Philosophy

At Great Beginnings Family Day Care Service, we aim to provide the highest level of care and education for each child in a nurturing, inclusive and respectful environment.

Our Service endeavours to support Educators to develop high quality home based settings, whilst maintaining a family like atmosphere.  We recognise the importance of creating a link between a child’s home and the Educators, so we encourage Educators to build strong and meaningful partnerships.

Our Family Day Care Educators are seen as role models who are passionate and resourceful in providing a rich and stimulating learning environment that is inclusive, respectful and reflective of the wider community.  Educators aim to develop the child holistically in a supportive and stimulating environment. They support each individual child and provide the best possible outcomes by offering a balance of adult lead and child initiated experiences.

Our Educators encourage children to develop a sense of belonging by creating an environment where they can build connections with peers, adults, the community and the environment.

We aim to educate and empower children and their families to take responsibility for making informed decisions to minimise their effect on the environment, to create a more sustainable future and to reduce their carbon footprint.

As a service we are committed to furthering our understanding and knowledge of the National Quality Standards, Early Years Learning Framework and My Time Our Place, through our continued professional development.  We also recognise our responsibility in ensuring and maintaining current workplace policies and procedures.

Sharon Palumbo-FDC Coordinator

Sharon Palumbo – FDC Coordinator

My Industry experience in Children’s Services spans across 24 years.  I have worked in Child Care Centre’s, the Mobile Service, Family Day Care, Primary Schools and Lectured at TAFE.

I have a Diploma in Child Care and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

I am a Certified Supervisor and the Nominated Supervisor for Great Beginnings FDC.

Jenni Hoysted - Educational Leader

Jenni Hoysted – Educational Leader

I have worked in Child Care for 25 years and I am the Educational Leader for Great Beginnings FDC.

I have my Diploma in Child Care and I am a Certified Supervisor.