Kuula (12 weeks - 2 years)
Current Required Ratio 1:4 - SDCCC Budgeted Ratio 1:3
- Team Leader - Children's Service Professional 2.1 Kate Gould
- Children’s Services Professional 1.3 Rachel Tree
- Children’s Services Professional 1.3 Kerryn Barwick
- Children’s Services Professional 1.3 Emma Cain
- Children’s Services Professional 1.3 Maria Martin
- Children’s Services Professional 1.3 Siuling Bisogno
- Children’s Services Assistant 2.3 Kristy-Lee Graham
- Children’s Services Assistant 2.3 Heidi Biggs
- Children's Services Assistant 2.2 Kaytlin Gisborne
- Children's Services Assistant Casual 2.2 Yvette Petty
At Seaford District Community Children’s Centre our educators feel very privileged to be caring for your baby who is most precious to you. Your babies individual needs are most important to us and we aim to meet these in a loving and caring environment. Creating strong and secure attachments are the foundations to successful learning. In our Kuula Room environment our children need to feel nurtured, appreciated and positive about themselves in order to learn and explore giving them a solid foundation for their learning. We respect children as individuals; we speak to individual children at their level of understanding to show them that we support them in their needs. We aim to encourage experimenting and “hands on” learning through play and the daily routine.
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 educators. 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 Kuula team is well resourced having access to 8 hours non contact time for program planning each week. In addition the Kuula Room team leader manages their own budget each term to purchase programming consumables, toys and equipment for the children and team. To support the ongoing learning educators they have access to their own curriculum computer and industry based professional development and training. 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.