Tylisha Keenan

Chloe Wu

Miss Tylisha

Lead Educator

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Certificate III in Forest School Leader
  • Senior First Aid and CPR
  • First Aid Management of Asthma and Anaphylaxis

My Inspiration:

I am inspired to be the best Educator, to grow and learn alongside the children every day while nurturing, caring and assisting each and every child in my care.

I have a strong background with children as I am the eldest of many siblings and started babysitting for family and family friends. I have been in the industry since 2016 and have had many different roles within this industry. 

I have a love for nature and natural elements as well as risky place. I also love to learn and further my skills and knowledge. I believe the experience and training I have had over the years is very beneficial for all children.

My Interests:

I love to be outdoors and in nature. I love to go camping and fishing. I also enjoy nature walks and hikes.

I am very adventurous and I like to try new things and go new places. I am very social and love being with friends and family. I also like to spend my down time at home cleaning, cooking, watching movies and television.

I am also very creative so I like to do DIY project, plan events and many different arts and crafts activities.

My Favourite Animal:

Turtles, green frogs and crocodiles as they are all my favourite colour green but also all native Australian animals. My spirit animal would be a turtle because I love being in the water and at the beach.

Statement of Philosophy

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.