Centre Manager - Thornbury World of Learning
“I am very passionate about providing an environment where children can feel safe, secure, loved and supported.”
I began my career in early childhood education and care in 1993 and started working at Thornbury World of Learning in 2007. I hold a Diploma in Children’s Services and am trained in Child Protection and First Aid.
I have always wanted to work with children in an educational setting to provide children with every opportunity to grow and develop into their own person. I am very passionate about providing an environment where children can feel safe, secure, loved and supported to foster their development.
We understand that parents need a place where they can drop off their precious children to people that genuinely care about them and will help them in those crucial first five years of their learning journey, many people influence a child’s learning and development. All children have in built curiosity and potential, our role is to help the children to achieve their milestones during their time with us at Thornbury World of Learning.
We have long-serving, multicultural team members who reflect our local community. Many have been with the centre for over 10 years. We are a centre where everyone knows all the children, no matter which room they are in. We are such a close-knit team it feels like one big family. We are a very passionate team who believe that it is incredibly important to help children establish the building blocks for a successful lifetime of learning.
We feel that the health and safety of a child is so important and always ensure within our day to day practices that a child’s health and safety is never compromised. We as a team ensure that all children are protected at all times and feel safe and secure.
Our centre is a home away from home providing a warm homely feel within our room environments. We work in partnership with our families to ensure this is the case, understanding each child’s individual needs.
It is extremely important that our families have trust in us to care for their children, we believe that building strong relationships with our families is a huge part when a new family commences at the centre. We encourage our families to attend 3-4 orientation visits prior to commencement and also offer to extend visits if our families would like further visits. We encourage our families to check in at any time of the day if they wish to.
We encourage our families to participate and attend our incursions and excursions and engage in our family celebrations such as our Christmas and Easter BBQ’s and family celebration days throughout the year to bring our local community together.
As many of our team have children of their own and have been through the enrolment process, they are able to assist our new families in this process as well. We are here to help our families from supporting your enrolment process to providing tips when your child is orientating into the centre.
A fun fact about me is that I have a little puppy called Tess who loves to chew on socks!