Early Childhood Education – my journey into teaching, protecting and caring for little ones aged 0 to 5 years
As of the 30th of November, 2015, I am really happy and excited to let you know that I will officially become a Diploma student of Early Childhood Education and Care. (TAFE Queensland Brisbane). This Diploma qualifies me to become an Early Childhood Teacher and as such, I abide by laws and regulations that protect children and their rights.
Inspired by my love for my own Son, and every little One, I feel there is nothing more important than to care for the wellbeing, education and health of our kids. My journey into this field has been a heartfelt decision and I have a compelling vision to make a difference to the lives of children and families – wherever I may go. I understand the pressures that families face and believe that by undertaking this path in my studies – I can help to affect change through service, education and creativity.
I aspire to bring my technical skills and community minded approach to this journey. I feel really grateful that I can make this step into becoming an awesome Early Childhood Teacher.
- First Aid, CPR, Education and Care First Aid, including Asthma & Anaphylaxis (HLTAID001, HLTAID002, HLTAID003, HLTAID004)
- Current National Police Check (CVCheck Verified)
- Current Blue Card (Working with Children check)
- Member of Early Childhood Australia (Student)
- Certificate IV in Small Business Management
- Certificate IV in Coaching for Life and Business
Previous Training & Education
- PBTR Child Protection certificate (Australian Sports Commission)
- Boxing Instructor / Coach (Mentor Statement . Gareth Williams Rightcross / The Boxing Shop)
- Level 1 Sports Coach (Australian Sports Commission)
- Certified Hypnotherapist (Former ABH Registration)
- Certificate IV in Workplace Training & Assessment
- Computer Trainer – Disability and Mental Health
- YFS Job Placement and Employment Trainer – JPET YFS (RTO)
National Laws, Regulations and Acts
As an Early Childhood Educator (Employee, student or volunteer), I must abide by all National Law, Regulations and Acts relevant to working with children. The National Quality Framework has been set out to ensure the quality, outcomes and equality in provision of education, care and services. I must do this with respect and care for the wellbeing and Rights of the Child. I will do this and reflect upon my own practices, ethics and application of Frameworks and pedagogy. I will create a safe, supportive and encouraging learning environment that matches the values, practices. and outcomes for children as guided by the Early Years Learning Framework.
National Quality FrameworkGuide to the National Quality Framework
Belonging, being and becomingBelonging, being and becoming—Early Years Learning Framework
Education and Care Services National RegulationsEducation and Care Services National Regulations
Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics
Child Protection Acts
Working With Children CheckIn Queensland it is required that any person who works with Children must hold a valid and current Blue Card.
National Police Check
The Early Years Learning Framework is an early childhood curriculum framework, which will guide early childhood educators in developing quality, early childhood education programs.
Tools, Links and Resources
An incredibly simple, free (for parents) and easy to use e-portfoilio and communication tool for kids, parents and teachers to communicate and collate in real time, online and safely. Storypark is a fantastic mapping and reporting tool for educational experiences and outcomes.
Volunteer, Community & Causes
Not for profit projects and charities for children and families that I proudly support.
Day of Difference Foundation - supporting critically injured children and their families.
Heartfelt Hope - See the Unseen. Hear the Unheard. Love the Unloved.
Kiva.org - Empower people around the world with a $25 Loan.
Sunrise Children's Villages Cambodia
Countdown to Graduation