Hayley Crofts

Hayley Crofts

Miss Hayley

Lead Educator

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Senior First Aid and CPR
  • First Aid Management of Asthma and Anaphylaxis

What is one of your hidden talents?

When I was a child my ambition was to become a tennis star. I played in many competitions and Leighton Hewitt was one of my heroes.

Statement of Philosophy

I believe that each child is an individual and as an Educator, I will value and develop each child’s strengths, interests, skills, abilities, and knowledge to extend their learning.

I believe that children learn through play. I will provide opportunities for children to explore, discover, create and imagine.

 I believe in cultural diversity. I will celebrate the benefits of diversity with each individual child and enable them to understand and acknowledge differences.

I believe young children are very concerned about themselves and the small world they live in: family and home. However, each child is unique with different interests, backgrounds and developmental stages.

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. I believe learning in an early childhood environment is done most successfully through stations that can be visited, explored, and revisited again and again. The environment should take into consideration the social skills, communication skills, physical abilities or challenges and learning styles of the children being served.