Tammy has a Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood) and a Bachelor of Educational Studies from The University of Melbourne. Tammy has extensive knowledge as an Early Childhood Teacher with over 20 years of teaching experience. Tammy’s programmes are student-centred, family orientated, inquiry and play based. They include both open-ended and hands-on tasks resulting in student engagement and critical thinking.
She believes that a learning environment within the kindergarten and the wider community encompasses creativity, imagination, exploration and well-being, which is important to ensure children develop confidence and learn about their positive strengths and abilities.
Such an environment provides for many fun, unique, meaningful and exciting moments, which the children find stimulating and full of rich discovery and learning.
What made you decide to join St Mary’s?
The warm and caring environment encouraged me to join St Mary’s. I was impressed by the hard working and dedicated commitment I observed from day one from staff and committee members.
3 words to sum up St Mary’s Preschool:
Passionate, Interactive, Caring
What do you most look forward to about your days?
Welcoming and meeting all the children and families. Building connections with the children and families. Observing the children’s wonderful individual personalities and helping them grow and develop to their fullest potential.