Ruby Cowling-Scaife | Business Manager Sunshine Coast
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Children’s services. I am a co-owner of this service.
I have worked in child care for over 20 years, after school/vacation care, Nanning / babysitting, occasional care, Long day care and Montessori. I currently coordinate the schemes office.
I enjoy my role as a coordinator. It allows me to interact with all the different educators and children.
Anita | Sunshine Coast Manager
My name is Anita and I have been with Family Day Care Providers as an Educator for the past 8 years.
I have been an Educator in Dalby, Redcliffe and the Sunshine Coast now totalling 28 years. I completed my Diploma of Childcare and Education to further my understanding of children, their behaviour and the importance of having Developmentally appropriate activities.
I have been fortunate to work with Ruby and the Sunshine Coast Co-ordinators for the past 4 months in a part time role and will be transferring from Educator to Co-ordinator in January full time. I am looking forward to visiting all Educators and working in the very busy office. My time as an Educator has come to an end but my time as a Co-ordinator, assisting you where I can is just beginning. I look forward to the opportunity of working with you all. I have 3 grown up daughters and 2 wonderful Grandchildren who keep me sane
Belle | Coordinator Sunshine Coast
I hold my Diploma in Children’s services. I have worked in the Early Childhood industry for over 10 years, this includes long day care and vacation care, family day care and as a nanny.
I am also a mum of a very energetic boy who brings my husband and I so much love and joy.
I am very passionate about the Early Years Learning Framework- (Belonging, Being, Becoming) and believe children’s learning is dynamic, complex, and holistic.
I believe as a coordinator recognising and valuing each and everyone’s skills, experience, knowledge, and cultural/social economic backgrounds, so then together we can strive to achieve the best service and care for all children and families.
I am also passionate about Play based learning and believe that risk taking encourages agency and helps children to feel sense of achievement, and is an important foundation for building resilience.
Monica | Coordinator Sunshine Coast
I am one of the new co-ordinators with the scheme. I am a proud mum of my two beautiful children and I have recently completed my Diploma of Children’s Services. I have over 6 years’ experience in the childcare industry both with family day care and centre based care and no matter what role I am working I enjoy working with children immensely.
I recognise that each child’s learning pathway takes place within the context of their family and community. For this reason I will promote partnerships with Educators, parents and community services in an integrated service model that ensures families are supported to meet the needs of their children.
I believe that early childhood is a crucial time in the development of each individual. For this reason I will work in partnership with children and their families to ensure the best possible start in life.
Karen | Coordinator/Accounts Sunshine coast
I have been working with children for thirty years and ten of those are caring for children in my Family Day Care Environment. I’ve been so impressed with this scheme and the approach that they have towards the Educators and children, that I expressed an interest in being a Coordinator. In this role, I hope to encourage Educators to meet the National Quality Standards, Early Years Learning Framework, My Time Our Place Framework and the Act and Regulations of Children’s Services while enjoying their very important part of the children that that Care for.
No doubt I will be learning so much from the fantastic Staff already employed in the Scheme and am looking forward to meeting all the Educators and working alongside them as they deliver flexible, good quality care in child oriented environments.
Coral Cowling-Scaife | South Burnett Manager
I am also a co-owner of the service. I have worked in child care for over 20 years, After school/ vacation care, Nanning/babysitting, Occasional care, Long day care and Montessori.
I love watching children grow and develop.
Nadine | South Burnett Coordinator
Narelle | Fraser Coast Manager
I have been working in the field of childcare for 25 years. I have held positions in various organisations both state and private. I am a mother of 3 children and loving grandma. I have always been an involved parent and this is where my love for all children came as I assisted at kindy, preschool and then school. I enjoy being around children of all ages and especially enjoy it when children recognise me away from the work environment. As my children grew up and left home I was able to still be surrounded by children within my work day. This was always very satisfying and enjoyable.
I enjoy my role with Family Day Care Providers C & R Cowling-Scaife and look forward to being part of this proactive company for many years in the future..
Chris | Coordinator Fraser Coast
I have over 20 years experience as a child care professional. My own children have grown up and left home (finally). I now spend any spare time I have spoiling my grandchildren. I look forward to being able to spend quality time with your children and assisting them to grow into happy healthy future leaders of our community. My philosophy of child care is to essentially treat your children as if they were my own, whilst keeping in mind your rights as their parent/s.
I enjoy watching children develop into mature young adults and will nurture, educate and have fun with your kids while keeping you informed of their progress along the way.
Angela | Coordinator Fraser Coast
My name is Angela and I am married and have 2 wonderful children of my own. I have worked in the childcare industry since January 1996 and I hold my Advanced Diploma. My back ground has been mainly centre based, and I have worked as a Group Leader and Centre Director before making the change to Family Day Care in 2012. I really love what Family Day Care can offer children. I love the smaller group sizes as I believe that this is a big benefit to children as their needs are more easily met than in a large group setting. I love the bond that you form with the children and families. There is nothing better than seeing a child you care for grow and blossom into wonderful independent individuals. My aim is to provide each child with a caring, safe and secure environment where they can grow, develop and have fun. All children in my care become apart of my extend family and I care for them as I would my own 2 children.