What led you to a career in the childcare industry?
I was led to this career path as I have a deep passion for Early Childhood Education sector and the responsibility of center management.
What are your favourite memories within the workspace?
Each year the center participates in the Diamond Creek Town Fair, an community event where the community comes together to celebrate and connect with one another. Each year, families and educators come together, helping each other decorate the centers float to then participate in the parade where all of Diamond creek community watch and cheer on, seeing the smiles on all our families and children’s faces is truly an rewarding experience.
Who Inspires you and why?
My primary school principal Mr Martin. Mr Martin always made me feel important despite the struggle I had fitting in as a child. Reading and writing at that time was a challenge growing up. With Mr Martins support I gained strength and confidence with his endless support and encouragement. Mr Martin was such an inspiration and continued to do so throughout my life. Mr Martin attended my wedding in 2012, 30 years later.
What are you passionate about?
My horses and all that goes with it … I have competed on a serious level over the years and still thrive to achieve records and titles . My career and managing my center to the best of my abilities is another passion I have . I thrive to manege my center in an exceeding manner while maintaining the relationships with all involved .
What type of leadership style do you have?
I tend to navigate a open style leadership approach as I find it to be more effective for the experience of the team. I like to involve all team member for their skills and input as they are experience educators, mostly with over 5 – 20 years experience. We all like to share opinions and ides and develop decisions as a group rather than have dictated set routines We are very fortunate here a Diamond Creek to have a team with such empathy and respect for each year another
What makes your service such an amazing service?
The families, educators and the general community in Diamond Creek all help achieve such an amazing place to work. We as educators have a close connection with our families therefor our children are settled content and happy. Story House Diamond Creek has a built a fantastic reputation within the community, something we are all very proud off .
What are your goals for the service over the next 12 months?
We lost many family enrollments due to the current pandemic, though we will work tirelessly to support our families and rebuild the confidence in parents to return back to our service and to be a part of our service once again.
Due to expansion, we are looking for a highly skilled Assistant Educator to join our Diamond Creek team within the Toddlers room (2 – 3yr old). You will support the room leader and participate in daily practices We are looking for an Educator who aligns with our philosophies and is not only able to provide engaging programs for the children, but they have the drive to make this the best service in the community, while also being caring, empathetic, passionate and respectful. This is a great opportunity to join a fantastic team and grow your career.
Who we’re looking for:
Our centre welcomes families from surrounding suburbs including Diamond Creek, Plenty, Kangaroo Ground and Greensborough. We offer a state-of-the-art facility boasting beautifully environments, spacious play areas, and modern educational materials.
Our aim is to provide a secure and happy environment where children can develop their intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and language skills to become competent and confident individuals. And for you to feel safe knowing that your child is receiving the best possible care.