Sometimes it is easy to overlook the amazing work early childhood educators and teachers do in guiding and educating children every day. It is important to show recognition for the important work they do to shape the future leaders of our world. “Educator of the Month” is a way of showing appreciation for their passion, knowledge, and enthusiasm. To recognise their achievements, their strengths and the challenges they overcome as a result of dedication, perseverance and team collaboration.
How do we select the Early Childhood Educator of the month?
We encourage families, children, and educators to be involved in the selection process of Educator of the Month. Through involving everyone in the process it provides opportunities for families to voice their appreciation for the Educators and also allows the children to have a voice and thank their Educators who they love and admire immensely.
Our Educator of the Month is Miss Sarah
Sarah has over 5 years of experience working in Early Years Education. She is from beautiful Cork in Ireland where she started a Commerce Degree and then decided she was more passionate about working with children especially in their early years! She obtained her Bachelor of Early Years and Childhood degree, the equivalent to the Australian Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching (ECT).
After completing her education, Sarah worked 3 years as an Early Childhood Educator in Ireland, before moving down under to Australia.
Sarah started working for Kids Club Surry Hills in March as Lead Educator for our toddlers.
“I love the Ocean Room as this is my favourite age group to work with. I love this time of children’s development, they are showing their personalities and gaining confidence. The Ocean Room team are a great team to work and every day is exciting.”
Sarah sees all children as explorers and she loves helping them to gain experiences which encourage them to look at their world in different ways. Her dedication is obvious and appreciated by both our parents and her team:
“I love working alonside Sarah and I am learning a lot from her. She is very passionate about early education.” Says Taylor, one of the Educators from the Ocean Room.
Leanne, Kids Club Elizabeth Street Centre Director nominated Sarah as our Educator of the Month:
“It is with great pleasure I nominate Sarah. She recently joined our Elizabeth street team, distinguishing herself with a large and continuing passion and drive to create an environment that not only caters children’s interest and need but also scaffolds their learning. Taking on a leadership role in the ocean room and overall in the service as the educational leader driving our curriculum across the whole service.”
What do you think about Kids Club?
‘Kids Club Elizabeth street has amazing facilities that I have never seen anywhere before. But what I appreciate the most is the communication between the whole team. We have a very good team of leaders and educators, always ready to help and we all work towards giving the children the best start in their life!
With the other room leaders, we exchange resources and ideas about activities so the children are always engaged and having fun.
I love to work on our Room program. It is based on child observation. We select 3 topics out of the children’s current interests to cover 3 weeks of activities. But of course, we adapt it: if they lose interest, we offer another topic or prolong if they want to keep discovering and playing around, like with the Dinosaurs for example!”
What is your favorite moment?
“My favourite moment of the day is our morning group time where we greet everyone by singing our Hello song. We sing this together to welcome everyone including new children, the staff and any parents who want to join us. We discuss what we would like to do for the day ahead. This is a time where we listen to each other and work as a community which I enjoy”.
Miss Sarah’s favourite quote is:
“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you”
Welcome Sarah to the Kids Club Team!
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Kids Club Childcare is known for having the most beautiful Early Childhood Education centres in Sydney. View a virtual tour here. We believe the best start to your child’s future begins at Kids Club. A statement based on our commitment and practices in (4) key areas: Child-Led Learning, Stimulating Environments, Healthy Nutrition and Experienced Educators.
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We love hearing what our Kids Club Community has to share about our wonderful Educators. If you would like to share your experience with one of our Kids Club Educators, please do so and we will count your feedback towards the next months Featured Educator.