At Care for Kids School of Early Learning, Kingsley, the passionate and dedicated educators are inspired by the philosophies of Reggio Emilia. They are committed to providing the children with a warm, safe, fun, welcoming, inclusive, home-like environment that promotes secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships. The architecturally designed nature play areas provide endless learning experiences. The chickens, Bella and Tilly, are an integral part of the outdoor program and provide children with valuable opportunities to learn about relationships, empathy and respect.
Care for Kids School of Early Learning, Kingsley also offers:
- Architecturally designed nature playgrounds
- Dedicated early childhood teacher and qualified educators
- Communication and educational planning through secure online app
- Menus created by Nourished Beginnings that are very low in additives, preservatives and added sugar with nutritious meals cooked daily in our kitchen
- Weekly children’s drama class facilitated by Pyjama Drama, at no cost to families (suspended during COVID-19)
- Friendly, caring, longstanding educators
- Online secure enrolment process
- Babies split into two separate rooms / age groups, 0-1 years & 1-2 Years
Contact Kelly on (08) 9309 2300 to organise a tour of the centre
Meet Kelly, the Centre Manager
How long have you been working in early education and care?
I started my career in 2004, working in Outside School Hours Care as an Educator, then as a Nominated Supervisor and remained in that role until early 2017. After taking a break from a management role I worked in a pre-kindy for 12 months as an Assistant Educator but realised it wasn’t the job for me. I have always been ambitious and head strong in what I want to achieve and in 2018 I was fortunate enough to become the second in charge here at Care for Kids Kingsley and not long after the Centre Manager.
What qualifications do you have?
I hold a Diploma in Children’s Services and have also undertaken many other training courses and professional development over the years. I have consistently worked towards improving my skills and knowledge over the years as new frameworks and curriculum’s have been introduced.
What is your favourite part of working at your centre?
I enjoy building relationships with all families and children and watching the children learn new things each day.
What are you most passionate about?
Mentoring the staff to strive to reach a common goal is my biggest passion.
What inspired you to become an Educator?
Growing up I always wanted to be a teacher, however after I joined OSHC and while studying at TAFE I found that I was still able to teach children without needing a degree. I have seen the difference we can play in children’s lives. I enjoy coming to work each day and watching the children discover the world around them and I’m proud to know that we help them with that journey.
What values are most important to you and your team members?
My team and I value the importance of working together to reach common goals. We are open to trying new things and challenging each other every day with new ideas and ways of improving the way we teach the children. We aim to be the very best at what we do.
What is your philosophy in educating children?
Each child is unique and learns in many different ways. As educators it is our duty to create a stimulating and engaging environment where children feel a sense of belonging and are safe, secure and supported by each educator. By providing a diverse range of resources and opportunities this will enable all children to learn and grow.