Emma has been the kinder teacher at CPELC for 9 years. She holds her Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies and Diploma of Children Services. She has worked in the early childhood sector for 25 years in various roles and is always continuously updating her knowledge and skills through Professional Development Seminars. Emma's aim is to establish the foundations for each child's positive lifelong learning by nurturing children's holistic development whilst being a positive advocate for their rights; watching the children learn and develop in their own unique way whilst also having fun!
The teacher’s role is to support, guide, facilitate, scaffold and nurture children’s holistic development whilst being a positive advocate for their rights. An environment is provided which is safe, secure, stimulating, aesthetically pleasing, culturally and developmentally appropriate and which represents children’s diverse home lives and the surrounding community. Research suggests that this approach scaffolds children’s development and provides them with the tools to reach their fullest potential to develop an enthusiasm and love of life-long learning. The teaching practice is guided by the 5 key principles that underpin Belonging, Being, Becoming: the Early Years Framework for Australia (2009).
The 5 Principles are:
1. Secure, respectful, reciprocal relationships
3. High expectations and equity
4. Respect for diversity
5. Ongoing learning and reflective practice.
As well as being guided by to the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child and Early Child Australia’s ‘Code of Ethics’.