Education is a partnership, and the thing I love most about our centre is the valuable partnership our team has built with our Erskineville families.
I started my career in early childhood education in 2003. I first worked at SDN Erskineville in 2010 as a diploma trained educator while studying for my Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education from Macquarie University. Before returning to be the Director at SDN Erskineville in 2016, I have enjoyed teaching and directing at SDN Mosman and Riverwood, where I was mentored in leadership and best practices.
I strongly believe in the Australian connection to the outdoors and the positive impacts that nature and natural elements have on the whole child, including health and wellbeing. Erskineville is not exactly in the middle of the bush, but we make the most of Erskineville’s gorgeous green spaces and get outside as often as we can.
One of my favourite experiences was when the children at Erskineville decided they wanted to build a rocket. The “rocket project” as it became known took months, and I was able to build a lot of learning experiences around the children’s enthusiasm for the project. It was a joy to see their faces when the project was finished – they had come such a long way.
Outside of early education and care I’m a well-seasoned traveller, and a devoted foodie. On the weekend I can be found exploring Sydney’s food truck scene and finding local food gems or baking for friends.