Hi my name is Leah and I am the Centre Manger of the Wantirna Campus. I have been working in the early learning environment for 8 years, and have now been with Swinburne Children’s Centre for 5 years. I am Diploma qualified, and am currently into second year of studying my Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. I have been married for almost 16 years, we have three awesome boys and live in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges in Monbulk.
What I love about the Swinburne Children Services is the community feel and shared respect for families across all services. My philosophy of learning changes continually with the growth and knowledge of study and working closely with children and family, however, I firmly believe that learning is a partnership that has the potential for growth if educators and teachers nurture children’s natural curiosity to push the boundaries of what they know, can do, and understand. The glass is never half empty, it is not even half full; it is overflowing with knowledge and capacity that when tipped in the right direction is forever flowing.
I look forward to the my new role as Manager, and getting to know the Wantirna family.