Just me & 3 with Chrissy – Chrissy
I am a fully qualified with a certificate 3 and a Diploma in children’s services, as well as a certificate in first aid (senior), CPR, anaphylactic and asthma. I am a certified supervisor who has attended child Protection and Behaviour Management workshops. I also have a certificate of approval as a foster carer. I currently hold a blue card and have worked in a child care centre for the over 7 years. I have been an assistant and a Group leader as well as taking on the responsibilities of being a foster carer.
I am excited to welcome you to Just me & 3 with Chrissy. I love to be able to watch children grow and learn though play with a nurturing, loving, fun and safe environment, where they are given the opportunity to learn and grow at their own pace, as individuals. My aim is to nourish, nurture and educate the children through their developmental milestones. My goal is to promote early learning where the focus will be on each child’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual development while having fun and enjoying hands-on activities. I am committed to providing peace of mind for parents in knowing that their child is being cared for to the very best of my ability and that each child is treated with love, kindness, respect, understanding, patience and positive reinforcement while they are in my care.
Opening hours – Monday to Friday
Booking requirements- Min 5hrs
Placements- Under School age
No Current vacancies
Granny G’s Family Day Care – Gerry
I have a Diploma in Children’s Services, and hold current First aid, CPR , AnA and Blue Card certification. I have three beautiful grown up children and 9 gorgeous grandchildren. Having a warm heart, I offer a safe and happy environment for your children to play and learn in, in my home. I promote a climate of caring and trust, helping set challenging but achievable goals, and providing encouragement and support. I augment this environment with culturally relevant resources allowing children to connect to their social world and explore everyday practices. Through the use of everyday tasks such as cooking and outside play children are able to explore their world. Activities are structured to enable children to use their existing experiences, encourage children to engage their natural curiosity and promote active involvement.
My beliefs are supported by both the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), Learning Outcomes and Quality Improvement and National quality framework which acknowledge the importance of children developing their own identity and understanding their place within the group and wider community. These documents both also stress the need for children to develop a sense of wellbeing, and acknowledge the importance of strong relationships between children and educators in a caring and supportive environment.
Booking requirements- Min 7hrs
Placements- Before, After school and Under School age
Vacancies available now!
Skipidee Doo Dah Kindergarten and Family Day Care – Julie
There are so many things to appreciate about being an educator in a family day care setting, but the most significant thing for me is the precious resource that is time. With a teaching history covering preschool teacher, special needs support teacher, and kindergarten director, I frequently felt time-poor; that there was precious little time to fully engage with every child. Time is the one thing that children crave from the significant people in their world, but in the busy-ness of day to day living, this is the one thing that families are often challenged to provide. I am finding that being an educator in a family day care setting provides me with what all the early childhood philosophies aspire to – time to individually nourish and thoroughly engage with every child and his/her wholistic learning.
There is time to listen to what the children are saying – and often what they are not saying – their interests, their fears, and their adventures. There is time to support the problem-solving process of making a rainbow out of cardboard, to take home for Nanna. There is time to lie on a blanket under the tree for stories at rest time. There is time to explore everything we can about cicadas after finding some discarded cicada shells near the slippery slide. There is a relaxed sense of having time to linger longer, to think, to reflect, and to use every behaviour management event as an opportunity, not an obstacle to the day’s flow.
I heard a speech once and it went something like this … “Knowledge is power, information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family”. The speaker was Kofi Annan of the United Nations, co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2001. These are significant words, based in a philosophy of equality and inclusion, and they reflect the importance of education being about the whole person. For me, knowing what I know as a mother, a grandmother, and a teacher, the time spent with young children, developing their skills, guiding their attitudes, expanding their knowledge, and empowering their sense of self …. is incredibly important to every family in every society .… and is therefore time invested in valuable work.
Opening hours -Monday to Friday
Booking requirements- Min 7hrs
Placements- 2.5 yrs – 5 yrs
Vacancies available now!
Ally’s Family Day Care – Alison
I live with my husband Jeremy. We don’t have any children of our own, but hope to sometime in the near future. I studied my Diploma soon after leaving school. I have worked as a private carer for 3 years. I have worked in many centres in Kingaroy, and Hutchison’s Childcare in Hervey Bay, Urangan Early Learning Centre, Kandy Kids Childcare Centre totaling 8 years,. I am excited to be my own family day care business; I have lots of one on one time with children in my home environment.