At Lenah Valley Childcare and Early Learning Centre we believe in providing a sense of belonging through the creation of a safe, warm, caring and inviting environment that fosters secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships between children, families and educators. We believe that it is these secure, trusting relationships that help children to build confidence and feel respected and valued.

Our educators believe in respecting and honouring each family’s values, beliefs, histories, cultures, languages, traditions, child-rearing practices and lifestyle choices. We will take pride in our heritage, by acknowledging our Traditional Land Owners each day in our curriculum, and integrate cultural awareness into art and learning experiences.

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Tash
TashDirector | Management | Leadership
My name is Natasha Tomlinson and my aim in working within an early learning setting is to provide children with a safe and enjoyable place for them to come learn and engage with others.

I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially.

I see my role as working with children to provide an experience that they find interesting, satisfying and fun.

Diploma Children’s Services
Diploma in Business

Jess E
Jess EEducator
My philosophy of education is that each child is unique and it is the role of the teacher to provide a stimulating environment in which they can grow to their full potential. I offer a rich learning environment that provides children with opportunities to explore, discover, take risks and be actively engaged in high-quality learning.

The learning environment is one that is secure, motivating and fun. This is achieved, both indoor and outdoor, through a combination of spontaneous play and intentional teaching. I have developed a broad approach designed to fulfill the child in a social, emotional, physical and intellectual sense.

Bachelor of Education

Rebecca M
Rebecca MEducator
Children deserve to be loved, cared for and supported each day to enable them to grow and learn.

I strive to ensure each child’s own unique characteristics, talents and interests are supported and individual learning is provided.

I believe children learn by seeing, hearing, exploring through play and are encouraged to be themselves.

Diploma In Children Services

Rebecca Z
Rebecca ZEducator
My name is Bec, I have been working at LVCC since November 2015.

While I haven’t been in the Childcare and Education industry that long, I have strong beliefs regarding children’s education and care. I believe that all children have to right to learn, and within that, explore and discover who they are through various means of education and play.

Play should be the base of a child’s learning, seeing as children learn best by doing. A good balance between teacher-directed and child-initiated activities is essential to a child’s learning as they focus and follow on from their own interests during the day.

Studying Certificate 3 in Children’s Services

Chantelle
ChantelleEducator
I believe every child is unique in their own way which enables each child to grow at their own developmental level and that we need take in consideration that each child comes from a family which has their own beliefs and values.

I believe we as educators should be setting up a high-quality classroom environment which works alongside each individual child’s development, family inputs and their own personal interest which will enable the child to grow, learn and explore at his or her own developmental level.

Certificate 3 Children’s Services

Cynthia
CynthiaEducator
I have been working as an Early Childhood Educator for eighteen years, eight of those years here at Lenah Valley Childcare.

I completed my Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care in 2012.
I believe in building safe and trusting relationships with each child and their families. I always ensure that children and their families always come first, and their opinion and concerns can be shared.

I believe that treating families, children and co-workers with respect is key to building trusting relationships.

Certificate 3 Children’s Services

Haley
HaleyEducator
I have been working as an Early Childhood Educator for four years, three years of this time here at Lenah Valley Childcare and Early Learning.

I recently completed my Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, and now I am working towards obtaining my Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care to further my knowledge and improve on my skills as an Educator.

I believe that it is my role as an Early Childhood Educator to provide children with stimulating, engaging and challenging learning experiences and a safe and secure environment for children to learn in.

Certificate 3 Children’s Services

Jacqui
JacquiEducator
My Name is Jacqui and I have been working in the early childhood industry since 1999. I have obtained my diploma in early childhood education. I have 4 children of my own and have gained some experience in working and studying overseas in the childhood industry.

I believe all children need to be loved and cared for while enjoying a safe and educational environment. I also believe all children are unique with different interests and backgrounds, this is why I aim to help assist my room and the centre provide a warm, safe and inclusive environment, where children are able to express themselves freely.

Diploma In Children Services

Jess H
Jess HEducator
I have worked in the childcare industry since 2013 and I am currently studying my Diploma in Children’s services.

To work in a childcare setting as an Early Childhood Educator was a dream I have had for as long as I can remember. I love working with children, seeing their happy smiley faces makes me so excited to come to work the next day.

I believe in promoting the social, physical, emotional, and cognitive development of each and every child.

Studying Diploma in Children’s Service

Jess T.
Jess T.Educator
I believe that all children need to feel safe, secure and supported when exploring within a new environment. While forming a bond with both their educator and peers to feel a sense of belonging.

Children form a sense of belonging through the relationships they build within their group and the experiences and displays throughout their environment. Such as the recognition of their name tag or photos on the wall. All children form a sense of belonging and security at their own rate and need to be nurtured during this time.

