Centre Manager - Great Beginnings Keysborough
“My real passion is the relationships you can build with children who need someone to care for them.”
I began my career in early childhood education and care in 2004 and started working Great Beginnings Keysborough in 2020. I hold a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. After high school I got a full-time traineeship at a community child care center where I completed my Diploma. After having both of my children and re-joining the work force I wanted to ensure my knowledge was as current as it could be, so I re-did my diploma. I then went on to lead classrooms of varying ages and also became an educational leader. I have been in centre manager roles since 2016.
From the age of ten years old I always knew my calling was to care for children. I originally wanted to be a midwife but was turned off by the nursing side of babies being born so began my career with older children, which was where I discovered my passion for educating and caring for valuable children who needed some extra love. This is when I discovered I would never have to “work” another day of my life. My real passion is the relationships you can build with children wo need someone to care for them. To see their little faces, light up when they arrive and see us here waiting for them with open arms, ensuring the families know how much their whole world is truly cared for.
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!
Our team are a truly diverse group with a range of life experiences as individuals and also as a team. They have the same passion and vision to be the best they can for the children within their care. They are so committed and positive about their role as educators. The whole team sees their role as incredibly important, helping children establish the building blocks for a successful lifetime of learning.
Our team understands just how important your children are to you and we ensure we take our responsibilities seriously. Great Beginnings has extensive policy and procedures in place to assist our team in protecting children in our care. You can read more about our commitment to safety here.
At Great Beginnings Keysborough we have an open-door policy where we encourage families to be involved in the program. E.g sing songs/read stories in their home language. We also offer fruit and hot drinks to take for the journey at drop off times to make a smoother and quicker morning routine.
When enrolling my own children in childcare I found that having the same person who lead the tour, be there for orientation and the first day made our experience so much easier and that is the approach we follow. We also ensure that everything is written down as well as verbal. This gives families the opportunity to read through things, so they don’t feel overwhelmed after a tour.
Welcome to Great Beginnings Keysborough.