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.
A nurturing, natural and flexible home learning environment.
Individualised learning programs.
Flexible hours of care, including evenings, before/after school and school holidays.
Small group sizes means more attention and a stronger bond with your child.
Early Education excursions and playgroups.
Parents are eligible for the Child Care Subsidy.
Siblings can be cared for together, regardless of age difference.
bestchance regularly assesses our Family Day Care educators for ongoing quality control.
Educators are screened and held to the same ACECQA standards as traditional child care.
Educators are qualified and undergo regular training.