Our Educational team are committed, professional, caring people, who genuinely enjoy building relationships with children and their families. We come from a range of backgrounds , experiences and qualification levels. We work within the National Quality Framework and as such, we strive to deliver high quality outcomes for all children in our care. Our Educators regularly complete group and individual learning stories and observations and record each child’s progress throughout their lifetime at Bumper Bears Early Learning Centre.
All of our Educators have undergone working with children checks and all hold current First Aid and CPR certificates. Our educators are also committed to developing their skills and knowledge through professional development opportunities presented to them throughout the year. Come in and meet the team today!
Samantha Ahearn is the Operations manager at Giggletree Pty Ltd. Samantha has been a part of this centre since 2005 (prior to opening in 2006). Samantha is a big part of the team and is available to support and motivate the team on a weekly basis. She manages several different centres, both locally and interstate and ensures the centre is always at a high quality level. Samantha visits the centre on a weekly basis, usually on a Thursday.
Shelley is our Pre-Prep Teacher and Educational Leader. Shelley brings over 30 years experience working in Early Childhood programs across New Zealand and Australia. Shelley has worked with both the National Quallity Framework here in Australia, as well as the New Zealand curriculum, Te Whāriki. Shelley is responsible for guiding and mentoring our educational team to ensure that our programming and planning is at a high standard at all times and that we are challenging ourselves as Early Childhood Professionals.