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Maria

Centre Manager -  Early Learning Services Forestville

“My goal is to inspire and guide children to discover their strengths, navigate through obstacles, and develop the skills and mindset needed to thrive in life.” 

I have been working in early learning since 2009. I joined Forestville ELC as a centre manager in 2023. I completed my Early Childhood Education Care diploma in 2008 after finishing my Bachelor of Arts degree. I built my experience running my family day care when my children were young and later moved into centre-based long day care. I worked as a room leader first in preschool rooms, and became an assistant centre manager and acting centre manager. 

During my career, I have learned that all children are unique and learn at their own pace. Children demonstrate remarkable resilience and a willingness to persist despite challenges. As educators, we support the children's interests and learning so they can find their way to achieve their learning goals. As a centre manager, I prioritise providing a safe, secure environment and high-quality education. I encourage a growth mindset, fostering resilience by praising effort, celebrating progress, and reframing mistakes as opportunities for learning. I aim to instil knowledge and a love for learning, empowering children to become lifelong learners who confidently embrace challenges. Ultimately, my goal is to inspire and guide children to discover their strengths, navigate through obstacles, and develop the skills and mindset needed to thrive in academics and life as compassionate, curious, and confident individuals. 

Forestville Early Learning Centre has a long-standing team of highly qualified educators. Many have been at the centre for more than five years and most of them live locally. They are very confident in communicating with the families as they know the community well. They are dedicated and passionate about the children's development and learning. 

We build strong relationships with families by establishing regular, open lines of communication. We share information about children's progress, activities, and any concerns using various mediums like newsletters, emails, or Xplor apps. I actively listen to parents' concerns, suggestions, and feedback. We respect their insights and involve them in decision-making processes regarding their child's education and care. 

We can’t wait to welcome you into our Forestville community.

  

Call to enquire 1800 413 885