philosophy
Philosophy

We understand that every child is unique and that they have a right to feel safe, valued, cared for, happy and encouraged. The Bright Sparks team respects and values the unique differences in each child with regard to personality, ability, gender, race, origin, and religious beliefs. We strive to provide a positive and stimulating program that is rich in learning experiences, multiculturalism and anti-bias that fosters growth and development.  The curriculum reflects our local community events and the cultural diversity of the broader community.

We encourage parents to share their knowledge, talents, dreams and expectations about their child so that we can effectively deliver to those needs. We always involve families in meaningful ways and invite parents to participate in the program in any way that they feel comfortable.

Our Team

We have a team of professional educators, who are dedicated to the well-being and learning of the children in their care. The role of educators is to provide developmentally appropriate resources and activities to extend the children’s interests and challenge their abilities. They encourage the children to explore the environment freely, allow them to work independently and promote problem solving and risk taking. They interact with the children in a way that encourages the child’s self-esteem, positive behaviours and growth across all developmental areas.

Educators acknowledge that all children’s work is valued and adheres to providing opportunities with the process involved being the most important aspect and not the finished product. Educators realise the importance of being clear, consistent, positive and firm and establish simple rules and limits with the children in respect to appropriate behaviours. We ensure that all educators work together as a team sharing their observations, ideas and experiences.

 

 

 

 

Meet Our Amazing Team Of Educators
Cath
Cath

Support Staff

Joanne
Joanne

Certificate III in Children’s Services

Samantha
Samantha

Certificate III in in Early Childhood Education and Care

Brendon (Barney)
Brendon (Barney)

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

Helen

Certificate III in Children’s Services

Maureen
Maureen

Diploma in Children’s Services

Lee

Certificate III in Children’s Services

Maria
Maria

Certificate III in Children’s Services

Simone
Simone

Certificate III in Children’s Services (currently studying for diploma)

Sarah
Sarah

Bachelor of Teaching

Lisa

Educational Leader – Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood).

Nutrition

At Bright Sparks we believe that good nutrition is essential to healthy living and enables children to be active participants in play and leisure. It is our policy to encourage children to eat a healthy, balanced diet that is low in fat, sugar, artificial colours and flavours and high in fibre. We follow the NSW Health’s “Munch & Move” healthy eating and “Fundamental Movement Skills” physical activity guidelines

As part of the program we like to provide opportunities for children to experience a range of healthy foods (subject to availability), cooking, multicultural food and sharing special occasion foods. We provide opportunities for learning about food choices. Children are encouraged to try foods that have been grown in the Centre’s vegetable garden.

 

Morning Tea & Afternoon Tea is provided for each child at the Centre (parents provide lunch). This will vary each day but will always consist of a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables. After fruit is served, children are offered a selection of rice crackers and plain crackers and cheese.

  • Morning Tea (10:00am – 10:30am)
  • Lunch (12:30pm – 1:00pm)
  • Afternoon Tea (4:00pm – 4:30pm)

Children need to bring their own packed lunch with a water bottle. A sandwich with some fruit and yoghurt is often enough for children of this age. It is not a good idea to send too many choices.

  • Water is provided at various times throughout the day
  • Special dietary requirements are catered for
  • We are a nut free Centre

Bright Sparks Child Development Centre