(07) 3269 1754
(07) 3869 1671
Hi my name is Tammy Lockyer,
I am the Centre Manager at our unique Sandgate service.
I have been in the Education and Care industry for over ten years and have a vast array of experience. I have taught in Primary schools, run Kindy Programs and have been in Management roles within the Early Childhood sector.
As an Educator, I hold my Bachelor of Education. I believe that all children deserve to experience a variety of learning opportunities, developing a healthy sense of exploration and wonder. As a Manager, I believe it is my role to ensure that all of the Educators in my Service are creating meaningful learning provocations and collaborating with our children and families to ensure that all children feel safe, supported and connected to their community.
I value parent and community input and we are working towards creating a holistic approach to our program, encompassing mind, body and spirit. We are promoting the wellness of each child and are embedding an approach that embraces and emphasises the importance of our environment.
Our centre has been adapted inside a heritage listed church. 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.
Alongside, we have purpose built Nursery that caters for infants from 6 weeks to 15 months.
We provide a Government Approved Kindergarten Program for children up to school age. Our program incorporates the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidlines (QKLG) and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). This 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