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About us

We are committed to provide a vibrant and flexible environment that supports learning and responds to the interests and abilities of each child.

Introducing our Centre Director

Emily Matthews

Qualifications & background

  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor degree, majoring in Psychology
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Emergency Asthma and Anaphylaxis

Emily has been working in the Early Childhood Education and care sector for over 12 years. During her career she has had the opportunity to work alongside all children of different ages (babies to Kindergarten). Through his experience she has grown into an experience educator and Centre Director.

Emily’s goal is to create a welcoming, nurturing and safe environment for all children (and staff) who are under her care and supervision. She believes that all children are unique in their own ways and should have a safe environment to express these feelings, personalities and opportunities in a fun and respected way by all.

Emily encourages her team of Educators to share their knowledge, cultures, interests and skills with fellow educators and the centre. This helps to provide a sense of belonging within the centre and bring awareness of other people’s believes and values. Emily is always looking for ways that she can improve the service and loves to hear feedback from the families, children and staff.

One of Emily’s favourite things about the industry is being able to work alongside children and help them to achieve milestones, skills and discover new things within their world, “it always brings joy to me when you see children achieve something on their own and see the excitement and pride on their faces” During Emily’s time in the sector, she has witnessed many children grow and develop from babies to starting Primary School. She finds it very comforting to know that she along with her fellow educators have made such a positive impact on a child’s life.

Family and educators

All employees at Woodville Little Learners are qualified under Government Regulations.

Educators at the service hold the following qualifications or equivalent:

  • Bachelor of Education
  • Diploma of Children’s Services
  • Certificate 3 in Children’s Services.

Regular training is provided by Woodville Little Learners to ensure all educators knowledge and qualifications are current and in line with government guidelines.

Training is held annually on the following subjects for all staff:

  • Level 2 First Aid
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Child protection
  • Manual handling

Various conferences/seminars and training sessions are attended throughout the year on topics such as child safety, inclusion support, child development, planning and documentation, nutrition and food handling, team building and leadership.

The nominated supervisor, responsible persons, educational leader and health and safety officer of Woodville Little Learners details can be found on display in our foyer.
We value family input and work collaboratively with our team and local community to provide best practice and continual improvement.

At Woodville Little Learners, we believe that the educators who have contact with your child daily are the most important key to you and your child having an enjoyable, safe and nurturing experience. Therefore, we have high expectations of our staff and welcome any feedback regarding your experience with us.

We acknowledge the diversity and skills of individual staff members and capitalise on their strengths, assisting us to develop strong relationships with families and children throughout their important early years.