Bayside Family Day Care ‘2010 Highlights’Linda Harnett, Manager
‘We Have a New Minister’ Peter Garrett Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth
‘We Keep Kate Ellis’ Kate Ellis Minister for Employment Participation and Childcare
We Have Both the Famous& the Beautiful Looking After Us
TogetherThey Are Responsible To Oversee Introduction of
‘Australia’s 1st National Framework for School Aged Care’ ‘My Time, Our Place’ For Educators in Schools and in Family Day Care
Complements ‘The Early Years Framework’ • An early childhood • curriculum framework • to guide early childhood educators • in developing quality early childhood education programs.
Early Years Framework National Coordinated Approach to Early Childhood Care & Education • National Curriculum • National Standards across all sectors • National Quality Regulations
‘The Framework’ Sees Children Engaging in a range of play and leisure experiences
Learning Experiences … That allow them to feel happy, safe and relaxed
Experiences that allow children To interact with friends & practise social skills
Experiences that allow children To Solve Problems
Experiences that allow children To Try New Activities
Experiences that allow children To Learn Life Skills
You May Realise Right Away that These are things that children do EVERY DAY in Family Day Care
Our Success has enabled us to employ Coordinator Megan Mackay A Registered Teacher who has worked as an Early Years Educator in the UK before relocating to Bayside Brisbane.
The Bayside Car helps transport our teamconstantly around our large service area • Especially: • Manly to Redland Bay • Calamvale • Mansfield • Mt Cotton • Carina • Back to Manly
Goal: To embed the Early Years Framework into our Practice Our Focus: ‘Cultural Competence’ • Exploring Australian Indigenous Heritage and Contemporary Life
Our Research has required: • Personal Exploration • of our own • traditions • attitudes, • and • beliefs
We have an Aboriginal Mentorin Janice Rocca Team Leader, Inclusion Support Agency
Our ‘Reconciliation Action Plan’ • A tool to build positive relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. • Our public contribution to an Australian effort to close the 17-year life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children. • We will identify clear actions and realistic targets, as well as lessons learned. • Our plan will include a creative blend of relationships, respect and opportunities.
We are only at the ‘beginning of the journey’ …
We Now Turn to Very Important Peoplein Bayside Family Day Care The‘Early Childhood Educators’ who have contributed so much to our Service over many years
We Want to Acknowledge Our Long-Serving Educators, Who Give Children • Excitement • Learning • Exploration • Adventure On a Daily Basis! Thank you for your service
Carer / Educator, Years of Service Patricia Carr Sheena Gardner Mandy Day 5.5 years 6 Years 10 Years
Carer / Educator, Years of Service Jenny Rowe Heather Clark-Mahns Roslyn De Bruijn 10.5 years 13 Years 16 Years
Carer / Educator, Years of Service Jo-Ann Tomlinson Delma Watson Kathy Springate 16 years 22 Years 21 Years
Carer / Educator, Years of Service Lynn Craig Helen Smart 27 years ! 28 Years!