Let me introduce myself…
Hello there, my name is Bree! Born and raised in the western suburbs of Melbourne I made the move to Ballarat in 2006 to study a Bachelor of Education at the Australian Catholic University. Meeting my husband Rob in 2010, making a home for ourselves in the leafy suburb of Mount Clear in 2012 and completing our family of five in 2016 has been an amazing adventure and my biggest accomplishment.
I began my journey within the education sector as a primary school teacher at St Dominic’s Primary School in Melton followed by Delacombe Primary School in Ballarat. After working as both a classroom teacher and art teacher for a number of years I discovered my interests in education were evolving and made the decision to study early childhood education in 2017 and open my Family Day Care service at the beginning of 2018.
I chose to start my own family day care service after watching my own children blossom with their family day care educator for a number of years. Leaving primary teaching was a big step but Family Day Care enables me to focus on the two things that matter the most to me – my family and educating children!
I enjoy being creative, reading, writing, drawing, cooking, gardening and working on up-cycling projects. Sustainability and engaging within the community are incredibly important to me and are a big part of who I am as an educator. I also enjoy blogging, reading articles and engaging in professional development to strengthen my practice, networking with like minded educators that encourage and support me in all that I do and quite possibly scouring the op shops for all sorts of treasures that will brighten our Family Day Care environment and ignite the imaginations of the children I educate and care for.
Being a Family Day Care Educator is more than a job. It adds meaning to my life and has shaped who I am personally and professionally.
I love being a Family Day Care Educator!