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Christine Filsell

Centre Manager - Community Kids McLaren Vale

“I am very passionate about young children and the way they learn.”

I began my career in early childhood education and care in 2010. I started as an Assistant Educator on the Fleurieu Peninsula, becoming a Lead Educator and then an Assistant Centre Manager in the Adelaide Hills, to now successfully becoming the Centre Manager here at Community Kids McLaren Vale since November 2018. I feel like I am now home, having been living in this beautiful town since 2002. I hold a Diploma in Children’s Services, and also a Certificate 3 in Montessori Studies.  

I am very passionate about young children and the way they learn, as Maria Montessori said, “Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavour always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence.” 

Our centre is conveniently located on the main street of McLaren Vale, and we love to go for walks throughout the town. 

All childcare centres, including our centre, use the foundation of play-based learning to guide our experiences every day. With access to a range of age-appropriate learning resources, trained educators, and new experiences among friends, we set children up to thrive in an environment that is dedicated to learning. 

Children develop their curiosity, problem-solving, confidence and resilience at our centre, and we carefully plan play-based learning experiences around their interests and learning goals. Over time, you will see your child develop abilities such as language, motor movement, memory, concentration and social relationships all by partaking in these experiences - it's a truly incredible journey to witness!

We have a small staff team, close-knit team with a very low turnover. Our staff are community focused and enjoy getting to know our families.   

Our team understands just how important your children are to you and we ensure we take our responsibilities seriously. Community Kids Early Education Centres has extensive policy and procedures in place to assist our team in protecting children in our care.

We have an open-door policy and encourage our parents to participate in their child’s learning, we like to build a strong relationship with our families and connect with the local community.

We understand that starting at a new centre can be overwhelming and that is why from the very first enquiry, we make sure that we address all your questions one by one. We walk families through all the forms and administration that need to be done, this includes enrolment forms, Child Care Subsidy (CCS), explaining subsidies, government caps, centre schedules, our centre menu and more.

I look forward to meeting you; showing you through our centre and having you become a part of our Community Kids family.

Welcome to Community Kids McLaren Vale. 

Call to enquire 1800 411 604