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      Our Centre Director Hayley



      For the Educators In any early childhood setting, team work and effective communication are essential requirements for positive outcomes across all aspects of the Services’ functioning, for ‘together everyone achieves more”.Educators are responsive to all children’s strengths, abilities and interests. We will value and build on children’s strengths, skills and knowledge to ensure their motivation and engagement in learning (EYLF).

      We aim to create an environment of trust and respect, where we work towards achieving a shared goal.  Ongoing education and training is a critical aspect of staff’s professional development.  It is through accurate evaluation and assessment, which occurs when we critically reflect on our actions, that we are able to identify areas which may be considered a skill and those which may need further development.

      We recognize Educators/Staff as our Service’s most precious resource and aim to provide them with a satisfying and safe working environment. Further we also appreciate the experience and skills of all Educators/Staff.  We appreciate their dedication as an integral element of the success of our Service.


      Our Centre Educators


      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. We work together as a team; respecting, fostering and utilising the expertise of each individual. Staff role model fair and inclusive practices that promote equality and a strong sense of belonging. We realise that reciprocal relationships are central to children’s ongoing education and care.

      At Dinky Di, the staff reflect on the needs and interests of each child and provide extensions to their knowledge and abilities through discovery, guidance, encouragement and with constant input and communication from family.

      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. 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  17 chn with 2 staff
      • Kangaroo Room 4-6 years 19 chn with 2 staff

      All Early Childhood educators 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)

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