Barden Ridge - Jemma

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About Jemma

Days of Operation:Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 

Hours of Operation:7am-5.30pm

Phone:9710 0466 (Children's Services) or 0433 547 044 (Jemma directly)

Current Vacancies: Monday Tuesday Wednesday - Apply online now

Vacancies: Vacancies available, please contact Jemma on 0433 547 044 for further information.

Apply Now: Online childcare application form

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Qualifications & Training

  • Diploma in Childcare
  • Senior First Aid
  • Statement of attainment in ‘Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at Risk of Harm’
  • Emergency Asthma Management
  • First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis

Passionate about helping children to grow and develop, I have been a Family Day Care Educator for almost 25 years. I've been associated with Sutherland Shire Council's scheme since 1989 - stopping briefly during a temporary move out of the Shire.

I have three children (two boys and a girl) who are now adults. I adore interacting with children and promoting their learning - it's the reason I became an Educator and the reason I continue to love what I do after 25 years in the profession.

Parents are welcome to follow Jemma's Family Day Care on Facebook to learn more about my service.  

About my service

I provide an extremely nurturing and warm environment for the children in my care. I pay particular attention to the needs of each child, tailoring programs accordingly. I observe them - their skills, abilities and stages of development - and help them to learn and grow.

 Our daily program encompasses:

  • Language and literacy
  • Arts and crafts
  • Music
  • Cultural experiences
  • Physical activity promoting gross and fine motor skills
  • Sensory experiences 
  • Free creative play
  • Community excursions and engagement  

I enjoy strong relationships with parents and families, and encourage them to provide input into the programs I prepare for their child. Learning is always going to be better when parents and families have input into the fun and stimulating activities their child is doing during the day.   At the end of each day I want both parents and children to be happy with the high quality care I provide.

About my facilities

The care and learning environment comprises quality indoor and outdoor play areas. Indoors, we have many resources at our disposal, from educational toys and books to musical instruments and craft. 

Outdoors, there is a large, grassed and well-shaded level yard. The children have many choices, from kicking soccer balls into nets and riding around in push along cars to 'cooking' at the pretend kitchen and playing with playdough and puzzles.


Jemma's service is 2 minutes drive from Old Illawarra Road and 5 minutes from Menai Marketplace. Families who travel along Heathcote Road between Menai and Engadine will also find Jemma's service an ideal location for ease of drop off and pick up.

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(02) 9710 0466

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