Sarah de Graaff
Centre Manager - First Grammar Ourimbah
"Children are built to learn and make connections, and my job is to develop those connections and help them create a lifelong love of learning."
I have worked in early learning for a very long time, both in Australia & overseas. I joined the team at First Grammar Ourimbah in Feb 2023. I hold a Bachelor Degree in Teaching (Primary Teaching) and a Diploma in Early Childhood Education.
I have worked with children for a very long time, and they still surprise me every day! Children naturally bring so much positivity, joy & curiosity wherever they go. They are built to learn and make connections, and my job is to develop those connections and help them create a lifelong love of learning.
I have worked with children throughout Asia, in Sydney & New Zealand. I love the way that cultures are embedded in all forms of learning throughout the world, and it makes us better people, with more empathy, patience and open-mindedness.
First Grammar Ourimbah boasts one of the most caring and nurturing teams. Our diverse team members proudly share their home cultures with the children through stories, songs, food and celebrations. We are a small, boutique centre with fewer than 40 children per day. Our educators get to know each of our families very well. Our door is always open for a chat, advice, or even a hug.