Centre Manager - First Grammar Fairfield
"I love knowing that every time I come to work, I make a difference in children’s lives."
I began my career in early learning in 2009 and started at First Grammar Fairfield in 2011 having completed a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood.
I chose this career as it gives me the ability to shape our next generation considering that today’s children are tomorrow’s future. I love knowing that every time I come to work, I make a difference in children’s lives, especially when I get to see them develop and flourish under our care.
Throughout my years working in early childhood, I’ve learned that children learn through play and if they are provided with an environment that is challenging, stimulating and aesthetically pleasing, they will become confident and capable explorers. Children develop best when they are given the opportunity to engage in a wide range of different activities planned by field experts and for their particular age group. Therefore, my teaching style focuses on the holistic development of a child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs, which builds a solid and broad foundation for lifelong learning and good wellbeing.
Having your child attend our centre is very important in preparing them for the transition to kindergarten as it involves developing far more important skills than writing names and recognising numbers. The children will learn to become independent, to socialise and easily build friendships as well as building their resilience.
At First Grammar Fairfield we are committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of all children, team members, families and visitors. We have zero tolerance for child abuse and are committed to providing children with a child safe environment where they feel safe and supported.
We are committed to giving our families and children the best experience while they are attending our service. Therefore, we are well aware that this cannot happen unless we have a positive work culture that is focused on quality. We have a multicultural team and many of us have worked at First Grammar Fairfield for over 10 years. We are a compassionate team who believe that our smallest act of kindness can put the largest smile on a face. We constantly strive for success here and reflect on our practices daily to highlight where and how we can improve both professionally and personally.
We are all passionate about early childhood education, have an infectious and positive attitude and are excited every day to be a part of our unique calling. We believe that there are endless opportunities when working in early childhood because children see the world in a simpler way and sometimes it’s the simple path that leads to innovation.
We acknowledge that the family is the most powerful influence on each child’s life and that children benefit the most when we work in partnerships with families. This is why our engagement with families start during the enrolment process where families get the opportunity to share with us their expectations, suggestions, information about their children and home lifestyles.
We have a coffee machine for parents in the foyer to enjoy upon drop off and pick up as well as some snacks. We also hold regular celebrations and family events so we can all socialise and get to know each other beyond what the swift daily drop-off and pick ups allow.
I look forward to meeting you and your family soon!