Recently re structured and branded, our Only About Kids Oak services consist of Oak on South St, Oak on Jellicoe St and opening soon Oak on Erin St.
Oak on Jellicoe St A 75 place centre with 5 rooms. This is an amazing service with a homely, family focused environment. A purpose built centre with an endless list of educational activities on offer such as yoga, music and movement and Spanish lessons.
Oak on South St A gorgeous 100 place Queensland treasure with 5 rooms. A fully resourced centre with large airconditioned rooms and modern facilities. With plenty of spaces for our children to explore indoors and outdoors. This service is committed to partnering with its community and enjoys regular incursions and excursions.
Oak on Erin St Opening in early 2021, our brand-new, Hamptons-inspired service will feel cool and classic, yet casual with its large play spaces and natural and organic environments filled with lots of light.
What led you to a career in the childcare industry?
Coming from a large family I was surrounded by children. Babysitting my entire high school to families in my local community working with children was for me the next step. I have now worked within the industry for over 20 years. My passion has always been and still is in supporting services in delivering quality practice and quality environments for little people.
What are your favourite memories within the workspace?
Absolutely by far the Awards evening after the conference where I witnessed my QLD team achieve success!!
What are you passionate about?
Loving what you do!!!
What type of leadership style do you have?
I believe my leadership style could be considered somewhat charismatic!!! I lead with my heart and hope to inspire the people around me and be inspired by my passion and energy in wanting to deliver best practice and quality services. I am firm but fair and will work long and hard for the people in my team.
What makes your service such an amazing service?
The people without a doubt!!! I feel very lucky to work with my colleagues who like me want our services and the people within them to be successful both personally and professionally.
What are your goals for the service over the next 12 months?
I want to see the team really develop their individual skillets by opening themselves to diverse, quality professional development.
We are looking for two Service Managers to become part of the Oak family and lead the management of our brand new look services at Oak on Jellicoe St and Oak on South St in Toowoomba.
We are looking for an adaptive, collaborative Manager who has the ability to build relationships with all stakeholders whilst appreciating the uniqueness and individuality of the service.
In this role you will be responsible for delivering a responsive service that is committed to inclusive practices which support families, cultural, socio-economic and individual situations. You will develop and maintain effective collaborative and respectful relationships with children, families, early childhood professionals and regulatory departments, and ensure privacy and confidentiality is maintained. We are looking for someone who is adaptable to change and can think outside the square.
Who we are looking for:
Oak on Jellicoe : 88 Jellicoe Street, Toowoomba City QLD 4350
Oak on South : 593 South Street, Glenvale QLD 4350
Oak on Erin : 23-25 Erin Street, Wilsinton QLD 4350