Centre Manager - Zebra Early Learning Centre (Hahndorf)
My career in early childhood education started in 2010. I joined the team at Zebra Early Learning Centre in April 2023. I hold a Diploma in Early Education and Care and am currently studying for my Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching. I started my career in a Montessori Centre as an educator, before working my way up to a team leader, assistant manager and then a Centre Manager. I spent most of my time early in my career with the toddler age group and supporting educators caring for infants within our community.
Over the past eight years, I have held various leadership roles, and I am passionate about mentoring educators to uphold the best practices with a child-centred approach.
Over time, my teaching style has changed and adapted to suit and support children's individual needs and goals. Children can achieve great things when we give them the right tools to set them up for success while inspiring their natural desire and curiosity.
I am committed to delivering best practices with our highly skilled educators. I am passionate about advocating for children's rights and firmly believe that each child has the right to feel safe, secure, and respected. I aim to nurture their independence, to watch them grow and develop into capable, independent learners and to instill a love for lifelong learning.
Children who attend early education and care settings have opportunities to develop their social skills, build trusting relationships with peers and adults and belong to a community outside the family. The Early Years Learning Framework supports and scaffolds their development, giving them a strong foundation for future success and learning beyond the early years. Our dedicated and committed team strives to provide the best possible learning outcomes for children in collaboration with families.
We encourage families to spend time getting to know our educators and pride ourselves on effective communication. We recognise families as the first teachers and work in partnership with them to meet individual goals for children across the service.