Hello, my name is Kasey and I am lucky enough to be the Centre Director here at Imagine Collingwood Park. I started my Early Childhood career straight out of high school in 2002 and quickly realised that Early Education was something I was extremely passionate about. The first 10 years of my career I spent on the floor educating children and learning about their growth and development. During this time, I discovered how unique each child can be, not only as a person but in the way they learn and develop. I truly believe in play-based learning and that you can teach a child anything if they are interested through the medium that you are using. Also, during these years, I had the opportunity to take on an Assistant Director’s role, and began to learn and enjoy the management side of childcare.
In 2012 I was given the opportunity to become the Manager of the centre I was at, and realised that, like education and caring for children, mentoring and encouraging Educators was a really rewarding experience too. Being in the position to mould young men and women into confident and respected Educators then became my new passion. I love connecting with children and watching them learn and grow, and by mentoring and supporting new Educators I know that more children will have the benefit of an Early Education that will set them up for life.
I am so excited to start a new journey here at Imagine Collingwood Park. I not only look forward to developing meaningful relationships with your children, but I hope that I can be someone that all of our families can trust in as I bring Imagine Collingwood Park into the community and strive to support as many local families as I can.