Early Childhood Education has always been an interesting and important field of study and work in my life...
Early Childhood Education has always been an interesting and important field of study and work in my life. I believe that the foundation and interaction of learning that a child receives at a young age greatly impacts their behaviours and learning in the future. I believe that a child should be taught with love and understanding. Children should be valued and treated with respect. I feel that it is vitally important to have educated, knowledgeable teachers and carers in order to have a quality early childhood setting. Children should be understood and guided through their development. In my opinion I believe that for children to learn to love learning, they need to be surrounded by positive and passionate teachers and caregivers.
A bit about me:
I grew up in the Western Suburbs of Sydney with my older brother Chris and my mum and dad. We were and still are a very close family. My parents raised my brother and I to understand that “anything is possible when you put your mind to it”, something I have carried with me and teach my children every single day. I am a mother of two children, Noah and Jasmin and a wife to my “very understanding and patient” husband, Justin.
As a family we love to hang out together (most of the time), playing silly board games (pie face), watching old school kids movies, taking our family dog Boston (a very cheeky and hyperactive chocolate labradoodle) for a walk (more like he walks us). We love to go on family holidays and introduce our taste buds to the various flavours and textures of all the wonderful cultural foods there is on offer.
I love to read, go to the gym and do a little bit of online shopping. And lastly the thing I love to do the most is being a mum.
Centre 2IC & Early Childhood Teacher
I believe that each child is a unique individual with individual needs and strengths and should be nurtured, loved and cared for regardless of the age, gender and nationality...
I believe that each child is a unique individual with individual needs and strengths and should be nurtured, loved and cared for regardless of the age, gender and nationality.
I believe it is the Educator’s role to enhance a child’s existing skills and assist in developing life skills that will provide the child with confidence and success when facing the world. I believe in the importance and benefits of intentional teaching where educators are responsible for creating an environment and community that is appealing, nurturing, safe, welcoming and homely, whilst providing a deep sense of belonging where all children can be successful and confident learners. I will aim to do this on a daily basis through my interactions with children and working in partnerships with fellow colleagues and families.
I believe families know their child best and therefore play a vital role in their child’s holistic development. I am a firm believer that when families and educators work in partnerships, this enhances the child’s abilities to develop as a whole child and reach their full potential in all developmental areas and successfully achieve developmental milestones and much much more.
A bit about me:
I was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. I was raised in the small suburb of Peñarol until my family migrated to Australia in 1984 where I grew up in the Western suburbs of Sydney with my parents and older and younger sister (I don’t believe to have middle child syndrome...haha). My parents raised myself and my sisters to be strong independent women with very strong work ethics, morals and values. Our home has always had a deep Uruguayan presence ensuring we do not forget our heritage and language. After 34 years of living in Australia, my family and I continue to be extremely proud of our culture and continue with our Uruguayan traditions such as; celebrating Christmas Eve and opening our gifts at midnight rather than Christmas morning, eating asado our traditional BBQ and drinking Mate. We also continue to speak Spanish. I have visited Uruguay many times where my extended family lives and although I love and grew up in Australia, Uruguay holds a very special place in my heart, it’s my home, it’s where I was born. I share a great love of Uruguay’s national sport soccer making me a crazy and passionate Peñarol and Uruguay fan. I also have a love for tennis.
I am very family orientated and believe family to be of the utmost importance. I love spending time with my family and do so as much as I can, as often as I can. I have been given the privilege of being Godmother and aunt to my gorgeous niece and nephew and take that role very seriously. I strive to be the best person and aunty I can be for them and love them as they were my own. Without sounding like a crazy aunt, they are my pride and joy.
My favourite things to do are traveling to different countries, cooking, baking, cake decorating, listening to music, going to the beach and being fit and active.
From a young age, I knew I wanted to work with children. I was and continue to be a child magnet, particularly with young children. I have always enjoyed their company and therefore decided to take my career in a child orientated profession. I love children’s zest for life, their imagination, innocence, honesty and ability to love unconditionally. I believe children are great teachers and we can learn a lot from them.
I believe each and every child has the potential to bring something unique and special to this world...
I believe each and every child has the potential to bring something unique and special to this world. I strive to help children to develop their potential by believing in them as capable individuals. I assist the children in discovering who they are, so they can express their own opinions and nurture their own ideas.
