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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!

  • Gillian

    Gillian: Centre Director

    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.

  • 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.

  • Katy


    Our role as educators is to ignite a child’s curiosity, enabling them to become resourceful, inquisitive and therefore independent individuals. I believe in a child-centred, emergent curriculum, and creating an environment in which children feel happy, safe and valued. It is so important in the early years for children to discover, to investigate and to explore, and our job as educators is to provide them with a stimulating setting and the tools in which to do so. In this way I hope to empower children to gain a genuine lifelong love of learning. I am very much looking forward to becoming part of the Leaps and Bounds team and sharing this journey with you and your child.

  • Clare


    I believe in providing a safe, positive, fun and nurturing environment where we can guide children in to the next stage of development with confidence in themselves and an excitement for continued learning. Children need the assurance of being loved and cared for, whilst they are enjoying an educational curriculum, full of choices, options and responsibilities to develop their learning. I believe in providing holistic values as they develop and follow their interests in a stimulating and ever-changing environment.

  • Racquel


    I believe Early Childhood Educators play an important role in each child’s life and I believe our students are our future. Each one of our students has the potential to bring something unique and special into the world. It is a privilege and honor to work alongside the children’s families to ensure the children feel safe, secure and supported. My aim is for our children to explore in a creative, challenging and stimulating environment whilst having fun, engaging with their peers and learning through play.

  • Joyce


    Each child is unique with different interests, backgrounds, and developmental stages. I will always be passionate, patient, caring, fair and fun to ensure children are being loved and cared for while they are enjoying the educational environment. Security and trust form the basis of my relationship with each child.

  • Tiffany


    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!

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.

Application for employment at Leaps & Bounds Preschool in Manly

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