At Little Footprints Christian Childcare our philosophy is-
â€œWe donâ€™t care how much you know, until we know how much you careâ€.
We believe that God has gifted certain people with the gift of teaching and the love to work with children. Being an excellent staff starts from the heart and stems from there. Therefore, we take recruitment very seriously. Our team is comprised of talented, and experienced educators, as well as many Sunday school teachers with a true passion and heart for children. As a team we work together to achieve our common vision for a Christ centred, and nurturing, educational environment.
â€œHi. My name is Julima Lagunero. I have been working in Little Footprints Casula since 2013. Over those years, I have gained extensive experience in facilitating learning for all children in different age ranges. Currently, I hold the role as the centre Director and I work very closely with my mentors Jackie and Danielle ensuring that all the quality areas are being met up to the highest standards. I am very passionate in teaching children as it fascinates me to see them grow and develop. This strong interest had led me to take up a Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Childrenâ€™s Education and Care, graduating with high distinctions. I am so blessed to be able to put all my theoretical knowledge into practice. I am so excited to be a part of a Christian childcare. Knowing that apart from teaching the children all the fundamental learning areas; having the chance to help children know more about our God will be the most rewarding part of my life’s journey.â€
Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood/Centre Director of Little Footprints Christian Childcare Casula
Hi my name is Michelle. My family and I are the owners of Little Footprints Christian Childcare Centre. I currently hold a Diploma in Children Services and have been working at our Riverwood Centre since 2007. Over the years I have held various roles in both our centres and have been in charge of the preschool rooms, program development, observations and food preparation. I am currently the Centre Director at our Riverwood centre.
I love children and feel passionately about helping them learn about Jesus, grow and meet their full potential. I work closely with Jackie and Danielle to ensure that our centres are running smoothly and at a standard of excellence. There is nothing more exciting for me than caring for the children in our centres and providing fun educational activities for them each day and opportunities to learn about our amazing Creator.
Diploma in Children’s Services- Owner/Centre Director of Little Footprints Christian Childcare Riverwood
Hello, Iâ€™m Danielle and I am one of the owners of Little Footprints Christian Centre. I launched my Early Childhood career straight out of high school. I began working at Little Footprints Riverwood Centre in 2006 on a part time basis while studying at University to attain my Degree in Early Childhood as well as my Masters in Education (0-5 years). I have worked as a room leader for several years â€“ helping children learn, develop and grow in order to prepare them for life ahead. In 2011 I worked as Director in both our Casula and Riverwood Centre, and stayed in that role for 6 years. I currently work with Jackie, behind the scenes to offer support to our centre Directors and ensure the centres are running at a high standard.
Being a mother myself I have a passion for ensuring children are receiving the highest quality care and education, and that children are given many opportunities to learn about the loving God that we have. I believe setting a biblical foundation is crucial and starts in the early years of life.
Masters in Education (0-5 years)- Owner of Little Footprints Christian Centres
Hi my name is Jackie, and I am one of the owners of Little Footprints Christian Centre. I have always had a passion to educate children and influence their learning. In 2006 I graduated with a Bachelor degree in Education, Early Childhood. I subsequently founded Little Footprints Riverwood Centre together with my family. For five years I held the role of Director and Early Childhood teacher in our Riverwood Centre. In 2011 we opened Little Footprints Casula. At this time I Directed the Casula Centre and remained in this role for three years.
Currently I have the pleasure of overlooking our two vibrant and growing Christian Centres. My main focus is to ensure that both centres are operating at a standard of excellence giving glory to God. I work behind the scenes to ensure that our curriculum, staff training, technology and facilities are continuously improved in line with the latest research. I also provide strong levels of support to our Centre Directors in all areas of the service. I take this role very seriously as I am a mother myself and would only offer a service of excellence that I would want for my children also.
Bachelor of Education, Early Childhood- Owner of Little Footprints Christian Centre