I believe that it is very important to have a child in an environment that is caring, nurturing and secure. Children need to be able to form secure attachments not only with their parents but also with their educators to ensure a feeling of belonging. Being in a loving and nurturing environment forms these types of attachments. I believe every child’s strength and individuality should be nurtured and celebrated. I strive to teach and role model good values.
The children have taught me to open my mind and my heart to their joys, and innocence. They remind me not to take life too seriously and that there is always something new to learn. Watching the children grow gives me such personal enrichment. I love being able to share in their happiness and hopefully bring smiles to their faces.
A Bit About Me:
I grew up in a town called Mirriwinni near Innisfail in North Queensland with my parents and two older brothers. My dad was a sugarcane farmer and we were raised on a sugarcane farm. We later moved to Sydney to be closer to the rest of our family. I come from an Italian background where my parents instilled very strong work ethics and values to myself and my siblings. Something I’ve tried to pass onto my own children. Family is a huge part of my life. Our family and extended family love to get together especially to celebrate special occasions or for no reason other than to enjoy amazing food and each other’s company.
We enjoy family time together, we try to have dinner altogether each evening if we are able to. I love the simple things in life like chilling out at home with my family and catching up on everyone’s day, cooking, gardening, watching movies, coffee, the early morning flower markets and wasting heaps of time on Pinterest and the internet.
I always knew my love of babies, toddlers and young children would lead me into the career path I have now. I love being around children .I’m uplifted by their energy, innocence, humour and because they remind me that life is full of simple pleasures. I am blessed to get up each day and love what I do.
As an early childhood educator, I believe it is my duty to nurture, guide and support children to be the best they can be...
As an early childhood educator, I believe it is my duty to nurture, guide and support children to be the best they can be. I believe children learn best when they are able to explore and discover the world around them. Children should be treated with respect, feel valued and all be given the same opportunities. Ensuring children feel safe and secure in their environment and creating a positive atmosphere, assists children when learning and developing their skills. I believe every child has different strengths and weaknesses and it is my job to support and guide them to develop and further their skills.
When I come to work every day, I believe there is always learning to be done. Not just for the children but for myself as well. One of my favourite quotes is from a song in a Disney movie and I strongly believe in its meaning and what it represents.
“In learning you will teach; and in teaching you will learn”.
A bit about me:
I am Australian born and have an Italian background. I live at home with my mum, Rose and my older sister Marissa. Growing up, my mum was both mum and dad to my sister and me. My sister is my best friend and the three of us are extremely close. We do most things together and don’t go more than a few hours without some form of contact (My sister and I tag each other in memes all day long haha). Growing up I was taught to be strong and independent and to always be true to myself. I have strong values and beliefs and do my best to live by them every day. One thing my mum use to say to me, that has stuck with me is “to treat others the way you wish to be treated”.
I began singing and dance lessons at the age of four and from the age of 16 began teaching dance and vocal lessons at the studio where I took lessons myself. I am a semi-professional singer/performer and regularly gig around Sydney. I have also had the opportunity to sing and dance in Disneyland, California.
I love watching movies, going out for brunch with friends, reading, spending time with my cousins and going to my grandparent’s house for dinner. I love baking, the colour purple, Disney classics and my favourite book series is “The Hunger Games”.
I’ve been teaching children since I was 16 years old and love my job more and more every day.
From an early age, I have always wanted to be a teacher,forcing my baby brother to sit on a chair in the laundry...
From an early age, I have always wanted to be a teacher,forcing my baby brother to sit on a chair in the laundry, while I drew lessons on the walls!! Then teaching music to young children in my teens, to being around all my nieces and nephews (18 altogether), and working in childcare for the last 18 years. Great teachers empathise with children,respect them and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon.
A bit about me:
I love and enjoy my life every day,because of my wonderful husband Tony, my three children and their partners, and our 8 beautiful grandchildren. Family is the most important thing in my life,and thanks to a good work/life balance,I get to enjoy something special each day. I also love coming to work,playing,talking and being with the children,and getting to know their families.I believe that by staying positive and happy,and giving back each day, good karma will follow you all the days of your life.Oh and singing and dancing help as well.
Early Childhood Teacher
Children learn best when their educators are warm and nurturing, hold high expectations for their learning and are attuned to their needs and interests...
Children learn best when their educators are warm and nurturing, hold high expectations for their learning and are attuned to their needs and interests. Accordingly, the child’s right to play will be consistently reflected in my pedagogy, the environment, and the ways I interact with children on a daily basis. I believe that children are naturally inquisitive, and their creativity, curiosity and imagination should be fostered and further developed through both intentional teaching practices and child-led experiences. Therefore, they are not just empty vessels to fill with knowledge but rather active constructors of their own theories about their world. I truly believe that all young children deserve access to high quality early education as this sets the foundation for their development now and beyond.
