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Family Day Care is nurturing, safe and fun. With only four children in care in the Educator's own home, it mirrors the warmth and security of a family environment.

About Sofia

I have been fortunate to work in early education and care for 20 years. My experience includes preschools, early education centres and in-house private care.

Miss Sofia's Family Day Care opened in late 2020.

It is rewarding to work with young children every day. I am passionate about supporting their development during their important formative years. I promote each child's love of learning and foster their natural curiosity.

I develop strong connections with the children and families in my service. Partnering with parents on their child's journey is key. We connect and share their child's interests, milestones, routines and tailored learning program.

Above all, I ensure that every child feels happy, comfortable and has a strong sense of belonging in care.

Educator Sofia

Qualifications and training

  • Diploma of Children’s Services (Early Childhood Education & Care)
  • Certificate III in Children's Services
  • Senior First Aid
  • Statement of attainment in ‘Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at Risk of Harm’
  • Emergency asthma management
  • First aid management of Anaphylaxis

About my service

My service follows the Early Years Learning Framework. This is the only Australian government-approved framework for children under school age.

Our curriculum is play-based. It reflects each parent's learning goals for their child, the children's own interests and their developmental milestones.

Our environment is inclusive, happy and fun. The children enjoy:

  • literacy and stories
  • dancing, music, songs and rhyme
  • arts & crafts
  • nature play
  • dramatic and creative play
  • sensory play
  • puzzles and games
  • construction/deconstruction play
  • outdoor play and physical movement
  • cultural experiences

The children’s daily activities promote their development in these areas:

  • language
  • cognitive growth
  • pre literacy and numeracy
  • gross and fine motor skills
  • social skills learning
  • emotional development

About my facilities

Miss Sofia’s Family Day Care is located close to Sylvania Heights Public School. We are only a minute's drive off the Princes Highway.

My service features a dedicated Family Day Care zone connected to my home.

Our large indoor space is modern, bright and light-filled.

Indoors, we offer many educational resources and 'learning centres'. The children especially love our home corner, construction zone and pretend play spaces. Resources change to reflect the children's interests and stages of development.

It is air conditioned for the children's comfort when playing and sleeping. Our rest/sleep area is within the Family Day Care indoor zone.

Testimonials

"Sofia is a loving, caring, kind, trustworthy and compassionate teacher. My three children adore her. She is full of energy, happy and positive and this resonates through to my children too."

"Our three young children have loved being cared for by Sofia over the years. She has provided exceptional care, attention and love to our kids. They are always happy and tired at the end of the day, which is bliss for us! With Sofia's help, our children have grown in confidence and independence."

“Sofia provides stimulating and developmentally-appropriate activities for our son each day. He loves her very much!"