Centre Manager -  Early Learning Services West Ryde

"I believe through a play-based approach, children can resource their own learning and make sense of the world around them. "

I started working in early learning in 2008. I joined the team at West Ryde Early Learning Centre in 2024. I hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and I am currently studying my Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth - 5years).

From an early age I had a burning passion for early childhood education and care. Entering the industry straight out of high school I never looked back. Throughout my career I have adopted a holistic approach that values and respects the uniqueness and individualism of each child. A moto I hold close to my heart is that “today's children are tomorrows leaders”.

I view each child as capable and resourceful. Provided with optimal learning conditions, there are endless opportunities for their growth and development. I believe through a play-based approach, children can resource their own learning and make sense of the world around them. Our role as educators is to ensure we are attuned to each child's individual strengths, interests, and emerging skills. We set up provocations that promote children's natural instincts to be curious, inquire and learn.

Early childhood education services are purpose-built facilities that are designed to ensure children are afforded optimal opportunities to engage in educational programs. The well-trained educators who work alongside children each day have a passion to support children's growth and development. The Early Years Learning Framework guides educators’ practices and they have been devised to ensure that during a child's critical period of brain development (birth-5years) that scaffolding and supporting education and learning is at the forefront of every educator's daily practice. 

At West Ryde Early Learning Centre, we have a diverse team of experienced and qualified educators, some of whom have been part of our family for more than 10 years.  We are lucky to have 3 Bachelor qualified Early Childhood Teachers who support the educational programs in our service.  Our team are all committed and dedicated to working with children and pride themselves on their relationships with the children and families within our service.  

I develop strong relationships with my families by prioritising time to engage in open, honest lines of communication with them on a regular basis. I believe in the power of face-to-face conversations. I make sure any areas of concern are addressed promptly and efficiently to ensure all families feel valued and respected within our service. 

Call to enquire 1800 413 885