Meet our team

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Carolyn 

How long have you been working in Early Education? 44 years

What is your qualification? Diploma in Teaching. Kuring-gai College of Advanced Education

What is your favourite part of working at Edelweiss CCC? The friendly atmosphere, parents who take great interest in their child's progress, and staff who enjoy working and helping the children as best they can.

 

What are your hobbies? Travelling and spending time with my grandchildren.

What inspired you to become an educator? From my early years, I always had the desire to become a teacher/educator.

 

What are you most passionate about? Providing a friendly and caring environment and preparing the children for the school years ahead.

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Lisa

How long have you been working in Early Education? 20 years

What is your qualification? Bachelor of Teaching - Early Childhood

What is your favourite part of working at Edelweiss CCC? I love engaging children in educational learning environments, It's always so lovely to walk in to all the smiles and hellos of a morning. Putting a smile on a child's face is my favourite part.

What are your hobbies? I love sports,exercise, listening to music and watching my children play sports.

What inspired you to become an educator? I have always loved children and wanted to be able to teach them and watch as they grow all the skills necessary for school.

What are you most passionate about? Creating an environment rich in learning where every child feels a sense of belonging through their relationships with educators and their environment.

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Kerriann

How long have you been working in Early Education? 13 years

What is your qualification? Early Childhood Teacher

What is your favourite part of working at Edelweiss CCC? Working with a team that is supportive in a fun and caring environment.

What are your hobbies? Spending time with my family and working in the garden with my Bonsai tree.

What inspired you to become an educator? To scaffold the next generation to develop their skills.

What are you most passionate about? Providing an environment that supports children to develop their skills. Ensuring that all children feel happy, safe and respected as individuals.

Grace

How long have you been working in Early Education? Nearly three years

What is your qualification? I hold both my Cert III and Diploma. I am currently studying towards my Bachelor of Early Childhood Education 0-5 years.

What is your favourite part of working at Edelweiss CCC? We have a lovely team here who respect each others diversity and creativity. Teamwork is used throughout the day  to handle any task. 

What are your hobbies? I like to read case studies, crime stories and I enjoy going to the gym and doing make-up. 

 

What inspired you to become an educator? When I was little I would set up my toys like a classroom to read books to them. I have always wanted to work with children and help them reach their full potential. 

What are you passionate about? I truly believe that children have a choice in their life, to choose what they want and need. Children can reach their full potential no matter what resources are available. 

Cat

How long have you been working in Early Education? Since 2017

What is your Qualification? I hold both a Cert III and Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care

What is your favourite part of working at Edelweiss CCC? The friendly team of staff and the lovely children and families.

What are your hobbies? I like eating and cooking. I like to bake and sew and also enjoy watching TV dramas.

 

What inspired you to become an educator? Learning how to educate children holistically.

What are you passionate about? Trying new things and experimenting together with the children. Yes we grow together!

Emma

How long have you been working in Early Education? Five years

What is your Qualification? Certificate III in Children's Services

What is your favourite part of working at Edelweiss CCC? How friendly and happy all the families are and how much the staff work as a team to create such a friendly environment for each other, as well as the kids and families.

What are your hobbies? Sports, Art and photography. Mainly soccer! I absolutely love animals and enjoy taking my dog for daily walks and exploring different ways to keep active.

What inspired you to become an educator? From a young age I've always worked with children, mainly coaching in soccer and other sports, I then decided to try early childhood and I haven't looked back.

What are you passionate about? Health, fitness and nutrition, being active and encouraging healthy lifestyles which helps with teaching and encouraging the children to also be healthy and active.

Tracey

How long have you been working in Early Education? 16 years

What is your Qualification? Certificate III

What is your favourite part of working at Edelweiss CCC? Being involved with the children's learning.

 

What are your hobbies? I am involved as an official with Motorbike riding and also involved in teaching kids to ride at Minibike Club.

What are you most passionate about? To see children happy and enjoying their day. 

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Helen

How long have you been working in Early Education? Almost 19 years

 

What is your Qualification? Certificate III

 

What is your favourite part of working at Edelweiss CCC? Seeing new children start and seeing them happy and feeling safe being left. I love watching them through those early years as they become confident little people. 

 

What are your hobbies? Sewing, knitting and going for long walks.

 

What inspired you to become an educator? After my own children started school I felt lost not having children around. I thought I could help other children with my support. 

 

What are you most passionate about? Making sure children are well looked after and settled when they are left in my care.

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Rebecca

How long have you been working in Early Education? I started volunteering at a local centre back when I was in school and went straight into doing my certificates when I graduated. This year will be my 8th year working with children.

What is your Qualification? Certificate III

What is your favourite part of working at Edelweiss CCC? I worked with school aged children for a while so it's nice to be back with the younger age group, and the families here are lovely too!

What are your hobbies? I love to do creative writing and play collaborative video games. Something is just so rewarding about working together with others towards a common goal. 

What inspired you to become an educator? I've always been drawn to this field of work. I don't know why, but I just followed that feeling as it led me from study to work.

What are you most passionate about? I love that "Ah-ha" moment when a child finally understands something they've been struggling with, and being able to help with that is a privilege. It's also really rewarding coming in to see their smiles and enthusiasm to discover and learn.