My name is Alicia and I am the Centre Director here at Bridgeman Downs Early Learning Centre. As a mum myself I understand the guilt and feeling of unease that we feel when first leaving our children in the care of someone else. Understanding this feeling so well is why it is my goal to create a home away from home for our families and children where they can feel welcome, safe and loved.
We know that the early years of a child’s life are absolutely fundamental in the development of their social, emotional, spiritual, and moral development. We also know that to develop, grow, and learn a child first needs to feel safe. They need to feel as though they belong, and they need to be empowered to feel confident in themselves.
As an extension of your family, we spend so much time with the children in our care so it is really important to me to ensure that we develop and maintain strong relationships and partnerships that are built on trust. I value open and transparent communication, the celebration of each child’s successes, and working together to help each child develop and grow as wholesome and educated little people and members of our community.