After advancing my professional career in many different roles in the Early Childhood sector since mid-2000, I joined Samantha’s team in early 2017 and continued to practice my personal philosophy of ‘making each child’s day the best it can possibly be’.
I pride myself on leading a team to success by empowering them to achieve their own personal and professional goals, which in turn creates an atmosphere where educators are engaged, children have meaningful and respectful relationships and an environment where families have confidence in those caring for and educating their children. I have held many different roles within the early childhood field including Outside School Hours Care, Room Leading, 2IC roles and then moving into the Tertiary sector as a Trainer and Assessor for Early Childhood and Community Sector studies. Missing the families and children I transitioned back into a centre-based role as Centre Manager and then mentor for sister centres in a larger company for over 5 years before beginning my role as Centre Manager at Samantha’s Childcare and Kindergarten-Glen Iris. I hold multiple qualifications in Early Childhood, Counselling and Management and these have been important in guiding my knowledge; I do also believe that early childhood educators learn from those around them including the children and that we never stop learning.
I look forward to meeting and welcoming you into Samantha’s community, where you and your children will always feel safe, nurtured and ready to embrace the learning opportunities surrounding us.