My name is Chrissy Stafford. I live at home with my husband and our 3 beautiful children. I hold a diploma in Children's Services. I have been working in Childcare for 10 years in different childcare settings, however I am new to FDC. I fell in love with Inspired FDC at the beginning of 2019 and began my journey of creating a space where children can learn and play in a safe and welcoming environment.
My house is a home for children and their families; a place where all feel safe, secure and a sense of belonging. My home is an environment that not only provides for children’s needs but also nurtures their self-worth and allows them to express themselves freely. In my home and outdoor play area there are opportunities for children to explore, create, relax, have fun, use their imagination, be active and be spontaneous.
We live close to a beautiful lake, which we explore regularly. We throw rocks in the water, climb trees, and continually explore the world around us using our senses. There is also a playground near by that we enjoy visiting. These activities give us ample opportunities to be active and build our strength, resilience and self worth.
I try to foster the development and well being of every child, knowing that every child is unique; each having their own strengths, interests and abilities. I believe every child should be encouraged, celebrated and valued for their differences.
I love to foster the children's sense of wonder and a love for living things. I aim to install in them a deep respect for the land, nature and animals and help them develop a positive and proactive attitude towards the environment and a sustainable future.
Kim Andrews - From Little Things
My name is Kim Andrews and I operate From Little Things Family Childcare from my home in Adamstown. My husband and I both grew up in Adamstown and have a strong connection to our local area. We have 2 adult children and 2 young grandchildren who also live close by.
My focus is to provide a nurturing and supportive environment where children feel secure, confident and develop a sense of belonging while in my care. I have created calm uncluttered spaces that allow children to move around freely, explore and choose activities that follow their own interests.
Our local playground, library and fruit shop are all within a short walk from my home. Excursions to these locations allow us to extend on current activities and help provide inspiration for new ideas and discoveries.
Our daily routine provides children with a sense of consistency and predictability, however it is always flexible to ensure each child’s individual needs are met. Working in a small group setting allows me to make subtle adjustments as we move through our day to help foster a happy stress free environment that children feel at home in.
What does your child thrive on? I can incorporate those things into my child lead program! The children in my care learn from the many different experiences I offer. Sometimes I wonder if I am offering what they want or need, and then suddenly they are using the space and resources for whatever their imaginations can create. They also learn from their own play and one another.
I like to go on outings and do different things when they become available. This means we are not making and doing exactly the same thing year in year out. While doing so the children are being exposed to many different opportunities to build on all their early learning skills. They can enjoy the here and now and be prepared for their future - wherever that leads them.
If you would like to know more about me or my FDC please visit my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Jackies-Family-Day-Care-417939618599591/
Pinned to the top of my FB page is a post with more about me and my FDC. If you like what you see, then flick me your email address and I will send you an information pack. I have started a waiting list for 2021. I would love to meet you and start the early learning journey with your children.
Emma Nall - Bush Kindy Adventures
Bush Kindy Adventures is an opportunity for children to learn, explore and wonder about the natural world. I was passionate about setting up this service so that children could benefit from a small group setting that meets their individual learning needs within a beautiful natural environment that provokes interest, thought and discovery.
As an early childhood teacher with over 20 years experience in a variety of educational settings, my work has always been a vocation and dedication.
When living and working in the UK I trained as a forest school leader and set up a forest school linked to a kindy. This is where my love for outdoor education began as I watched children thrive in such an environment.
The quietest of children were able to climb trees and take on the personal challenge. The loudest of children had the space and freedom that their bodies desired.
Our home offers the children attending Bush Kindy Adventures a separate and professional indoor space, large amounts of outdoor space including gardens, vege gardens, spaces for the animals and of course the bush on our doorstep. We are fortunate enough to live in a beautiful place and be able to share this with the children that attend Bush Kindy Adventures.
Bachelor of Education Early Childhood
Level 3 Forest School Teacher
First Aid qualified
Winner of Educators Leading Change - Sustainable Practices 2017
Nominated for FDC Educator Awards 2019
My facebook page is - https://www.facebook.com/bushkindyadventures/