Owner/Business Manager – Bachelor of Education (Primary)
Ashleigh is a qualified Primary School Teacher and is studying towards her Early Education Degree and is passionate about children and their education. She has previously taught in a Childcare Centre for 3 years and then went on to study her degree in Primary Education, where she had 5 years of full time teaching experience, predominately with the lower years (K-2). Ashleigh is a mother to two gorgeous young boys, Jack and Boston. She understands the importance of finding a Childcare Centre that is trusting and has the child’s best intentions at heart. Every decision Ashleigh makes within the Centre, whether it be new resources or decisions within rooms, she always uses her two boys for the reference, ‘would she want that for her two boys, Jack and Boston?’ Ashleigh believes that this is one of the best ways to run a Centre that exceeds parents expectations.
Director and Nominated Supervisor – Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
Fiona is the Director at Anchorage Early Learning, and oversees the day-to-day running of the Centre, staffing, as well as managing new enrolments, all parent enquiries and administrative duties. She is an extremely passionate person about the Early Education industry and goes out of her way to make every family feel welcome at Anchorage. Fiona has been working in the Early Childhood sector for six years after completing her Bachelor Degree at Australian Catholic University where she studied both Early Childhood and Primary Teaching. Completing this double degree and working within both sectors gives Fiona an in-depth perspective on school readiness and transitions. Growing up in Grays Point and now living in Kirrawee gives Fiona a unique understanding of the local community as well as the additional knowledge and connections to involve Anchorage in fantastic community involvement opportunities.
2IC – Diploma in Early Childhood
Ashleigh is the 2Ic at Anchorage Early Learning, leading our exceptional team by example as she works alongside them on the floor to implement our Educational program and practice. Ashleigh studied her Diploma at Bedford College before working within the Sutherland Shire and St George Districts as an Educator and Director. With ten years experience in the Early Childhood industry, Ashleigh prides herself on having an in-depth knowledge of children’s learning and development throughout the Early Years. Ashleigh strives to make every child feel safe and secure within their Anchorage environment, and always looks forward to creating the most exciting and educational experiences that every child can enjoy.
Educational Leader – Certificate 3, studying Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
Mechaela is the Educational Leader at Anchorage Early Learning, leading the development and implementation of the educational program while ensuring that children’s learning and development are guided by the learning outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework. Mechaela has a strong sense of purpose and puts the children at the forefront of all her decisions, whilst leading a strong team of early childhood professionals.
Mechaela has five years’ experience in the early childhood sector and is near the completion of a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. Through the active participation in this degree, Mechaela is able to share a wealth of current knowledge, theoretical perspectives, ideas and pedagogical practice with our team as she leads and works alongside them as an Educator in the Captains room.