Our Educators

MEET OUR EDUCATORS

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Renae Donovan

Renae Donovan

Director

Qualifications: Bachelor Teaching Early Childhood

Training: First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis

I am focused on creating a nurturing, supportive and respectful environment for children, Educators and parents. The energy and enthusiasm of young children is what drew me to the industry and the knowledge that I can still make a huge difference in the lives of children and their families. This is what keeps me here. Working to empower families in their roles as parents is the greatest gift I have been given and it will always have a greater impact on their child’s lives than any Educator.

I believe in teamwork, high expectations, flexibility and a sense of humour is needed to create an attitude of inclusion, where everyone is involved and is willing to regularly examine and adjust the routines, language, practices and environment to meet the needs of the entire learning community (Children, Families and Educators).

Kim Maberly

Kim Maberly

Office Manager

Qualifications: Diploma in Business Administration, Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care

Training: First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis

I believe it is important to provide children with an opportunity to play in a number of settings and environments. Children have a right to explore their natural environment and experiment with all it has to offer. We need to be able to connect with children both individually and as a group in order to ensure we provide support for each child’s learning specific to their needs. It is the responsibility of an educator to model respect for others and demonstrate positive interactions. It is our job to build a safe and nurturing environment in order to create warm and welcoming relationships with children and families.

Bree Knight

Bree Knight

Nominated Supervisor/Educational Leader/ECT

Qualifications: Diploma Early Childhood Education and Care, Enrolled – Bachelor Education (Birth to 5 Years)

Training: First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis

I believe that each child is an individual, I will value each child’s strengths and interests to provide opportunities for the children to explore, discover, create and use their imagination. I believe in maintaining a safe physical environment, where children can play freely with purpose and rest when needed. Our service promotes friendly and supportive relationships with our children, families and fellow Educators through conversations and other communicative systems.

Christine Farrelly

Christine Farrelly

Qualifications: Diploma Early Childhood Education and Care

Training: First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis

My passion is to work with young children and their families to create a safe, secure, nurturing and educational environment. I believe in teaching children to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect. I will continue to support the children in their health, wellbeing and independence skills.’

Natasha Stevenson

Natasha Stevenson

Qualifications: Diploma Early Childhood Education and Care

Training: First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis

Through my experience as an educator, I believe in creating an inclusive environment where individual children are welcomed with positive interactions to build their own identity. It is important to give children a voice and encourage their input into the program. Inviting each child to engage in play using calm tranquil learning spaces, to challenge their thinking, sourcing open- ended resources and applying their interests to provide opportunities to build their knowledge. I believe just as important as the children’s learning is my partnership with families, I strive to build positive partnerships in the community and involving families to guide our curriculum for their child, utilising conversations had around their child’s interest and cultural beliefs to include in the program.

Alyssa Lane

Alyssa Lane

Qualifications: Diploma Early Childhood Education and Care

Training: First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis

The children of today are our future and we as educators play a very important role to the children and families. I strive to build a good relationship with families and children within my care. I believe each child is a unique individual that needs a secure, caring and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, physically, socially and intellectually. I aim to implement an educational program and environment that reflects both individual and group needs and one that promotes each child’s interest, culture, learning, development and individuality through play.

Bayleigh Lindsay

Bayleigh Lindsay

Qualifications: Diploma early Childhood Education & Care

Training: First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis

I believe that each child is unique and independent individuals who are encouraged to explore and make memories in their environment. Childhood is a small window of time to learn, create, imagine and play at a pace which is right for each individual child. I value the needs of all children and strive to remain open to all voices, all possibilities explored and all potential fulfilled.

Deanna Mitchell

Deanna Mitchell

Qualification: Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care, Enrolled Diploma Early Childhood Education and Care

Training: First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis

I believe that children should have somewhere that they feel safe, secure and an educational surrounding, where they can learn through play and interact with other children. It’s important for children to learn about being, belonging and becoming to grow. I believe it’s important as an educator to be close with the children and families so the children feel comfortable and safe in a home-like environment.

Keli Howe

Keli Howe

Qualification: Certificate III – Early Childhood Education and Care

Training: First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis

I strongly believe that all children are different and unique who need a secure, caring, nurturing environment to be able to mature emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially. I believe children learn through play by exploring their environments. I aim to provide each individual with the opportunities to initiate their own learning with open-ended experiences in which they have choice and responsibilities. I aim to maintain an environment where children, parents and families feel safe, secure, respected and supported, where ideas and input are valued and appreciated by being implemented into or program. The environments I provide each child are focused on by resourcing natural, calming, home-like environment materials, maintaining these spaces I aim to achieve a balanced tranquil experience for the children to engage in a happy healthy way.

Taylor Stone

Taylor Stone

Qualifications: Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care

Training: First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis

I believe children need the assurance of being safe, loved and cared for while they are enjoying an educational environment. Security and trust are very important compounds as well as my relationship with each and every child at 3 Bears Cottage.

I Believe the children are our future, each child has the potential to bring something unique and special to the world. I will help and encourage children to develop their potential by believing in them as capable individuals. I will assist children in discovering who they are.

As my role as an educator, I want to give children the tools in which to develop their own gardens of knowledge about themselves and the world around them.

Brittany Peacock

Brittany Peacock

Qualification: Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care

Training: First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis

As an Educator we are role models for the children we care for and I believe it is important for children to learn through play as well as experience challenging activities. I feel strongly about building relationships with children and their families to make them feel welcomed. I also implement and support engaging programs for the developmental areas achievable to children in the early years.

Kennedy Lindsay

Kennedy Lindsay

Qualifications: Trainee – Certificate III Early Childhood Education & Care

Training: First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis

I believe each child is an individual and deserves their individual needs to be met. Their interests are all different and I want to ensure each child has an experience they love doing each day. I believe that every child should feel safe and secure when they walk through those doors into our care. I want to create a calm, relaxing environment that they feel comfortable in.

Bradley Thorn

Bradley Thorn

Qualifications: Trainee – Diploma Early Childhood Education and Care

Training: First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis

I believe that children create their own learning moments and as an educator we need to build off these moments to follow each individual child’s interests. I believe this is the best way to build and to help each child develop and learn. In my opinion risky play is amazing for children’s development and creates the most opportunity for learning whether it be helping build their resilience and persistence, awareness of the limits and capabilities of their own bodies, problem solving, confidence and independence, and balance and coordination whilst developing their gross motor skills.

Maddison Wallace

Maddison Wallace

Qualifications: Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care

Training: First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis

I believe that as an educator it is important to ensure you have educational and creative programs based on individual and group observations. It is important to communicate with parents, respecting their rights and opinions encouraging participation and involvement in the programs and provocations. I feel that children need assurance of being loved and cared for while they are enjoying their environment.

Connor Martin

Connor Martin

Qualifications: Trainee – Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care

Training: First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis

I believe that every child should have the chance to learn and play in a safe and secure environment that gives them the opportunity to explore and grow in their own individual way. I believe that by encouraging children to participate in a wide range of physical activities it gives them the chance to learn a wide variety of skills while interacting with those around them and their physical environment.

Ebony Thomson

Ebony Thomson

Qualifications: Trainee – Certificate III Early Childhood Education & Care

I’m passionate about helping children learn and grow and help to shape kind and respectful behaviours.