Essential qualifications, certificates and/or licenses required for this position
- Region’s Best Educator of the year – 2014 & 2015 Excellence in Family Day care Awards
- National Family Day Care Educator of the Year - 2015 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards
- Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
- Diploma of Children’s Services
- Bachelor Early Childhood Teacher in Peru, South America (1996)
- HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
- HLTAID001 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- 21886VIC Asthma Management
- 22099VIC First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis
- Identify and respond to children and young people at risk of harm CHCCHILD401A
- Certificate IV in Assessment and work place training
- Courses: Programming & Documentation; Guiding Children’s Behaviour; Principle into Practice A Holistic Approach; Immunisation; Sun Safety; Conflict Resolution; Programming with the Early Years Learning Framework in Family Day Care; Orientation; Occupational Health and Safety; Unpacking Culture.
My name is Magda and I have been in the early education and care sector for more than 25 years.
I began my career in my early twenties in preschools and kindergartens in Peru South America, before moving to Australia in 2000. I continued working in the industry as an Educator and a nanny while study my degree in Early Childhood.
I began my Family Day Care service when my first son was born in 2006. I am now the proud mum of two boys after my second son was born in 2009.
My service provides the best possible care and education to children in a personalised, small group environment.
I provide a safe and enjoyable learning environment, with engaging activities including arts, crafts, language and literacy, maths, science, nature, sustainability, cooking, music, dance and culture.
I have a particular passion for sharing music with the children and multicultural experiences with them. I enjoy sharing my Peruvian background and culture and the Spanish language with the families and children in my service.
I have been twice nominated Early Childhood Educator of the Year and won the National Family Day Care Educator of the Year award in 2015.
About my service
I provide the children in my care with a secure, fun, caring, nurturing, inclusive and comfortable environment which is rich in nature-based resources.
I believe that all children are resourceful, competent and confident learners, who are capable of contributing positively to our world.
Family input is a strong and important feature of my service, where parents share their children's current interests which is built into and extended upon within our play-based learning program. Over program covers language and literacy, numeracy, science, music, fine and gross motor development, social and emotional skills and cognitive growth. It encompasses experiences and learning opportunities for each child's holistic development.
I incorporate the National Quality Standards, Early Years Learning Framework and the NSW Curriculum Framework into my daily Family Day Care practices and program. I also regularly attend educational training and early childhood conferences.
At Chiquitos Family Day Care, we provide a natural and sustainable environment with many family pets, veggie gardens, chooks and sensory play.
We instil a love of life and a curiousity for our magical world and enjoy many excursions to our local library and community-based events. I also organise an incursion each term for the children's learning and enjoyment, for example, the Young Australia Workshop 'Sharing Culture', a visit from a local dentist, puppet shows etc.
About my facilities
My service is located near Woolooware train station and is conveniently located for parents travelling via train to work.
My service features a large, level grassed yard for the children to enjoy. We make great use of this space for ball games, gardening, balancing & climbing, sand pit play, creative play and riding on toy trikes.
The outdoor environment will vary depending upon our program, the children's interests and areas of focus. The purpose of this space is for the children to remain active, learn vital developmental skills and importantly, have fun. The outdoor space is safe, organised and includes planned activities as well as free time.
The outdoors also features a large covered patio, providing ample shade where the children enjoy meal times together.
The indoor space is situated directly off the patio and devoted solely to Family Day Care. The indoor environment is designed to engage every child in quality experiences where they feel safe and secure, and develop a love of learning and exploration.
The children enjoy the many resources available - books, puzzles, construction, home corner, toy kitchen, musical instruments and many other activities to extend their learning and development. The children love to use the resources to explore their creativity through hands-on, practical play and activities.
"Chiquitos Family Day Care, being small, takes the time to understand the strengths and weaknesses of each child and tailor the day to accommodate development in those areas. Each child is treated as a unique individual and we have been lucky that both our girls have developed a special bond with Magda. I am very proud of my children and their development and behaviour. The time they spend in childcare has a significant impact on how they behave at home and around others. I believe that due to you providing such a caring and nurturing environment, the outcome is all round quality in their behaviour, social and intellectual skills. Magda engages in abundance with the community! She always invite families and extended families to participate in activities. The children are always socialising with other Family Day Care children. There are a lot of extra-curricular activities such as yoga, visits to the fire station and cultural excursions." Vikki.
"Chiquitos Family Day Care provides exceptional childcare services in a loving and caring environment and by giving each child specialised attention and support. Magda is always finding new and exciting ways to educate the children while exploring news places on excursion and collaborating with other local services to bring the best to the children. Chiquitos stands up from other day care services for its beautiful and unique handcrafted portfolios delivered to parents each year giving us the opportunity to sit with our children, read and discuss what they have been doing, learning and exploring. Magda is always looking for ways to go above and beyond for our kids. For these and many more reasons I highly recommend Magda's Family Day Care." Mia.
"Chiquitos Family Day Care delivers a loving and caring environment. Magda spends quality time with each child as a small group. I love the updates with newsletters and reflections inviting families to participate and contribute with open communication. Magda engages with the community through trips to the beach, park etc. This community interaction opens the children's minds and interests in education in different ways. Magda always has new things for each child to create and explore. Magda keeps children thinking 'what are we going to do at Magda's today'." Selissa.
"Magda offers a wide range of activities that engage fine and gross motor skills, and also hosts a variety of activities that involve and allow families to participate. I like her unique approach to educational practice through daily reflections updates. I love Magda's personal touch and one-on-one care. The range of different crafts, activities and excursions keeps our child happy and interested." Kaye.
"Magda provides personalised care with activities which encourage the children's interests and learning through play such as gardening, singing, reading, arts & crafts, cooking , incursions and excursions. The constant activities help Magda to teach the children about the community and different activities for example NAIDOC Week, Space Week, ANZAC Day and Easter." Nikki.
Enquiries can be directed to our admin team on 9710 0466