Centre Manager - Community Kids Shepparton
“My approach is to let the child take the lead and learn through real-world experiences.”
My career in early learning started in 2003. I joined the team at Community Kids Shepparton in 2009. I have a Diploma in Community Services (Children's Services). I have worked in many centres across Shepparton, starting out as an Assistant Educator, moving to OHSC, Lead Educator, Educational Leader and Assistant Centre Manager before taking on the role of Centre Manager in 2016.
I love being part of children's learning journey, giving them tools they can take with them. I have learnt that each child is different and has a way of learning and growing. When they are given the opportunity, they will make it happen. My approach is to let the child take the lead and learn through real-world experiences, following their unique interests and strengths.
Attending a dedicated early learning environment gives children the best start in life. They develop relationships, learn negotiation skills, and build resilience in an early learning environment.
Many members of our team have been at the centre for ten or more years. We are a multicultural team, with educators speaking a range of languages which we use in our program to communicate with families and children.
Building connections with families starts from the first enquiry. As the Centre Manager, I like spending time with families, having conversations with them and learning about each child. We invite families to participate in the centre's events and program. We always use families' feedback to improve our practice and develop the most effective communication methods.