Buggles Childcare Atwell

About Us

atwell-buggles-01At Buggles Early Learning and Kindy Atwell, we are a dedicated and close-knit group of educators who are passionate about imparting the right kind of early education, love and care that children deserve. We understand that the ages from birth to six are integral in a child’s development and look to nurture children’s potential and developmental capacities at this stage. We follow a curriculum that draws heavily on the Reggio Emilia Approach, an educational approach to early years learning and care that is internationally recognized as best practice.

At Buggles Atwell we strive to provide children with a centre that is engaging, welcoming, safe and trusted and as such our environments play a crucial role. Indoors the environment is spacious and well-resourced allowing for clear supervision as children participate in experiences and opportunities that enhance their learning and development.

Considered the first teacher, well thought out environments assists us Educators in providing opportunities for learning, exploration and investigation.  Our outdoor environment has rolling grassed hills, spaces to explore and connect with nature, a lazy river bed with a water pump, vegetable gardens and living vegetation, small worlds to provoke imagination and wonder and a space for an aviary. 

Our families are a welcomed partner to the service we provide at Buggles Atwell and educators assist families to become involved in the daily routines and rituals of each child. We value and respect the important role that families play in the children’s lives. We encourage and welcome families to participate in decisions and feedback and any suggestions given are valued by us all at Atwell.

Our educators hold qualifications from Certificate III and Diploma in Children’s Services through to BA level Early Childhood Qualifications as well as speaking many languages.  Our Educators are professional practitioners and observe closely, listen to children carefully and give value to their ideas and then create strategies to build on their interests.

Our educators:

  • Know each child
  • Support and encourage children
  • Get them to reflect on their learning
  • Allow children to make mistakes and solve problems
  • Research the ways in which children learn and the best practices around 
  • Have a clear vision and positive values which are shared by every one at Buggles
  • Actively listen to the children and respect their ideas
  • Foster children’s creativity
  • Facilitate the time for children to build on their current knowledge and interests
  • Maintain effective and attractive environments for development and learning
  • Value the contributions of carers, families and parents

Meet the Centre Manager

Ramona Bolla

Buggles Childcare Atwell Centre ManagerI have been working in the early learning sector since 2010 and I started at Buggles Childcare Atwell in 2021. I have a Diploma in ECEC, a Bachelor’s Degree in International Marketing and Economics, and a Diploma in Leadership and Management. I have a broad experience in education both from overseas and in Australia. I was an Educator for 2 years, an Educational Leader for 3 years and a Centre Manager for the past 2.5 years.

I’ve always loved teaching children. When I was a child, I used to role-play teachers-students with my sister and cousins, and I was very happy in the teacher role. I knew I wanted to become a teacher and one day manage my own school. It inspired me so much because I knew how to help children discover who they are, learn through play and how to make a difference in their lives.

Every child, just as every adult has a very different character. Everyone was born with a purpose in life. My aim is to help them find that purpose at a very early stage and help them stay on that route. I feel like being a mediator, who is guiding positively and always with lots of encouragement.

By getting to know a child through my own observations, through the eyes of the parents and educators, I make sure that the child’s learning development is well looked after. I cater for their individual needs and interests, providing lots of fun and laughter every day.

I know by experience how much advantage a child may get from being in an early education setting. My own son was showing huge steps of development every week from when he was enrolled in the centre. For me, picking him up from his room takes at least double the time I usually plan to. He loves being among other children and engages very well with educators. I think it gives a bit of an idea of how beneficial it can be for a child to be in a quality care setting.

I put a lot of focus on my team. I feel we can achieve great and fantastic things together, especially if we look after one another. I always say, if educators are happy, as a result, children will be happy and so will be their families.

I am a good listener with lots of empathy. I make sure I am always there when needed and approachable. A big smile with a warm welcome is something that I can definitely offer. We look forward to welcoming you and your family at Buggles Childcare Atwell.

