My name is Emma Broxham and I have been a Family Daycare Educator since 2012. I live on a small little acreage with my husband and two children and our large family of pets.
I have strong, fond memories of my own childhood, “just being in nature and allowed to take calculated risks”. I want to give that to my own children and those I care for. I feel very strongly about this as an educator and feel it of the upmost importance.
I believe it’s very important for children to choose what they want to engage in and play with, when and for how long. I have grand expectations – reassuring, supporting and challenging children’s learning daily.
I believe in leaving children to ‘just be’ – respecting their timing and paces. I value childhood as an important part of life, recognising the security in belonging and the excitement in becoming, responsiveness to children’s rights, ideas, interests, strengths and culture.
I feel that I offer rich environments offering exciting possibilities and filled with wonder and curiosity, I offer flexible routines and structures where needed, both outdoor and indoor which support play and learning. I believe that I have aesthetically pleasing environments with spaces that motivate and stimulate investigation and exploration and result in a sense of security and wellbeing by all involved in my day care.
I love that I can offer children what I feel is the best of both worlds. That small Family Day Care loving, nurturing environment with their close friends and then, excursions into the community that offers the children to be able to feel connected and contribute to their worlds. Having a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of their reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation.