Affinity succession planning sees centre manager Carlye take on area manager position
Following movement in the New South Wales management team, Affinity Education Group has announced the appointment of Carlye Taylor, a former teacher with more than 12 years experience in education, to the appointment of area manager.
In this piece, Ms Taylor shares information about her appointment and professional journey.
“I began my career by studying a Bachelor of Education (0-12 years),” Ms Taylor shared.
“In 2008 I began working as a teacher. I ultimately left teaching due to the NAPLAN testing system – teaching to the test wasn’t for me. I have always wanted to encourage and support the child in their interests. In 2015 I began working in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector.
Ms Taylor is currently studying a Certificate III in Business Management through the Affinity Learning Academy, building on skills she developed in the role of centre manager at Kids Academy Warnervale.
Building on her success as a centre manager, she was invited to apply for the position of area manager, a role which will see her working with four Affinity services in NSW.
When asked what she hopes to achieve in her new role Ms Taylor said she was excited to combine the importance of early education with the delivery of successful business while also supporting the four centre teams, as well as furthering her career development and knowledge.
“My area (has) a well-connected group of centre managers who support each other,” she explained. “There are no cliques or judgement. We all face similar issues and, because of that, those with the most experience are always ready (and happy) to support developing centre managers.”
Within her role, Ms Taylor is supported by Affinity’s quality advisors and their guidance with content at the service level, and by other area managers.
“I have had the opportunity to take on different roles,” she continued.
“Recently I have supported our accounts team with family accounts, which has also been a great experience.”
“Being a part of the acquisitions team has also allowed me to meet new colleagues, see different services across Australia, and explore different areas of the business.”
To learn more about Affinity Education Group, please visit the website, here.
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