11 Nov Meet Our Terrigal Beach Centre Director, Peta
Peta has over 25 years’ experience in the Early Education and Care industry. Throughout her career, Peta has worked as an Educator, a Centre Director, an Adult Educator and most recently the Centre support Manager for 2 large services in NSW and QLD.
Peta is a Diploma trained Educator and also holds a Certificate 4 in Workplace Training and Assessment. We engaged Peta earlier this year in a consulting role where she supported our teams in assessment and compliance strategies.
In addition to her strength in quality assurance and compliance, Peta is also an exceptional leader and driven to support the provision of a child centred programme that fosters wholistic development for children aged 2-5 years.
Peta has introduced an exciting new program at our Terrigal Beach Centre, “Lagoon Learning.” This program is an activity for the 3-5 year-old age group children (Kangaroos) which enables them to engage with the local community and extend their learning environments.
One day each week is assigned to Lagoon Learning, so all children are provided the opportunity to participate if they wish. Activities the children are engaged in include: science experiments, floating and sinking predictability, gathering of natural resources, building and constructing from these resources, working in partnerships with others, drawing with a variety of mediums, games with the educators and peers.
Engaging with nature has many benefits which include:
- Improved concentration and focus on learning.
- More advanced motor development including fitness, co-ordination and agility.
- Better overall health and reduction in illness.
- Enhanced creativity and more imaginative play.
- An improved affinity to nature and a more positive approach to the environment.
Peta has already forged a strong relationship with our local primary school and looks forward to assisting in the transition to school program with our preschoolers next term.
Peta is local to our Terrigal Centre and brings with her a wealth of experience, maturity, and industry knowledge.