Jo Guyatt

Name: Jo Guyatt
Qualification: Certificate III in Early Childhood Education
Service Name: Jo’s Family Day Care
Suburb: Kensington
Service Hours:8:00am -5:00 pm (Monday – Thursday)

I have a certificate 3 in Children’s Services and have over 20 years’ experience working as a Family Day Care educator firstly with Sydney FDC, starting in 1997, and then with Waverley when they combined.  I have a large home which has a general play area and a home corner area inside with direct access to the outdoors.  There is a paved area under shade with a sand pit beside it and a lawn area for slide, obstacle course, balls and gross motor activities. Garden beds and pots provide opportunities for growing herbs and vegetables (with a worm farm and compost to assist).

I will provide a warm, loving safe environment where children  can learn through self-directed play which can be extended through observation.  I will try to instil a respect for diversity, fairness, and respect for each other and their rights and responsibilities in relation to   our community and the wider community.  I am a firm believer in sustainability and use natural materials in play and recycle and reuse everyday day materials, we garden, have a worm farm and compost bin and use green cleaning. I believe children should be happy and have fun in my care while becoming confident and involved learners.