Maria

Hi, I'm Maria

My name is Maria and I have been working in the childcare industry for over 30 years! My passion for working with children began in my teen years when completing work experience in a kindergarten. It was then that I learnt how families, culture, the environment and educators have a significant impact on a child’s growth and development. I knew then that I wanted to be part of this growth and development. Following my dream I then graduated with a diploma in children’s services. I am currently in my 25th year of Family Day Care.

It is in Family Day Care that my strengths as an educator thrive. I love guiding young children to be the best they can be and to achieve the best possible outcomes. I love the small family unit where I can plan a curriculum around the children’s interest, abilities and needs, to fulfill, enhance and extend their learning outcomes.

I also love the work ethics we have; starting from our management team, coordinators, and colleagues.

My program incorporates a balance of indoor and outdoor play spaces which are warm and inviting, allowing opportunities for creativity and learning. We also go on regular outings including: playgroup, bush playgroup, local parks, farms, zoos and more. These excursions are used to facilitate and extend learning.

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Benefits of Family Day Care

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A nurturing, natural and flexible home learning environment.

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Individualised learning programs.

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Flexible hours of care, including evenings, before/after school and school holidays.

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Small group sizes means more attention and a stronger bond with your child.

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Early Education excursions and playgroups.

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Parents are eligible for the Child Care Subsidy.

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Siblings can be cared for together, regardless of age difference.

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bestchance regularly assesses our Family Day Care educators for ongoing quality control.

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Educators are screened and held to the same ACECQA standards as traditional child care.

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Educators are qualified and undergo regular training.