Centre Manager - Greenwood Rowville
"I am inspired to be able to support families and guide them through the early childhood journey."
I started my career in early childhood education and care in 2010 and started working at Greenwood Rowville in 2021. I currently hold a Bachelor in Early Childhood Education and have experience within roles such as Room Leader, Early Childhood Teacher, Assistant Manager and Centre Manager.
As I have experienced many roles within my time in early childhood education and care, I always reflect on the importance of providing a safe and calming environment for children and families. Since becoming a centre manager, I am inspired to be able to support families and guide them through the early childhood journey. I also enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with educators to provide high quality care and education for children.
I believe through the years I have learnt so much about children being individuals and to approach every situation differently with compassion and care. All children need to feel safe and supported in the environment and often this looks differently for all children. Getting to know the child and family is so important to be able to support them and ensure they settle into the service with a positive experience.
All child care centres, including our centre, use the foundation of play-based learning to guide our experiences every day. With access to a range of age-appropriate learning resources, trained educators, and new experiences among friends, we set children up to thrive in an environment that is dedicated to learning.
We have a variety of educators who have been working at Greenwood Rowville ever since the centre opened in 2018. It is nice to have educators who can share our journey with new team members and show how far we have come together as a team. It is great knowing the new team members can now be a part of our next journey into the coming years. The team share passion for children and it is so nice to come to work and be able to laugh with them and enjoy the time spent with the team and the children.
Our team understands just how important your children are to you and we ensure we take our responsibilities seriously. Greenwood Early Education Centres has extensive policy and procedures in place to assist our team in protecting children in our care. You can read more about our commitment to safety here.
As a parent myself and with other parents in our team, we are empathetic and understanding of how a family may be feeling starting out in child care. From orientation, to your child’s first day, and if your child is having difficulty separating from you for the first time – we understand you and we are here to help you. We make time for conversation with families and really try to understand how you and your child are feeling and look at ways we can help your experience at our child care centre. We place a lot of value and time in listening to our community of families so we can build relationship trust and have families feel secure and supported in what they are needing to discuss at any time.
To make our families feel more at home, we have coffee and tea available for our families in our foyer. We celebrate events as the Greenwood community and ensure all family’s needs are met. We communicate with families via our all in one family app which is great to stay up to date on what your child is getting up to during the day and also access information about their health, you can track your payments, make bookings and much more.
We understand the enrolment process in child care can be confusing for families. At Greenwood Rowville we have developed an email for families to follow step by step how to enrol with us. There is information on how to enrol at our centre, set up your Centrelink and ensure you have the information you need on the Child Care Subsidy (CCS). We offer families assistance during orientation to get all the steps set up with us and if they need to use our facilities we are accommodating through this process. We are here to help and support wherever we can.
A fun fact about me is that I love Cold Rock ice-cream, my favourite combination is bubble gum with Nutella.
The team at Greenwood Rowville cannot wait to meet you and your family to start on this exciting journey!