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We have a strong connection to children and their families

At Acorn Child Care Centre, our educators are precious and highly valued. We know that the quality of care and education rests on the shoulders of these very special people. Our educators have been carefully selected for the breadth of their experience, training, personal qualities, and commitment to providing “our” standard of care. All Acorn Staff are experienced and qualified or studying towards the qualifications for Early Childhood Education and Care. Visit www.acecqa.gov.au for information about approved qualifications

Staff

All Acorn Staff are experienced and qualified or studying towards the qualifications for Early Childhood Education and Care.

Policies

Our operations of early education and care services comply with all relevant legislation, standards, and codes of practice.

Feedback

We recognise that effective communication is vital in providing exceptional care. If you have a question or would like to provide feedback email us now.

Storypark

Designed to help parents record and share your child’s milestones and activities at Acorn.

QK Enrol*

Find out how to manage ongoing bookings including requesting changes to booked days and managing casual bookings.
*Acorn East only

Our Acorn Leadership Team

Jessie Munzenberger

Manager
Acorn Child Care and Acorn East

We are delighted to introduce Jessie Munzenberger, an unwavering advocate for children’s rights and the embodiment of quality care. With an unparalleled passion for fostering children’s growth and a profound respect for the reciprocal relationship between nature and play, Jessie is the inspired and passionate Manager for both Acorn Services.

Drawing from a grand 18-year journey in the Education and Care sector, Jessie’s expertise is a testament to her unwavering commitment. Her path has been diverse, spanning across a range of centres, advisory roles, and pivotal contributions in nurturing and mentoring emerging educators and staff.

A relocation to Bundaberg from Newcastle, NSW, in 2019, Jessie brings a fresh perspective and an unquenchable thirst for building meaningful partnerships. Her vision revolves around strengthening connections with families, caregivers, staff, and the vibrant local community of Bundaberg. Through these partnerships, she envisions a collaborative journey towards nurturing and cultivating the highest levels of care for your most cherished treasures—your children.

Jessie’s dedication reaches beyond the conventional; it’s a commitment to cultivating an environment where children thrive, their rights are championed, and nature’s wonders become an integral part of their growth. Jessie’s aspirations transcend the ordinary as she embarks on this chapter with Acorn. With her at the helm, we stand poised to redefine excellence and create a haven where every child’s potential is nurtured, cherished, and celebrated.

Join us in welcoming Jessie Munzenberger, a leader who embraces the values that resonate with Acorn’s heart. Together, we embark on a journey of growth, collaboration, and unyielding dedication to the children who shape our future.

Glenn Dolinski

Educational Leader
Acorn Child Care and Acorn East

With great pride and excitement, we introduce Glenn Dolinski, the Educational Leader for Acorn Child Care Centre and Acorn East in Bundaberg. With a profound passion and unwavering enthusiasm, Glenn assumes the honourable role of facilitating and supporting our Acorn Educators in their pursuit of delivering exceptional, high-quality programs to all the children under Acorn’s care.

At the heart of Glenn’s mission is the empowerment of our Educators. By equipping them with cutting-edge resources, current information, and unwavering assistance, he envisions a landscape where each Educator’s strengths are recognised and harnessed to elevate outcomes for the children entrusted to our care. With a constant commitment to the National Quality Framework guidelines, Glenn ensures that our educational practices align with the highest standards.

Central to Acorn’s philosophy is the firm belief in collaboration and inclusivity. Glenn takes this to heart by fostering a culture that profoundly involves our Educators in our programs’ intricate planning and meticulous evaluation. By doing so, play and learning seamlessly intertwine, forming the heart of our everyday practices.

Glenn champions the continuous self-assessment cycle in line with our perpetual journey towards excellence. This invaluable process evolves reflective practice into tangible, transformative quality improvement strategies. The result is an environment where our dedicated Families and their cherished Children bask in the radiance of top-tier care within our early childhood settings – each day an opportunity to experience the true essence of quality.

