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Alice Bourke

Meet the Centre Manager of North Gateway World of Learning

“Having worked with all age groups, I have seen and loved every aspect of early.”

I began my career in early childhood education and care in 2004 and started working at North Gateway World of Learning in 2004, I was a Lead Educator from 2004 – 2012 and then became the Centre Manager in 2012. I hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education, Diploma in Leadership and Management, Advanced Diploma in Mother Craft Nursing (Mother and Baby care), I’m trained in Child Protection, First Aid/CPR and have a Certificate in Raising Good Kids by Dr Kaylene Henderson.

Having worked with all age groups, I have seen and loved every aspect of early learning from being a Lead Educator and now a Centre Manager. It has been an incredible journey to help families navigate their way through the Early childhood sector. As a young girl, I always knew I wanted to work in some way with children. I used to set up schools in my bedroom and was known for loving my baby dolls. I have a passion for spending my day with children and helping them to grow and develop. I believe that children learn through play-based learning as they investigate and explore their environment.

At North Gateway World of Learning, children learn through a play-based curriculum. Children are given the opportunity to make connections and friendships with other children from a young age. Children are provided with open ended experiences that allow children to participate in decision making, trial and error while building upon those important relationships.

Our educators are the heart of our service, we have a long-serving team who are extremely passionate about building a home away from home for both our children and families. We are enthusiastic about making a positive difference in the lives of the children in our care. Our centre really is an extension of the home away from home environment, where we work in partnership with our families to ensure we understand each individual child’s needs and believe every child deserves the right to learn, grow and develop through trusting and nurturing relationships, diverse play and quality experiences in our warm and caring environment.

Our team understands just how important your children are to you and we ensure we take our responsibilities seriously. World of Learning Centres have extensive policy and procedures in place to assist our team in protecting children in our care. My Child Protection statement is to "actively ensure all children feel safe and secure in an environment where all children are treated equally".

We pride ourselves in open communication with our families, we believe communication is the key to a cohesive transition between home and care. We ensure all families are made aware that our centre may not be the perfect fit for their family and child/ren, but our aim is to make your experience as seamless and memorable as possible.

We hold annual Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparent’s day, Special Friends’ day etc where the families can visit and spend the morning / afternoon with their children participating in special planned activities. We provide morning tea packs for our families a couple of days a week – where they can take the pack with them on the way out to enjoy at work or home.

Many of the team are parents themselves and are able to assist with the enrolment, CCS and completion of enrolment papers where needed. Also having that understanding when talking with families regarding feeling anxious and leaving their "pride and joy" for the first time and being able to empathize and build upon that relationship with families.

Welcome to North Gateway World of Learning.

Call to enquire 1800 413 995