Educators

All of our permanent staff are formally trained and/or have many years experience working in the childcare industry. Staffs are encouraged to keep their skills and knowledge updated through related in-service courses and workshops.

At Ocean Street Long Day Preschool we place great importance on continuity of care for your child and we have four permanent educator who work similar shifts each week covering and/or exceeding necessary child: adult ratios. Photographs of all permanent staff are displayed in the foyer.

To maintain continuity of care we call on a number of regular relief staff to fill in at times when staff are unable to work. You will be informed of any staff changes.

At times children will spend time in our centre. This is a great experience both for them, the children and our staff as new and different ideas are presented to the children through these students. Students are required to place an introductory notice, including their photo in the foyer to inform you of their presence.

 

 

Sabina Quaglio (Centre Director/Nominated Supervisor)

A little about me:

I’m originally from a small town in Italy called Albenga situated on the west cost of the Liguria region. I was born in Stockholm (Sweden) in 1981 as my parents met and got married there. My mum is Polish and my dad Italian. At the age of 3 we returned to Albenga and at 18 I moved to London with the intention of learning English and travelling.
For 8 years I lived and worked in London until 2007 when I decided to move to Australia. I then spent 12 months travelling around Australia, visiting many different towns and communities.
Then in 2008, whilst working casually in a number of different child care centres I decided to pursue a career in child care and enrolled in my Certificate III in Children Services. I then went on to complete my Diploma in 2011. In 2012 I have decided to continue studying further and I have graduated as an ECT (Early Childhood Teacher) with a BA in teaching early childhood education in February 2016. I previously worked as a centre supervisor, educational leader for some well-known companies in the past

My personal philosophy:

I believe that children aged 0-5 years are brilliant teachers. They are cable and involved learners and I as a facilitator in their life journey will support their interests with play and care. I will create a positive learning environment and encourage children to develop a strong a sense of belonging. I am passionate about children because they are rewarding. I believe we as advocates need to guide their development as young members of our community. As long we guide them in a positive way through developing their intellectual and social skills, we can ensure that they become strong, caring, intelligent and compassionate individuals with a sense of belonging (DEEWR, 2009, p.20). I believe that an individual and group emergent curriculum program is based on play, assist in providing a high quality of care and educational learning accommodating each individual child’s own needs. I also believe it is important to reflect the ideas and interests of the children to allow them to feel part of the collective, whilst developing a flexible and meaningful learning environment (DEEWR, 2009, p.29). I believe that to attain the appropriate leadership qualities as a caregiver, I need to be an advocate to provide a warm, caring and positive physical environment for all involved within the centre. To recognise the importance of supporting each other in a teamwork environment is essential.

References: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace place Relations. [DEEWR]. (2009). Belonging, Being & Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia. Barton, ACT: Commonwealth of Australia.

 

 

Fernanda Carvalho

Diploma in Children’s Services

Room Assistant

First Aid, Anaphylaxis and Asthma trained

 

Hetal Bapodra

Diploma Trained

Room Assistant

First Aid, Anaphylaxis and Asthma trained

 

Michelle Chu

Diploma Trained

Certified Supervisor

First Aid, Anaphylaxis and Asthma trained

Mandarin Language Teacher