Chiquitos Family Daycare is a nurturing community made up of children, families and staff which is both part of and supported by emergent curriculum and adhere to guidelines set by ACECQA, National Quality Framework and The Early Years Learning Framework, taking the child’s developmental level into account. I recognise that teaching and learning have taken place on this land for tens of thousands of years.
Chiquitos Family Daycare intents to provide an enjoyable and challenging learning environment where children are encouraged to learn through play. Our programs are completed and implemented daily. A sizeable portion of them is occupied by planned implications observed in individual children; however, there is also substantial opportunity for the children to participate in spontaneous independent experiences as part of play based learning. Experiences at the centre afford children the opportunity to develop a plethora of skills in exploration, self-discovery, social interactions and problem solving among others, in the overall attempt to set the children up for success. Educators at Chiquitos Family Daycare complete learning stories while observing the children and share these with parents and guardians upon completion.
I believe it is important to compliment and support the role of the family in the child’s life by working together in partnership. I value family input into decision-making and intend to draw upon that to improve the quality of the Family Daycare.
I value the diversity within Australian society and actively engage in discussions and experiences with children that aim to respect that diversity and challenge stereotypes and biases. Children are always expose to a wide range of social and cultural experiences, family types, and abilities so that they may learn from diversity.
I believe that an effective environment requires respect for and a way to share and utilise the interests, skills and resources of each member of daycare.
I understand the skills, abilities and needs of children, families, and the community are constantly changing, therefore ongoing evaluation is integral to creating a service that is responsive to those needs.
Educator to child ratios -The National Quality Framework (NQF) sets out the minimum child ratio requirements for children’s education and care services. 1:7 educator to child ratio maximum of four children preschool age or under. Ratio includes the educator’s own children younger than 13 years of age.