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Manly NSW

Our Team

Manly NSW Team

We employ the highest quality, experienced educators and teachers who are passionate about educating children. We are a dedicated to retaining staff and providing consistent teachers for your children for each day they attend preschool. We want Leaps & Bounds Preschool to be an extension of your family!

  • Penelope Swinney

    Penelope Swinney: Approved Provider

    I am a trained teacher and a dedicated mum to three beautiful children. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to share my knowledge and experience with families, and work alongside passionate teachers and educators to ensure children receive the best education. I believe all children are unique and capable, with their own interests and passions. As teachers it is our job to explore those interests, nurture those passions and instil a belief in each child that they are capable, resilient and can make a difference in our world.

  • Gillian

    Gillian: Centre Director, Early Childhood Teacher

    I am an experienced early childhood professional with experience in an Australian and international context. I endeavour to create a rich, meaningful and inspiring learning environment where children can be curious, confident and capable learners whilst developing a strong sense of being and belonging.  My philosophy encompasses the belief that the early years sets essential foundations for the child’s future learnings and successful forthcoming years. I strive to ensure that each person that walks through the door becomes part of our family and I have a strong belief that families are the experts on their children. I adopt a culture of working in partnerships with families whilst creating trusting, strong and positive relationships. Working in the early childhood education profession is an enormous privilege to me and a wonderful opportunity to influence the future of the Australian society.

  • Ruby

    Ruby: Second in Charge, Room Leader, Diploma Educator

    I believe in providing a nurturing, inclusive and fun environment for all the children in my care. The early years of all children are vital in assisting them to grow and become the happiest and healthiest version of themselves, mentally and physically. Throughout my decade of experience, I have had the pleasure of working with all ages from birth to six years olds. I hold a Diploma in children’s services and love my position as Room leader in the 2 - 3 year old room at Leaps and Bounds.
  • Louise

    Louise: Educational Leader, Early Childhood teacher

    I have always had a calling to be a teacher with a lifelong need to learn. My teaching philosophy is about learning with children and viewing the child holistically to support them to be the best that they can be. I believe actively listening to and acknowledging a child is key to developing security and that the relationships a child has with family, community and their environment are integral to their development. I also believe that supporting and encouraging a child’s independence builds self-esteem. I feel privileged to be given the opportunity by families to be a part of each child’s life and learning.
  • Tiffany

    Tiffany: Cook, Early Childhood Educator

    My philosophy involves treating each child respectfully as the special and unique individual they are. Since I primarily work in the kitchen, I aim to inspire a love of nutritious food by encouraging tasting new foods, role modelling enjoying a variety of nutritional foods and talking about the different ingredients and meals. I also wish for each child to feel valued, safe and cared for which I hope in turn inspires them to use these positive behaviors with their interactions with peers and other relationships. Lastly, I want them to have fun!

  • Shoban

    Shoban: Early childhood Educator

    I believe children learn and develop through play. Play supports children to build self-worth by giving a child a sense of his or her own identity and abilities. I believe through play learning is continuous and is interwoven through all developmental domains, including physical, social/emotional and cognitive. I will provide opportunities for children to play, explore, discover, create and imagine all while making them feel safe and secure. I believe that “Time spent playing with children is never wasted”.
  • Kayla

    Kayla: Early Childhood Educator

    I have always had a passion for being a teacher and being part of the ‘first steps’ of children’s education and development. I believe that children learn through imaginative play in safe environments. I feel honoured to work alongside families in providing care, being a part of their child’s life and creating positive relationships with the children.
  • Jessica

    Jessica: Early Childhood Educator

    I believe that children thrive in a creative, caring, and fun environment. I believe it is important to give all children the ability to express themselves through creativity, risky play, meaningful outdoor experiences as well as through warm relationships. I am a fun, energetic and compassionate educator and being a mum of two girls myself, I understand the significant impact early childhood educators have on your little one’s lives.

We have a wonderful, experienced and cohesive team to provide consistency for your child throughout their education journey

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Manly (NSW) Applications

We recognise that our people are our most precious resource and we aim to provide them all with a satisfying, progressive and safe environment in which to achieve their goals.

For our educators and staff, team work and effective communication are essential requirements for positive outcomes across all aspects of the service.

We would really love to hear from you if you are committed to early childhood education.

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