Centre Manager - Great Beginnings Brookfield
“Over the years I have been honoured to assist families in raising their children.”
My career in the early childhood education sector started in 2005 and I have been working at Great Beginnings Brookfield since mid-2018. My career has seen me travel across Australia having worked in Sydney, Cairns and now in Melbourne. I hold a Certificate III and a Diploma in Children’s Services and all relevant qualifications including CPR, First Aid, Anaphylaxis and Asthma training. I have completed training with Royal Children’s hospital to include epilepsy and tracheotomy. I enjoy upskilling yearly with industry courses including Mandatory reporting.
At an early age I found a calling for babysitting and further pursued this in my tertiary studies to work in early childhood education and care. Over the years I have been honoured to assist families in raising their children. Watching infants start with us and being there to witness their transformation to graduate from our kindergarten program five years later is such an honour.
What I have learnt during my time in early childhood education and care is that every child is their own person with individual needs, likes, dislikes and ambitions. I believe children are natural learners and eager to experience. It is my goal to guide them safely through their early years.
Our Great Beginnings Brookfield team believes every child deserves high quality education and care in a warm, nurturing environment. We are a team of varied backgrounds and years of experience. Many of the team have been here since the opening of the centre in 2015. We are a close team with a range of interests, talents, and abilities. We provide educators with dedicated qualifications to lead learning, access to quality learning resources, opportunity to interact with other children attending our centre and our unique learning environment.
Being a professional child care and early education centre we uphold our responsibility with high priority towards health and safety. We ensure compliance is met and exceeded. We follow all policies and procedures in ensuring we provide a safe and welcoming space for all children, families and team members. You can read more about our health and safety commitment here.
We believe communication is key in maintaining strong relationships with our families. We send weekly newsletter for transparency and information. We appreciate families are busy and might miss important information, we send emails, notifications on our all-in-one family app, notices on doors and notice boards as well as verbal reminders.
We love celebrating special events. We hold regular date nights to give our parents the night off- where we host dinner and a fun night for the children while their parents enjoy some time out. We have a Little Pantry in our foyer which is open to all to donate or take what they need. You will always find some goodies in there! We have a borrowing library with a great selection of books you’re welcome to borrow. During the year we hold fundraising for charity events, special days, and cultural celebrations.
I look forward to welcoming you to Great Beginnings Brookfield.