Our staff

Caroline Gawargy

Director

As the Centre Director, I believe that the early years are the most influential in extending and enriching children’s development and education. I believe in a program that has a foundation of learning through play, both indoors and outdoors, in which children are encouraged to make choices and extend their own learning.
I also recognise the importance of families, being the primary influence in a child’s life. I aim to continually develop and maintain collaborative and open partnerships with all families and as such promote an open-door policy.
At Kids Jungle I have a passionate and dedicated team of educators who are invested in each child’s wellbeing. Their constant positivity and hard work makes Kids Jungle an incredible working environment. We work together to form a team who respect, value each other and share knowledge and skills to provide an environment where children feel safe but are also challenged.

Caroline

Megan Bennett

Megan Bennett

ECT, Dolphin Room Leader and Educational leader


Rachelle Schloeffel

ECT

Ever since I was a child, all I wanted to do was teach. I wanted to make a difference to the children I teach by enriching their lives through patience, kindness and knowledge.
Each child is different and therefore have different learning styles which I cater for in my teaching. I understand that all children have various backgrounds and experiences of life as do teachers. By sharing our different life experiences, we develop familiar relationships with the children we teach making them feel secure and safe in our care.

Rachelle

Chtistine

Christine Hibberd

Working towards diploma

The early years of a child’s life are busy. I believe learning is happening all the time and is throughout all developmental domains. These include: Physical, social/emotional, cognitive and communication. Therefore, the goal is to make the learning experience safe, positive, and fun, nurturing the whole child as I strive to guide them into the next stage of development with confidence in themselves and an excitement for continued learning.
Children need the assurance of being loved and cared for while they are enjoying educational environment. Security and trust are very important components as well, of my relationship with each child.
I believe the environment plays a major role in the success of an early childhood program. It should enhance the children’s interests in all developmental domains.
Within my role as an early childhood educator, I aim to be passionate, patient, caring, fair, fun and educate. I will follow policies, procedures and regulations to the best of my knowledge and ability at all times.


Belinda Lindley

Cert lll

I believe that all children are all individuals. Each have their own personality that grows from their home life and experiences. I endeavor to support each and everyone of them to achieve their goals and meet their challenges in life with positivity and resilience.
I believe the care and respect that we give a child in the environment of childcare is an extremely important one and that it should reflect the wants and needs of their families.

“It is vital that when educating our children’s brains that we do not neglect to educate their hearts, a key element of which has to be the nurturing of our compassionate nature.”
Dalai Lama

Belinda

Tarliea

Tarliea Lapington

Cert III

I always provide a friendly, warm and respectful attitude when parents, grandparents and caregivers enter the center with their child to make them feel safe and supported.
I promote honest and open communication with families, respecting their opinions and rights.
My job in childcare is to help each child develop a positive start in their life by showing love and care. Each child is an individual with unique needs, by finding out what they need help with I will always use a loving and caring attitude to the children, so they can also develop a trust, safe and secure relationship.
In relation to the children, I also aim to develop a strong connection for them to feel comfortable and confident to engage in all activities, outdoor play or communication with other educators or peers.
In my role I will continue to be patient, caring and passionate to all staff, children and families.


Jessica

Jessica

Sandra

Sandra Wright

Nutritionist and Cook

I have always had a passion for cooking, nutrition and children. By working in childcare I combine all of these.
As a nutritionist, I can enhance the knowledge of my colleagues and the children by giving them an understanding of healthy eating and first-hand experiences in planning and helping to prepare the daily meals and treats. With my knowledge, I am also able to assist families with special requirements as needed. Working in a friendly team environment enables many ideas to be shared and discussed, which also increases my own knowledge.


Enrol Now

Kids Jungle is now taking enrolments.
Please contact the centre to see our special offer.

To ensure the system of allocating vacant places is fair, the Australian Government has “Priority of Access Guidelines”. These are used when there is a waiting list for a child care service or when a number of parents are applying for a limited number of vacant places.

The Guidelines are:

Priority 1 – A child at risk of serious abuse or neglect.

Priority 2 – A child of single parents who satisfies, or of two parents who both satisfy the work/training/study test under section 14 of the Family Assistance Act.

Priority 3 – Any other child.

Within each category, the following children are to be given priority:

• Children in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders families.

• Children in families which include a disabled person.

• Children in families with a non-English speaking background.

• Children in socially isolated families.

• Children of single parents.

Under these guidelines, we may require a Priority 3 child to vacate a place for a higher priority child. If this is required, we will give you 14 days notice however we will attempt to accommodate all families as best we can. When a vacancy arises at the centre, working families will be given priority for that vacancy.

Please contact the centre for availabilities.