Centre Manager - Holland Park West World of Learning
“My approach to helping children along their learning and life journey is to provide as much love and support to each and every child regardless of their personal challenges and upbringing.”
I began my early childhood education and care career in 2008 at Holland Park West World of Learning and have a Diploma of Children's Services.
I grew up in a large extended family with lots of little cousins around me. So naturally, this led to working in the ECEC sector. I love all aspects of ECEC. However, my favourite part of working in the sector is the relationships you form with the children and their families. It's such a rewarding feeling knowing that the families trust in your abilities and knowledge enough to allow you to care for and educate their little people.
I have learnt that children are all different; they learn and develop in different ways and that it is up to us as their educators to evolve the way we deliver and develop our educational programs to suit these individual needs.
My approach to helping children along their learning and life journey is to provide as much love and support to each and every child, regardless of their personal challenges and upbringing. There is no judgement, only understanding and inclusion for all.
There are many learning benefits for a child attending a dedicated early childhood education centre like Holland Park West World of Learning. I explain to families that their child's social skills while in care are crucial to ensuring that they have the best start possible with their school journey. For example, the environment can help them learn how to navigate the world of friendships and all the emotional challenges that come with them.
We have a close-knit team at Holland Park West who is more like a family. Everyone looks out for one another, which helps the team to work cohesively and with little fuss. In turn, our families pick up on this, which makes them feel comfortable and at ease whilst in the centre.
We also make sure families feel supported, and we offer many opportunities for families to provide input into how their child is cared for and what they learn. We also listen to all concerns and make the family feel heard and understood, doing all we can to accommodate their different needs. We make time to talk to the families, ask them about their weekends and interests and encourage them to share their own family adventures through photos shared within the children's rooms.