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Natasha Veiman

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”

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.

What qualifications do you hold?

Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.

What are you most proud of at your centre?

Our centre’s focus on creating the greatest tomorrow we can. 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.

What is your favourite inspirational quote?

“In the midst of hate, I found there was within me, an invisible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me and invisible smile. In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invisible calm. I realised, through it all, that…In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushed against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.”
- Albert Camus.

What is your philosophy about educating children?

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.

What message would you like to tell parents considering your centre?

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.
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