Centre Manager - Community Kids Upper Coomera
"I am a true believer in high-quality care and strive every day to ensure that high-quality care is given to our children and families."
I began my career in early childhood education and care over 13 years ago and started working at Community Kids Old Coach Road early in 2020. I hold a Diploma in Child Care and have been working in the Centre Manager’s role for the last six years.
I am a true believer in high-quality care and strive every day to ensure that high-quality care is given to our children and families. I believe that children learn and develop at their own pace. As educators working in child care and early education, we have such an important job to set up foundations for children's learning journey. This is as simple as guiding children in the right direction and allowing them to grow through play-based learning. It has been acknowledged that there is a strong link between play and learning for young children, especially in the areas of problem-solving, language, literacy, social, physical, and emotional skills.
All educators hold a relevant and approved child care qualification depending on the position they are currently employed in. Lead educators either hold a Diploma or Bachelor in early childhood. All assistant educators have or are studying to gain their Certificate III in Child Care, with some educators also studying for their diploma to improve their qualifications and knowledge.
It is our centre's policy that all educators have First Aid, CPR, Anaphylaxis and Asthma training before employment commencement. We also attend refresher courses on CPR every 12 months and in First Aid, Anaphylaxis & Asthma every three years. Educators are also required to have a current ‘Working with Children’ check before being employed. We also need staff to have child protection and fire training every year.
I look forward to welcoming your family to our centre.