Who Inspires you and why?
I have been incredibly privileged to attend two Story House Early Learning Conferences. The conferences allow us to connect with those working behind the scenes in the support office, connect with fellow service managers, and continue to build our knowledge through guest speakers and trainers. It was a highlight for me to hear from Julie Cross, not once but twice! Julie is such a unique motivational speaker; she “tells it how it is” and believes in the power of authenticity. She leaves a lasting impression on those that hear her, with her personality and approach to finding a little “sparkle” in our everyday lives.
What are you passionate about?
Early childhood education, nature and animals, cooking, reading and coffee!
What type of leadership style do you have?
In my role as service manager, I think it is incredibly important to build rapport with everyone – the educators, children and families, and the wider community. This is key to building a high-quality service. I am strong in my beliefs but am always open and willing to listen to others. I pride myself on having a compassionate and understanding personality, good communication skills, and my willingness to do what I ask others to do.
What makes your service such an amazing service?
The core of our service is the people. From the children and families, the educators and anyone else I cross paths with throughout the day – the people are the true standout reason that makes our child care service in Warrnambool so amazing.
What are your goals for the service over the next 12 months?
We strive to continue growing as a team and as a service. It is also very important to me that our service continues to build relationships, not only with the families who use our service but also the greater community of Warrnambool.