Educator Profiles

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All educators have a qualification in Early Childhood Education and Care, First Aid and Asthma and Anaphylaxis Management Training. Educators and adult household members also have Criminal History Checks and Working with Children Checks. Qualified and experienced co-ordination unit staff train, support and monitor educators through regular visits.

BIRDWOODTON

Sue: Sue has over 7 years of experience as an educator working with families and children, Sue’s home is family friendly with a wide range of appropriate activities that suit the needs of children of all ages.

CARDROSS

Mary: Mary has over 27 years of experience and cares for children of all ages. There is plenty of room to move in Mary’s home, creating the perfect environment for children to grow and develop their motor skills.

GOL GOL

Cindy: Cindy has over 25 years of experience and is a competent educator and welcomes children of all ages.   An extensive collection of indoor and outdoor toys are a key feature of Cindy’s program. Play based learning is an important aspect and is aimed at individual children’s likes and dislikes.

IRYMPLE

Roberta: With over 20 years of experience as an educator, Roberta has a great understanding of children’s needs. Children in Roberta’s care are kept engaged with a broad range of activities that are appropriate for their individual needs and ages.

Manjeet: With more than a decade of experience, Manjeet is eager to support the community. Manjeet offers a program based around the interests of all the children in her care.

Karen: Karen has over 27 years of experience and offers a fun and warm environment, with music and dance a key feature. Karen’s service is suitable for older  children from 2 to 5 years of age.

Louise: I am a diploma trained educator with nearly 7 years’ experience in childcare and a very valued educator. My learning programs emphasize the importance of outdoor play and I supply the children with lots of opportunities to explore the environment around them. I am quick to form strong, trusting relationships with children and families. I use flexible learning programs to cater for individual children and their needs. Children are provided with fun filled play based learning opportunities in a safe and nurturing home. ‘Just 4 Giggles’ is brand new as of 2021. 

MILDURA

Kerrie:  Kerrie has worked in Family Day Care for over three decades, supporting children of all ages. Kerrie’s friendly home environment has been created to provide a warm and caring space for children, providing lots of age appropriate activities and the chance to participate in excursions within the community.

Jess: Jess has 39 years of experience, and provides children in her care with a happy environment in a family setting.  Children have the ability to make their own choices and expand on their development.

Tanya: With 20 years of experience, Tanya provides a friendly, relaxing and welcoming home environment, which caters for children of all ages with a variety of age appropriate activities.

Renae: With over 16 years of experience, Renae offers children the opportunities to go on regular excursions within the community including to the park and library. All food and travel is included in one fee.

Donna: With over 24 years of experience, Donna is dedicated to providing a high standard of quality care for children of all ages. Donna has a well-established outdoor play area, perfect for all children with age appropriate activities.

Bronwyn: Bronwyn is passionate about providing children and their families with a warm and secure environment. Bronwyn has over 20 years of experience and  provides children of all ages with a wide range of activities and  learning opportunities. Bronwyn is available for out of hour’s care, when requested.

Barbara: Barb has over 20 years of experience, offering care for children of all ages. Barb is focused on helping children form positive relationships by providing a warm, nurturing environment with many play based activities.

Stella: "Let the children be free; encourage them; let them run outside when it is raining; let them remove their shoes when they find a puddle of water; and when the grass of the meadows is wet with dew, let them run on it and trample it with their bare feet; let them rest peacefully when a tree invites them to sleep beneath its shade; let them shout and laugh when the sun wakes them in the morning." ~ Maria Montessori

I have over 6 years experience and a Diploma in Children’s Services. Before opening Bambino’s Family Day Care I worked in Long Day Care settings . Coming from a large family, I have always been surrounded by children of varying ages…. My happy place. 

Amy: Amy has a passion for working with children and provides a safe, secure and nurturing environment. Amy’s home is warm and welcoming with a large range of activities and learning opportunities for children. Also, a large outdoor area for children to enjoy lots of outdoor play and getting back to nature. Amy recognises and values the important role families and communities have in a child’s life and endeavours to work in collaboration with them. Amy is dedicated in providing the best possible care to all children in her care. Amy has been a Family Day Care Educator for over a year.

Charmaine: I have previously worked in a Child Care Centre setting and raised my own children. I wanted to continue the journey of helping others and I will ensure my home environment is safe, caring and nurturing for all children of all ages. I believe children learn more through play based activities, and also by offering indoor/outdoor play with a range of activities suitable for all ages. I am dedicated in providing the best possible care and to help children grow and succeed to the best of their abilities.

 

MERBEIN

Natasha: Natasha is focused on providing a safe, warm, friendly & relaxed environment for children & their families, while providing a range of indoor & outdoor play activities appropriate to all ages of children in her care. She has a well-established outdoor area which can be used all year round.

She believes play based learning is very important and encourages each individual child to learn at their own pace & hopes all children in her care have a great sense of belonging. Natasha has worked as a Family Day Care Educator for 1 year.

NICHOLS POINT

Kristy: With over 13 years of experience caring for children of all ages, Kristy provides a flexible environment where children are kept busy learning through play experiences with indoor and outdoor activities. Arrangements can be made for school, kinder and tutor drop off and pick-ups.

COLIGNAN

Sheena: "Sheena runs a program that is set in the rural area of Colignan which caters for children of all ages based on their individual interests and needs. There is a lot of room to run and play with plenty of shade creating the perfect environment for children to learn, grow and explore. Sheena takes the children on regular excursions which include library visits, playgroup, park outings, and this year we will also have the opportunity to participate in the Bush Kinder Program at the Nangiloc Kindergarten. Sheena also offers Kinder drop off/pick ups to and from the Kindergarten."

IRYMPLE SOUTH

Tamara: Tamara provides an inclusive, nurturing environment with a rural outlook.  Your child’s safety, development and happiness are most important.  It is her aim to help you raise strong, confident and honest little people who have the best chance of making their way in the world. She provides a learning environment that aims to create precious and unique moments. Tamara reflects on those moments to understand and cater for your child on an individual level. Tamara is Diploma qualified and is pleased to be opening Crocodile Creek Family Day Care.

RED CLIFFS

Belinda:  With over 16 years of experience, Belinda takes the children on excursions offering opportunities to explore the library and park. Belinda cares for children of all ages. All food and travel is taken care of and kinder and school pick up and drop off in the Red Cliffs area are also available.

Jerri: Jerri has over 16 years of experience providing care for babies to primary school aged children. Children get the chance to enjoy a family friendly environment with a range of activities. Jerri takes the children on community outings to the library, park and play sessions at other Family Day Care educators’ homes.

SOUTH MERBEIN

Cheryl: Cheryl has over 17 years of experience providing care to children of all ages and includes kindergarten and school drop off and pick up if required. Cheryl’s home offers children of all ages opportunities to play and make friends within a  rural setting with lots of space.

WENTWORTH

Karen: I have worked as a qualified Early Childhood Educator for more than 10 years and in that time I have had the opportunity to hold various roles, and I have to say being a Family Day Care Educator is the most rewarding. I have worked as a Family Day Care Educator for over 12 months.

“I believe every child deserves to grow and develop in an environment that is safe, supportive, respectful, compassionate and most of all fun”.

YELTA

Sandy: Sandy has several years of experience in childcare, including over 7 years with Family Day Care. Sandy offers care for children of all ages and provides quality experiences through different activities within the indoor and outdoor  environments.

ZOE SUPPORT

Simone, Karen and Heather are Educators who work with children of young parents engaged with Zoe Support. Simone, Karen and Heather all provide a supportive well-balanced program that offers engaging indoor and outdoor play activities