Child care educator reading to group of children at A Step Ahead Helena Valley

Our People

Our People

This is not just a job for our passionate educators. Teaching children is our life’s mission and we are proud to be part of every child’s learning journey. The responsibility of helping raise the children in our care is one we take very seriously and we aim to inspire the children to be as excited about learning as we are.

Meet Our Centre Manager

Leeanne Rough

Years in childcare: 17 years

Qualifications: Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services, Diploma in Children’s Services, Certificate 3 in Children’s services

What makes you passionate about working in childcare? I love focusing on the “hidden” curriculum that children bring to your day (their individual learning that we don’t usually see as an adult). Their outlook on life is magical and they see everything so simply. To see a child challenge themselves and the expression on their faces when they succeed is indescribable. I also love guiding and mentoring our educators to provide a curriculum that is not only educational but fun. I believe developing their relationships with the children is so important to the children having the opportunity to succeed in their learning.

Why do you believe your centre is an excellent choice for parents seeking the best childcare? Because we go above and beyond to ensure our children get the best possible education. We include incursions and excursions in our monthly curriculum (that reflect what we are learning) with bush kinder being run in every room, and we also have close contact with the elderly once a month. We have created a warm and loving environment for all children and involve our families with everything that is happening within the service.