OUR PASSIONATE STAFF
We are immensely proud of our team of dedicated educators, many of whom have been with our preschool for over ten years. They are the backbone of our centre, creating the warm, safe and loving environment that our children thrive from.
Drawing from the Circle of Security attachment model, we structure our team so that each classroom of twenty children has three staff, with each child assigned a primary carer who runs their small group times and oversees their development and growth at preschool. This provides consistency and helps children develop a secure attachment with a key educator at preschool.
We are very fortunate to have an Outdoor Educator who imparts a passion for the environment to our children. We also have a very small selection of casual staff who fill in for extended or sick leave to ensure consistency and stability of the learning environment.
Rochelle is the passionate Nominated Supervisor and leader of our Preschool, working in partnership with our talented staff, our Board and families to deliver an excellent educational and care program.
Rochelle has taught in a variety of Early Childhood services including Community Based Preschools for over 25 years and is a strong believer that "Children thrive when families and educators work together in partnership to support young children's learning." (EYLF 2012)
“They say it takes a village to raise a child, I believe it takes a child to connect that village and bring wonder to our world. My goal is for every child and family to feel a place of belonging so they are each able to achieve their greatest and shine their brightest”.
Educational Leader and Teacher
Alison has taught at our preschool for over ten years and holds a Bachelor of Teaching (ECE). She is a Classroom teacher 2 days and our Educational Leader for the remainder of the week.
Her role is to ensure that the Curriculum of the Early Learning Framework is delivered by collaborating, supporting and mentoring our Educators to continually improve as they plan our curriculum and enhance programs and practices.
Jackie is our Outdoor Educator for 3 days each week and a Classroom Educator the remaining 2 days.
Jackie has a passion for bugs, lizards and anything with feathers or fur!
We believe that the Outdoor Environment is an important learning space for young children, and Jackie's role is to ensure that children explore our unique outdoor space and the wildlife that visits it.
Jackie explores the weather and natural elements, and introduces ideas of conservation and caring for our special part of the Dharawhal land.
The Preschool must have an Active 8 Member Board who oversee the Management of the Preschool. These positions are filled by parents who meet each month to discuss Preschool affairs.
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OUR PARENT COMMUNITY
We value the contribution and involvement of our parent community, and provide frequent opportunities to get involved through:
The Parent Fund Raising Committee
Surveys and questionnaires
Attending parent evenings
Assisting fundraising and attending meetings
Input into weekly programs, policies and procedures at the Preschool
Attending social functions