"Being a full time working parent, it is important for me to be kept updated with how my child's day is going. Early Works does just that! I have real time access meaning I can check what my child has been up to anytime throughout the day, whether it be on my lunch break or at home after work"
- Robert, parent from Giggles
I am an Irish National with over 20 years experience in the Early Childhood Industry. I joined the Giggles family in May 2012, taking over as Co-Ordinator in 2013. Research has shown that children's development from birth to 5 years builds the important fundamental blocks for any learning that occurs beyond this, so at Giggles we provide a high quality curriculum and learning environment, through play based, child initiated experiences. I feel it is important to have strong relationships with both the children and families and am a huge advocate for each child to achieve maximum potential.
I was just 17 when I started working at Giggles with a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education, just needing any type of job. Looking back now, I really had no idea how much I would fall in love with this industry. We pride ourselves in our partnerships with families and it really is like a second home to not just the children, but their families too. I have learnt and grown so much as an Educator and a person in general since 2018 when I first started at Giggles. I'm now studying my diploma and cannot wait to see where it takes me!
Early Childhood Teacher
Since starting my Administration career at the age of 17, I knew Business and Administration was for me. In 2013, I had the opportunity to design and implement an effective administration system to improve the running of the centre and business combined. I love to work and thrive in a team environment and pride myself on being professional and efficient in all aspects of my position. Although I do not work directly with children, I do believe it is important for me to build trusting relationships with children and their families.
Educational Leader / 2IC
My decision to work with children was one I made at a very early age in my first 2 years of schooling when I was taught by a formidable lady who left an everlasting impression on me and I gained my Certificate in Children's Services in 1999. I completed my Diploma of Children's Services in 2014 and have had the pleasure of enhancing my leadership skills and forming part a strong, reliable team over the years at Giggles where our values and goals are the same as is our passion for caring for your children. I base the experiences I provide through observing the children then developing a program and taking every opportunity to scaffold on their learning and extend on their developing skills.
Early Childhood Teacher
I have been with the Giggles team since 2012. I decided to work in the Childcare Industry so I could make a difference in the lives of children who attend day care. As a mother of 4, I was lucky enough to be at home with my children. I was able to play, teach, care and guide them through their early years. I aim to provide a loving caring and home like environment that is welcoming and inclusive to all children. As an Educator, it is fantastic to see babies grow into young children learning so much along the way.
Early Childhood Teacher
I started working at Giggles in 2017 and I am currently studying my Diploma in Early Childhood Education. I am married and have the cutest dog named Mac. My goal for working in the centre is to build trust in our little friends which helps in their years where they decide about schooling and teachers and of course, when they will be reaching some key cognitive, physical and emotional development milestones. At Giggles we have created a safe, secure and fun place for all children. I love coming into work with all of the ladies who are like a second family to me and learning from them everyday.
I have been working at Giggles since 2013. I started studying to become an Educator at the age of 16 however my passion for Early Childhood Education started when I was only 10. I am currently the Toddler Room Leader and am very passionate about using holistic approaches when educating children and allowing them to thrive through exploring their independence. I continue to be inspired by my fellow Giggles family of Educators, the children and their families everyday!
In 2018 after a long career in retail and raising my family, I chose to follow my passion to complete my certificate and become an Educators Assistant. This then brought me to my position here at Giggles. Wanting to further my knowledge, I recently made the decision to study for my diploma in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy helping to create a caring, fun, loving, empathetic and educational environment at Giggles in which children can flourish. I am dedicated to the emotional and social development of each child to ensure they receive the quality care, love and support the deserve.