Centre Manager - Community Kids Empire Bay
“I enjoy planning fun activities and seeing how children engage and learn during these times.”
I started working in early learning in 2014 and I joined the team at Community Kids Empire Bay in 2022. I hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.
After being a stay at home mum for 8 years I realised my passion for education and caring for children. This inspired me to study in the Early Education and Care sector. I completed all of my work placements in other G8 Education Centres before landing at First Grammar Wyoming, where I worked in all rooms from Nursery, Toddler and eventually Preschool room and becoming Room Leader and 2iC. I then took on a six month position as Centre Manager before transferring into the Centre Manager position full-time at Community Kids Empire Bay. I enjoy planning fun activities and seeing how children engage and learn during these times.
Children use 'play' to learn. They crave independence, physical challenges and risky play. They enjoy water play and messy experiences, they are creative and love to make art, dance sing and play musical instruments. Children need attachments with adults and building the right relationships can give them the strength and encouragement they need to deal with their big emotions and become emotionally resilient, confident little humans which will set them up for a lifelong love of learning.
There are a great deal of benefits for children attending Early Education & Care centres prior to attending kindergarten, including building attachments with other adults, socialisation and emotional regulation, collaborative play, STEAM, early literacy and intentional teaching experiences that look at food, personal health & safety, culture, inclusion, sustainability, involvement in local community as well as a preschool program run by dedicated, qualified and experienced educators and teachers.
I have a team of up to 15 qualified and experienced educators and teachers who are dedicated to quality education and care as well as the health, wellbeing and safety of all children. Our educators have designated rooms to ensure a sense of belonging and continuity of care for our children on a daily basis. Our educators work hard to build relationships with each child and their families and communicate with families to get a good understanding of their goals for their child and work together in partnership with families to ensure the best outcome for all.
Having great partnerships and communication with families can be integral to the child achieving their goals. We ask our families to fill out "All About Me" forms about their child on enrolment so we can learn everything about their language, culture, and care needs prior to commencement. We utilise the Xplor app that parents can download to their phone to send home notifications of each childs progress through the day relating to bottles, meals, nappies and sleeps, as well as photos and observations about their learning. We invite our families to provide input to the program and engage in regular discussions to ensure we progress with the changing needs of their child as they grow.
I look forward to welcoming your family to our centre.