Samantha Lavender – Taigum Kids ELC (Centre 2)
Hi my Name is Samantha (Sammy) and I’ve been with Taigum Kids Early Learning Centre since 2011. I have been in the child care industry since 2000 and have worked my way as a Lead Educator to Acting Centre Director. I have completed my Diploma in Childcare services and Certificate 3 in Teacher Aide.
As Centre Director, I’m passionate about ensuring that there are open lines of communication for families, Educators and children at all times. I believe that children should be offered uninterrupted opportunities for play and that all children have the right to be included and are capable of achieving anything they set their minds to. I strongly encourage families to be involved in the service and to contribute to service decisions. I insist that each and every child has the opportunity to build and maintain sensitive and meaningful relationships with all Educators.
I strive to ensure that dignity and rights of every child are maintained at all times here at the centre. I have 2 children of my own Kalysia whom is 7yrs and a son Randall whom is 5yrs, both my children attended the centre while I was working and it was great to able to watch them grow while interacting with peers and myself. I feel that my experience as a mother has impacted on me as an Educator and allowed me to be flexible in catering for varying needs of all children.