My name is Steph and I am the Director of beautiful Gumnut Kindy and excited to share my 20 year experience in the Early Childhood profession.
I am passionate about Early Childhood education and strive to support children in reaching their full potential.
I value strong partnerships with families to support their child, as they develop skills that will help them thrive and create strong foundations for their life ahead.
My passion for the natural environment and all living things is embedded in my personal and professional teaching philosophy and I enjoy sharing this interest with children and educators.
I believe in developing strong attachments to help your children feel safe, secure and supported. strive to provide children with enriching experiences based on their interests.
When children play, I am able to learn from them through each individual personality and uniqueness. This enables children to explore and learn with confidence. Trusting and responsive relationships support healthy brain development.
Collaboration between families, children, educators, staff and management is a vital part of my philosophy, as we work together to achieve our goals and reach the best outcomes for our children.I strive to provide children with enriching experiences based on their interests. When children play, I am able to learn from them through each individual personality and uniqueness.
One of my strengths is supporting others and encouraging holistic wellbeing. This encompasses children and adults alike. This is maintained through open communication with families, building trusting relationships and being available for a chat....
Which I always am.
‘Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much’ - Helen Keller