We work towards meeting and exceeding all requirements and acknowledge the importance of play in early childhood development.
We are a small service with a close knit team who are dedicated, highly skilled and motivated educators.
I have always known that I wanted to be in the field of Early Childhood Education, and went straight into studying my Diploma after high school. I had a dream of opening an Early Childhood Centre, and the dream has turned into a reality with Teenie Weenies. 10 years on, and I am so proud of the service we have built together with my wonderful team of educators, and look forward to many more years of providing the community with a service that delivers quality care for children and families.
I have a passion for food and cooking, and enjoy experimenting with different dishes and cultural foods. Seeing the smiles on the children’s faces when they excitedly ask me “What’s for lunch Mr. Chris?”, pushes me to provide nutritious and delicious food each and every day. I also own and run a catering business (Zafs Kitchen), which was built from my passion of cooking traditional Greek cuisine.
After accidently falling into the field of Early Childhood many years ago as an untrained educator, my journey to becoming an Early Childhood Teacher has been rewarding and fulfilling. Watching children learn and grow, building bonds with families, as well as challenging children to their full potential and capabilities, is what I am meant to be doing.
After sending my three children off to school, I decided on a career change, and entered the field of early childhood as an educator. Spending time with children and watching them grow is rewarding, and always interesting. Helping children learn through play and connecting with peers and educators, is so important for a great start to their learning and development.
Every child is different, and therefore requires different care and attention. It is crucial that as an educator, I am able to understand the needs and wants of each individual child, so that they are able to grow and develop both physically and intellectually to their fullest potential.
I started out in child care 19 years ago because I found it amazing to watch my own children grow from babies to preschoolers, then off to school. It is important as educators that we enhance children’s development through lots of different hands on experiences such as; cooking, art and gardening. I enjoy working together with families to ensure that children thrive each day.
I have always had a passion for helping children develop and grow, and for this reason I decided to become an early childhood educator. I started as a trainee, and grew to love not only the field of early childhood education, but also being a part of a fun-loving team. I believe that children need the reassurance of being loved and cared for, while they learn and grow. I wouldn’t want to be doing any other career.
I aim to provide a nurturing environment which provides children and families with an atmosphere that feels like a home away from home. As an educator, I am committed to providing the children with a great start to life. I am passionate about working with families and children to create a safe-haven, where children can blossom and grow. Each child’s uniqueness is uplifting, and I am here to help each child reach their full potential, and approach life in a positive way.
We are conveniently located on Kennedy Street in Panania. Early education is essential for your child’s growth and development, and we provide an inspiring place to learn and thrive.