Learn & Laugh at Alexandria is an all-new, architecturally designed centre, constructed with outdoor activities in mind. We are located in a quiet location at 7 Bradford Street, near the primary school and away from busy streets. Our centre is separated into 5 large rooms, with plenty of room and space for your child to play and enjoy the brand-new facilities available. We have a beautiful outdoor environment that reflects indigenous and edible plants that can be used in a variety of cooking experiences and discussions with the children.
I have been in Early Childhood for 20 years and have been in a variety of roles and locations around Australia. I have been with Learn & Laugh since 2008 and have worked in a number of centres, including Lewisham and Hornsby.
I was promoted to centre Director at our Alexandria centre when we opened in March 2018. I enjoy all aspects of my new position with a strong focus on relationships with the staff, children and families.
What I personally love most of all is that although I work at Alexandria, Learn & Laugh as a whole is supportive and one big networking family. As a team of directors, we meet regularly to collaborate and share ideas that support me as a Director and allow me to implement wonderful learning experiences with my team and all to the children at the centre.
I have over 15 years teaching experience and have been a Learn and Laugh director since 2010. I am excited to be joining the team at Learn and Laugh Alexandria.
I love education whether I am learning or teaching. I have completed a Masters of Teaching Primary and a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. My teaching philosophy is very much inspired by Reggio Emilia and by Magda Gerber’s RIE approach. I believe children and babies are capable learners who deserve respect and the best learning environments we can offer.
What I enjoy most about my work is knowing I am making a difference. Early childhood is such an important time. Being granted the privilege of shaping young minds and caring for our future generation is priceless.
My mission for our centre is to provide a warm and welcoming space for children to learn to their highest potential while having fun and knowing they truly belong.