Incorporating STEM, extension from our holiday walk in the park. At Sonas this week we continued the preschool children’s interest Read More…
Tell us a bit about your career in Education and Care?
I have been in education and care for a little over 13 years, I started my career at the young age of 16 when I was placed in a centre for school based prac and fell in love with everything that was involved with to job of an educator. I then went to enrol in to tafe to study my certificate 3 in education and care but instead I was taken on by the centre I did my prac in and became a studying trainee. From then i spent many years furthering my skills and becoming Diploma Qualified. I hope to continue growing within my career and be able to mentor many other young educators to be as passionate as I am when it comes to education and caring for young children
What led you to want to work with children?
I would always play school teachers with my sister and cousins as a young girl, I guess I somewhat always knew working with children was something I was going to do. I also have always been someone to do things for others, I like the fulfilment of bettering someones else’s day.
What keeps you here?
Each and every day is different, there is never a dull moment in the role of an educator. You are surrounded each day by such innocence and inquisitive young minds and with a wonderful team and supportive management we have the chance to teach the generations of the future. Now that is pretty amazing!
What do you love best about working with children?
Being able to watch them grow! It is something pretty special to watch children develop, learn and their little individual personalities come to light. Plus I would have to say the endless cuddles can brighten anyone’s day!
When did you start working at Sonas, and what is it that you love most about working with your team?
I first started at Sonas when the Wattle Grove centre opened in 2017, I began my journey as one of the leading educators in the Nursery room. I then took on the role of supporting my CM and mentoring all educators in our team at Wattle Grove before taking over the managing position in late 2018. It was a big role to take on, challenged me at time and taught me a lot more than I could have ever imagined, but I wouldn’t be able to manage each day without the support of my wonderful team. We are a very diverse bunch of people but we come together as one big family for the same passion, the children we care for.
What do you think are the best attributes that you bring to your role?
My determination and dedication for what I do. I am always willing to learn and I am always accountable for my mistakes. I put time and effort in to everything I do because I want everything and everyone to be a success.
Name three words that you describe you.
Outgoing, Honest & Dedicated
What’s a typical day like for you?
What’s a typical day like for you? I start my day with snoozing my alarm at least 3 times before jumping up out of bed, I then make sure I have a well needed coffee to wake myself up before the drive to work. I then set myself up for the day with my list of things to do – lists are a must, I like to feel organised. The day normally by then flies by with daily tasks, conversations with parents and mentoring staff. I then finish up with getting home possibly after a stop off to a friends or the gym to unwind with the latest trending tv show I am watching.
What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?
Spending time with my friends, my friends are super important to me.
Finish this sentence. On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me…
On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me… Probably out to breakfast with my friends or enjoying a well needed sleep in!
Sonas Early Learning & Care is a family owned, child focused & family orientated childcare centre.
Stacey 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 Wattle Grove childcare centre is a new and purpose built facility.
We have designed the centre so all play spaces lead out onto a large nature based outdoor area. This provides unlimited opportunities for your child to venture outdoors exploring and discovering new things from their environment every day.
Each play space provides areas for creativity, experimentation and imagination as well as an opportunity for children to rest and relax.
Through collaboration and scaffolding each child is able to build on the knowledge they already possess. They will use their senses to explore the world around them fostering an understanding of the natural world.
We recognise that children all learn and develop at their own pace and in their own way and we strive to deliver a positive early childhood experience for every child entrusted to our care.
Your child will be supported by our team of professional educators who will understand their individual needs and requirements assisting them to achieve their best and will provide positive early childhood memories for each child.
Each of our educators invest in their own learning through professional development courses, online research and by being part of the early years community.
At Sonas we 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.
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.