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Black Rock Welcomes New Service Manager

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This week, Story House Black Rock welcomes new Service Manager, Cristina D’Ambrosio.

Cristina joins Story House with seven years’ experience in the Early Childhood sector and holds a Diploma of Children’s Services. She is a passionate educator of young children supporting all aspects of their learning and development which she achieves by forming secure and respectful relationships, seeing children as capable and competent learners, fostering resilience and setting high expectations for children of all ages.  Cristina is an outgoing and friendly person who loves a good laugh and a chat.  She welcomes all families to pop in and say hi!

Family is very important to Cristina.  She comes from a very large family herself and has over 100 first cousins on her mother’s side!  Cristina is very much looking forward to getting to know the children and their families attending the Black Rock service and is passionate about working collaboratively with parents and caregivers so that children are achieving excellent outcomes.  She views families as the first teacher in a child’s life and respects individual beliefs and values while at the same time sharing her own knowledge to support the whole family. 

Cristina’s philosophy centres on her belief that our children are our future and that all children are unique in terms of their developmental readiness, life experiences and culture.  It’s important for her to create a safe and nurturing environment where each individual child can reach their full potential. This value also extends to how she will lead and manage the service where she will cultivate a collaborative leadership culture drawing on each team member’s strengths and expertise.

In Cristina’s spare time, she loves to explore Melbourne, find new places to eat and spend time with friends and family.  She has an insatiable shoe addiction and loves musicals, movies and her dog, Benny.

Join with us as we welcome Cristina to the Story House Black Rock family.

To find out more about career opportunities with Story House, please visit our Careers page.

For more information about Story House Black Rock, please call Cristine at (03) 9598 4103.