Monday and Wednesday 8.30-3.30, Tuesday 8.30-4pm; Thursday-Friday 8-4pm
Due to complete a Bachelor of Early Childhood (0-8 yrs) in 2019, Aaron enjoys learning and researching throughout the field of Early Childhood Education. Aaron views each child as an individual and endeavours to support and encourage their learning and development by following their interests and collaborating with families. Aaron has a prodigious love of music, plants and fish.
I believe key educator relationships and the circle of security form the foundation for developing secure attachments and healthy, supportive relationships with children. I believe each child develops at their own pace and that it is through loving, warm and nurturing relationships with educators’ young children are able to develop social, emotionally and cognitively.
Children’s early years contain crucial stages of their development. In line with the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), I believe all children have a strong sense of identity (Outcome 1), are connected to and contribute to their world (Outcome 2), have a strong sense of wellbeing (Outcome 3), are confident and involved learners (Outcome 4) and are effective communicators (Outcome 5). I view children as having agency and active and inquiring minds (Nolan & Raban, 2015) in which capabilities occur individually (Berk, 2013). Educators have the obligation to recognize and support children according to their current stage of development (DEEWR, 2009).
Family partnerships are important in all aspects of Early Childhood Education and Care (ACECQA, 2011). With the recognition that families know their child best and are their greatest influence in early life, I believe in having a welcoming, trusting, culturally sensitive environment where all families are respected and entitled to share goals, make decisions, form daily routines and have an input into programming and planning (DEEWR, 2009).
My personal pedagogy is grounded in the practices of the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standards. I believe in having a holistic approach to every child’s learning, focusing on social, emotional, spiritual, physical and cognitive aspects of their development. Every child’s interests and needs should be taken into consideration, planned for appropriately, put into action, then reflected upon and evaluated. I believe in an environment which is designed and maintained in a way that is respective of children’s diverse abilities and that facilitates learning and development for all individuals.