The vision of The Puzzles Connection is to empower educators through sharing ideas, resources, professional development and anything else found that may be of use.
"Your outlook upon life, your estimate of yourself, your estimate of your value are largely coloured by your environment. Your whole career will be modified, shaped, molded by your surroundings, by the character of the people with whom you come in contact every day"
Who is the person behind Puzzles?
Dale who is the owner/educator of Puzzles Family Day Care in Western Sydney NSW created The Puzzles Connection after many requests and the success of her face book page ‘Puzzles Family Day Care’ where she shares ideas on creating sustainable, affordable and engaging play spaces for the children in her care.
The idea of the Puzzles Connection web page is to share her knowledge and sometimes quirky use of everyday items, educator to educator.
As well as operating her Family Day business fulltime Dale is also on the road presenting workshops on weekends. The popularity of the workshops has seen Dale travel the Eastern States of Australia presenting in various settings from Family Day Care Schemes, Centres to recognised conferences almost on a weekly basis bringing with her, her down to earth approach to providing achievable environments.
Dale has been an educator in both Long day care and now Family day care for over 10 years starting later in life after raising her own four children. She has a background in music and for many of her younger years travelled with her family around Australia in a country music show, which is where she believes her emergent thinking was nurtured.
Diploma trained, Dale’s fundamental belief is that the environment of any childcare service needs to be its living philosophy. The ambience, textures, aromas and visual affects all come together to support children’s learning, development and most importantly play.
Through conversation and freely sharing of ideas, Dale believes we can all gain knowledge to not only benefit the children in our care, but keep the passion and excitement alive for educators.
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