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2IC | EPPING

ABOUT EPPING EARLY LEARNING

  • Highly qualified and experienced staff
  • Nutritious meals
  • Linen, nappies, wipes and sunscreen
  • Tailored learning and curriculum for each age group
  • Indoor and outdoor play based experiences
  • Safe, quality, family-centred learning environments
  • Multicultural staff to support the needs of children from culturally diverse backgrounds

MEET OUR SERVICE MANAGER SHAMONA VERMA

What led you to a career in the childcare industry?
Being able to make a difference in children’s lives, influence and shape lives of young children and their families. Being in Early Childhood Sector empowers me to shape the future of up-and-coming generations and experience the satisfaction of working closely with children and families. Another reason why I like working with children is that it is an ongoing learning experience. Every child has their unique story and no two children are the same. This creates a vast scope of learning for Early Childhood professionals, with new works/ research being conducted constantly in the field there is always an opportunity for individuals to enhance their skills, reflect on their practice under a new light and come up with a fresh perspective

Who Inspires you and why?
My philosophy of education is inspired by the works of , John Dewey, Lev Vygotsky, Mildred Parten as they emphasize the importance of a learner’s interactions and relationships with the individuals around them hence highlighting the pivotal role that the social and cultural worlds play in a child’s holistic development. My personal philosophy is also inspired by Jean Piaget and I believe that children are little researchers. Children learn by using their senses to explore how things work. They need to be able to see, touch, taste, smell, move, and hear the things they are learning about.

What are you passionate about?
I have always been passionate about educating children and hence chose education as my calling. During my teaching career overseas, I had the opportunity to teach various age groups, but early years education has always been my greatest interest. Watching children grow whilst being a part of their learning journey that results in a holistically developed young individuals is satisfying and rewarding at the same time

What type of leadership style do you have?
As a leader I like to involve the team members while making critical decisions and utilize varied skills and experience of the team members to achieve stipulated outcomes. An ideal leader in my opinion is someone who is able to coach or mentor the team and support development of the desired skills in the members of the team when the need arises.

What makes your service such an amazing service?
An amazing team that is culturally diverse and is respectful of their differences. Emotionally safe environment. Competitive salary. Flexible schedule that allows work/life balance. Professional Development. Supportive management that always provides their staff with the support they need to succeed in the workplace. employees should feel that they have their manager’s support when dealing with stressful situations. A Creative culture where individuality is valued and creativity is encouraged to achieve more meaningful results for the service

What are your goals for the service over the next 12 months?
My goal for the service over next 12 months is to create a warm, nurturing and educational environment for the children, achieve higher outcomes in education ,wellbeing of the children and community involvement, consolidate a team of passionate and highly skilled educators who can support the children through their learning, hence achieving the status of the most sought after early learning centre in area.

Shamona Child Care Centre Manager Epping
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Lead Educator / 2IC  

The Role:

We are looking for a highly skilled Float Lead Educator who can be the 2IC to our Epping team and support our Service Manager in leading the service. Passionate, loyal, dedicated and collaborative are all words that describe what we are looking for in our 2IC plus someone who is willing to challenge the status quo, effectively assist in implementing change and work seamlessly beside our team to ensure our service is the best it can be! With a fantastic support network and established managers, this is the place to grow your career.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate learning experiences for children in our service
  • Be part of a collaborative teaching environment
  • Manage QuikKids
  • General administrative tasks
  • Supporting with staffing and team management
  • Provide leadership and mentoring support to other Educators
  • Maintain effective communication with the parents throughout the service
  • Regularly monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of programs
  • Create a friendly, secure and stimulating interactive learning environment
  • Ensure a high level of health & safety standards are maintained at all times
  • Support the Service Manager in leading the team and meeting the obligations under the NQS

Who we’re looking for:

  • Hold a Diploma in Children’s Services
  • Experience working as a permanent lead educator and/or 2IC
  • A strong understanding of Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and National Quality Standards (NQS)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Dedication to developing the future of children
  • The enthusiasm to be proactive in implementing curriculum
  • A friendly and energetic demeanour
  • Experience using system such as Qikkids an advantage

WHERE TO FIND US

Our centre welcomes families from surrounding suburbs including Epping, Craigieburn, Mernda and Somerton. We offer a state-of-the-art facility boasting beautifully renovated environments, spacious play areas, and modern educational materials. 

Our aim is to provide a secure and happy environment where children can develop their intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and language skills to become competent and confident individuals. And for you to feel safe knowing that your child is receiving the best possible care.

RESPECT  |  GROWTH AND INNOVATION  |  CONNECTEDNESS  |  INTEGRITY  |  SAFETY