For close to the past two decades, Jay has worked feverishly towards supporting children in receiving the absolute best in education and care. Jay began his journey by supporting a child with autism in an early education classroom as part of an outstanding team of educators and his commitment to excellence was sparked. He then began to study a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education as he took honed his skills in every aspect of an early childhood service.
It was when Jay became a Director that he recognised he could positively influence the growth and experience of more children. How? Through recognising the fact he could work with educators to identify their training needs and then train them.
Jay believes in the value of play-based learning in the earliest years of a child’s life. When that play is supported by highly skilled, knowledgeable educators, Jay believes children are best set up for learning through the rest of their lives. This belief led to his creation of his own educator professional development company and Jay has played a significant role in the training and development of educators across Queensland and New South Wales.
It was the attraction that the values of the Reggio Emilia Approach reflect that brought Jay to manage Rochedale Kids ELC. His target when working with the team, children and families is always to exceed expectations.
If you have any questions, please feel free to talk to Jay.