Learn & Laugh at Hornsby was our first centre and has been open since 2007. It is a beautifully designed 39 place centre with a warm and welcoming feel. Our centre was purpose built for the intention of education and care. With a large upstairs area for the team to collaborate, study and take some well-deserved time out. The outdoor environment is away from the street providing a peaceful escape. We are located in the middle of the Hornsby Heights community at 335 Somerville Road.
I have worked at Learn & Laugh Hornsby Heights as an educator since 2008 and am now the company’s longest serving staff member. In that time I have worked with all age groups. Having previously held the role of 2IC, I was thrilled to be offered the Director’s role in October 2017.
I am a passionate believer in the Reggio Emilia philosophy of “the environment as the third teacher”, working with our team to create an inclusive environment where children are encouraged to learn through collaboration and investigation.
We have created a natural, homely feeling in our centre through our collection of upcycled/recycled furniture, loose parts and other pre-loved treasures, in keeping with our views on sustainability.
My mission for our centre is for our team to continue learning and working together in creating innovative early childhood programs for the children in our care.