Originally from Ireland, I have found my home away from home in Melbourne. Having started my journey as a student working in the early years sector, I knew then this was the career I wanted to choose. I moved from Ireland in 2017 and have found my love for the early years all over again. After studying my Diploma of Childhood Education and Care, I completed my Bachelor of Supervisory Management. Over 10 years, I have progressed in various roles in the sector in Ireland before leaving my role as a Centre Manager in 2017.
I joined Samantha's Camberwell in 2020. It’s been a steep learning curve which I believe has shaped my philosophy today. I have gained a vast amount of experience and knowledge through the changes of 2020. The sense of community and the interactions are of genuine value. Every day is incredibly rewarding, the role we place in shaping young lives of young children is huge, I love that we empower and shape this.
I am a passionate Centre Manager who is collaborative and supportive to my team to ensure high standards of education and care are always met. I believe in providing a safe, secure, and warming environment that sees children are healthy, happy, and secure to develop important emotional, social, and intellectual skills and children and families feel they have a sense of identity and belonging.
It is an honour to lead and be part of a fantastic team who provide a safe, stimulating learning environment for each individual child. After all, there is no I in teamwork.