My name is Natalie and welcome to Greenmount Family Daycare. It has been a dream of mine for many years to start my own Family Daycare and I’m thrilled to be in a position to be able to open my home and start my career as a Family Daycare educator.
I have been working in the Early Childhood/Education industry for over 11 years, working in both a long day care setting and in a Primary School environment. For the last 8 years, I have worked with children with additional needs and understand the importance of an inclusive environment. Working with children is a passion of mine.
Each child has the right to feel safe, happy and secure whilst in my care. I will provide a welcoming and supportive environment for both the child and their parents/caregivers. I aim to build lasting and meaningful relationships. I believe each child is unique and individual.
Through interactions, understanding each child and communicating with parents/caregivers I will develop a program that is engaging and caters to their personal interests. Children will be given the time to learn at their own pace and have a flexible routine that ensures they have the time to complete tasks and activities.
I believe in play-based learning. With lots of nature play, children will access natural resources, learning will be interactive, and child initiated. The surroundings will be safe, and children will be encouraged to care for and respect the environment as a part of the daily routine. Situated in the Hills area of Perth, outdoor activities such as bush walks will also connect children to nature.