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Courtney

Centre Manager - Great Beginnings Secret Harbour

“My approach is based on encouraging children to identify their feelings, needs, and wants, and then teaching them how to communicate them positively and effectively.”

I began working in early learning in 2016 and joined this centre in 2024. I hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and a Diploma in Leadership and Management.

I chose early childhood education as a career because I am passionate about mental health awareness. I believe that introducing emotional regulation strategies early on can create strong foundations for each child to build on as they grow. The early years and how we support our children are vital to creating a strong pathway to success.

Through my career, I have learned that each child is unique, and we need to adapt our methods and ideologies to suit the learning style of each child in our care. It’s essential to understand that each child receives and interprets information and experiences differently.

My approach is based on encouraging children to identify their feelings, needs, and wants, and then teaching them how to communicate them positively and effectively. Early childhood education facilities provide social environments where children can learn social skills and build strong foundations for learning alongside their peers. Exposing children to environments where they learn to interact positively with others will hugely benefit them as they grow.

Our team at Secret Harbour is dedicated to creating an environment where each child can thrive and grow. We focus on inclusion and diversity, celebrating each family's uniqueness. I get to know each family and ensure I understand what support looks like for them, recognising that support for each individual will look different in practice.

Call to enquire 1800 517 086