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      Meet Our Staff

      At Dinky Di Children’s Learning Centre we have the knowledge and the depth of experience to ensure your child has the best possible start in life!

      We feel that our staff are our most valuable asset, and that when our staff are happy, the children and their families are happy too. Our early childhood professionals are genuinely dedicated to the development of every child. They bring their own individual skills and experiences to the classroom enhancing their own personal teaching style. Our early learning personnel also work together as a team; respecting, fostering and utilising the expertise of each individual.

      At Dinky Di, the staff are trained to reflect on the needs and interests of each child and provide extensions to their knowledge and abilities through discovery, guidance and encouragement.

      Staff in children’s rooms work weekly rotating shifts, with regular casual staff employed to cover staff absences, ensuring familiarity and stability for you and your child. Pictures, names and shift times are displayed in each of the rooms to inform families as to daily caregivers. In accordance with regulatory requirements, all staff on the Dinky Di team are approved through a ‘Working With Children Check’.

      Staff ratios vary across the age groupings: (these room names are deemed to change)

      • Bilbys Room  0-2 years  8 chn with 2 staff
      • Wombats Room  2-3 years 15 chn with 3 staff
      • Possums Room 3-4 years  19 chn with 2 staff
      • Kangaroo Room 4-6 years 17 chn with 2 staff

      All early childhood personnel at Dinky Di Children’s Learning Centre are highly motivated and dedicated to delivering quality care. They are all experienced in the industry and possess varying qualifications which may include:

      • Bachelor of Education (University Degree)
      • Diploma of Teaching (University Degree)
      • Diploma of Child Studies (Through TAFE and various colleges)
      • Child Care Certificate II and III (Through TAFE, various colleges and traineeships)
      • Accredited Child Care Certificates (Through TAFE and various colleges)

      In addition, all primary caregivers possess Senior First Aid qualifications, with trainees acquiring them through the course of their training. Additional staff skills and areas of expertise include:

      • Special Needs / Nursing
      • Multiculturalism and Accreditation Systems

      Furthermore at Dinky Di, the centre offers ongoing staff development opportunities to enhance staff expertise and therefore the quality and diversity.

      Subjects that are covered in the above qualifications will often include:

      • Early Childhood development
      • Child Psychology
      • Technology
      • Literature and expressive language
      • Developing Learning Programs
      • Creative arts
      • Music and Movement
      • Behaviour and guidance
      • Nutrition
      • Daily Care
      • Health Science
      • Communications
      • Family and society
      • Special education
      • Professional development