About AIN

Welcome to Australian International Nursery

Our Team

Our Teachers are carefully chosen through an extensive interview process. They are selected on the basis of their educational backgrounds, their ability to meet the individual needs of the children and their teamwork skills. All of our teachers have formal education or training in the field of Early Childhood education.
AIN believes that ongoing training is not only important, but also imperative for both teachers and assistants.

Management

Dr. Omar Jaffar
Managing Director / Co-founder
Roxana Tomkinson
AIN Manager

Lead Educators

Ms. Fatima
Ms. Reem
AIN Nursery Supervisor (Educational Program and Professional Practice)
Ms. Maribel
Educators' Supervisor/After Care Coordinator
Ms. Rasha
Ms. Asmaa
Arabic/Islamic Teacher/Nursery Supervisor (Company Culture and Staff Engagement)
Ms. Nida
Ms. Reyam

Educators

Ms. Eden
Ms. Elvie
Ms. Arriane
Ms. Janine
Ms. Emily
Ms. Jane
Ms. Kimberly
Assistant Nurse
Ms. Florence
Ms. May
Ms. Meldy
Ms. Socita
Ms. Roan

Other Staff

Ms. Roxannee C. Trajano
Nurse/Accounts & Labour Administration Officer/PA to Manager
Ms. Reem Ali
Administration Support
Ms. Juliana
Housekeeper

Mission

To provide your children with quality of Early Childhood Education experience in an environment that encourages and enables your children to succeed in a constantly changing world. We will ensure that this environment is nurturing, safe, clean and where children are encouraged to grow as unique individuals. Our Qualified Early Childhood Educators are able to offer developmentally appropriate programs based on Early Years Learning Framework, based on Being, Belonging and Becoming, allowing children to learn at their own pace and in ways which are best for them.
To support this Mission Statement, our program aims to provide an educational environment that is:
Child-centred and reflective of the immediate needs and interests of the 8 weeks to 4 years old children enrolled
Family-orientated, where we aim to support the needs of families
Built on each child’s developmental levels through the provision of challenging activities to further that development
Based on child lead and initiated activities of an appropriate nature determined by the staff and child’s age and built in a collaborative manner between adults and children
Support the needs of the whole child i.e. physical, social, emotional, personal, creative, cognitive, linguistic (teaching Classic Arabic) and spiritual (Islamic) needs

Vision and Goals

At AIN each child has the right to feel safe.

Children

  1. To develop – strong feelings of self-worth and self-confidence.
  2. To encourage – cognitive environment that challenges children to extend their skills, to take calculated risks, to love learning and to be proud of their accomplishments.
  3. To ensure – an atmosphere of warmth and love; where your child will feel secure and free to grow.
  4. To discover – each Child’s uniqueness, special needs, talents and strengths.
  5. To provide – a stimulating environment.
  6. To build – a sense of individual worth.
  7. To reinforce – and challenge a Child’s natural development; socially, emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually.

Families

  1. To provide – support to families through the provision of high quality care, resources and education.
  2. To respect – the individual rights and privacy of all families.
  3. To establish – a good working relationship between staff and parents to enable ALL parents to feel welcome and accepted by being aware of each family’s cultural and social backgrounds so that everyone has access to the Nursery in a way that suits their needs.
  4. To inform – families by using daily communication books and newsletters.
  5. To present – abundant opportunities for parents to feel comfortable to ask questions.                                     
  6. To encourage – parent and community involvement as an essential part of the operation of the Nursery so that through frequent and active participation the family, staff and community will work to achieve the goals of the Nursery.

Staff

  1. To provide – excellent quality care and education. Every effort is made to employ experienced and qualified staff whose primary role is to give secure, loving care while providing a well-planned developmental program.
  2. For staff – to work together as part of a team through effective communication and respect.
  3. To promote – training and processional enrichment to all staff.

AIN Philosophy

Australian International Nursery (AIN) is based on the philosophy that high quality childcare is of the greatest importance. It is scientifically proven that the first five years of your childhood are the most important ever in human development.
At AIN all children are given the opportunity to participate in a variety of experiences that will enable them to fulfill their potential and promote equality of outcome. AIN believes that each child should be valued as a unique individual in terms of culture, gender, abilities, interests, needs and learning styles.
The Staff at AIN believes that some of the most important things that happen to children during these early years are not easily MEASURED and cannot be sent home on paper, but they do come home in the hearts and minds of the children.

AIN Team Philosophy

Curriculum

“The early years last a lifetime” is a profound statement and here at the Australian International Nursery we aim to make this a reality for all children. The way we will be able to achieve this is by using the “BELONGING, BEING & BECOMING” The Early Years Learning Framework.

BELONGING

Experiencing belonging – knowing where and with whom you belong – is integral to human existence. Children belong first to a family, a cultural group, a neighborhood and a wider community.

“You belong in your house with your family”

BEING

Childhood is a time to be, to seek and make meaning of the world. It’s about the present and them knowing themselves, building and maintaining relationships with others, engaging with life’s joys and complexities and meeting challenges in everyday life. The early childhood years are not solely preparation for the future but also about the present.

“If you want to be a mermaid you can imagine”

BECOMING

Children’s identities, knowledge, understandings, capacities, skills and relationships change during childhood. They are shaped by many different events and circumstances. Becoming reflects this process of rapid and significant change that occurs in the early years as young children learn and grow. It emphasizes learning to participate fully and actively in society.

“When you keep planting plants you become a gardener”

AIN will:

  1. Extend and enrich children’s learning from infants to 4 years.
  2. Provide young children with opportunities to maximize their potential and develop a foundation for future success in learning.

We will utilize a variety of activities to accomplish these goals.

  • Free play, reading, arts and crafts, music/singing, dancing, dramatic play/pretend and puzzles are just some of the activities we will be doing.

The teachers add to the richness and purpose of play by:

  1. Creating the physical and social environment.
  2. Clarify their ideas for their play.
  3. Challenging and extending play so that:
  4. Children develop socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically through play.

Belonging Being Becoming

Attached is a factsheet on our learning framework that we implement at Australian International Nursery (AIN). It talks about Belonging, Being, Becoming; three key stages in a child’s development that are crucial to their learning, sense of self and their connection to the world around them. For the next three months, we will be focusing on each one, starting with Belonging. Belonging is the basis for living a fulfilling life. Children feel they belong because of the relationships they have with their family, community, culture and place.

Experiencing belonging – knowing where and with whom you belong – is integral to human existence. Children belong first to a family, a cultural group, a neighbourhood and a wider community. Belonging acknowledges children’s interdependence with others and the basis of relationships in defining identities. In early childhood, and throughout life, relationships are crucial to a sense of belonging. Belonging is central to being and becoming in that it shapes who children are and who they can become.

– Belonging, Being & Becoming. The Early Years Learning Framework

Nursery Hours and Operation

AIN is open on Sundays to Thursdays from 6am to 5pm. We offer different packages of care according to your family’s needs and all of these are mentioned as follows:

Nursery Care

This is our regular nursery class hours which are from 7am to 2pm.

After School Care

This care is provided to children after 2pm for AIN children and from 1pm for AIS children who are 8 years old and below. Activities are planned according to ages in correspondence to Early Years Learning Framework of Australia.

Before School Care

This is offered to parents of all AIN children and AIS children 8 years old and below who need to start an early care from 6am to 7:30am. It includes supervising AIS children as they go to their respective classrooms on time.

Bus Transport

This is shared with AIS children and we do require proper booster seats for your children to go on the bus. Children under 3 years are not permitted to go on the bus.