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LITTLE EXPLORERS

BLUE LAB Family Day Care MIDVALE

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Meet Helen

Hello, my name is Helen and welcome to my web page about the Blue Lab Family Care service in Midvale, called Little Explorers. A little bit about me. I am a mother, experienced child care educator, and have over 35 years experience working with children and adults within the areas of child care, respite, aged care, mental health, direct care and welfare work. I am currently studying for a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Blue Lab Scheme and I look forward to being part of your child’s journey.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Early Childhood (working towards)
  • 2001 Bachelor of Arts – Edith Cowan University Perth WA
    • Major Studies – Psychology
    • Minor Studies – Family and Children Studies
  • 1986 Early Childhood Studies – Riverside Comm. College USA
    • Studies: Early Childhood Studies 1
    • Child Development
    • Adult / Child Interaction
  • HLTAID001 Provide CPR

  • HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support 

  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid

  • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

  • Level 1 – 2017 Legal & Practical Response to Child Abuse – Family Day Care (WA)

  • 2018 Working with Children Card Holder
  • 1992 Family Day Care Certificate -WA Nanny Training College Perth  
  • 1984 State Certified Nurse Assistant Certificate -California USA 
  • Safe Infant Sleeping

  • I’m alert Food Safety

  • BLUE LAB Induction Training

    • Obligations and expectations of Family Day Care educators
    • The Education and Care Services National Regulations and Laws
    • National Quality Framework/National Quality Standards/National Learning Framework
    • BLUE LAB Policies and procedures
    • Children’s curriculum and planning cycle
    • Reggio Emilia Approach
    • Playing with loose parts
 

Know how well do we do

A top-notch service for you!


In late 2017, BLUE LAB went through the NQS rating process by the Education and Care Regulatory Unit.

The rating measures the quality of any Early Childhood Service in Australia. It examines seven areas and scores them within a four-scale system: Needs improvement, Working Towards, Meeting, and Exceeding what is expected.

BLUE LAB has scored 5 Meeting and 2 Exceeding. These last ones were in Relationship with Children and Collaborative with Families, where it really matters.

But how good is our score? Is just good… or really good? 

Philosophy

I have long believed in the “it takes a village to raise a child” philosophy because many people and many environments will play a pivotal role in your child’s development! As part of your child’s journey my aim is to provide the best quality early childhood educational care environment for your child while respecting YOU are their first and most important teacher.

As a parent my philosophy was always been to create a strong foundation for my child to grow and develop while providing the best role model with the aim to build resiliency and a strong self esteem for adulthood. Child studies have shown that brain development happens at a rapid pace in the first 5- 7 years of a young person’s life and I believe that child raising needs to be purposeful, holistic, and developmentally focused with many, many opportunities for children to test their new world in safe, nurturing environment.

As a child educator my philosophy has always been to provide children with a safe, nurturing environment that supports child directed opportunities to explore, learn, and develop in their own unique way.

With these philosophies in mind, at Little Explorers Blue Lab Midvale you can be reassured that the teaching environment is rich with play based opportunities that allow your child to explore, create, and learn while nurturing their natural curiosity, cultivating their unique particular interests, and encouraging individual growth.

Experience

I have an extensive background working with children both here in Australia and in California (USA). I ran my own family day care service in the past for 5 years here in WA and previously worked as a preschool teacher in California (USA). In addition, I have worked as a nurse assistant at Lady Lawley Children’s Respite Services WA, providing care and developmental support a nurse assistant and worked as a disability liaison worker, providing care and support to children and their families.

I volunteered for the WA Health Department as health promotion assistant providing health information to child care centers, child health clinics and community allied health departments, plus volunteered with animal care awareness groups.

Some months ago I start again in the FDC sector, commencing as an assistant educator with BLUE LAB in one of their FDC.

 

We are SunSmart!

WE FOLLOW A SUNSMART POLICY TO REDUCE UV DAMAGE FOR BOTH CHILDREN AND STAFF

Meet the House

Healthy meal supporters!

WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

 

Vacancies

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Tue

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Wed

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Thu

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Fri

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  • The described availability only refers to regular vacancies for kids between 0-5 years.
  • Please consult the Educator for before/after school, weekend, holidays or overnight care.

Fees

Casual Care

$17.20

Per Hour (Standard Hours)
  • $22.20 For Non-Standard Hours
  • Availability confirmation the previous day
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School Holidays

$111

Per Day
  • Standard Hours Only
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Standard Hours: 7.30 am Till 5.30 pm | Non-Standard Hours: 5.30 pm Till 7.30 am

Tons of Resources!

ORGANISED BY CORNERS TO BOOST FREE PLAY AND CREATIVITY

Other Features & Policies

Vacation Care

We open on holidays!

Vaccination Policy

Helen runs a FDC for children up to date with vaccinations

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Pet Policy

Some rabbits live in this house within their own space

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Tracking Website

Follow your child’s activity and routines in our website

 

Free Trial Session!

NOT SURE HOW THINGS WILL FIT IN?
COME AND SEE FOR YOURSELF!

Book your Free Trial Session
 
Would you like to know more about us?
Download our Parent Handbook to know all the facts and help you to choose BLUE LAB as your Family Day Care Service!
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Are you interested?

Please feel free to send us a message to book an appointment, ask for availabilities, share an idea or raise a question. We’ll reply as soon as possible.

If you’d like to speak with us, call us at 0410 564 633

We are at Midvale, WA 6056.

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