28 years in the Health and Community Services
I have had children around me all my life; through my work in the child care sector, as well as through my four wonderful children. At 17 I chose to be a maternal and child health nurse to get a better understanding of the care and welfare of children. Since then I have been a justice of peace, manager, franchise owner, child care assistant, assistant director and now a director. I have worked seven years in Long Day Care and 21 years in Occasional Care. Through my work in the child care sector I have been able to gain my Certificate III as a childcare assistant, a Diploma as an Assistant Director and Bachelor of Education. I enjoy the challenges, variety, decision making and satisfaction of a job I love, in an industry that I am proud to belong to.