Glenn Dolinski stands as the embodiment of Acorn’s commitment to nurturing, caring, and fostering growth. Join us in embracing his vision as we shape the future through exceptional early childhood education at Acorn Child Care Centre and Acorn East in Bundaberg.

Jenna Kirby

Nominated Supervisor
Acorn Child Care Centre

We are delighted to introduce Jenna, a seasoned professional in the realm of Early Education who has been shaping young minds since 2005. Equipped with an associate degree in Learning Management, Jenna’s journey in this transformative field has been marked by dedication, growth, and an unwavering commitment to the children she serves.

Hailing originally from the picturesque Bundaberg, Jenna’s extensive career journey has taken her across diverse landscapes, from Central Queensland to the vast reaches of Western Australia. Now, she returns to her roots, bringing with her a wealth of experience and insights to enrich the lives of the children in her care.

Jenna’s passion is deeply embedded in her relationships with children and families. A firm believer in the power of play, inclusivity, and meaningful connections, she understands that these elements are key to nurturing positive growth and development. With a keen sense of leadership, Jenna diligently cultivates a culture that embodies these values among her fellow Educators. To her, this passion is the cornerstone of success in this noble profession.

As a Director, Jenna’s aspirations are as clear as they are heartwarming. She envisions Acorn as a childcare centre and a true home away from home for every child under her care. Long-term partnerships with families are at the core of her philosophy, creating a harmonious and supportive journey for each child as they blossom in our care.

Join us in celebrating Jenna’s remarkable journey, dedication, and unwavering commitment to providing a nurturing environment at Acorn Child Care Centre. With Jenna at the wheel, our vision of fostering growth, connection, and meaningful development comes to life, ensuring every child’s journey is illuminated by her guiding light.

Heidi Charteris

Nominated Supervisor
Acorn East

With a remarkable 15-year journey shaping Acorn’s legacy, Heidi is a familiar and cherished figure within the Acorn Team. Her unwavering commitment and deep-rooted expertise have been pivotal in fostering the nurturing environment that Acorn is renowned for. Formerly stationed at our esteemed Branyan Street Centre, Heidi now takes the helm at Acorn East, assuming the pivotal role of Nominated Supervisor.

A determined in the realm of Child Care for a remarkable 25 years, Heidi’s extensive experience paints a portrait of growth and transformation within the sector. As she steps into her role at Acorn East, Heidi brings with her a treasure trove of insights and an unbridled passion for creating an atmosphere that mirrors a second home for the young minds entrusted to our care.

Heidi’s vision is simple yet profound – to curate an ambience that resonates with the warmth of home. Open-ended materials dot the landscape, offering children a canvas for their imagination to develop. Within these walls, possibilities are limitless, and the seeds of lifelong skills are sown. Heidi’s unique approach, fortified by decades of experience, fosters an environment where children not only learn but thrive, building a foundation that will serve them throughout their lives.

Join us in welcoming Heidi to Acorn East, where her journey seamlessly interlaces with ours, and her unwavering dedication continues to shape the future of the children under our care. Together, let us embark on a voyage of growth, learning, and boundless imagination at Acorn East – where every child’s potential finds its wings.

Our policies

Our operations of early education and care services comply with all relevant legislation, standards, and codes of practice.

Quality Area One - Educational Program and Practice

Quality Area Two - Children's Health and Safety

Quality Area Three - Physical Environment

Policies are currently under review and will be updated here soon.

Quality Area Four - Staffing Arrangements

Policies are currently under review and will be updated here soon.

Quality Area Five - Relationships with Children

Policies are currently under review and will be updated here soon.

Quality Area Six - Collaborative Partnerships

Policies are currently under review and will be updated here soon.

Quality Area Seven - Governance and Leadership

Policies are currently under review and will be updated here soon.

Our policies

Our operations of early education and care services comply with all relevant legislation, standards, and codes of practice.

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We Celebrate the Intrinsic Value of Childhood

Our people encourage curiosity, appreciate different perspectives, and respect others.

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