Centre Manager - Grasshoppers Early Learning Centre Nippers (Redland Bay)
“Our centre’s focus on creating the greatest tomorrow we can. We educate our children to reduce, reuse, recycle as much as possible.”
I hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. My personal teaching philosophy is inspired by the works of theorists Jean Piaget-cognitive development, Erik Erikson-Psychosocial Development, John Bowlby- attachment theory and Albert Bandura– social learning. Together these theorists outline the importance of building meaningful and secure relationships with children to enable cognitive growth, learning through enjoyment and positive interactions.
All childcare centres, including our centre, use the foundation of play-based learning to guide our experiences every day. With access to a range of age-appropriate learning resources, trained educators, and new experiences among friends, we set children up to thrive in an environment that is dedicated to learning. Children develop their curiosity, problem-solving, confidence and resilience at our centre, and we carefully plan play-based learning experiences around their interests and learning goals. Over time, you will see your child develop abilities such as language, motor movement, memory, concentration and social relationships all by partaking in these experiences - it's a truly incredible journey to witness!
As the centre manager, I am so fortunate to build beautiful relationships with our families, children and educators. Through this I have the pleasure of rediscovering the world and its beauty on a daily basis. I have the pleasure of sitting alongside children as they experience firsts, I am able to collaborate with some of the most creative and passionate educators and I am able to share in families successes and “wow” moments.
We educate our children to reduce, reuse, recycle as much as possible, the centre hosts air purifying plants rather than diffusers, lights are turned off through the centre from 12-2pm, the children take part daily in our compost program, and so much more. Our innovative team has put together a 5-year sustainability plan with weekly goals being met through the centre.
Our team understands just how important your children are to you and we ensure we take our responsibilities seriously. Early Learning Centres has extensive policy and procedures in place to assist our team in protecting children in our care.
At Grasshoppers Early Learning - Nippers we are unique in that our centre educates children 0-3 years. This gives us a very specific view on the early years development, and I am fortunate enough to host some of the most innovative and passionate educators in this field. We work closely with all families to ensure children are growing and succeeding following a play-based curriculum.
Welcome to Grasshoppers Early Learning Centre Nippers.