Hi my name is Christine and I own and operate Itty Bitties Family Daycare located in the Treendale/Australind area. I operate Monday-Thursday 7:30am-5:30pm. I offer weekends and public holidays too if needed.
I live with my Husband Liam and our daughter Maleah. Liam has completed both working with children check and police clearance. Maleah is very talkative and enjoys making new friends, she is extremely social and loves to share. We also have a little bunny named Billy, she is very friendly and loves to be held and loves cuddles, Billy and the children get along very well. She loves to run around with children and children love her!
I believe that young children learn best through play. I will provide opportunities for children to explore, discover, create and imagine. I believe learning in an early childhood environment is done most successfully when the child can visit an environment again and again, taking into consideration the social skills, communication skills, physical abilities or challenges, and learning styles of each child. The environment around a young child plays a major role in the success of an early childhood program.
In planning my program, I will strive for a developmentally appropriate, child-centred atmosphere where children have the opportunity to take on new challenges through activities and topics that are of interest to them.
Children need the assurance of being loved and cared for while they are enjoying an educational environment. Teaching children is my passion. Security and trust are very important to me and help me build a relationship with each child. I believe I am a very bubbly and outgoing person who enjoys getting down to a child’s level but knowing when to be the adult.
My environment is safe and very welcoming. I make it my top priority to care for each child based on individual needs and enjoy changing my environment to suit all children in my care so that they might feel as comfortable as possible. I continue to work with each family to ensure the child and parents are entirely happy with my service.
I am a mother of a gorgeous little girl who is in my care as well and I feel like this has given me great opportunities to learn about children’s needs and their learning more than anything else. I enjoy being a mum and I enjoy being an educator and care for each child like they are my own.
I have completed all the relevant certificates to help me keep your child safe which includes; Certificate III in Childhood Education and Care, first aid, providing emergency first aid response in an education and care setting, asthma and anaphylaxis training, working with children check, police clearance, hand hygiene, food safety, and fire safety certificate. I have a lot of previous experience in caring for young children. I have owned and operated my own family daycare since July 2019.