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  1. Bayside Family Day Care ‘2010 Highlights’Linda Harnett, Manager

  2. ‘Since Last Year’

  3. ‘We Have a New Minister’ Peter Garrett Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth

  4. ‘We Keep Kate Ellis’ Kate Ellis Minister for Employment Participation and Childcare

  5. We Have Both the Famous& the Beautiful Looking After Us

  6. TogetherThey Are Responsible To Oversee Introduction of

  7. ‘Australia’s 1st National Framework for School Aged Care’ ‘My Time, Our Place’ For Educators in Schools and in Family Day Care

  8. Complements ‘The Early Years Framework’ • An early childhood • curriculum framework • to guide early childhood educators • in developing quality early childhood education programs.

  9. Early Years Framework National Coordinated Approach to Early Childhood Care & Education • National Curriculum • National Standards across all sectors • National Quality Regulations

  10. ‘The Framework’ Sees Children Engaging in a range of play and leisure experiences

  11. Learning Experiences … That allow them to feel happy, safe and relaxed

  12. Experiences that allow children To interact with friends & practise social skills

  13. Experiences that allow children To Solve Problems

  14. Experiences that allow children To Try New Activities

  15. Experiences that allow children To Learn Life Skills

  16. You May Realise Right Away that These are things that children do EVERY DAY in Family Day Care

  17. So Despite Some Natural Fear of ‘The Road Ahead’ …

  18. Our Changes Have Been ‘Manageable’

  19. Bayside Family Day CareGrew by 31.66 % in the Past Year

  20. ‘Thank You’ Each Staff Member and Educator

  21. 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.

  22. Our growth also enabled us to acquire a dedicated vehicle

  23. Bayside Family Day Care now serves 27 suburbs

  24. 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

  25. ‘In other news’Action Research Project

  26. Goal: To embed the Early Years Framework into our Practice Our Focus: ‘Cultural Competence’ • Exploring Australian Indigenous Heritage and Contemporary Life

  27. Our Research has required: • Personal Exploration • of our own • traditions • attitudes, • and • beliefs

  28. Only from Self-AwarenessCan We Hope to Know Others

  29. We have a dedicatedInclusion Support Facilitator in Mary Looi

  30. We have an Aboriginal Mentorin Janice Rocca Team Leader, Inclusion Support Agency

  31. Janice is facilitating our learningand guiding us through

  32. 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.

  33. Beyond Our Action Research Project, This will be a long-term project …

  34. We are only at the ‘beginning of the journey’ …

  35. But we are looking forward to finding our way …

  36. We have made a start …

  37. And we will continue …

  38. 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

  39. We Want to Acknowledge Our Long-Serving Educators, Who Give Children • Excitement • Learning • Exploration • Adventure On a Daily Basis! Thank you for your service

  40. Carer / Educator, Years of Service Patricia Carr Sheena Gardner Mandy Day 5.5 years 6 Years 10 Years

  41. Carer / Educator, Years of Service Jenny Rowe Heather Clark-Mahns Roslyn De Bruijn 10.5 years 13 Years 16 Years

  42. Carer / Educator, Years of Service Jo-Ann Tomlinson Delma Watson Kathy Springate 16 years 22 Years 21 Years

  43. Carer / Educator, Years of Service Lynn Craig Helen Smart 27 years ! 28 Years!