Ms. Traci Shirley
Traci is the Centre Manager at Rothwell Kids Early Learning Centre. She has lived in the local community since 2003. She first started her career in 1984 at a community-based service in Hobart, Tasmania where she worked for 18 years before her family (husband and 2 daughters) decided to move to sunny Queensland. She has completed her Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Education and also holds a Cert IV in Workplace Training and Assessment.
Early Childhood Education is her passion and she cannot think of any other profession that she would choose to work in. She states the most rewarding part of her day is forming relationships with the children, and families.
‘I believe if you form positive relationships that then creates a safe, secure environment for the child and their family. Once trust is gained then learning is so much more authentic.’
‘I believe in the rights of the child, and that each child’s needs should be catered for. I have always strived to lead an inclusive service, and have enjoyed having Educators working with me that share this vision.’