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ABOUT US

The Committee & Staff of Bellbird Pre-school would like to welcome your family to our Centre.

 

Bellbird Pre-school was established in 1987 to cater for children from the areas of Bellbird & Bellbird Heights Paxton, Ellalong, Millfield, Wollombi & Congewai. We are a licensed Community Based Pre-school in a rural & peaceful setting.

 

Our centre offers the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF = belonging, being, becoming) complimented by a relaxed environment, rich in natural resources of flora & fauna for children to explore.

 

We are a Not for Profit organisation, this means every dollar that comes in, is spent on the children and educational program.

 

At Pre-school children have the opportunity to learn through play.

Educators observe children & guide their interactions with each other & the environment to gain educational value from the experiences provided.

 

Educators also observe your children in play and in relation to others, from this we plan for their learning. Your educators plan thoughtful experiences using intentional teaching & incidental spontaneous learning opportunities that occur throughout the day.

 

Children mainly participate in free choice activities where they get to choose from a variety of experiences and choose particular artifacts to facilitate their play during the morning meeting.

 

The program is holistic and learning takes place during every aspect of the day including routine times. Our program develops social/emotional skills, problem solving and risk taking skills, concentration, language and physical skills and nurtures creativity: Children will be offered opportunities to be involved in group projects & we will at times ask for parent input. Above all else we aim for your child to grow in a loving, nurturing, respectful and child centred environment that is exciting, fun and empowering.

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

Nominated Supervisor’s hours:     8.00am to 4:00pm

Educator’s hours:     8.00am to 4:00pm

Children’s hours      8:15am to 4:00pm

 

DAYS OF OPERATION

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday during school terms only

 

NUMBER OF PLACINGS AVAILABLE

Places are available for 150 places (30 each day) for children in full day sessions

MEET OUR TEAM
MICHELLE CHERNIAYEFF

DIRECTOR

EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER

 

I am passionate about my role as an early childhood educator. I have extensive experience in the Reggio Emilia Approach and have travelled to Italy on a journey of learning to expand my knowledge of this exciting and innovative approach to early childhood education.

 

LAUREN
WATSON

EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER

DEGREE

I have just completed my 4 year Degree in Early Childhood Education at University and have been a member of the Bellbird Preschool family for a little while now. I am passionate about childrens play based learning and physical activity. I am dedicated to the growth and development of your child. 

DONNA
BROWN

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR

DIPLOMA

 

I am enthusiastic and dedicated to my role as an early childhood educator. I have a passion for documentation, literacy and technology. I love my role as an integral team member of our beautiful preschool.

JOANNE
ARNOTT

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR

DIPLOMA

 

I am extremely interested in innovation and change. I like to research and implement experiences that challenge the children's thinking and promote a life long love of learning.

LISA 
JURD

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR

CERTIFICATE 3

 

I am an organised and enthusiastic educator who believes in working with families to build strong and individual children with a love for learning. I have particular interests in the outdoor environment and arts and crafts. I look forward to learning alongside your child.

DONNA 
ODGERS

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR

CERTIFICATE 3

 

I'm a dedicated and long term employee of Bellbird Preschool. I have extensive knowledge and experience working with children who need that little bit of extra help. I enjoy developing and implementing Yoga programs with the children each day.

HAYLEY
ENRIGHT

ADMINISTRATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR

I'm an organised team member who loves supporting the staff in their roles and caring for your child. I have strengths in management and love letting kids be kids. I look forward to helping you and your child enrol at the service and build a positive learning 

relationship with your family.

KAREN 
ROE

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR

DIPLOMA

 

I'm particularly interested in sign language and have recently attended training in Auslan. I am dedicated to my role as educator at Bellbird Preschool and look forward to sharing my knowledge with you and your child. 

GINA 
TAYLOR

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR

DIPLOMA

I have run my own family day care for some years and love watching children grow to reach their potential.

TIARA
ROWLAND

TRAINEE

I am currently completing a traineeship in Early Education and Care at Bellbird Preschool.

YVONNE
SNELGROVE

ADMINISTRATION

 

I'm am a long term employee of Bellbird Preschool and have enjoyed seeing the many changes that have occurred over the years. I enjoy supporting the staff with administrative tasks, research and policy development. I am here to help you with enquiries and look forward to assisting you in enrolling your child at our Preschool. 

AUNTY 
MICHELLE

CULTURAL ADVISOR

 

Aunty Michelle comes to spend time with our children one day each week and shares her knowledge with us. She is involved in a range of activities with the children including painting, clay, Aboriginal song and music and our bush tucker garden. 

DANIELLE
LOCKWOOD

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR

DIPLOMA

I hold a diploma in Early Childhood Education and have only recently joined the Bellbird Preschool family on a casual basis. I have loved getting to know the children and families. I look forward to building relationships with all families and children.

CLAUDIA
PORTER

SPEECH THERAPIST

Claudia is from All Areas Speech Pathology and is at our preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays to provide private speech therapy sessions with our children.

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