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Mikayla Tahapehi

Centre Manager - Great Beginnings Floreat

“The challenges, the growth, the achievements and the love are what I enjoy the most about my career. ”

I started my career in early learning back in 2013. I found my beautiful centre in 2015 and have been here since. I hold a Diploma in early childhood education and care. I started as a young trainee studying my certificate III. Since then I have been an assistant educator, a lead educator, an assistant manager and now a centre manager. 

Every day I learn something new from our beautiful children. The challenges, the growth, the achievements and the love are what I enjoy the most about my career. The biggest thing I have learnt about children during my time is that they are all their own individuals with such big minds and open hearts. This has taught me to care and teach every child based on their own needs and passions.  

At our Floreat centre, we offer the chance for your child to learn in a loving and caring environment full of fun and socialisation. The friendships and relationships made in early childhood become life-long and play such an important role on your child's development. 

Our team here at Great Beginnings Floreat have become a family over the many years that we have all worked together. Our team consists of mothers, fathers, grandparents and aunties/uncles. We care and provide for them as we would our own families. Our team members are long-term staff that have been in the sector for many years. 

We help our families with toilet training and give them sleeping tips. We may have our families running late to work on the odd occasion as we love to have a chat and genuinely care about them all. We need our families to feel supported and cared for by us as the relationships built with the families reflect a positive experience for children. This builds trust, security and safety with the child and families. 

Call to enquire 1800 517 086