self help, self confidence, independence, communications, social interactions, and well-being.
Our unique Curriculum for the children is enhanced with the Montessori Program. Our emphasis is on developing school readiness. Feedback from the schools is that our Kindy children are more than ready to begin school. Families are informed of their children’s progress – verbally when dropping off, or picking up, and through the App daily. We also have regular Parent / Teacher evenings for more indepth discussion of your child’s progress.