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.
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 the 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 skills and experiences to the classroom enhancing their teaching style. We work together as a team; respecting, fostering and utilising the expertise of each.
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.
The 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. By regulatory requirements, all staff on the Dinky Di team are approved through a ‘Working With Children Check’.
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:
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:
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:
My son absolutely loves Dinky Di Terrigal. At the last daycare, we had him he was crying every time I left him. Thank you to Dinky Di Terrigal he races off to hang out with his Mates and have great fun. We couldn’t be more pleased with the daycare that Miss Cassie runs. As a working mum, it certainly makes my day go better when I know that my son is happily playing enjoying his day: getting muddy, doing art and rocking around with his friends.
Cassie and the team at Dinky Di Terrigal have been amazing, over the past few weeks, the kids have settled in really well. Drop off's were pain (and tear) free and the kids seem to enjoy their day so much I had trouble getting them to leave. I love the detailed reports during the day, explaining in depth what the kids had been up to and personalised stories of their adventures. The stories made me giggle and make being away from them for the day that little bit easier knowing they are being so well looked after. Thanks so much, I would definitely recommend Dinky Di Terrigal to anyone. 😊
Thank you so much to all the staff at Dinky Di. My daughter can be quite shy but since being at Dinky Di Terrigal her confidence has grown, she’s so happy to go to preschool, all the staff are amazing and go above and beyond, I have to say that love the great communication with the staff I especially love to read my email I get about my daughters day and all the photos with a big smile on her face, Thank you so much for making my daughters day at preschool so happy. Thank you so much I’m one happy parent.
We couldn’t be happier with Dinky Di. After changing daycares, we worried that it would take time for Quinn to adapt and settle again, but this was not the case. Quinn settled immediately and is always happy in the updates we receive. She’s loving her time at Dinky Di and we are very happy as well. We love the daily updates and pictures, the best part of our day is receiving them. The staff have been very welcoming, loving and caring towards Quinn.
When I moved to the local area I was hesitant to change my son’s daycare. I went to a couple of orientations at the local daycare providers and Dinky Di stood out from the rest. My son and I are so happy, he settled in quickly due to the way staff love and support him, every teacher in the daycare knows my child by name and likes, dislikes and comforts, even teachers that are not in his room. I also receive daily photos and updates of what he has been up to and also what he has eaten. I would recommend this school to everyone. One very happy mother and son.
“We moved our 4 year old from a small local centre (where she had been since 1yo) to Dinky Di Tumbi Umbi when she was diagnosed with a sensory processing disorder and a 12 month learning delay and it was the best decision we have made! She has advanced tenfold in language, socialising and toilet training in just 5 months. Our OT did a preschool visit after 2 months and commented that she was a different child and Dinky Di already had in place all the interventions she usually recommends to centres! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for high quality, consistent and positive focused care”
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