At our Cuddles Childcare Centre in the Cannington area, your child will always be safe. We won’t mention all of the incidents that have dominated the news about child care in Perth and across Australia, but we want you to know we are fully aware of them.
We also want you to know they won’t happen here and here’s why.
It’s Not Just a Job; It’s Our Lives
We were founded in 1995 by Gerard Carver. His son, Cliff Carver, is our current CEO. The Carvers have been dedicated to providing a safe, caring environment for children of all backgrounds since the first Cuddles Childcare Centre was established.
Our goal has always been for your children to have the opportunity to grow intellectually, socially and emotionally while learning through play. We adhere rigorously to a philosophy of constant improvement. We simply never let up when it comes to finding new ways to keep your children safe and help them get the world’s best “head start” before they enter primary school.
Cuddles Childcare Centres are a family business. We are locally owned and operated. As members of this community, we live with our results. Nothing gives us more pleasure than to see someone we used to provide care for succeed at a higher level or become solid members of our community.
Ultimately, for us, it all comes down to accepting no less than our very best effort, day in and day out, to provide the best environment we can for your child. From the CEO to the cleaning crew, anything less than our best simply isn’t good enough.
How We Find the Best People
Anyone who wants to work with us must submit references and agree to a thorough background check. They also have to submit to comprehensive drug testing. For a lot of child care centres, that would be enough. At Cuddles Childcare Centres, it’s just the beginning.
We want you to consider that last sentence carefully and realise the implications. The level of qualifications that would guarantee hiring at many child care facilities is just the beginning for us. It is the bare minimum. And it isn’t enough.
Prospective employees go through an arduous interview process at Cuddles Childcare Centres. Here are the things we look for.
We pride ourselves in providing the most caring environment of any child care centre in the Perth area. The way we do that is to make sure we hire people who are as passionate as we are about keeping your children safe and helping them grow. It is a tremendous responsibility to care for and nurture children. While a “light touch” is often needed when a child struggles, we never take this responsibility lightly.
Bottom line: we only hire people who share our passion for child care.
Passion alone would put us ahead of a lot of child care facilities in the Perth area. But none of it would mean anything without dedication to detail backing it up. We want carers who are as dedicated as they are passionate. We want people who “go the extra mile” and who pay attention to every detail.
We want that carer who is going to notice the small details. We want someone who is so dedicated they won’t walk past something that needs to be addressed, even if they are tired and on their way out the door.
We want carers who are as dedicated to giving your child the absolute best as we are. We won’t settle for anything less. And neither should you. Your child is too important.
The “It Factor”
You’ve heard of the “It Factor.” The “It Factor” is what separates average people from leaders. It separates those who can easily teach any child what they need to know from those who can’t get anyone to listen to them or even acknowledge them.
We don’t even know that the It Factor is; nobody does. But we sure know who has it when we see it in action.
That’s What it Takes
At Cuddles Childcare Centres, that’s what it takes to get hired. Applicants have to pass a background check, a drug test and submit references. Then they have to pass three interviews by showing passion, dedication and the It Factor. And that is why your child is always safe at Cuddles Childcare Centres.
If you are in Cannington or in the surrounding area, call Cuddles Childcare Centre St James and find out for yourself. +61 (08) 9358 4673.