Centre Manager - First Grammar Bonnyrigg Heights
"all children learn, develop and grow in their own way"
I started working in the early learning sector in 2008 and began working at First Grammar Bonnyrigg Heights in 2020.
After obtaining my Diploma in children’s services, I began my career working with the children implementing a creative and educational curriculum for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years. I then advanced my career with a passion for providing the best quality of care for all children and ensuring strong relationships with the families and took the opportunity to become a Centre Manager for the first time. Everyday I strive to strengthen my relationships with the children as well as the families and children.
As I grew up, I watched my parents working with children, from teachers to assistant principals, acting principal and even working with family and community services. From these experiences growing I was able to observe the difference that working with children really has and I wanted to be a part of the difference. Being a part of each child's journey is the best part about my job.
I have learnt that each child is unique and learns differently, so my style of teaching is versatile to ensure that I'm meeting the individual child's needs.
Throughout my years working in early childhood, I’ve learned that children learn through play and when provided with an environment that is challenging and stimulating, they become confident and capable Learners.
When a child attends our Centre, it is preparing them for the transition to School as we develop their independence, social skills, and resilience.
We welcome everyone with open arms and invite them into our First Grammar Family. We have a multicultural team who reflect our local community. It’s the sort of centre where everyone knows all the children, no matter which room they are in. We are such a close-knit team it feels like one big family, and we look forward to bringing you and your family into our fold.
We acknowledge that the family is the most important influence for the child and that children benefit most when we work in partnerships with families.