Meet Miss Lyndie - Our Stapylton Nursery Lead Educator
The Little Scholars Reporter sat down with the wonderful Miss Lyndie, our Lead Educator in our Nursery who is our baby whisper, our queen of messy play and our nursery rhyme songstress at Little Scholars Styapylton team to find out what motivates her and why she is so passionate about what she does.
Name: Lyndie Matthews
Position: Lead Educator Nursery - Staplyton
How long have you been in early childhood education? About 6 years.
Why did you get into early childhood education? When having my own children I was intrigued and curious about their development and growth. This then prompted me to begin to study and learn what I could about early childhood education.
What is the biggest challenge in your role? Time management for paperwork. It is really hard to get all of the paperwork and record keeping side of the job done during the day while still meeting the education and care needs of my babies.
What is the most rewarding part of your job? There are many rewards of the job, when the babies are arriving and they get excited to be with us and at the centre. The trusting relationships I build not just with my babies but with the children’s parents and families. Being able to witness and support the children’s learning and development during their time with us.
What is your unique style as an educator? I like to allow children time and space to explore and learn in their own way with minimal interruption when the learning is happening. I am not in the environment to ‘teach’ the children I am in the environment to support and guide their learning, to care for and to love them during the time they are with me.
What do you like most about the Little Scholars facilities and services? Little Scholars Staplyton is like no other centre I have seen or had the privilege to work in. With is being built on an eco-estate there are a number of environmental friendly elements within the building.
The many different extra curricula activities that are included in the program are providing the children in the service with an extra element to further their learning and education during their time at Little Scholars.
What do you like about your new centre? The amazing team that I have been so openly welcomed into. We all work so well together, with all of the staff having the same common goal to provide the best education and care to all children and families that have chosen to come to Little Scholars Staplyton.
If you had a message for parents what would it be? Cherish the time your babies are babies, they will grow so fast. Try not to compare your child to another, all children will develop in their own time and their own way.
Why should parents choose your centre for childcare and education?Little Scholars Staplyton is different to any other centre out there. The staff are fun, caring and professional. The centre as a whole is calm, relaxed and is a happy place to be. Everything is provided, a parent can drop their child off and know they will be offered all meals, be provided with a full and fun day of learning and education and be loved by all staff.
What is the funniest thing you have heard a child say? When one of my children was asked by a well-meaning friend what the magic word was when she was asking for something my daughter replied “abracadabra”