Centre Manager - Great Beginnings Lyndhurst
“Each child and their family are individual and unique where they all have something different to offer us.”
I started my career in early childhood education and care in 2013 and started working at Great Beginnings Lyndhurst in 2019. I hold a variety of qualifications including Diploma of Early Education and Care, Diploma of Community Services, and an Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management.
What I love about working in child care and early education is that every day is a new day. Our learning environments are individualised to each children’s learning and development. Building the relationships interactions with the children and their families is what inspires me to do my best each day.
Each child and their family are individual and unique where they all have something different to offer us. As we travel through our journey of life, each child and family have different values, beliefs and hope and dreams for their life and journey of life. It is a great journey to share with families in our community. This guides my teaching and leadership style and practices as I am open to everyone’s judgement and opinions, seeking their knowledge.
Our approach is to ensure each child as access to quality education and child care through our daily offerings to provide a wide range of experiences such as cultural festivals, dress up days, and other activities they may not have access to in their home environment.
Throughout our child care and early education centre you can see the learning benefits of attending our centre in action during tours. We love being able to go into the rooms and experience the learning environment the children will be in and see everything for yourself.
For example, we have a dedicated science week throughout the year where we engage in learning experiences such as an experiment each day of the week, things such as colouring flowers overnight, exploding volcanoes, and baking.
We have long-serving, multicultural team members who reflect our local community. Many have been with the centre over four years since its opening. There’s an amazing sense of community at Great Beginnings Lyndhurst, everyone knows everyone, and we love to celebrate milestones and achievements as a family.
Our team are committed to our families and children providing a home away from home environment. They bring a passion every day to their roles of educators and teachers to provide a high quality early education environment to set children up for a successful lifetime of learning.
Our team believe in the importance of a clean environment for themselves, their children and families, we promote a clean environment through our daily practices, as well as upholding our policies and procedures to protect all. Our centre 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.
We understand the process of starting at a child care and early education centre might be a bit confusing – but rest assured our team is here to guide you each step of the way. During tours we provide families a brief experience on how to enrol and you have the option to call us at any time to answers any of your questions around enrolling.
Once enrolment form has been completed, we offer the time to families to come into the centre to for orientation. During orientation we complete the last steps of the enrolment together.
We celebrate a range of events at our centre such as mother’s day, father’s day, and more throughout the year. Our families have access to our centre to come in for afternoon tea on their children birthdays and celebrate with our community. We have an amazing parent room full of resources for families as well as access to Parent TV, an online streaming service with a collection of videos from a range of experts about how children develop and learn. We offer parent teacher meetings for families to speak to their teachers and educators one-on-one without the daily hustle and bustle.
A fun fact about me is I have two pet dogs named Baxter who is an English Staffy and Dusty who is a Blue Heeler.
We look forward to welcoming you at Great Beginnings Lyndhurst!