Centre Manager - First Grammar Bathurst
"I love working in early education and love engaging the interests of children and further expanding their knowledge."
I believe that early childhood education is important in a child’s life as they learn, form relationships, play and have fun. I also believe that all children should be treated with equality and that their cultural diversity is embraced and acknowledged.
Hi, I’m Elizabeth and I’m the centre manager here at Bathurst First Grammar.
I started working as an early childhood teacher in 2014 and have been at this centre since November 2020. From the time I was a child, I always wanted to be a teacher and therefore it inspired me to pursue a career in early education. So, once I obtained a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) in 2014, I started working as an Early Childhood Teacher the moment I graduated from University.
I love working in early education and love engaging the interests of children and further expanding their knowledge.
Throughout my time working in early childhood education, I have learnt that children are confident and capable learners. All children have the right to an education and I believe this education needs to begin from an early age.
At our centre we have the one outdoor environment where the children are able to interact with other children across the birth to 5 year age groups. This enables the children to develop skills in compassion, building relationships and caring for other children. We run a preschool program in our 3-5 year rooms, where the children develop their resilience, social skills, independence and emotional regulation.
All our educators are trained in Child Protection, First Aid, CPR and Anaphylaxis. In the Preschool room we incorporate the ‘Ditto in a Box’ program, from Bravehearts, into the room curriculum.
Our educators are passionate about early childhood education and will go above and beyond for our families. We run a play-based program which incorporates all styles of learning to benefit every child in our care. We enjoy working with families to help children achieve their goals.
Being a small centre, we are able to form and foster close relationships with families and the children in our care which is beneficial as this is proven to improve the quality of learning for young children. We have many returning families who have had their older children at the centre and then return with their younger children. First Grammar is the sort of centre where all of the educators know every child.
We know it can be overwhelming when you’re looking to find the right centre for your child. I’m more than happy to offer support where possible - from helping our families to enrol, applying for the Child Care Subsidy or even tips to help with fussy eaters. We’re here to help.
We offer ‘stay and play’ days before children start, to ease the transition into care for the children and their families. These days allow families and children to get to know the educators and other children at the centre. Our entire team are here to help families settle into the centre and answer any questions that families may have.
I look forward to showing you and your family around!