Arlene Courland

Name: Arlene Courland

Location- North Bondi

Days and hours of operation:

  • Monday, 8am - 4pm
  • Tuesday, 8am - 4pm
  • Wednesday, 8am - 4pm

Maximum number of children- 4

Ages of children-1-5 years

I have a Bachelor Degree in Education, with 32 years of teaching experience, working predominantly with infants. I also spent five years working in the special needs department. I am able to implement various methodologies in order to maximise childrens’ learning. I have a free standing home with no pets or pool. The children have their own room which leads directly onto a large covered deck and grassed area. There is also a separate sleeping area.

My relationship with the children is based on trust, respect and love. I am committed to nurturing children, so they feel safe, confident and valued. My open-door policy promotes close contact with parents. This ensures that we establish a partnership which is essential in the optimal development of your children.

I believe in a stimulating play-based, open learning environment, encouraging active engagement, exploration and curiosity. It is important that children develop holistically- cognitively, physically, emotionally, and socially. I strongly value the importance of children learning to co-operate with each other, to respect the rights of others and to learn to empathise with their peers.We embrace cultural diversity and encourage families to share their traditions and experiences. I promote a sense of community and of belonging to a family.