What led you to a career in the childcare industry?
I studied my cert III in high school. After graduating I gained employment at my placement centre and was here for 4 years. During this time I gain my Diploma of Children services. I relocated to a remote town in the NT where I was promoted to 2IC. When I relocated back to the Gold Coast I became Educational Leader at Pimpama, before becoming Service Manager.
What are your favourite memories within the workspace?
When years later the child recognise and remember you from the close bond you shared.
Who Inspires you and why?
Nathan Wallis – Neuroscience & The Developing Brain- His research into the developing brain and how that would have affect on what we do as Educators.
What are you passionate about?
The first five years of a childs’ life is busy and most crucial. I believe it is the foundation for their future with an opportunity for learning in every occasion. The children are continually learning in all developmental areas. I believe all interactions with the children should be safe, positive, fun and nurturing. Educators should create a positive disposition for all childrens’ learning through positive reinforcements and inviting activities. I believe if this happens, the children can grow into their next developmental stage with confidence and strive for greatness.
What type of leadership style do you have?
As a Director I strive to keep my knowledge of the industry up to date with further training and study. I am committed to providing the team of Educators with this knowledge and understanding. Guiding them in their curriculum and practices in order to provide the highest quality care for the children and their families. I believe in collaborating with professional and working as a team in order to operate a quality service.
What makes your service such an amazing service?
The facilities we have here at Pimpama Early Learning is what makes us stand up from the rest. We have a barn yard, a zero depth water park and beautiful learning environments.
What are your goals for the service over the next 12 months?
Ensuring high quality practice through out the centre as a whole. To be recognised in the community as a leading centre in Early Childhood. To embed the 3A approach.
Due to the growth and expansion of our service we are looking for a highly skilled Lead Educator to join our team at Pimpama. We are looking for Educators who are 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. We have a healthy budget for resources and have had a recent upgrade to our outdoor resources.
Who we’re looking for:
Our child care and kindergarten centre is conveniently located in Pimpama on the corner of Yawalpah Road and Gawthern Drive just off the Old Pacific Highway