Victorian Early Years Award 2018
October 24, 2018
It was a massive night for Community Kinders Plus at the Victorian Early Years Awards last night.
Community Kinders Plus took away the very first Professor Collette Tayler Excellence in Educational Leadership Award.
This was awarded to CKP for their focus on improving outcomes for disadvantaged and vulnerable children in Frankston and across the Peninsula.
CKP has worked closely with Monash University over the years and implemented a number of tools designed to track and record children’s progress and development. This ensures that each child has an individual plan that reflects their development needs and interests.
Lastly, our very own Nicole Bechaz was awarded Teacher of the Year 2018 (TOTY18).
Nicole works at Banyan Fields Preschool, and has built a fantastic relationship with Banyan Fields Primary School, through visits, participation on the school council and the Voicelab project whereby children enter a serene igloo and converse with the Voice-lab (computer generated voice), This ensures that the children from Banyan preschool are ensured a smooth transition between Kindergarten and School.
She has also introduced on-site speech therapy at the Kindergarten, which has been so successful that all the spaces are full.
She is also a wonderful Mentor to all staff and the Kids adore her!