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Hi, I’m Jess Hutchins. I have been employed through Goodstart Portland since 2014, before this I completed a traineeship when I was 16 years old.
I have stepped in to various roles at the centre, working with all age groups, but most commonly leading the 3-6 year old room, Educational leader, Administration Assistant and most recently Centre Director (2021).
During this time I have welcomed my two beautiful daughters into the world, they have shaped me into a complete different educator compared to when I started in this profession.
Family is what shapes me and is something I feel really passionate about here at Goodstart Portland.
Key educator is embedded, and building relationships is the most important aspect of our centre.
When you walk into the centre, I want you to feel welcomed, supported but most of all important.
I am very fortunate to lead a fantastic group of educators here at Portland, some who have been here since we first opened and others who started here as students.
I believe the educators working directly with the children are absolute heroes, and really do make a difference in children’s lives daily and I cant praise them enough.
So feel free to pop in and say Hi and be welcomed by our awesome team!
I look forward to meeting you and your family.