I am the Managing Director of Mother Goose Day Nursery. I am the Nominated Supervisor and sole owner of Mother Goose Day Nursery. I am a Justice of the Peace for NSW. I am a mum of 4 boys, Bryce, Isaac, Blake and Flynn.
I have lived in Maitland for most of my life and currently live in the private residence at Mother Goose Day Nursery.
I have a Diploma in Children's Services and have attended many training courses including, Weaving Australian Indigenous Culture into our curriculum, Supporting children with learning difficulties, Early Childhood intervention Professional Development Project, by Newcastle Uni, Manage a service organisation, Gifted Education seminar, by Gerric NSW Uni, Certificate of competency of Behaviour solutions for behaviour management, THRASS Accredited Certificate, in teaching English as a first or second language, Educational Leadership Training, Social Media marketing, Child protection training and understanding the new Legislation (EN ACT), Safe Series Workshop, Permaculture, Child Development Course, Good for Kids Good for life workshop, Playground Maintenance and Compliance Workshop, by KIDSAFE, Travel safely with children, by Kids and Traffic, Shade and Sun Safety Workshop, by The Cancer Council, Senior First Aid Certificate, by St John’s Ambulance, Emergency Asthma Management, Anaphylaxis training, Coaching Clinic, Improving Business Management with MYOB and EXCEL. I look forward to meeting you and your child.
TINY TADPOLES EDUCATORS
Meet Erin, Erin is the Room Leader in our Tiny Tadpoles and started with us in 2013. Erin has her Diploma in Children’s Services and is now working towards her Teaching Degree. Erin has her First Aid Certificate, Emergency Asthma Management, Anaphylaxis training and loves having just as much fun as the children.
Alex completed her certificate 3 in Children’s Services in 2014, when Alex recommenced with us. Alex has a First Aid Certificate, Emergency Asthma Management and Anaphylaxis training. Alex has two beautiful children. Alex works in our Tiny Tadpoles Room.
Sheree works between our Tiny Tadpoles and Curious Koalas Room. Sheree has Diploma in Children's Services, First Aid Certificate, Emergency Asthma Management and Anaphylaxis training.
Sheree has a number of years experience in Family Day Care and has 2 daughters of her own. Sheree started with us in 2009.
My aim as a Child Care Educator is to offer all children , their families and educators a welcoming, safe, happy and nurturing environment.
I believe young children are more likely to grow and develop into well balanced and independent adults when they feel safe and supported by caring and nurturing adults during their childhood.
I believe in the value of play and a fun and educational program based on children s individual interests, to strengthen childrens cognitive, social, emotional, language, creativity and physical development, following the guidelines of The Early Years Learning Framework, 2009.
I believe in working together with the team with Educators to provide "High Quality Care" so the children are able to develop and reach their full potential at their own pace in a nurturing and relaxed environment. I believe in opportunities for educators to have "programming time" away from the children which leads to all children receiving quality care and education.
I believe in following policies and procedures at the service and as well as all children, families and visitors using the service at all times.
I believe in working towards a sustainable future within the service, continuing to improve the outdoor environment by adding plants, vegetable gardens, fruit trees, using natural resources where possible and compost. I value and encourage the children to explore the outdoor environment, investigating how, why, where and participate to maintain the garden, learning how to care about natures plants and animals, further developing their knowledge of caring for the environment, through "Hands on" experiences.
I believe in engaging families and the community to be involved in developing the service program through offering ideas and suggestions for their child's individual needs. I believe in encouraging parent contribution of cultural and family background information that may assist us in developing the program, e.g. Sharing skills, playing an instruments or professional support.
I aim to support the provision of healthy nutritious meals, following the "Good for Kids, Good for Life" guidelines.
All children and families have the right to be treated with respect and as equals, consideration is given to each families, cultural, religious and family values.
I look forward to providing your child with an educational program which is delivered by highly qualified and caring educators, where all the children have the opportunity to reach their full potential in caring and safe environment.
CURIOUS KOALAS EDUCATORS
Denise is the Room Leader in our Leaping Frogs Room. Denise has her Degree in Teaching Early Childhood, and Supervisors Certificate, First Aid Certificate, Emergency Asthma Management, Anaphylaxis training. Denise has a number of years experience working with children with additional needs and many other workshops, training's that add to her experience. Denise is also a foundation educator of Mother Goose Day Nursery.
Dana joined our team in May 2017 and is working towards her certificate 3 in Childrens Services as a trainee. Dana has her First Aid Certificate, Emergency Asthma Management, Anaphylaxis training.
Emaly is working in our Curious Koalas Room. Emaly has her Certificate in 3 Childrens Services. Emaly started working at MGDN in 2015. Emaly has her First Aid Certificate, Emergency Asthma Management and Anaphylaxis training.
