Centre Manager - Great Beginnings Aveley
“I strongly believe that children learn through play, exploration, and educators’ influences.
I began my career in early childhood education and care in 2001 and started working at Great Beginnings Aveley in 2015. I hold a Degree in Early Childhood Education. I have a strong passion for childcare, I take great pride in my role and I am proud to be a part of our children’s early stages of learning. I have two children of my own who teach me new things daily and make me appreciate how fascinating life is in the eyes of a child.
From a young age, I always wanted to be a Physical Education Teacher, I studied this at collage and loved the whole teaching experience. I went on to study an Early Childhood Degree as my passion was working with younger children. I am originally from the UK, there I have worked as an Early Years Educator, A Pre-Primary and Year 1 Teacher and a Centre Manager. When I was pregnant with my first child, I became a managing director of a 100-place day care centre and worked there for 5 years until moving to Perth in 2015. After 6 weeks of being in Perth I became the Centre Manager of Great Beginnings Aveley and have been here since.
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!
I strongly believe that children learn through play, exploration, and educators’ influences. Within our centre we strive to ensure that children are offered a wide variety of stimulating activities and have an equal balance of child initiated and adult-led play.
Our team is extremely passionate about creating a centre that is a home away from home for both families and children where our team celebrates the diversity of all cultures. The best part of my job is the team – they are so committed and positive about their role as educators. Everyone is supportive, enthusiastic, and completely dedicated each and every day
Our centre is continuously developing, we are working hard to ensure that all our environments are to the highest of standards. All our children are made to feel happy, secure and have a strong sense of belonging. We ensure that all children are always kept safe. Our environments are age-appropriate and all our educators are vigilant of health and safety within our centre. The children are truly cared for and there is a strong sense of belonging with our centre.
We offer parents coffee during the morning drop off to save time, we have baked treats twice a week, community pantry, fresh eggs from our chickens and advice on Parent TV.
We believe strong relationships are built from the tour, to orientation, to the child starting, this is through a great deal of communication, understanding and empathy of how difficult it can be for a parent when their child starts childcare. Also, our team are happy to answer any enrolment questions you have so please reach out to us.
Welcome to Great Beginnings Aveley.