A bit about me:
Coming from a Vietnamese background, I have always been surrounded by and proud of the diversity within the communities of South-Western Sydney that I’ve been born and grew up in. I consider myself a family-oriented person and I am blessed to have my mum and dad and my two older siblings. We practically do pretty much everything together even until this day. My parents used to own a Vietnamese restaurant and are great cooks – this explains why I love food so much and why it is such an important aspect in my life! My other interests and hobbies are: shopping, online shopping (haha), gaming, music, art and design.
After completing my higher secondary education in 2011, I went straight into University. I studied Social Work at the University of Sydney for two years before realising it wasn’t for me. When I transferred to Early Childhood Education, I finally found something I was really passionate about and interested in. Thank goodness! My time at University taught me so much and challenged me to be more, do more and learn more.
As I am a newly university graduate, I am still learning and developing my skills. Working here at Everlearn Preschool has definitely provided various opportunities for my own personal growth and development as an Early Childhood Teacher. Teaching and learning from young children will always be something I hold close to my heart. My family and friends often ask me, “How do you do it? How do you work with children for such a long period of time?” and I always reply with, “It is tiring and exhausting, but it is the most rewarding job in the world and I wouldn’t change it for a thing”.
I have worked with our beautiful Everlearn team for the past 4 years in the role of Office Manager...
I have worked with our beautiful Everlearn team for the past 4 years in the role of Office Manager. I pride myself in ensuring that the channels of communications are open to our families and offer support to ensure that all their needs are met, questions are answered and assistance is made available. When I take new families around our centre I have a great deal of pride and confidence which reflects the strong team, established program and excellent reputation we have. It fills me with joy and a great sense of satisfaction to be involved with such tremendous educators - the proof is in the children who I get to watch thrive and grow throughout their time with us.
Early Childhood Teacher
From playing teachers in my backyard as a child to having my mum work in Early childhood for over 20 years...
From playing teachers in my backyard as a child to having my mum work in Early childhood for over 20 years, it’s always something that has come natural to myself. Early education is such an important part of a child's development, I believe children need time this time to create life-long friendships, role play, get dirty and most important have fun.
As an educator, i hope to set children up with skills they can use for life. As an educator I guide the children to understand our world and help them find their place within it, and someone that means letting make the wrong choices therefore helping the children grow and develop. As an educator I want to help every child succeed to the best of their ability, by giving each child a realistic goal. Children need exposure to both the indoor and outdoor environment, love bringing the natural elements into the classroom.
A bit about me:
I was born in the South West Sydney town of Camden, where i grew up with my mum, dad and younger brother. I spend a lot of time with my family on the South Coast where i still visit regularly. Due to this i have had a love for the Ocean all through my life, from body surfing to bodyboarding (failed at surfing) though my most recent love is paddle boarding which i do with my parents as well as my partner Mike, we paddle lakes mostly and have a few times tried to brave the waves (turning out not so well).
I also love snowboarding. Loved it that much in 2016 I left home and moved to Jindabyne and worked in a Childcare centre on the Mountain. Through all this I try to set aside time to complete my degree which I commenced in 2017. I’m hoping to be complete by 2020!
Managing Director & Owner
The concept behind Everlearn was three years in the making before we opened our first campus in 2010...
The concept behind Everlearn was three years in the making before we opened our first campus in 2010. Being a primary school teacher myself at the time, and looking for suitable a preschool for my own daughter, I saw a desperate need in the Sydney area for preschools with a strong focus on early education, school readiness, and values education. With a clear understanding of the social, emotional and academic skills that children need to successfully transition into the primary school world, I set out to create a preschool that balances these skills and helps children to develop a love of learning and a sense of belonging in their formative years.
For nearly 10 years I have worked with Nichola and our team of exemplary educators at Everlearn Preschool...
For nearly 10 years I have worked with Nichola and our team of exemplary educators at Everlearn Preschool. It has been my privilege in that time to see thousands of children walk through our doors and grow over their time with us into confident and brave little people, ready to take on the world.
Every day I see the impact that our early educators have on the lives of the children at our centres, from assisting children in developing their social skills to exploring new learning experiences and everything in between. I am proud to be able to support them in the incredibly positive impact that they have each day in the most formative years of our children's lives.