Centre Leaders celebrated at Guardian Childcare & Education
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) provider Guardian Childcare & Education has launched a new initiative designed to recognise the Centre Leadership teams across its network.
On 19 June, the provider launched its inaugural Centre Leaders Day, a day that is “all about recognising centre managers, assistant centre managers and educational leaders” and acknowledging those who work tirelessly each day alongside their teams to support the growth, learning and development of every child in their care.
“We look for any opportunity to celebrate the incredible people who lead our centres each day,” a Guardian spokesperson said.
“We call these people our centre leaders. Our Centre Leadership teams are fuelled by a passion for making a difference in the life of each child and providing a safe, secure environment where children are supported by the best educators to thrive during the first five years of their lives. It’s a big job, it’s an important job; a role that has an impact on every person they come into contact with in their centre, be it a child, family member or team mate.”
“Our centre leaders lead with expertise and experience; mentoring and motivating their team members and inspiring the children in their care. A strong childcare centre leader can have a massive impact on an educator’s professional journey. A great leader is supportive, empowering and works hard to create a positive, collaborative and cohesive team culture.”
By hosting a Centre Leaders Day, teams had the opportunity to show their appreciation, displaying “impressive creativity” in how they celebrated their leaders.
Teams shared donuts, cakes and cookies, handwritten notes expressing their gratitude (as well as some notes from families), gift packs and online tributes praising their leaders’ supportiveness and professionalism for all at Guardian to see.
“Each centre brought the special day alive with their own unique flavour, creating an atmosphere of warmth, anticipation and excitement,” the spokesperson noted.
Some of the tributes which were shared on Centre Leaders Day included:
“Thank you for leading your teams and communities each and every day with heart, passion and professionalism and for being wonderful advocates for our children.” – Casey, Q&C team
“All of you play such an important leadership role in so many people’s lives, and have such a positive impact on the most important thing in the world – education! Your leadership, compassion, dedication and determination inspires your team, gives confidence to families and supports our youngest citizens to become lifelong learners.” – Simone, Curriculum Mentor
“Thank you for all the effort you make for your team mates, families and children each day. You ladies are inspirational; you motivate us and always go an extra mile each day. Your commitment and professionalism means so much more than you know.” – Arti, Lead Educator, Acacia Gardens
“We thank you for all that you do to make our days fun and all the help and support we get when we need it most. Keep up the amazing work and always remember you truly are appreciated!” – Joy, ECT, Point Cook North
To learn more about working with Guardian Childcare & Early Learning contact the Talent team at [email protected] or 1300 765 560.
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