Since I was little I knew that I wanted to work with children. I have very happy memories from my own preschool experiences, and to know that I am now an integral part of so many children’s memories of their early learning experiences is a wonderful feeling.
I hold a Bachelor of Teaching (Birth to School-Age) and a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood, both from Macquarie University. I began working in early childhood as a trainee in 2003 and after completing my practicum placement for my Diploma at SDN Hurstville, a position become open and I joined the team in 2006. It has been great to work at the same centre for over ten years, and to have had the opportunity to work my way up through various positions to become the Centre Director.
Most of our team have been together for over five years, and many of us have actually been here for over ten years. It is lovely to have families return and have the same familiar faces here to greet them.
My spare time is family time. I feel that since becoming a Mum I now have a greater understanding of the families’ perspectives and I am looking forward to using this new insight to better support the children and families within my centre.