I wrote to the Zoo to send me a pet…
Tell us a bit about your career in Education and Care?
I have worked in Education and care for the last 12 years. I have a Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Studies and a post graduate degree in early years professional status. I qualified in the UK and have worked both there and here, in Australia. I began working as a qualified educator directly with the children. Over the years, I have worked my way up to the Centre Manager role, and I have been doing for the last 11 years.
What led you to want to work with children?
I always wanted to work with children. Working with children and their families gives me an abundance of happiness every day. I love to see them grow and develop and am passionate about supporting them to achieve new goals. As a mum I watched my little boy blossom under the care and love of his educators and they became like family having an impact on his character and development.
What keeps you here?
The challenge of each day and the joy I get from building positive relationships with children and their families. I am dedicated to making the experience of early education a positive a long lasting memory.
I want to be the support a parent needs when leaving their child for the first time and want to have a long lasting relationship which is built on trust with the children and their families. I want to get to know our children and their families and share in their delight when a new skill is learnt or a new friend is made.
I am here to provide comfort and friendship to children and to set boundaries which make them feel safe and secure. I will listen to their questions and stories and will answer them with honesty and a genuine interest.
What do you love best about working with children?
The surprise and wonder that children have. They see everything with innocent eyes and have so much hope. The way the learn from everything around them and how they can teach us new things each day.
I believe I have a responsibility to be a positive role model for the children. I want to challenge them and extend their knowledge and skills by using their interests to engage them in activities.
I want to provide a fun and stimulating environment and be the extra resource which is so important.
I feel honoured to be trusted with people’s most precious little one and will give my all to ensure that they have positive experiences when attending our centre.
When did you start working at Sonas, and what is it that you love most about working with your team?
I started with Sonas in July 2017 and opened Sonas Karrinyup in August 2017. I love working with dedicated and passionate educators who want the best outcomes for children. I love the family feel of the centre and the collaborative work that we all do.
What do you think are the best attributes that you bring to your role?
As a parent myself I feel I have an understanding of what is important to our families. I feel I am caring and compassionate and I have a genuine love for the work I do. My role is to support families when they are struggling and be their cheerleader when they achieve.
Name three words that you describe you.
I think the words that best fit me and who I am would be – Fun, Caring & Nurturing
What’s a typical day like for you?
Busy!! It starts with the usual family tasks getting my little boy up dressed fed and ready for school. This is in between trying to get him away from his toys and the dog who also wants all of my attention. Some days Im at work before he gets up and I leave him sleeping soundly knowing the first thing he will ask for when he wakes is me. I drive 40 minutes to get to work which is sometimes stressful but mostly peaceful!! Work is filled with laughter, joy, conversations, decision making and lots of relationship building. Then its home time which is another long but peaceful drive. Arriving home I’m met with excitement as both my little boy and dog run to greet me. My husband is usually in the kitchen making me a delicious dinner. We all then catch up on how our days have been, we do homework, have dinner, watch some TV and its bed time for us all. Oh and sometimes I might get to the housework, washing and food shopping!
What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?
Spending family time with my husband and son. I don’t mind what we do as long as we are together.
Finish this sentence. On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me…
Watching my six year old play soccer.
Sonas Early Learning & Care is a family owned child focused & family orientated childcare centre.
Kylie and her team of qualified and caring educators will use their knowledge and experience to create challenging, inspiring and exciting play and learning opportunities for all children.
The team will build genuine and purposeful relationships with children and their families and promote a safe, secure environment that children easily settle into.
The Sonas Karringyup childcare centre is purpose built and all play spaces lead out onto the large nature based outdoor area. There are unlimited opportunities to be outdoors and children will explore and discover new things from their environment every day. They will use their senses to explore the world around them and foster an understanding of the natural world.
The well resourced play spaces offer a variety of flexible learning experiences. Educators share these experiences with children and through collaboration and scaffolding children build on knowledge they already possess. Each play space provides opportunity for children to rest and relax as well as areas for creativity, experimentation and imagination.
At Sonas Karrinyup every child will be respected and treated as an individual.
We recognise that children all learn and develop at their own pace and in their own way. All our educators invest in their own learning through professional development courses, online research and by being part of the early years community.
We thrive to achieve the best and will provide positive early childhood memories for each child.
Your child will be supported by our team of professional educators who will understand their individual needs and requirements.
Sonas Karrinyup believe in a child’s community and by allowing the children to build relationships with children of other age groups we can introduce new skills that will support children as they grow and thrive.
I wrote to the Zoo to send me a pet…
Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with our Sonas family.
Play in the mud… Because life’s too short to have clean fingernails.
Sonas kids are caring kids. Let us take care of you.
These days parents are called upon to work longer hours which means more time spent apart from your children in those precious early learning years.To ensure you do not miss out completely at Sonas we have a smartphone app to bring you back into the picture.
Our smartphone app allows you to connect with your children in childcare.
You can receive live broadcasts of your child’s learning moments as they happen.
You can reach educators instantly through our smartphone app’s messaging capabilities.
At Sonas we know that you have a busy schedule and you may not have time to wait around to sign the register when you drop off or collect your children from our childcare centre.
Our smartphone app can automatically take care of this process allowing you to give your full attention to your hellos or goodbyes.
With our smartphone app you can quickly and easily add others such as grandparents or friends to share your child’s learning journey.
Sonas Early Learning & Care Karrinyup
Crn of Francis Ave and Smith St (directly opposite the Karrinyup Shopping Centre) Karrinyup WA 6018 Australia
Phone: (08) 6110 4905
Monday 7:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday 7:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday 7:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday 7:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday 7:00AM - 6:00PM