Goodstart Early Learning Griffith-Coolah Street
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Welcome! My name is Melissa and I am the Centre Director for Goodstart Early Learning Griffith, Coolah Street.
I have been working in the Early Learning profession for many years in a range of children’s services settings including Long Day Care, Out of School Hours Care and Creche with children aged from Birth to 12 Years. I have worked with Goodstart since 2002 in a range of roles including Educator, Senior Educator, Centre Director and Area Manager.
I have completed numerous qualifications including a Certificate IV in Children’s Services, Diploma in Children’s Services, a Bachelor of Teaching (Birth to Five Years), and a Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) through Charles Sturt University. I have also completed a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
I believe that my longevity with Goodstart is due to my teaching philosophy being so closely aligned to Goodstart’s vision and values. I believe that every child has the right to a quality education and a voice that advocates for them to give the best possible start to life. I try to ensure that all my decision making has children and their families at the forefront.
I have a particular interest in Infant and Toddler pedagogy and have completed the Foundations course in Theory and Observation through RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) in the USA. I have also been a participant and mentor in Goodstart’s Family Connection Program with a particular focus on inclusion and networking with community to benefit all children.
I believe in lifelong learning and take pride in growing and mentoring educators in our profession – both new and old – to ensure we have a strong team and wider workforce to ensure that children now and into the future will always have the best educators, advocates and learning opportunities.
I look forward to meeting you and your family soon! Come in and meet the team, take a tour and see how we can work together to give your child the best possible start to life.