Name: Roxanne Pienaar
Title: Baby Centre Manager-Stages 1 and 2
I am a passionate, dedicated teacher for Stages 1 and 2. In the past 2 years, I have been the manager and leader of the baby centre, this has taught me many valuable lessons, one is that things don’t always go to plan. I am taught daily, to live in the moment with these babies. Working alongside such pristine qualified teaching assistants has brought about diverse approaches to child development in the running of the baby centre, we base much of our approach to teaching on each individuals’ needs, as well as fostering a happy, relaxed environment for each little one, which in turn, creates the optimal environment for not only learning but being the difference we would like to foster.
My BA Degree in Psychology has helped me tremendously in understanding the holistic needs of each little student that walks through our doors, especially with their expressive vocabulary not being developed and possessing very limited social skills. It is our goal, in the centre, to treat each little individual and adapt our teaching to the demands of the expanding mind. In order to understand the development and socialisation of these students, I have had to make lists, apply practicality, and sometimes seek alternative routes to getting the desired outcome of developmental milestones, this is a job, I not only love doing but believe I was lucky enough to be born into.
I have combined, 5 years childcare experience, I am Level 1 First Aid trained, as well as certified in the ClevaMe Academy Brain Development Programme.