Hi my name is Bess Burns
I have been a Family Day Care Educator since 2014, but have previously worked within the Child Care sector and am proud to say I have been working with children since 1988. My qualification is a Diploma of Children’s Services.
I believe in providing an environment that is secure, caring, loving, nurturing and anti bias. I strive to create a home like environment that is welcoming and warm.
My belief is in line with Bronfenbrenner’s theory of early childhood in that it takes many contexts to raise a child. I believe that all children should be treated with equality, and their cultural and linguistic diversity embraced and acknowledged.
I encourage families to share their culture, language and home experiences.
Another theorist that I believe encompasses my philosophy is Bandura. In Bandura’s social learning theory it is stated that parents and teachers have power and status. Thus children are likely to imitate and learn their behaviours that these adults model.
I aim to provide a diverse program that reflects both group and individual needs. Through ongoing observations and evaluations, I aim to provide enriching experiences that encourage and promote learning and development. The program not only covers the areas of language, cognitive, social/emotional, fine motor and gross motor development, but also provides for the holistic child.
Children’s self help skills and independence will be encouraged.
Positive encouragement and reinforcement are used as tools to direct and promote behaviours. Through positive encouragement and experiences I aim to build high self-esteem and self worth.
It is my aim to provide a loving, caring, nurturing environment that promotes each child’s learning and development, self esteem and individuality, whilst having a day that’s lots of fun!
Hi my name is Vicki Chamberlain
Vicki’s Family Day Care
I would just like to take a little of your time, if I may to introduce myself and my family to you. My name is Vicki Chamberlain and I am married to Ian.
We had three boys David, Lee and Max. In November 1994 Ian and I packed up our family and emigrated from England to Australia.
I have worked in the child care industry since 2004 when I started to work in Long Day Care. And then in 2012 I made the move to Family Day Care and have never looked back. I truly believe that FDC is the best alternative care for little ones, with the smaller groups in a home environment.
I began in child care as a relief worker in 2004 and within six weeks I had enrolled in my Certificate III and had a permanent position taking care of the special needs children at the centre. I loved this role, although it was challenging at times it was also incredibly rewarding. Within 8 months I had completed the certificate and was enrolled in my Diploma in Children’s services (completed Diploma in Children’s Services on the 20th June 2007) and was working as a group leader in the toddler room at the centre where I was working.
I have had experience with every age group in child care having worked in all the rooms. I have been asked many times “So what’s your favourite age?” I honestly don’t have a “favourite age group”, Each age has its rewards and challenges. I enjoy them all for different reasons. I can say though that one my favourite aspects of child care is the “Laughter” I absolutely love the sound of children laughing; I think it’s the best noise ever.
I also hold a current Apply First Aid certificate, C.P.R certificate; have completed Coarse in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis and Coarse in Emergency Management of Asthma in the Workplace.
Outside of work I enjoy with Ian and my boys, camping, fishing, 4-wheel driving and exploring this great nation. As well as a very busy church life.
I hope this helps you to know me a little better, I am a very open person and if you have any questions my door is always open to sit down and have a cup of tea together for a chat.
For Enquiries for care vacancies please either contact BBFDC or contact me direct on my mobile 0433 513 437 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi my name is Maria Crowhurst
Hi my name is Shona Martin
Thank you for taking the time to read a little bit more about myself. My name is Shona and when I became an Aunty at a young age, I knew working with children is where I belong.
I completed my Diploma in children’s services in 2008 and actively seek professional development opportunities to build on my existing skills.
I love to incorporate all things natural when planning experiences and strive on teaching the importance of sustainability and taking care of our environment.
At Shona’s house, my all inclusive program will give children the opportunity to grow fruit and vegetables, interact and care for animals, water, mud and sand exploration, sensory and cooking experiences and most importantly, observing what your child enjoys and incorporating their ideas and interests into the program to foster their learning.
I believe quality time spent together is the strongest contribution to children’s overall development and it is my aim to provide support, resilience, love, empathy, guidance and understanding.
Hi my name is June Myers
Hi my name is Julie Rymer