Mary Harvey

Centre Manager - Chancellor Park World of Learning

“I believe all children have a voice and if you listen you will hear what they want and move forward with it.”

I began my career in early childhood education and care in 2013 and started working at Chancellor Park World of Learning in 2015. I hold a Bachelor of teaching. I have been working in the industry for over 35 years. I have taught all age groups from babies to kindergarten. Although I have managed centres for over 10 years I am still very much involved with the hands on day to day running, ensuring staff, children and families feel my support

I believe in Care and Education - the care coming first, as children that are not happy will be too sad to learn, children who feel happy, and safe with thrive. I love watching children grow and learn, supporting families when needed and leading and mentoring Educators and I believe all children have a voice and if you listen you will hear what they want and move forward with it.

All childcare centres, including our centre, use the foundation of play-based learning to guide our experiences every day. With access to a range of age-appropriate learning resources, trained educators, and new experiences among friends, we set children up to thrive in an environment that is dedicated to learning. Children develop their curiosity, problem-solving, confidence and resilience at our centre, and we carefully plan play-based learning experiences around their interests and learning goals. Over time, you will see your child develop abilities such as language, motor movement, memory, concentration and social relationships all by partaking in these experiences - it's a truly incredible journey to witness!

The best part of my job is the team – they are so committed and positive about their role as educators.  The whole team sees their role as incredibly important, helping children establish the building blocks for a successful lifetime of learning. My team want to be here and that is the main making of a strong team. 

Our team understands just how important your children are to you and we ensure we take our responsibilities seriously. Chancellor Park World of Learning has extensive policy and procedures in place to assist our team in protecting children in our care. You can read more about our commitment to safety here.

It’s a busy life we all lead, and we understand that parents need a place where they can drop off their precious bundle to people that genuinely care about them and will help them in those crucial first five years of their learning journey. The great African Proverb states, “it takes a village to raise a child” and this could not be truer to the experience we provide here. Many people influence a child’s learning and development.

I have always said I would only teach or run centres that I would put my own children in (and now grandchildren) in and I can assure you Chancellor Park is definitely one of them.
With many of our team having children of their own, we have all been or are going through the process of child care and early learning – we are proud to offer support where possible - from helping our families to enrol, applying for the Child Care Subsidy or even tips to help with fussy eaters. We’re here to help. 

Call to enquire 1800 413 995