We partner with you to provide a safe, quality, family-centred learning environment where every child is respected and nurtured. We continually develop our skills and explore new ways to enrich your child’s early learning experience.
Indoor and outdoor play based experiences are an integral part of our program. Educators plan a diverse range of experiences to create opportunities for your child in both structured and spontaneous play.
Our programs are inspired by the wisdom and teachings of early childhood theorists and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), and aim to develop children’s emotional, social and cognitive intelligence.
The Kindergarten curriculum continues to emphasise play based learning, however offers additional intentional learning times where the focus is on literacy and numeracy, socialisation, self-regulation and independence.
What led you to a career in the childcare industry?
I decided to start a career in childcare when I first came to Australia because I have always loved being around children and thought I could make a different to children’s lives and their learning experiences. I have always had little children around me growing up and have always loved caring and supporting them. I realized that a career in childcare would be best for me as it would not feel like a job as such because it would be something that I love doing.
What are your favourite memories within the workspace?
Gaining the position as the Service Manager for Story House Keilor Downs. I am excited to guide and lead my team to become a quality service.
Who inspires you and why?
The person who inspired me the most was my old centre manager at my first job in childcare. I feel as though she really taught me how to become a great educator. She was able to teach me everything I know today and supported me during my studies. She is a very dedicated person who was passionate about the early childhood industry. Coming from an exceeding centre, she showed me what a high quality centre looks like and how it can be run. She inspired me to be the best that I can in this industry.
What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about my job here at Story House Keilor Downs. My passion is to make the centre a high-quality exceeding centre for the children and families. I am passionate about ensuring children are treated equally, all of their physical, social, emotional, and mental needs are met and ensuring educators are delivering a great learning program that can contribute to their development and learning. I really love managing the team and helping all the educators to achieve their goals within their own professional learning and their careers.
What type of leadership style do you have?
I believe I am a confident leader who is able to motivate my team with honestly and support. I think I am a friendly and knowledgeable leader who can guide educators to be their best.
What makes your service such an amazing service?
I love working at my workspace, because we have wonderful families, a great team to work with and most importantly I am able to see the children grow and achieve their developments.
What are your goals for the service over the next 12 months?
To have a high quality programming for the children. To make all the children’s environments fantastic for the children to develop their milestones and make their spaces inviting for the them.
Our early childhood education centre is conveniently located between Keilor, St Albans and Taylors Lakes
with easy access via Taylors Road and Sunshine Avenue