We sat down with Greenwood Brookvale’s interim Centre Leader, Lauren to get to know her and why a child’s Greenwood Early Education experience is important.
Get to know…Lauren Hall!
What is your educational background?
I studied a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English and Communication at James Cook University, Cairns. Next, I went on to complete my Graduate Diploma of Education so that I could teach in both primary and secondary schools. After my graduation, I engaged in relief teaching, eventually I worked at an OSHC service in the Catholic Education system. Finally I moved back to the Northern Beaches to start a new career in Early Childhood Education. My first role as a Preschool Educator was in 2012 where I also started studying to receive my early childhood qualifications.
Why do you think early education is important?
As UNICEF states, “research has shown that half of a person’s intelligence potential is developed by age four”. Especially due to our role as educators, we can help form the young minds of children. This can enable them to become confident and capable learners for the future. We are educating the next generation and what a difference Early Education makes in shaping our future superstars and geniuses.
What is your favourite part of being an educator?
I love planning and facilitating learning experiences for the children. I get just as excited about an activity as the children do. We enjoy learning together and extending on what we already know.
Parents often share that their children tell them about what they have learnt, or sing a new song that they have learnt! It is this feedback from families, which reminds me I am in right profession.
Do you live by any quotes?
You only get out what you put in and if you fail to prepare, prepare to fail!