Davina De Fonseka
Hi, my name is Davina de Fonseka and I love being part of the Little Feet Early Learning Family.
I began my career in Early Childhood when I moved to Australia from Ireland. I completed my Diploma in Early Childhood Education and my practice focuses on children as active, competent and capable individuals. I am passionate about children’s rights and base my principles on the United Nations Rights of Child.
I am currently studying psychology and hope in time, to focus on child psychology so I can continue to support children and families in early childhood as well broaden my knowledge of early child pedagogy. My intent is to provide high quality education and care and provide opportunities for learning for children.
I’ve worked as a room leader in the Toddler Room which highlighted the importance of deep listening and understanding the bigger picture, which developed my passion for documentation and critical reflection.
I have been working as a Centre Director since 2018 and joined the Little Feet Family in 2020. I am looking forward to meeting everyone and working together!
Hello, my name is Keeley. I’m from the UK and came to Australia to study early childhood development. I believe that children should be able to grow and develop at their own pace and each child has a different way of learning.
My goal as an early childhood educator is to provide a safe, secure and comfortable environment so children will love and enjoy learning.
My name is Ciara and I’m originally from Ireland. In 2014, I graduated with an Honours bachelor’s degree in Early Years and Childhood studies from University College Cork. I like to incorporate music, dance, exercise and free play into our school day. I think it is important to allow children to express themselves. I like to observe the children’s development and to help them reach their potential. I am loving this new chapter in my life, working within the Little Feet family and getting to know the children and having some fun in the classroom.
Preschool Room Leader
After graduating from Bedford College Glebe in with a diploma in Early Childhood Education, I decided to extend my studies. In 2016, I was accepted into the University of Notre Dame where I began my bachelor’s degree in Primary Education. Whilst studying I came to the realisation that I truly missed working in an early childhood environment and so I deferred my studies and got right back into doing what I love!
I received an amazing job opportunity at Little Feet Early Learning and Childcare where I have been since 2015!
I have now gone back to studying part-time as well as being the preschool room leader, to complete my ECT.
Toddler Room Leader
I joined the Little Feet team in 2015 and what an amazing adventure it has been. I am currently the toddler room leader and my passion for educating children continues to grow every day. Being able to watch the children develop, knowing that I have had a big part in that, gives me such joy and happiness.
As the toddler room leader, I strongly believe that the environment plays a huge role when it comes to children’s learning
Through creative set-ups, it helps me to understand my children more and allows me to find out their interests and extend them to further develop their knowledge.
Tiny Tots Room Leader
I hold a Diploma in Early childhood and Education. I originally started my work overseas in England where I was able to further my knowledge of all ages from newborns to preschool age. I moved to Australia where I have been able to continue to grow as an educator and witness all the children in my care grow with me.
My beliefs in teaching are simple but to me the most effective. I believe that for the children to learn to the best they can, they need to have FUN!
For me there is nothing better than hearing children laughing and enjoying what they are doing. That is where we as educators step in. We create the ‘what next’ experiences for the children to follow and extend on their interest. Every experience set up has learning behind it, but we create these experiences in such a way that the children see them as a fun game, which it should be.
Nursery Room Leader
After graduating High School, I decided to work in the Early Childhood Education field as its always been interesting and important in my life.
A few months after graduating, I received a call from Little Feet Early Learning and Childcare informing me that I had been accepted for their Trainee-ship.
From that day onward, I have loved watching the children grow and learn. I have a natural pull to children and love to watch them exploring the world. As I delve deeper Early childhood Education, the more I recognise the importance and need for quality education at this young, tender age. I look forward to continuing my learning and studies of this great field and adapting my ideas and practices to become the best for the benefit of the children.