The role of the carer is that of a learner alongside the children. The carer is also a researcher, a resource and a guide in the children’s journey of discovery. Within this role the educator listens carefully, observes and documents the individual child’s and group’s work and growth whilst provoking and stimulating thinking. Carers also reflect upon their own teaching and learning such that they engage in a process of continuously building up on previous experience. This allows them to stimulate the children to take the experience further.
Vista Coop considers its human resources to be of critical significance in its endeavours to provide high quality childcare services. For this reason, employees of Vista Coop enjoy conditions which go beyond those stipulated by the Standards.
Administratively, background checks are routinely carried out on staff for the safety of the kids. All members of staff provide are qualified to the industry standards and beyond. Each member is monitored and supervised to ensure that standards are maintained at all times.
Furthermore, Vista Coop gives the opportunity to students of childcare and other social disciplines from various local institutions to undergo a work placement experience for a number of hours. We also offer work placement experience to foreign students and professionals. Furthermore, students attending secondary schools who might be interested in following the childcare profession are also invited to undergo a job-shadowing experience