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Facilities

Rooms

Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Babies

Toddler 1

Toddler 2

Kindy 1

Kindy 2

0 – 18 months

18 – 24 months

2 – 3 years

3 – 5 years

3 – 5 years

Facilities

Our service provides the following facilities:

  • Breakfast
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Other meals
  • Swipe card security
  • Sustainability program
  • On-site parking
  • Dance program
  • Music program
  • Classroom technology – computer/s
  • In-house cook
  • Halal meal options
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Large, natural play environments
  • Water Play Area
  • Early Childhood Teacher

Testimonials

See what some of our parents say about our centre:

“While the centre and staff have provided excellent care to Hannah over the last two years, you.. have looked after Hannah for almost her entire daycare life, bar a few weeks.

Thanks to your care, guidance, love and professionalism we have a very happy little girl who loved her time at Buggles because of you. She always talks about you two and you have definitely made a lasting impression.

Thank you so much for organising her lovely gift. She (we) will miss you both and hope that Harry is lucky enough to have you both as his teachers when it’s time for him to start his daycare journey.

Thanks again.”

– Lou and Luke

 

“My 14 month old son had never been away from me and I was worried about his transition to three days at child care but the staff at Buggles Atwell were wonderful. After only a few days of tears, he now happily waves goodbye and can’t wait to start his day as I leave. I’m sure that it is both the Reggio Emilia approach and the empathy of Emily, Amy and the others that help to make his day a fun and happy one. I am very impressed!”

– Belinda Coleman

 

“The ladies in Babies (Kate, Jessie, Anu & Trish) had done a fabulous job which is commendable and ought to be recognised. Kate as the lead educator has always come up with interesting activities for the babies and in general, I find the carers very engaging, always seeks feedback from us on how to improve certain areas of care for Chantel and accommodates really well to our request. Overall, it makes me feel that I have chosen the right centre to start my babies off for day-care and I would highly recommend Buggles Atwell babies room to anyone.”

– Calynn

 

“I am continually impressed with the manner in which the rooms are set up in the mornings – such wonderfully engaging tables! It makes me want to be a child again, just so that I can come in to play and learn. Well done.”

– Anom

 

“When your 3 and a half year old can’t wait for you to leave when you drop him off in the morning and is super happy when you pick him up in the afternoon, you know you made a great decision.

It’s been 8 weeks since Kingston started at Atwell Buggles and he still calls it his ‘new school’. He absolutely loves his new friends and new teachers. Each day that he comes home, he is singing new songs that he has learnt, recognising numbers and reciting stories that he was told. Not only are the educators amazing but the facility and resources are brilliant. I couldn’t be happier about the care and education my boy is getting!”

– Carla

 

“Thank you for making Hannah’s 2nd birthday very special. She has not stopped talking about her cake, singing happy birthday and her day at ‘playschool’.

Thank you not only for today but for always taking such great care of her. She always wants to go to daycare, even when it’s not her days and always talks about you girls. She has learned so much in the short time she has attend your amazing centre and that is a credit to your caring, nurturing ways and creative program. Hannah is very much an ‘outdoors’ kid and we love the fact that outdoor learning and play occurs on a daily basis. We are so happy we made the decision to move to the Atwell Centre and we thank you for the fabulous care and environment you provide for our daughter to grow and learn. Thank you again.”

– Anon

 

“I would like to thank all the carers looking after Mahartha at your centre. In Particular, I would like to appreciate Oana. We have noted that she is very forthcoming in discussing Mahartha’s needs with us and have a feeling that he is being well looked after by her. We have noted a change in his food habits and believe he is generally happy being at the centre ever since Oana is looking after him.

Also, the two of you have been patient and always willing to accommodate a number changes to the payments that I have requested. I can only imagine the pressure you and the rest of the staff face dealing with the children and the parents daily. So, thank you once again.”

– Venkat

Enquire Now

We’d love to welcome you to one of our Buggles Early Education centres. If you would like to register your interest in a place at Buggles Childcare Atwell, please fill out the form below. One of our educators will then be in touch to discuss your needs.

Please note: filling in this form does not guarantee a place. We recommend visiting a centre for a tour and meeting our friendly educators.