(07) 3269 1754
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Hi my name is Tannis Blundell,
I am the Centre Manager and Nominated Supervisor at Kids Capers Childcare Sandgate.
I started in childcare in 2009 as an inclusion support worker in NSW. I moved to Queensland in December 2011 and started working for Kids Capers in Febryary 2012 as a float at the North lakes Centre. In January 2016, I took up the opportunity to become the Centre Manager here at Sandgate. In 2010 I competed my Diploma of Children's services.
Since starting in childcare I have discovered that it is a beautiful thing when your career and passion come together. I love every aspect of my role from helping to motivate and guide the team, to helping a child to activate their own natural desire to learn, building strong relationships with our families and connecting with our local community. No two days are the same and I love every minute.
I am passionate about the Early Years Learning Framework and providing a play based program for the children at our centre. I strongly believe that each child is a unique and capable individual that deserves a safe, educational and stimulating environment where they can grow, explore, learn and have fun.
Our centre is truly unique, being adapted inside a heritage listed timber church. We are situated across from the Sandgate foreshore and enjoy ocean views from our inviting natural playspaces.
The original building has been designed to house three separate rooms for each age range where our qualified and passionate Educators provide a play based learning program for your children.
Alongside, we have purpose built rooms that caters for babies and infants from 6 weeks to 15 months with a separate playground.
We run a Government Approved Kindergarten Program with our qualified Teacher for children up to school age. Our program incorporates the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidlines (QKLG) and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and is designed to develop a love of learning and prepare your child for school.
We aim to build strong and lasting relationships with children and their families, and build upon our current connections with our community. So we invite you to call or visit our centre where we can show you around our environments and introduce you to our team of Educators.
Our centre is truly unique, being created inside a heritage listed timber church. We are situated across from the Sandgate foreshore and enjoy ocean views from our playgrounds and nursery. We offer a continuity of this uniqueness of environment through ensuring that we provide natural and sustainable play spaces throughout the Centre and an environment that is truly engaging, and like a second home to our families and Educators.
Our children’s health and safety
We believe children’s health, wellbeing and safety is paramount. We support this belief by providing a homely setting and physical environments that are safe and actively supervised by our Educators. We encourage this further through promoting a healthy lifestyle through provision of program and practice.
We place emphasis on developing strong and meaningful partnerships with our families and community and value the contribution to children’s learning that this brings. We enable a sense of belonging within our Centre and within our community by building relationships which are respectful, reciprocal and promote inclusion.
Our team are qualified, motivated and passionate Educators who are committed to developing nurturing and trusting relationships with our families and children, through being approachable and available to support them. We recognize the individuality and beliefs of each of our Educators and encourage their unique talents and visions in our program. We are committed to ongoing and reflective practice as well as providing our Educators with regular professional development to ensure the provision of the highest quality of education and care.
Our Play Based Learning program
We promote fun, active, play based learning that challenges children to explore, experiment, use trial and error and develop social and emotional capabilities which will see them become happy and active participants in their community. We will encourage their creativity, ideas and decision making with respectful communication, and scaffold their learning to support them in developing a strong sense of identity, uniqueness and a love of lifelong learning.
Updated January 2017
6.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday
For more information on fees and availability please contact us directly or visit the My Child website