About Me

 

My name is Shannon and a mum of 2. I chose to open a family daycare 6 years ago after working at a long daycare centre and wasn't having the opportunity to interact with every child during a day, due to the large ratio numbers. With family daycare, we are a small group of 4 children, I get to give each child enough attention every single day. 

 

I have lived in Stockton my whole life and don't plan on leaving anytime soon. I enjoy being part of the community and engage the children in the community with excursions to local parks and the library.

I am a qualified Educator with a Certificate III in Children's Services. I have 8 years experience in the childcare industry. I have experience with children with special needs and following certain care routines.

 

As an Educator I believe play-based learning is important for children to learn, using their interests as a base to this learning. All learning should be non-instrusive and never forced. I believe in a strong relationship between myself and families, creating partnerships for the children's learning.

 

I believe in creating a safe natural environment where children can explore the world with natural items and learn to take "safe" risks. I have a strong belief in creating a sustainable environment and teaching children knowledge of strategies to do this.

 

I hold a First Aid Certificate and have Asthma and Anaphylaxis training. I have attended workshops on "Programming for Babies & Toddlers", "Strategies to Promote Positive Behaviour", "Yoga for Kids", "School Readiness", “Kids and Traffic – Starting School Safely” and "Why Toddlers Do What They Do".

 

I am registered with Thrive Kids. 

 

 

 

 

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Mud Kitchen and Dirt Pit

Mud Kitchen and Dirt Pit

Outdoor Play Areas

Outdoor Play Areas

Mud Kitchen, Dirt Pit and Wooden Stepping Blocks

Dirt Pit

Dirt Pit

Mud Kitchen

Mud Kitchen

Outdoor Setting

Outdoor Setting