Sue Bunting General Manager
Welcome to Kardinia Childcare and Kindergarten, I am Sue Bunting, the General Manager of Kardinia Early Learning Services and the current custodian of our Vision and Mission. Twenty-six years ago, the spark for the Kardinia Childcare and Kindergartens vision grew in my heart when as a Mum of two young girls, I was seeking an inspired educational experience for my daughters. As a working Mum, I was looking for somewhere extra special where my children were truly known, genuinely cared for and challenged. I found the experience of finding the right early learning centre, that I felt comfortable putting the trust of my two girls in, difficult.
Back to university I went and after many years of teaching children from babies to school age, the opportunity for me to manage Kardinia Childcare and Kindergarten was too good to refuse. My vision aligned with the Committee’s and our journey began in 2008. Over 10 years later, we have built an amazing team of passionate educators that strive every day to make a positive difference to each child and every family.
At Kardinia, our approach to early childhood education and care is eclectic, drawing inspiration from pioneers in our field such as Maria Montessori, Loris Malaguzzi (Reggio Emilia), Emmi Pikler (Respectful Caregiving) and Magda Gerber. We aspire to ensure every child experiences differentiated learning environments that promote many ways of learning and knowing. Some of Kardinia’s specialist team include our Outdoor Teacher, Resource and Sustainability Educators, Music Program Coordinator and Chaplain. People matter to us and as such, we stay attuned to the learning needs of not just our organisation but to each individual within it.
Our doors are always open, as we want you to feel at home and part of the Kardinia family. Partnership is a joint venture so your input and feedback are essential in the quality improvement process. Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions, queries or comments. I look forward to beginning this early childhood journey with you and your family.
In the spirit of respect, Kardinia Childcare and Kindergarten recognises the Aboriginal Peoples of Australia as the Traditional Custodians of the Land. We pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders past, present and future