Learn & Laugh at Drummoyne has been running since early 2010 and is a beautifully quaint centre at 33a College Street. It is a small centre which caters to 38 children a day, with two rooms and a beautiful cottage feel. The centre is situated down a short driveway at the back of a church, which really provides a small sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the inner west.
Hi I am April. I am Irish and completed my Bachelor of Early Childhood Education in Ireland. I worked in Ireland for almost two years as a preschool teacher before moving to Australia in 2014. I have started working for Learn & Laugh in 2015 and I have worked at 3 of the 6 centres within this time. I began as an Early Childhood Teacher working closely with the preschool children in Learn and Laugh Drummoyne. Since then I have progressed in my career while gaining knowledge and experience from working in the other 2 centres and taking on the role of educational leader and 2IC. In April 2018 I returned to Learn and Laugh Drummoyne and was given the opportunity to become director in January 2019.
From a young age I had a desire to work with young children. Early childhood is such an important time. A child’s early years are the foundation for his or her future development. My teaching philosophy is very much inspired by Reggio Emilia and Montessori. I believe that all children are capable and competent learners and with the right environment can maximise their developmental potential.
My mission for the centre is to create a home like environment/atmosphere of warmth and security. Where the children can build relationships while feeling safe and secure as they learn and develop into confident human beings.