LEAPING FROGS EDUCATORS
Amy is the Room Leader in our Leaping Frogs Room and has her Diploma in Children's Services. Amy has her First Aid Certificate, Emergency Asthma Management, Anaphylaxis training. Amy is passionate about providing opportunities to learn, for both young and old. Amy started working at MGDN in 2013 and has 4 children of her own.
Majella has her Certificate 3 in Childrens Services and works Full Time in our Leaping Frogs Room. Majella has her First Aid Certificate, Emergency Asthma Management, Anaphylaxis training.
Ashley Joined our team in February 2017. Ashley has her Diploma in Children's Services and works full time in our Leaping Frogs Room. Ashley has her First Aid Certificate, Emergency Asthma Management, Anaphylaxis training.
Jenny has many years experience as a Family Day Care provider and has her certificate 3 in Children’s Services. Jenny joined our team in 2014. Jenny works throughout the centre, supporting educators for lunches and programming. Jenny has her First Aid Certificate, Emergency Asthma Management, Anaphylaxis training.
BRILLIANT BEES EDUCATORS
Kasie started at Mother Goose Day Nursery in January 2008 and is currently the Room Leader in our Brilliant Bees Room along with Jasmine. Kasie works Monday to Thursday. Kasie is also the Educational Leader at Mother Goose Day Nursery. Kasie has a Degree in Teaching in Early Childhood and a number of years in the Child Care Industry. Kasie has her Supervisors Certificate, Senior First Aid Certificate, Emergency Asthma Management and Anaphylaxis training. Kasie is passionate about many things within the child care industry, one of which is documentation. Kasie regularly researches current theories and practices to keep up to date. Kasie has three young daughters.
I believe in every child right to play, to explore the world around them, directing their own learning (which all children are very capable of doing) as they create deeper knowledge of and connections with their natural and built environments. As children are given the freedom to do so, they are able to build a strong sense of self- learning about who they are now, how they fit in to their community and what they might aspire to be. As an advocate for children, I will support each child's right to play and self guided exploration by allowing large periods of uninterrupted time for children to immerse themselves in meaningful experienced.
I believe in forming strong respectful and trusting relationships with children in my care. I will support the children in developing trusting relationship with others, resulting in an environment where all children feel respected and valued. These relationships lay the foundations for all learning, as they allow children to feel safe, secure and supported within our environment, giving them the platform they need to confidently explore. I endeavor to work in close partnership with families and children, building respectful relationships in order to create a curriculum that reflects the culture, strengths and interests of each child; giving children a sense of belonging to our environment which will assist them to reach their full potential across all learning outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework.
In line with Early Childhood theorist Jerome Bruner, I believe that it is my role as an educator to create a lifelong love of learning for all children that come into my care. I will do this by ensuring meaningful experiences. My role is to give the children the tool to become successful learners and I can do this by presenting myself as a learner well- researched along side the children and guiding them in their quest for knowledge and understanding, using open ended questions and providing opened experiences that encourage children to think and explore endless possibilities. Through thorough observation of the children in my care, regular reflection of my practices and the program and knowledge of theories pertaining to child development I also aim to provide an environment and experiences that interest, motivate, engage and challenge the children in my care to be successful learners, both now and throughout life.
"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood." Fred Rodgers
Jasmine is the Room Leader in our Brilliant Bees along with Kasie. Jasmine has a Degree in Teaching in Early Childhood. Jasmine continues to study in the field of Education and is extremely passionate about advocacy of children's rights. Jasmine has her First Aid Certificate, Emergency Asthma Management, Anaphylaxis training.
Sarah started at Mother Goose in January of 2015. Sarah has always had an interest in teaching and started out studying her Degree in Teaching. Sarah has achieved her Certificate 3 in Children's Services and has her First Aid Certificate, Emergency Asthma Management, Anaphylaxis training. Sarah is in our Brilliant Bees Room.
Neashea joined our team in October 2016. Neashea is working full time in our Brilliant Bees Room.
Neashea is working towards her Certificate 3 in Childrens Services as a Trainee. Neasheahas her First Aid Certificate, Emergency Asthma Management, Anaphylaxis training.
Stacey started at Mother Goose in August 2012. Stacey has her Diploma in Children's Services and is currently working with our Brilliant Bees. Stacey has her First Aid Certificate, Emergency Asthma Management and Anaphylaxis training. Stacey also has a beautiful little girl.
Ashley Joined our team in January 2017. Ashley is a fully qualified Chef and works full time in our kitchen. Ashley prepares all the meals fresh on the premises each day. Meals including Breakfast, Morning tea, Lunch, Afternoon tea and Late Afternoon Tea. Ashley manages all our allergies and also purees for our Babies. Ashley uses the "Good for Kids, Good for life" to guide menu planning.
Julie is the centre's cleaner. Julie is a foundation staff member of Mother Goose Day Nursery.