What led you to a career in the childcare industry?
From an early age I knew I wanted to work with children. After I completed school I went straight to TAFE to complete my Certificate III and started my role as an assistant in a long day care setting. From here I was inspired and passionate and couldn’t wait to learn more. I worked my way up to complete my Diploma through TAFE and my Bachelor of Teaching degree from the University of New England. I have been in the Early Childhood sector for 11 years and during this time I have had the opportunity to work with all different age groups throughout various roles.
What are your favourite memories within the workspace?
One of my favourite memories over the past 3 months is the team building and professional development opportunity we had late last year with Pallet Play. This was an amazing opportunity were we were able to come together and work as a team to construct resources for children, this experience has inspired us to learn and create more as a team.
Who Inspires you and why?
I am inspired by positive leaders who share their knowledge and wisdom with me and encourage me to be the best leader that i can be. I am always willing to learn new things as their is always someone who will know more than me about certain topics, just like i am more than happy to share my knowledge and passion on topics that i am interested in or have knowledge in.
What are you passionate about?
I am a strong believer that children have the right to access a high quality education and that children learn best through play based experiences. I am passionate about community involvement, risky play, loose parts, natural learning environments and allowing children the opportunity to real life education.
What type of leadership style do you have?
My leadership style is to support the team to be successful and to work together as a team towards our centre vision and to uphold our philosophy. I continuously up skill my own skills and knowledge to best support the team to ensure we have current knowledge to ensure we are compliant and successful.
What makes your service such an amazing service?
We have a wonderful, supportive team of educators who pride ourselves on our relationships with children, families and our colleagues. We are constantly reflecting to ensure we provide the best possible opportunities for children to learn through our daily curriculum. We aim to create positive childhood memories for children, full of of adventure and opportunities to set them up for a successful future.
We have a positive culture within our service and are always celebrating specials events, getting out into the community on excursions and allowing children to just be children and have fun.
What are your goals for the service over the next 12 months?
To build a connection and ongoing relationship with learning for life at Maitland. To embed exceeding practices involving community, children and families across the centre. To value committed educators by supporting them in their professional development, knowledge and growth mindset.
We are looking for a talented Centre Cook to join the team at our Aberglasslyn service, to plan and prepare a nutritious and exciting menu for the children. Working part time hours Monday to Friday 08:30 – 15:00. A well equipped kitchen is available for you to whip up a treat.
Aberglasslyn is a family centric childcare service. Our highest priorities are relationships, quality of care and education alike and maintaining a feeling of family and community throughout the centre. This service has delineated spaces that make a big centre feel like a small family home. With a second to none school readiness program in place and an array of purposeful activities such as a bush kindy program, art lessons from a local artist and library visits, no two days are ever the same.
Aberglasslyn is a family centric childcare service. Our highest priorities are relationships, quality of care and education alike and maintaining a feeling of family and community throughout the centre. This service has delineated spaces that make a big centre feel like a small family home. With a s