Hello my name is Danielle. I was born and raised in Hervey Bay, I attended Urangan State High School where I completed and graduated in 2008. I completed my Certificate lll in Children Services in 2011 and am currently studying my Diploma in Early Childhood and Education Care. I have been in the childcare industry for the past 5 years and since working I have loved being an educator in a childcare environment. In this time I’ve had the ability to learn, grow, guide and support within the childcare industry. My goal as an educator is to provide children with a rich environment where they feel safe to explore, initiate learning, and feel free to express themselves. I aim to provide a loving, caring, safe and home-like environment that is welcoming of all cultures, nationalities, abilities and family situations. An environment where children, parents, families and educators feel safe, secure, respected, supported and comfortable to approach myself and each other to contribute to the room, service and community. Where partnerships and friendships can be formed and maintained, lines of communication are always open and valued, help can be sought and sourced without judgement being cast, trust and credibility can be built, maintained and grow, and confidentiality is held in the up most respect. A service that has a commitment to provide high quality care and education and one that will continue to reflect upon its practices and beliefs to reflect the current needs of the community. I look forward to working with all the children and there families within the centre.