By drawing inspiration from the Reggio Emilia approach, I hold the belief that children are competent, creative, curious and are entitled to have some control over the direction of their learning. By drawing inspiration from the Reggio Emilia approach, I hold the belief that children are competent, creative, curious and are entitled to have some control over the direction of their learning. While at Kalli Kids, your child will learn through experiences of touching, moving, listening, seeing and hearing where they are given opportunities to develop their full potential and ambitious desires. I aspire to provide opportunities for your child to have endless ways to express themselves and I view your child as a unique individual. I adopt a holistic approach to the care and education of your child and I take into consideration your child’s spirit as well as mind and body.
I recognise the importance of your family as your child’s first and most important teacher. I acknowledge that your child will thrive when we work together in partnership to support your child’s learning. I believe that genuine positive relationships with families are essential if we are to achieve positive outcomes for your child.
Touching upon the Montessori Method, I see children as they really are and create environments which foster the fulfilment of their highest potential. I believe that your child will thrive in an environment that fosters freedom of choice and movement and I strive to create learning environments that are attractive, warm, calm and inviting. I endeavour to create an environment that is friendly and homelike similar to Steiner’s beliefs.
Contemporary research suggests that natural learning spaces provide enormous potential for growth. I endeavour to provide outdoor learning opportunities which host natural elements and incorporate these indoors. It is my understanding that outdoor environments serve to fulfil a child’s basic need for freedom, adventure, experimentation and risk taking. Like Reggio Emilia, I believe in the environment as having equal importance as the Educator and it is important for the learning environment to support and enhance all areas of your child’s development and learning.
I take inspiration from the ancestors of the Nyoongar people who practiced a sustainable way of living and interacting with their environment. At Kalli Kids, I actively find ways to incorporate sustainable living into our curriculum where I will encourage your child toward discovery, connection, participation and action for the natural and build environments in ways that contribute to their sustainable future.
I recognise the importance of having a set of values that underpin how we (the children and I) act, think and behave. To ensure continuity of a high standard of care for children I believe in demonstrating a set of values and behaviours based on the ECA Code of Ethics. Through role modelling these behaviours in my relationships I hope to instil a set of core values with the children, families and community members who visit Kalli Kids.
It is my belief that early learning services play an important role in the lives of families and children. It is my hope that each family and every child enjoy the experience of belonging at Kalli Kids.