We pride ourselves on having a low staff turnover, and a staff to child ratio that is better than the recommended ratio.
As a minimum, most of our staff hold the following qualifications:
- Working With Childrens Check
- First Aid Level II Certificate
- Food handling
- Qualifications in Childcare
At Greensborough Road Early Learning & Kinder we believe that the role of an educator is to provide an environment that cater for the individual needs of the children and the families. As educators, we follow the Victorian Early Years Learning Framework and work with the Code of Ethics.
Educators continue to further develop their skills and knowledge through self-reflection, readings and research, and professional development.
Through observations, developmental knowledge, cultural awareness and a friendly and open approach to our daily interactions, we provide an environment that is open, warm, safe and caring for the children and their families.
We ensure that we treat all children and family members equally and with respect, regardless of race, gender, socio-economic status, ability or religion. We take pride in our inclusive nature and we foster a sense of belonging to this community.
Hi my name is Dianne and I have been working in Childcare for over seven years . I’m a mother of four children and I’m passionate about creating a homely environment for children to feel comfortable and relaxed for optimum learning.
I believe the more comfortable and settled a child is in their environment the more a child will learn. Our aim at this centre is help your child meet their development and emotional milestone and work in collaboration with families to get the best outcome for your child.
I look forward to meeting your family and giving you a tour of the centre.
ADVANCED DIPLOMA (STUDYING)
Hi my name is Sue Mandile, I have been working in child care for the past 27 years, starting out doing Family Day Care and then working in Long Day Care based at Victoria Street ELC. I transferred to Greensborough Road in 2015 and have been the Assistant Director at the centre since my move. My role is to support the Director in her daily duties and to assist educators and families where ever I can. I am passionate about what I do, nurturing children and guiding them through the early years of their lives. I am Diploma Qualified and am currently studying my Advanced Diploma, I have 3 children who are now grown, I love Aussie Rules Football, my 2 dogs a Pug & a Pugalier and my favorite pastime is cross stitch.
BACHELOR IN EARLY CHILDHOOD AND PRIMARY SCHOOL EDUCATION
Hi my name is Clare Hatchard, I completed my four-year Bachelor in Early Childhood and Primary School Education in 2013 and previously employed as a kindergarten teacher, running the 4-5 year old kinder funded program in an early learning setting, situated in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
I pride myself on being innovative. During my practice, I effectively utilize my knowledge of the Early Frameworks, The National Quality Standards, theorists and learning approaches to provide a curriculum that acknowledges children learn in different ways and at different paces, and recognizes that one size does not fit all.
I believe that today’s students are digital natives and as such, I endeavor to incorporate technologies into my lessons daily, with ICT being a passion of mine. Throughout my teaching practice I have found that ICT inspires and engages, with student’s outcomes improved as a result of higher motivation levels. I am currently developing my student’s literacies through an online Letter Land fun, interactive and engaging program.
I can implement and evaluate a relevant, rigorous and child-centric curriculum which enables my pupils to achieve their personal best. My practice is delivered in a nurturing, engaging environment that fosters wellbeing, with students developing a deep love of lifelong learning.
DIPLOMA OF CHILDREN’S SERVICES
My name is Kerryn Holland, I’ve been the cook at Greensborough Road ELC for 10 years, I have done a variety of training completing a food handlers certificate, certificate 4 in Retail Management, Apply Retail Food Safety, Workplace Hygiene Practices, Implement Food Safety Procedures, Apply Basic Food Safety Practice, Implement Food Safety Plan.
I am the currently the Food Safety Supervisor – planning for allergies and intolerances.
I am passionate about my role in the kitchen providing a range of healthy, fresh meals for the children.
I am currently studying my Certificate 3 and Diploma so that I can help out in the rooms when I am needed.