Centre Manager - Great Beginnings Kariong
“I have learnt that children are all individuals. I view them as capable and confident young learners.”
I started working in Early Learning in 2006 and started working at Great Beginnings Kariong in 2021. I have a Diploma of Children’s services and currently working towards Early Childhood Teaching degree.
I always had an interest and passion to explore the career path of Early education. Assisting with the development of the young minds of the future was what drove me to pursue this path in life.
In my time working in child care I have learnt that children are all individuals. I view them as capable and confident young learners that should all have the opportunity to feel supported and valued throughout their learning journey. This guides my teaching style as I want every family to feel respected as we deliver a high-quality program for all who attend the service.
Having your child be a part of an Early Education service environment sets them up for lifelong learning. The skills they develop throughout their time at our centre supports their resilience, social and emotional intelligence along with a true sense of self and environmental awareness. They build positive friendships and gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be supported by their educators and peers. We aim to provide a great partnership between the home and care environment.
Great Beginnings Kariong team demonstrate a true understanding of children’s needs and abilities. We have embedded practices and a programming that suits all children specifically. The educators have a deep understanding of the Early Years learning framework, and we have this embedded in our curriculum of practice. The children of Great Beginnings Kariong drive the projects of interests and facilitate their own learning through open ended experiences.
We best support our families by beginning with a long orientation period. Families are offered time to spend with their child in our service to ensure they have built a strong connection with their educators and the environment before they are ready to explore on their own. We also offer a transition to school program which begins from our 0-2yrs room. We want every child to eventually move on from our service and go into the next chapter of their lives as Primary school students being the best versions of themselves. We can only achieve this by having a strong partnership with our families and local community.