Hi my names Mikaela, I’m located in Norman Gardens, Rockhampton. I’ve been in the childcare industry since 2009. I began working as a school based trainee in a limited hours childcare centre whilst completing my cert3 in children’s services. I then spent time working in the nursery in a larger childcare centre whilst I completed my Diploma. In 2014 I decided to start up family daycare as I wanted to provide a fun learning area for children of all ages. I now have a 5 month old little boy and I love that I am able to spend time with my family whilst also providing quality care to others.
Children in my care learn through play, intentional teaching and spontaneous experiences. Children are encouraged to explore the world around them through exposure to natural materials, resources and sustainable practices. They are given opportunities to problem solve, build relationships, create art, role play, socialise, experiment and take risks.
I love being a family daycare educator not only because I help shape a childs development through learning but also because of the lovely relationships formed between myself, the children and parents/guardians.