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.
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.
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.”
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.