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Hi, my name is Emma Murphy
I am the Support Manager and at Kids Capers Childcare Bald Hills, Clayfield and Northgate. I have my Diploma of children’s services and am currently competing my Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) through the Australian Catholic University.
I have been in the childcare industry since 2008, starting out as an assistant educator at Clayfield and then on to Lead Educator positions with various age groups then into a Centre Manger role and now into a Support Manger Role.
I love every aspect of my position, whether it is guiding my amazing team of Educators, working with the families or building relationships with the children. I am extremely passionate about the Early Years Learning Framework and providing a play-based program for children. I am a strong believer that you must be on the floor of your centre, to know your centre.
Nominated Supervisor and Centre Manager
Hi my name is Jilly Karauti,
I am the Nominated Supervisor for our Northgate Service.
I hold my Diploma in Children Services to effectively be a Leader and I furthered my knowledge by attaining my Diploma in Management.
I have been in the Childcare Industry since moving from New Zealand, this was a career change for me coming from the Travel Industry. I had the opportunity to experience all areas of the industry, having my own children go through the Early Childhood Education Curriculum helped me to form a philosophy that I believe guides my practices which aligns with the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standards.
I believe children are individuals, their family being their first teachers in their early years. My love for children is what inspires me to be so passionate about my role in creating a home away from home environments. This focus enables me to create environments which will captivate all children’s interest, imagination and encourage a strong sense of wellbeing to become confident and involved learners.
I believe children learn through play in their early years, as they have many many structured years of schooling to come.
Having the opportunity to work alongside diverse educators who represent different cultures, languages and traditions is exciting, embedding that connectiveness to all our family’s lifestyles.
I love learning and sharing this journey with you is a highlight of my career.
Facilities & Programs
Completed in early 2016, Kids Capers Childcare Northgate incorporates state of the art design with engaging green spaces. We have used the best of modern technology alongside solar energy, rain harvesting, recycling practices and natural playscapes to create a unique environment for children and their families. All of the rooms open out to spacious verandas and adaptable natural play spaces.
We encourage children to respect their environment by first appreciating all that it has to offer. We support children to safely explore our environments that contains logs, rocks, sand, dirt, grass and gardens. We have 4 playgrounds all offering a different experience that children can freely explore. We view all children as capable and resourceful learners, our environments and curriculums supporting their emerging autonomy.
The centre includes 6 rooms and provides long day care for children from 6 weeks to school age. We also run a Government Approved Kindergarten Program with a qualified Kindergarten Teacher. Our centre is managed by a team of passionate and highly qualified Educators who either hold a Diploma of Early Childhood or are working towards. Our curriculum is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework, Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines and Our Centre Philosophy.
We look forward to meeting you and your family to become a part of the Kids Capers Northgate community.
Kids Capers Northgate is a community that opens its doors to all families and their children. We offer a safe and inclusive environment that is supporting of children’s and family’s needs.
We view all children in the early years as capable and resourceful learners, our programs support their emerging autonomy. We view each child as an individual on their own unique learning journey to be in the moment, belong to a community and become themselves. We encourage children to build positive relationships with others and support peer-to-peer scaffolding.
Our philosophy and values
Care deeply for each child and educators physical and mental health, wellbeing and journey of learning and self-discovery.
Appreciate each child’s unique personality and individual needs to encourage a sense of security and belonging.
Provide a warm and welcoming environment that is safe, engaging and inclusive that allows each child to be in the moment, to belong to a community and to become themselves.
Encourage each child’s agency and natural sense of curiosity - to observe, experiment and explore.
Recognise, respect and value our team, our families, and all children in our care.
Support each child to be in the moment, to belong and connect to community.
Our philosophy was established in collaboration with families, educators, the children and management.
6.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday