What led you to a career in the childcare industry?
I’ve worked with children from a very young age in childcare, to nannying overseas and for the last 4 years managing a service. I love supporting families to educate their children, it’s extremely rewarding.
Who Inspires you and why?
Daily at work it’s our educators, families and children but I gain ongoing knowledge and inspiration through pod casts, workshops and conferences. At the moment I’vs been listening to Educator Yarns with Jessica Staines (the director of Koori Curriculum) this is a really great way to understand the inclusion of Indigenous Perspectives in Education.
What are you passionate about?
Inclusive practice – allowing each child, family and educator the opportunity to be heard and involved.
What type of leadership style do you have?
Kindness gets you everywhere! Simply understanding and listening to the needs of others, always being open to feedback and critically reflect on my own practices as an educator and leader. Empowering the team to be the best they can be and offering support and strategies to help them achieve their goals.
What makes your service such an amazing service?
The love and care the team show towards our children and families makes this a fun, cohesive and passionate environment to work in.
What are your goals for the service over the next 12 months?
To maintain a happy learning environment for our children and a supportive learning environment for our educators.
We are looking for a highly skilled Early Childhood Teacher to join our Offspring service in Chinderah. We will consider between 3 – 5 days Part time or Full time hours. We are looking for a Teacher who is not only able to provide engaging educational programs for the children but has the drive to make this the best centre in the community, while also being caring, empathetic, passionate and respectful.
Who we’re looking for:
Offspring Early Learning is situated in Chinderah on the Tweed Coast, conveniently accessible from the Pacific and only a short 5-minute drive from Kingscliff. We welcome families from surrounding suburbs including Kingscliff, Salt, Casuarina, Fingal, Banora Point, Terranora, Murwillumbah, Pottsville and Tweed Heads.