About AIN

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, M.Ed
AIN Manager

Lead Educators

Reyam Ali
Cuddly Koalas
Zahra Elayoubi
Wobbly Wombats
Fatima Hamdalla
Little Dingoes Class
Nida Khurshid
Laughing Lizards
Rehab Ayoubi
Jolly Joeys
Naila Khan
Playful Platypus
Assmaa Hamdy
Nominated Supervisor/ Classic Arabic and Islamic Studies

Educators

Janine Ross Espeja
Cuddly Koalas
Maribel O'Regan
Cuddly Koalas / Floater
Jennifer Malang
Cuddly Koalas / Floater
Imelda Zamora
Wobbly Wombats
Florence Nolasco
Wobbly Wombats
Kimberly Ann Cosico
Little Dingoes/ Assistant Nurse
Roan Vilan
Little Dingoes
Eden Opone
Laughing Lizards
Socita Valencia
Jolly Joeys
Arriane Ancuelo
Playful Platypus

Other Staff

Alexandria Goward
Early Childhood Wellbeing and Safety Manager/ Human Resource
Roxannee Trajano
Nurse/PA to Manager
Reem Ali
Administrator of Happiness/ Public Relations

Mission

To provide your children with the 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 the Early Years Learning Framework, based on Being, Belonging and Becoming, allowing children to learn at their own pace and in ways that are best for them.

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.

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 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 6:30 am to 5 pm.