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Tara Egan

Centre Manager -  Early Learning Services Collaroy Plateau

Every person has their own hopes, dreams and interests – and children are no different.

I began my career in early childhood education and care in 1996 and started working at Collaroy Plateau Early Learning Services in 2021. I hold a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood). I have worked with every age group, including OOSH. My specialty is school readiness and preschool programs.

I come from a family of teachers. My grandmother, and mother were teachers and so is my husband. Teaching was the obvious choice for me; however, I like to be a little different and choose to work with early learners. After teaching for many years and raising my own son, giving children the space and opportunity to grow and become who they want to be is important. Every person has their own hopes, dreams and interests – and children are no different.

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. Learning to be a good class member and teammate is one of the most important and obvious aspects of an early learning environment. Children may be able to look at books and draw at home, but the home environment cannot teach positive classroom behaviours or how to be a good friend.

Our team understands just how important your children are to you and we ensure we take our responsibilities seriously. Early Learning Services have extensive policies and procedures in place to assist our team in protecting children in our care. We undertake daily and weekly health and safety checks, as well as more thorough annual risk assessments.

We suggest families come by and see us in person. It is important to meet the educators and get a sense of our teaching philosophy to really feel at home. Families are welcome to have as many stays and play visits as they wish before their first day. We find that parents love getting to know their children’s classmates and participating in our day.

Welcome to Collaroy Plateau Early Learning Services.


Call to enquire 1800 413 885