The Director is the Nominated Supervisor who takes on legal and day to day responsibility for managing the preschool. The Director is accountable to the management committee and is directly responsible for compliance. The Director also manages WHS, staffing, advocacy, professional development, waiting list, funding applications, policies and the quality improvement plan. The Director works cooperatively with the committee and educators to ensure the preschool philosophy is met through adequate resources, training, routines and meeting the needs of the community.
Kate also has post graduate qualifications and experience working with children with additional needs and is able to guide and support children and families with concerns around their child’s development, the assessment process, early intervention, behaviour management and supports, developing Individual Education Plans (ILP), referrals to Allied Health Services, and transition to school.
The Educational Leader supports all educators to plan and implement a program based on the Early Years Learning Framework. This is achieved through a team approach to observing individual strengths, interests and needs, then planning experiences and opportunities of individuals within a group context. Each child’s participation and progress towards the EYLF learning outcomes is reported to you through photos, emails, planned meetings and written summaries. The Educational Leader mentors educators in child development theory and educational program and practices. Cathy loves to share her passion for health and wellbeing with the preschool community.
Ruby has a strong focus on mental health and wellbeing for children and supports our education team as our ‘Be You’ Mentor guiding our service to develop initiatives and practices which strengthen and build our capacity as a mentally healthy community. Through the Be You program we are strengthening our community and promoting the mental health and wellbeing of children, families, and educators. Wellbeing is a core value of our philosophy and underpins our program and practice.
Donna works part-time in the office and supports families with maintaining enrolments and fees.
Please note all Educators have a current First Aid Certificate, including asthma and anaphylaxis, a Working with Children’s Check and ACECQA recognised qualifications.
We sell good quality hats and shirts featuring our preschool logo.
There are a range of colours and sizes available for purchase from the office.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
We pay our respects to the people of the D’harawal and Yuin nations, the traditional custodians of the land where we meet. We welcome their knowledge and recognise the continued connection to country, people, and community. We pay our respects to elder’s past, present and emerging. Together we walk, hand in hand.