About Us

I Christina Nano took over Footprints Child Care Centre on the 2nd September 2013, this business is a family run centre. My aim when taking over was to build a centre where children, families and members of the team felt at home. Coming from a very family orientated household, I know firsthand how much family means thus resulting in me becoming business partners with my father Nagi Bushara. Nagi was soon diagnosed with Cancer and passed away in 2016. His short time at Footprints showed me just how valuable our time with our loved ones is. Over the years I have strived for a centre filled with love, happiness and warmth which is sensed when walking into Footprints. Footprints made my dream come true. I pride myself on continuing to establish Footprints into the companionate, caring and friendly centre that it is. I’ve always known as a child that caring for children was always for me, my journey led me to complete my Masters of Early Childhood Degree, graduating in 2012. Organise a visit with us and see how much genuine care and love there is in our centre.

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Christina Nano – Owner/Director/Preschool Teacher

As an Early Childhood Teacher and the Approved Provider I strive to create a positive, caring room environment where the academic, emotional, social and moral development of each child is fostered and encouraged. I seek to promote an appreciation of the values and needs of others by encouraging students to take responsibility, be committed to learning, have tolerance and cooperate with others.
Recognises their unique individuality, stimulates, challenges and encourages “being, belonging and becoming” facilitates their co-operation and active involvement; and fosters their independence and self-confidence.
Above all, I aspire to create a learning environment where each child can achieve his or her personal best in all areas.

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Ajla Hasanovic

I will provide an inclusive program enhancing the children’s awareness and respect of cultural differences and similarities as well as the roles all people can provide for the community and centre. I aspire to do so by providing educational play based experiences challenging each individual child and their culture.
I endeavour to do continuous research and active participation within my community.

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Desiree Hilvano

I believe that children must engage in a fun learning environment, to interact and learn in fairness, co-operation and to be able to create a strong bond between each child and educator.
I believe that childhood should be filled with fun, happiness and laughter. My educational approach is one of play based learning, which is recognised as the natural method of learning and is integral to all areas of a child’s development. The Early Years Learning Framework supports play based learning and guides our program, decision making and underpins our daily practices. I aspire to follow the guide of EYLF in my approach to being an educator.

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Jenny Budden – Chef

As a childcare chef my aim is to satisfy and provide healthful, flavorsome and nutritional food that provides all the minerals and vitamins that children require to be healthy whilst making eating healthy fun and educational.

My aim is to teach the children to appreciate all food and not be wasteful. When new food is introduced not to be afraid to taste it, as children take a lot longer to adapt to new food that is why we introduce it slowly.

I believe, with time, the children will learn to adapt and enjoy all sorts of food and look forward to experiencing all new and wholesome food and not be afraid to explore and experiment without pressure.

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Bianca Carroll

I believe children are capable and resourceful learners who are active contributors to their own learning I also believe children need to be valued as individuals, within the context of their family and their community and that the family is the child’s first and most important teacher.
My aim is to develop the children’s confidence and positive self-esteem through a supportive and a secure environment. As an early childhood educator I will encourage each child to reach their full potential in accordance with their individual ability, respect and support the role of families.

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Amy Eldridge

I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. It is my desire as an educator to help children meet their fullest potential in these areas. Every classroom presents a unique community of learners that varies not only in abilities, but also in learning styles.
I want to give children the tools with which to cultivate their own garden of knowledge. Educating is a lifelong learning process about new philosophies and new strategies, from people of all walks of life, and doesn’t end at any time of the day. I endeavour to provide the up-most care and education while your child learns and grows whilst in my care, by providing a play based natural environment for them to explore and grow as individuals.

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Leanne Brookes

I believe all children should be treated as equals and with the utmost respect and love regardless of their background or culture.
It is our job as educators and parents to lead by example and be good role models for our future generation of leaders, builders, bankers etc. I believe we as educators are an extension of the family home and your children need to feel safe, secure, supported and loved at all times.
I will encourage and guide your children through there early years of learning by supporting their individual personalities and help them to develop their fine, gross and verbal skills through fun daily activities and routines, guided by EYLF.