Marie who is Diploma qualified, is our Teaching Director and has been with our Centre for over 11 years. She is here to support our parents, Educators and children throughout each day. Marie has an abundance of experience with children of all ages at the Centre and her knowledge is greatly appreciated by our existing parents.
Lin and Katrina have owned the Centre for over 17 years, and are here each day providing additional support to Educators, families and children.
Our Educators are our Centre’s greatest asset and we employ those with a range of qualifications, skills and experience. Many of our Educators are from a variety of backgrounds such as Brazilian, Columbian, Italian and Iranian and they provide extra knowledge to the educational needs of the children.
We make every effort to recruit and retain the best possible Early Childhood Educators to care for and educate the children here. On average, our Educators have been with the Centre for over 6 years. In this time some have been employed as Trainees and have been encouraged to further their education to study their Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and Early Childhood Teaching degree at University. Our casual Educators have been with us for many years, some longer than 10 years.
We ensure that our Educators are always in the same room, so when you drop your child at our Centre, you will always see a familiar face greeting you and your child. This helps you both develop a bond and trust with our Educators who work in partnership with our families to provide a service that meets the needs of the children, parents and the teaching team.
Room Leader – Lions (4-5 yrs)
Marie, the Room Leader in the Lions room is joined by Mariah (Early Childhood Teacher) and Jess (Diploma in Children’s Services). In this group there is an emphasis on School Readiness incorporating years of knowledge from both schools in the area and experience. Weekly programs also incorporate knowledge of the environment and letters, numbers and our Spanish program.
Room Leader – Cubs (3 yrs)
Emma who has been with the centre for more than 5 years and has her Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care, is the Cubs’ Room Leader. She is joined by Caitlin who is currently studying her Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. The Cubs engage in the children’s interests through programmed experiences each week. This involves for example numbers, letters, colours, science, and environmental knowledge. There is also an emphasis on self-help skills preparing them for future years.
Room Leader – Joeys (2 yrs)
Gianna, (Diploma in Children’s Services) is the Room Leader in the Joeys room and has been with the Centre for over 6 years. As a mother herself, she understands the needs of the parents and ensures that your child makes the most of their day at the Centre. Gianna is joined by Ashlea and Laura who are both currently completing their Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. The learning environment incorporates arts and craft, reading, self-help skills and a daily themed group time.
Room Leader – Starfish (0-2 yrs)
Ali & Roberta combine in the Starfish room as Room Leaders. Ali has been with the Centre for over 4 years and has completed her Early Childhood Teaching degree. Roberta is from Brazil and after practicing Law for many years, decided upon emigrating, to study in Early Childhood. She has just completed her Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. The Starfish room provides loving and nurturing care for every child who attends. Arts, craft, reading and play experiences are a large part of their day. The other Educators are Anne and Daniela who are currently completing their Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care, and Silvia who is completing her Early Childhood Teaching Degree at NSW University.
Children learn from adult behaviour, so our Educators are positive role models. We respect all our Educators’ initiatives, innovation and attention to quality as well as their commitment to the children, families and the greater community.