Lead Educator in Bilby's (0-2 years)
Hi. My name is Yasmine. I am a Diploma qualified early years teacher of 15 years. I completed my qualifications in the UK before moving to Australia in 2006 with my husband and at the time, 3 boys.
I look at children as individuals with their own unique personalities and therefore have their own strengths, interests, abilities and needs, which is why I strive to take the time to get to know each child very well, allowing me to give them the unique understanding, love and support needed, giving them the best start in life. I believe children learn and grow best through play, feeling safe and loved. This is key to their learning and development and so this is how I work with my children in my care; play, love and nurturing, giving children a sense of security and belonging, feeling loved and cared for as an individual little person.
Some theorists that I take my practices in my early years teaching from:
Albert Bandura: Children learn by modelling. Since children learn by modelling, parents and caregivers must provide good examples. Play contributes to children’s abilities in problem solving, behaviour options and logical reasoning.
Piaget: Educator’s nurturance (comfort, teaching and play) for the individual child’s stage of thinking.
Maria Montessori: Children learn best by using their senses and pursuing their interests, rather than forcing them to learn what is expected. Children have innate skills and talents.
Erick Erickson: Tune into children’s interests and skill levels and offer just enough help to support them in doing things themselves. Provide a variety of play experiences so children can explore and choose what they want to do.