What led you to a career in the childcare industry?
From early on I was always able to communicate well with children younger than myself. I was always told I had a caring nature and that I would make a great teacher. I started out as a certificate 3 and then eventually studied my Diploma of Children’s services. After returning from Maternity leave after my second child I needed more from my career and so decided to challenge myself with a leadership role, which I have loved ever since.
What are your favourite memories within the workspace?
My favourite memory in the last 3 months would have to be creating a community rainbow trail within our service, we painted our front door in rainbow colours and had all the children, Families and Staff do a little bit.
Who inspires you and why?
I am inspired by Stephen Hawking – The Physicist Who Proved That Determination And Positive Thinking Can Triumph Over Even The Most Severe Limitations.
What are you passionate about?
My main passion is building. My son and I can spend hours creating Lego masterpieces from scratch.
What type of leadership style do you have?
Transformational Leadership: Transformational leadership takes from each of the other kinds of leadership its best qualities and then uses those, along with a deep sense of shared purpose, to motivate subordinates. While the other forms of leadership focus on one singular aspect or another, transformational leadership takes a broad view of the issues surrounding leadership and then uses those as a driving force for meeting the overall goals of the organization. For education in particular, transformational leadership offers the best of everything – from tapping into the emotions of workers to offering the compensatory core that is the case for all forms of business, to guiding from a place of support. However since transformational leadership is informed by all of these various types of leadership, it’s always a good idea for leaders to learn more about these other styles so as to offer a deeper understanding of these forms so as to offer those in whose service they are the best support and guidance possible.
What makes your service such an amazing service?
How supportive all of our staff are of each other and how well they work as a team.
What are your goals for the service over the next 12 months?
At this point in time, our main goal is to overcome these trying times and support each other.
We are looking for a highly skilled Early Childhood Teacher to join our Forest Hill team. 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. This is a full-time position within our Kinder (4 – 5 years) room with quality programming time as well as having access to a healthy professional development budget. Whilst ensuring the requirements are being met, you have the freedom to implement your own learning program and showcase your skills to make a difference for our respected families.
Who we’re looking for:
Story House Early Learning Forest Hill is located on Canterbury Road just behind the Glen Valley Road Reserve, and in close proximity to
Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre and the neighbouring suburbs of Blackburn, Nunawading, Vermont and Mitcham.