Diploma in Children’s Service

Leah
LeahEducator
I aim to implement an educational program and environment that reflects both individual and group needs, that promotes each child’s interest, culture and development.

By providing the children with the right environment activities to help promote a healthier wellbeing for the children and encouraging all children to eat and drink healthy.

Building a safe and trusting relationship with not only the child but their families. Ensuring the families always come first and feeling they have the right for their voices to be heard.

Studying Diploma in Children’s Service

Makayla
MakaylaEducator
I believe that it is my role as an educator to provide stimulating and enjoyable environments for the children.

I believe in promoting the social, physical, emotional, and cognitive development of each and every child.

Each and every child is unique and should be treated as an individual, They each have their own style and speed of learning and development. I also acknowledge that each child comes from a family that has their own beliefs and values, and those beliefs and values should be upheld.

Studying Diploma in Children’s Service

Nicole
NicoleEducator
My name is Nicole and I am currently studying my Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Having three young children myself my focus is on the relationships between families, Educators and the Childcare itself. I believe constant communication is the key between all three to help the children feel safe, loved and supported during their time in our educational environment.

Caring for children is my passion and I believe that every child is unique with different needs, wants and learning styles. With Parents input, I enjoy creating a positive and nurturing experience for the children to engage in that guides them into their next developmental stage.

Studying Diploma in Children’s Service

Tia
TiaEducator
I believe children should be children as long as possible. Learning is a part of growing up, I believe adults shouldn’t force or attempt to speed up children’s physical development. From a cognitive learning point of view as an educator, I believe in through providing an engaging, safe and secure environment for the children to assist them in their learning journey.

I believe when educators create a friendly, safe and secure bond between educator and children, children are more open to learning new things when they feel comfortable in their environment.

Certificate 3 Children’s Services

Tiana
TianaEducator
My name is Tiana Barnard, I have been working in childcare for almost two years now, and I have recently finished my certificate three in children services and currently studying my Diploma.

Childcare has been the job I have wanted to do since I was in high school. I love working with children it brings so much joy to the days, teaching them different things is always the most rewarding part of a childcare worker.

I strongly believe no child is the same and that we are all individuals for that reason I think all children learn differently and I will do my best to further their education in any way I can.

Studying Diploma in Children’s Service

Tori
ToriEducator
Every child is unique in their own way. Each child grows at their own developmental pace and each child comes from a family that have their own beliefs and values.

As an Educator, I believe it is our responsibility to understand the child as a whole and base our experiences and curriculum to reflect each individual child’s needs. I believe that as educators we should set up rich and inviting environments where every child can grow, learn and explore at their own pace and provide children with the opportunity to master new challenges through activities and topics that are meaningful to them, thus building their self-esteem as they develop and learn.

Certificate 3 Children’s Services

Kim
KimEducator
I believe children have the right to feel safe, secure and respected in care and to also feel like they belong. I believe it is also important for families to feel this way as well. I believe that the first 5 years of a child’s life is the most important and critical for development and the relationships children have with others shapes the way they learn and grow.

I believe that all children are different and each is individuals, whether it’s their interests, culture, learning and developmental stages.

Studying Diploma in Children’s Service

Torie
TorieEducator
I believe that our environment provided to children is a place where they can feel safe, secure and give them a sense of belonging.

All aspects of learning are challenged and encouraged as children grow and develop.

As an educator, I believe I am someone who all children trust, rely on, communicate openly with and be honest with. I believe I am someone that is approachable by children and families and am a positive role model.

I believe when educators create a friendly, safe and secure bond between educator and children, children are more open to learning new things when they feel comfortable in their environment.

Certificate 3 Children’s Services

Katelyn
KatelynEducator
I believe that every child has a right to feel safe and secure as they have a place to belong here with their families at the centre and throughout their life when they leave ready for school. Parents and children alike can create a lifelong family and school interactions beginning with care with their educators and peers.

I believe every child has a right and an equal opportunity to approach different ways on learning and has the right to explore all avenues of play and social interactions as they reach each stage in life as they develop and grow whilst at home, care or in school.

Studying Diploma in Children’s Service

Kaitlyn
KaitlynEducator
I have completed my certificate 3 in childcare, and am currently studying my diploma. I have always wanted to work with children and help make a difference in their lives.

I believe every child is a special individual and deserves nothing but the best care, respect and opportunity’s possible.

Children and their families should be able to feel comfortable, welcome, safe and happy in our workplace environment. I Believe this will give the children a sense of belonging and families the comfort of leaving their children in our care.

Studying Diploma in Children’s Service

Lenah Valley Childcare & Early Learning Centre | (03) 6228 0927

1 Wilks Road, Lenah Valley, Tasmania, 7008