Kari & Pilta Rooms (2 - 4 years)
Kari & Pilta Room
Current Required Ratio 1:11 SDCCC Budgeted Ratio 1:6
Kari Staff Team
- Team Leader - Children’s Services Professional 2.1 Heidi Morris
- Team Leader - Children’s Services Professional 2.1 Jacinda Tibbles
- Children’s Services Professional 1.2 Cherilee Smith
- Children’s Services Professional 1.2 Marinette De Pinto
- Children’s Services Assistant 2.3 Rachal Williams
- Children’s Services Assistant 2.5 Diploma Caitlin Crisp
- Children’s Services Assistant 2.2 Casual Zachary Scott
Pilta Staff Team
- Team Leader - Children’s Services Professional 2.1 Magdalen Beard
- Children’s Services Professional 1.3 Deb Power
- Children’s Services Professional 1.3 Natalie Nayda
- Children’s Services Professional 1.3 Nikki Cross
- Children’s Services Assistant 2.3 Traci Smith
- Children’s Services Assistant 2.3 Jo Jo Bizilis
Toddlerhood is unique time of early childhood. It is a time of autonomy and exploration. Some of the major accomplishments of this stage of development is the toddler’s growing language ability, independence and self help skills such as dressing, feeding, washing and toileting. All of these skills involve a great deal of repletion and practice to master.
At Seaford District Community Children’s Centre we have a strong focus on the development of relationships between children and educators. The strength of the relationship between your child and our educators underpins your child’s wellbeing in our centre and your child’s involvement in interactions with other children, activities and experiences whilst in our care. Our flexible educational program supports your child’s development providing intimate times for discussion songs, books and games that will be stimulating and challenging. The program is planned with respect to children's developing competence by offering opportunities to make choices and take new challenges whilst they are in our care. The program implements the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). Our program is underpinned by secure attachment theory, promoting social and emotional development and recognises that our primary care giving teams promote children to develop stable trusting relationships with their carers. Through these relationships the program encourages and supports each child’s developing independence and self help skills, interactions, builds a sense of growing competence and self esteem and guides children’s interests and ideas.
The Toddler team is well resourced having access to 8 hours non contact time for program planning each week. In addition the Toddler Room team leaders manager their own budget each term to purchase programming consumables, toys and equipment for the children and team. To support the ongoing learning of children they have their own computer and the educators the have access to their own curriculum computer.
Each child has their own learning profile book which includes their programmed observations and planned activities. This is set in out in a format which includes photographs and written descriptions. These profiles are designed to celebrate the child’s learning journey.