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Shani Galappaththi

Centre Manager - Great Beginnings Southern River

“All children should be respected and acknowledge for their diversity and individuality in a safe and a supportive learning environment.”

I began my early childhood education career in 2009, starting out as an Early Childhood Teacher and Assistant Centre Manager before working my way up to Centre Manager. I have since held multiple Centre Manager positions from 2017. 

I hold a Masters Degree in Learning and Development, specialising in Early Childhood Education and a Masters Degree in Education. I also hold a Diploma in Leadership and Management. 
My focus is to provide every child with the opportunity to be an active member in a stimulating environment which allows them to achieve their very best in their early years of learning. I believe that each child has their own personality and identity, and that it is important to nurture and value each child as a unique individual. 

The early years of a child’s life is the cornerstone of their development and our programs are focussed on developing their social, emotional, physical, and cognitive skills in preparation for school and beyond. At Great Beginnings Southern River we aim to provide children the best start in their live while delivering important opportunities to learn and develop.  

We are a passionate, and a dedicated team developing meaningful educational practices for the children under our care while also monitoring their safety. We believe that being patient with children is a key for their educational and emotional development and is a quality we all aim to have. With our positive attitude and enthusiasm, we strive to help the children enjoy their activities and their time with us. 

To establish relationships with the families at my service, I practice genuine ways to listen to and communicate with families. I love building relationships with families and children and to engage in children’s learning journeys while providing the best early years learning experience. My aim is to make families feel welcome, valued and respected while acknowledging the diversity of our community. 

Call to enquire 1800 517 394