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Gordana

Centre Manager - Greenwood Gladesville

"I believe that the best teacher is someone who listens to children’s needs and applies their knowledge to scaffold children’s interests."

My career in early learning started in 2014. I joined Greenwood Gladesville in 2023. I hold Master of Primary School Teaching and I worked as a Primary School Teacher for ten years before moving to Australia. In Australia, I hold Teacher’s Accreditation and Department of Education Approval to teach. I have worked in various roles, including Early Childhood Teacher, Room Leader and Educational Leader. I have been working as a Centre Manager since 2019. 

When I was 5 years old, I knew that one day I will be a teacher. I have always been passionate about teaching and supporting children in their growth and development. I believe that the best teacher is someone who listens to children’s needs and applies their knowledge to scaffold children’s interests. 

I am very passionate about Transition to school program, as it is a huge milestone in children’s lives. I focus on building their confidence, self-esteem, public speaking and social skills. I love to teach them how to be persistent and extend their resilience. Seeing children grow and flourish under the guidance of my care is such a rewarding experience.

Our Gladesville centre offers numerous benefits compared to learning at home. Firstly, the centre provides learning environments designed by experts in child development, offering diverse activities that stimulate cognitive, social, and emotional growth. Additionally, interaction with peers foster crucial social skills and enhances language development through communication. Furthermore, trained educators employ evidence-based teaching methodologies to support children's individual needs and ensure holistic development. 

We are fortunate to have an amazing, long-standing team who love working together. Our team is a synergy of talents, passion, and collaboration that achieves outstanding results. Each member brings unique strengths, fostering creativity, innovation and problem-solving. They are loving and caring and so proud of their work with children. Seeing children happy and engaged brings joy to them. Mutual support and commitment to excellence is evident in every aspect of their work. 

I believe that open communication and a welcoming environment open all the doors. That means involving families in their child's learning journey, respecting diversity, and offering support whenever it’s needed. I am responsive to feedback and invite families to collaborate in decision-making. I prioritise building a sense of community, ensuring families feel valued and supported in their child's development.

Call to enquire 1800 413 921