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Mikayla Tahapehi

Centre Manager - Great Beginnings Floreat

“I believe each child has a mind, body, and voice of their own. The world is their playground, and they should be encouraged to learn and grow with what they are offered to find their way to belong and become part of the world.”

I have been lucky enough to begin my early education and care career in 2013 as a Trainee Educator and have been at Great Beginnings Floreat since 2016.  I hold a Certificate III and Diploma in Early Childhood and have worked extensively with children, staff and families for many years.

I stepped into the Centre Manager role in mid-2019 before going on maternity leave to have my own little bundle of joy. Becoming a mother has taught me so much and has given me a full understanding of how hard it is as a parent to leave your precious child in the care of others.  Saying goodbye on their first day can be daunting and painful for both parents and children.

Before they start their first day at Great Beginnings Floreat, we make sure that we have developed a strong bond with you and your child during our complimentary orientation sessions. Our parents can also keep track and see what their child is learning during the day through our interactive parent app Xplor Home.

Being a smaller centre in a high boutique area, our children have the privilege of being social butterflies within the community.  We venture to the local corner store for babyccinos or down to the local park for a play. These are just some of the things we get up to on excursions with our children at the centre.

In our centre, we have a variety of different cultures, languages and beliefs. We look at each child as an individual and encourage them to express themselves in every aspect. All our educators have their own Philosophy on helping shape young minds, and we incorporate this into our day-to-day programming within the centre.

My personal philosophy is that I believe each child has a mind, body, and voice of their own. The world is their playground, and they should be encouraged to learn and grow with what they are offered to find their way to belong and become part of the world. In a child's vocabulary, there is no such thing as failure, only experience. It is our responsibility to have them experience as much as possible. 

Call to enquire 1800 517 086