Who Inspires you and why?
During my time with Story House, I have had the privilege of attending 2 Story house Early Learning Conferences. These conferences are a great opportunity to connect with other service managers, those who work “behind the scenes” in support office, as well as the opportunity to build our knowledge through guest speakers and trainers. One of the highlights for me was listening to the amazing Julie Cross not once but twice. As a motivational speaker, Julie is unique. She believes in the power of authenticity, of telling it “how it is”. Her approach and personality leave a long lasting impression on those who are fortunate enough to hear her speak. She encourages all of us to find a little “sparkle” in our lives.
What are you passionate about?
Early childhood education, animals, nature, reading, cooking and going out for coffee!
What type of leadership style do you have?
As a service manager, I believe it is my role to build a rapport with the educators, children, families and the wider community to further develop a high quality service. As a leader, I am strong in my beliefs, but am willing to listen to others, have an understanding and compassionate personality, have good communication skills and am willing to do what I ask others to do.
What makes your service such an amazing service?
The people. Whether it be the children, the educators, the families or everyone else I come across in my day, the people are the standout reason why this is an amazing place to work.The fact that the service is located in a stunning, state of the art building is a bonus!
What are your goals for the service over the next 12 months?
To continue to grow as a service and as a team, as well continue on building our relationships, not just with the families who use our service but also with the greater community.