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Our Pholosophy as a Centre

At Serpentine childcare centre our philosophy is heavily centred on Fredrich Foebels theory that children learn best through play. We implement this by responding to children’s ideas and interests and use intentional teaching o scaffold and extend on learning. 


We acknowledge that Families are the children’s first teachers and use our formed relationships to create a shared environment where everyone feels safe, respected, included and valued. We appreciate all input and feedback from families and our local community. We strive to be a place of support and ensure all who enter are welcomed with open arms. 


We believe that understanding a child in to understand how they learn and as such we provide many varied ways of teaching and learning. Early education is not a one size approach and all of our educators have many strengths to bring to the table so ensure learning and achievement is accessible to all children.

Our approach to sustainability is hands on with the children driving the way we conserve. Sustainability is embedded in our service with educators regularly discussing ways with the children to do more for our planet and community. 


Finally we have a commitment to continuous improvement. We maintain a culture of ongoing reflection and review of practice, educators, policies and procedures. We believe that continual self-reflection can create opportunities for discussion and growth, which is the cornerstone of who we are at Serpentine Childcare. 



Meet the team


Christine Siviour-Owner/Director

Christine and her husband Peter have lived in Serpentine with their three children for six years. Together they commenced owenership of the Serpentine Child Care in December 2015.



Katie Summers - Director

Kate enjoys time away camping and exploring WA in their fourwheel drive. Kate has been at Serpentine childcare for 3 years. Kate has a Diploma Qualification.



Allayne Rebelo - Kindy room leader and  Early CHildhood                           teacher. 

Ally enjoys time with her family and spending time making her glitter glasses. 

Ally has been here for 4 years. 



Marie Klein  - Nursery room leader. 

Skye loves being outside spending time with her horse Skye


Rebecca Bovell  - Kindy room Assistant

Rebecca is currently working towards her Diploma


Alicia Parker - Educational Leader

Loves time with Family and Friends, camping and traveling.


   Rebecca Agrela - Toddler Room Leader

Diploma Qualified. Loves spending time with her Famiy, Husband Ryan and their dog Flash. 



Joanne Walker - Cookie

Jo in an enthusiastic person who loves time with her family. Jo has been at Serpentine Childcare for 8 years



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