Sian is a local mum of four with over 22 years’ experience of working in early years education and childcare. Last year, after welcoming her twins to the family, she opened up her own day care centre with a unique approach. All Day Long Childcare and Education is a proudly independent, family owned centre, who are passionate about having extensively trained, qualified and experienced educators throughout.
Understanding the need for quality early education for all children Sian has strived throughout the years to continuously progress her knowledge through both formal and informal training courses. She did not stop once she had her Batchelor but went on to complete her Masters and then Forest school leadership training to specialise in the programs, education and approach which her centre offers.
Having four children with a range of additional needs Sian understands the importance that quality education and an inclusive environment which supports all learning types has on the impact of children’s outcomes but now and later on in life. This experience also supports a warm, empathetic and supportive environment for families and children which supports all become informed global citizens.
The centre has been thoughtfully designed to promote learning environments to enhance a child-guided approach, which allows children a holistic way to immerse themselves into their own learning journeys. It is through this approach that the passionate and carefully selected educators support children to develop a wide range of realistic and in-depth knowledge of their rights, life skills and connecting to their world.
All Day Long’s unique philosophy incorporates an open-ended approach to learning, where children have access to a range of natural, organic and loose parts approach to engage with. This style of education allows children to not only guide their own learning but also engage in a unique program which they would not have elsewhere. It is a program which blends a range of theorists, pedagogical practices and unique resources to offer an enhanced, positive, inclusive and sustainable learning opportunity to support children’s development and knowledge.
Sian believes that through embedding realistic and practical sustainable principles, the centre can think carefully about how they reduce their impact on the world, and support and embed lifelong skills for children to carry with them into the future. With this being in the fore mind of the educators, they utilise this opportunity to connect, acknowledge and thank the tradition owners of the land, and the importance of caring for it, whilst living and learning on Wadawurrung land.
Sian believes whether on a tour, enrolling or collecting your children comprehensive information must be shared about the program, rooms and children’s days. Understanding that parents are the most important and influential teachers in each child’s life, the relationship which we form with each parent and family is as important as the relationship we build with the child. These relationships are ones we build and connect with everyone, so whether you are enrolling or just popping in for one of their community-based playgroups, all our educators will make you feel at home within All Day Long.
All Day Long Childcare and Education do not just stop there however they ensure that all children from birth get the same opportunities of learning and connecting to the land. Children of all ages are offered and have the opportunity to take part in bush adventures and cooking program.
If you think this could not get any better, they also off a vacation care program for children to utilise after graduating to school. Sian understands that when children start schools or if you have children of mixed ages, it can be problematic to organise the holidays. Sian also understands the importance of utilising holidays as a family rather than covering school holiday days. Through the vacation care program, we ensure that children have a fun, engaging yet educational based program, where STEM project-based programming are excitedly engaged with which is programmed for by a qualified and registered teacher.
This mum is passionate about offering outstanding education and care to the community. Sian also hopes to continue building upon her community-based inspiration, such as the playgroup room and her family library for parents to borrow, swap and donate to. Sian not only believes in her unique program as being of the highest quality around but inspires and mentors’ others who share this vision in providing the best possible education and care to all children and families within the local area. It is this passion which supports her ability to offer flexibility and personalise programs to all children and families who become part of the All Dy Long family.
If you would like to know more, or find out how to become part of the independent All Day Long family, call them, message and book in a tour today.
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