St Nicholas Early Education
Kerri began her journey in early education more than 30 years ago. A proud Novocastrian, she began teaching at age 18 - a role Kerri says she always knew she wanted to fulfill.
“I always knew I wanted to work with children,” she says with a smile that makes it obvious she really means it. If you need more proof, you can see it as Kerri interacts with the little ones at St Nick’s. She always knows what to say to make children comfortable and to get them to open up.
Having raised three children of her own, Kerri draws upon her experience not just as an educator who has had the opportunity to build innovative early education services in a wide variety of environments, but also as a mother.
Living and working in Broome, Western Australia for 10 years Kerri had the opportunity to be a part of a remote community as it evolved into a dynamic town with incredible potential.
“My passion for inclusion, building tolerance and the experience of learning to respect all are what I have been fortunate to take away from life in the Kimberley,” Kerri says.
This passion for inclusion manifests itself in the curriculum at St Nicholas Early Education where every child is given the opportunity to meaningfully participate in all early education programs.
Speaking of why she chose to join St Nick’s, Kerri said: “Most important to me is to ensure our centres provide environments that promote the best possible care and education for the youngest in our community.
“St Nicholas Early Education provides critical foundations for learning that every child deserves.”