Miranda - Elena

Days of Operation:Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 

Hours of Operation:8am-5pm

Phone:9710 0466


Current Vacancies: No vacancies

About Elena


Essential qualifications, certificates and/or licenses required for this position

  • Region’s Best Family Day Care Educator – 2013 & 2017 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards
  • Certificate III – Children's Services (2008)
  • Overseas diploma of Primary school teacher as comparable to an Australian Bachelor Degree (1997)
  • MGU Certificate of Teaching Russian as a foreign language for child (2015)
  • NSW Certificate in Language Teaching (2016)
  • Senior First Aid, Emergency Asthma and Anaphylaxis Management

Facebook: @cleverstepsmiranda

Website:  www.cleversteps.org

I was born in Moscow Russia and moved to Australia in 2006. I have three children: eldest son Pavel and daughters Anna and Diana.

I am a very creative person. My passions include knitting, painting, cooking, drama and singing. I enjoy teaching the children about these concepts and constantly update my own skills through training.

I have been a part of the Sutherland Shire Council Family Day Care Scheme since May 2010. I have 17 years experience working with children as a primary school teacher (overseas), a teacher at a Russian Community School, language tutor, facilitator of Playgroup and leader of Community Activity Group.

About my service

  • Well qualified and experienced educator
  • Bilingual environment (English, Russian)
  • Nappies, bed linens and blankets, towels etc. provided
  • Excursions to the library, play sessions to other Family Day Care environments and parks every week.
  • Extra curriculum excursions
  • Program consists of benefits of Australian Early Years Learning Framework and Russian Preschool curriculum and is based on the individual child’s interests and needs.

About my facilities

The children in my service enjoy a light-filled indoor play area, ideal for engaging in experiences such as group time, craft, reading, felt board stories, dramatic play, manipulative experiences and much more. The room is well lit, and heated or cooled to maintain a comfortable room temperature at all times. The children sleep in cots and beds with waterproof mattresses. 

The service also offers a covered outdoor area, ideal for craft and messy play during inclement weather. The large backyard is a haven for natural exploration, complete with a sandpit, cubbyhouse, chairs and tables for reading and play, a slide and ride on toys to enjoy around the garden's pathways. We spend lots of time exploring in the backyard, engaging in many sensory and physical experiences. There is convenient, non-restricted parking along the front of the service. My facility is set in a quiet suburban street, yet easily accessible from a main road. 


Several parents recently expressed their appreciation for Elena's service: 

"Like most parents the decision to place my child in care was a big one, however, upon meeting Elena my mind was eased. My eldest child (now 3) began care with Elena when he was 6  months old and while he now attends long day care,  I knew when I had my second baby (now 20 months) that I would only feel comfortable if he was with Elena also and so he started when he was 5 months old. Elena is wonderful with children! Her disposition is calm, controlled and gentle. She enjoys forming relationships with the children she cares for and accommodates their unique and individual needs. She grows with them and follows their interests, often forming learning opportunities for them from this. Each of my children have formed a very special bond with Elena and have thrived in her care. I have no hesitation recommending her to anyone looking for an Educator that will nourish their child's needs and focus on building a trusting and loving relationship with their child. My youngest now runs out the door to go to daycare and strides into Elena's as though he owns the place, evidence of how comfortable he is there. Elena is trustworthy, balanced and passionate and her large backyard and resident bunny rabbits are a bonus!" Kate. 

"Elena has been providing a caring and nurturing environment for my son since 2014 . She is very sensitive to the needs of each child and provides the very best in care, positive health and education and an engaging curriculum.  It's not easy leaving your child at childcare, but Elena makes it very easy.  It’s a great sense of relief knowing your child is well cared for and well taught. Elena treats each child as an individual and helps them reach their full potential. She is creative, enthusiastic and warm. She goes above and beyond in her efforts to educate children and prepare them well for school. This includes academic activities, learning letters and numbers, fine motor activities and own name writing, drawing, painting, puppets theatre, dress up, singing, health and safety activities (i.e. crossing the road, washing hands before meals), learning about science, planting and growing vegetables, cooking and many cultural activities and excursions.  My son always have enjoyed attending and often did not want to leave there to go home. It’s a family, loving Day Care that fosters growth. Thank you for everything, Elena!" Julia. 

"As a parent, there is nothing better than knowing your child is safe and in good hands. My daughter has been attending Family Day Care for three years and I have always been happy about the level of care and attention she received there. Needless to say, that she is dropped off and picked up with a smile on her face. Elena has an excellent preschool program and good range of activities giving my daughter an opportunity to experience that learning is fun at an early age. The Educator showed a genuine enthusiasm for her role, and the impact that she has made on our daughter is wonderful. She is developing so well and we really do credit much of that to the great care and attention that receives in Family Day Care. We have no hesitation in recommending 'Karapuz' Family Day Care to any parent or carer considering enrolling their child here." Katrina. 

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