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Kathleen Nash

Centre Manager - First Grammar Seven Hills

"I am a committed, motivated and dedicated leader and educator, who aims to support and guide my team. I believe it’s important to build positive relationships with families and children, to ensure they are provided a high quality care."

I started my career in the childcare industry in 2000 completing my Diploma in Children’s Services in 2002.

I’m passionate about meeting the needs of children and families and helping them achieve many milestones during their early learning journey.

The best part of my job is the team – they are so committed and positive about their role as educators. The whole team sees their role as incredibly important, helping children establish the building blocks for a successful lifetime of learning.

During my Early Education and care career, I have discovered that all children are unique. So, I have a deep passion for children and their development and truly value the importance of learning through play.  For children to gain positive experiences, they need to be offered challenging and stimulating experiences, within an environment they feel supported, safe and secure.

Our dedicated team of educators provide a nurturing and stimulating environment for children to engage in a wide range of play-based learning experiences. I’m so proud at how they support each other, our families, and most importantly our children.

We have long-serving, multicultural team members who reflect our local community. Many have been with the centre for over 5 years. 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.

We’re all extremely passionate about creating a centre that is a home away from home for both families and children where our team celebrates the diversity of all cultures. We’re fortunate to have educators who speak a variety of languages including Vietnamese, Filipino, and Hindi, to name just a few and hold regular celebrations to embrace all our inhouse cultures and beyond. The centre really is an extension of the home environment, and we work in partnership with families to ensure this is the case, understanding each child’s individual needs.

The whole process of starting at a new centre can create confusion and anxiety for families. It’s a busy life we all lead, and we understand that parents need a place where they can drop off their precious bundle to people that genuinely care about them and will help them in those crucial first five years of their learning journey.

The great African Proverb states, “it takes a village to raise a child” and this could not be truer to the experience we provide here. Many people influence a child’s learning and development. All children have inbuilt curiosity and potential, our job is to both nurture and helps children develop by exploring the world in which they live. We have unlimited orientation visits prior to your child’s start date to assist in easing both your child and you into daycare.

Call to enquire 1800 517 040