I believe in providing a fun, inviting, positive and simulating place space for the children to explore daily to support, promote and encourage each child’s love of learning. I believe that children should be given choices, responsibilities, and opportunities to initiate their own learning. I believe in the rights of children. I have a strong passion to provide the best quality care possible and ensure that each child in my care feels heard, included, safe, nurtured, secure, and supported. I also believe in the importance in building strong and meaningful relationship with each individual child and their family.
I believe in cultural diversity. I will celebrate the benefits of diversity with each individual child and enable them to understand and acknowledge and celebrate differences.
I believe that each child is unique. I will develop each child’s strengths, interests, skills, abilities, and knowledge. I believe in the importance of extending on each child’s interests as well as exploration and extending on the learning in the room and reflecting our leaning with the world around us.
I also believe in the importance of encouraging the children’s learning development as well as self-help skills and self-regulation. I believe that children learn through play. I will provide opportunities for children to explore, discover, create and imagine.
I have a passion in the exploration of nature and risky play with children and believe in all the amazing benefits these experiences have on young people. I have a lot of experience with nature-based learning through Forest School Training and Bush Kindy Programs.
I will link my programs, including all observations, to the Early Years Learning Framework, 8 Indigenous Ways of Learning, Codes of Ethics, the National Quality Framework and National Quality Standard, as well as theories of learning (i.e. behaviourist theories, cognitive psychology, constructivism, social constructivism, experiential learning, multiple intelligence, and situated learning theory and community of practice).
I believe in the importance of Educator involvement in role-modelling behaviour in different learning environments. During learning experiences, I prefer to interact with children at the child’s level and being involved in the experience alongside them as a peer. Supporting and watching young people learn, grow and find their own personality is the biggest reward in itself and is the main reason I love my job as an Educator.