Our People

Our People

Our people

The team at Papilio Pitt Town strive to provide high quality care and endeavour to learn through play in the most fun possible way. Our families and their children are our number one priority. Ensuring our program is educational, fun, different and age appropriate is what makes our staff members happy and excited to be a part of a great service. Ensuring children are happy and safe everyday they attend our service is critical in our day to day operation at Papilio Early Learning. Witnessing children learning through play, leaving with a smile and wanting to stay longer within our care just makes my team and I feel like we are performing to our full potential.

Meet our Centre Manager

Name: Catherine Magazzu

Years in childcare: 13 years

Qualifications: Diploma of Early Childhood and Senior First Aid certificate

What makes you passionate about working in childcare? Every day is always so exciting and different in the childcare industry. Watching children grow and learn is something which I am so passionate and enthusiastic about. Having the ability to make everyday fun, challenging, hands on, and spontaneous for children drives me to further create a happier childcare environment. I have always believed childcare is one of the most rewarding careers as not only are you a part of an important journey of each growing child, but you are able to create bonds with so many families that last a life time.

What is the funniest or most memorable moment you can share from working in childcare?​ Building bonds not only with families but most importantly the children that you teach and care for. On the weekends, or just being out in public and having children run up to you and cuddle you is so rewarding. Families wanting to introduce themselves to my own family I think is a reward within itself. Every day is a memorable moment in childcare.

Why do you believe your centre is an excellent choice for parents seeking the best childcare? I truly believe that here at Pitt Town Early Learning Centre we as a team strive to make every day different and special for the children. We love making every family feel valued and safe so it makes them feel more at ease when dropping their beautiful children off to our centre to have them cared for the day.

Meet our Assistant Centre Manager & Education Leader

Meet our Assistant Centre Manager & Education Leader

Name: Megan Mathews
 
Years in Child Care: 17
 
Qualifications: Cert III, Diploma, Early Childhood Degree

What makes you passionate about Early Childhood Education? To be able to create a difference in a child’s early learning years makes me very happy. At the end of each day I feel a sense of reward and satisfaction knowing that I helped make a difference. It was my mission to become  a professional teacher that was able to provide a welcoming, safe and secure environment for children from all cultures. To have the knowledge and passion to teach experiences with such an engaging technique that the children are excited about attending school and are successfully learning each day at school.
 
What makes your centre different from others? When you walk into Papilio Early Learning Centre, your senses are immediately ‘hit’ with the wonderful oils that are burning at the front desk or that are wafting out of our Chef’s Kitchen. You feel like you are walking into a day spa versus a long day care centre. Our centre is clean, tidy and all rooms are aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The room set ups and experiences are forever changing and engaging. The educators at our centre are confident and always smiling and welcoming.
Meet our Educational Leader

Meet our Educational Leader

Name: Rachael Stapleton

Years in Child Care: 6

Qualifications: Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care 

What makes you passionate about Early Childhood Education? I have always loved what I do and am passionate in my role of supporting children to grow, learn and flourish as individuals. I believe each child is an individual and develops at their own pace and in their own way. As an educator I value and enjoy supporting each child's unique strengths, interests, knowledge, abilities and skills. It is so rewarding to know the important role I play in each child's life. 

How would you apply the national Quality Standards and EYLF for Educational Programming? I apply NQS and EYLF for Educational Programming by using these frameworks to guide my decisions when interpreting and assessing children's learning and development. Our team collects, documents, organises, synthesises and interprets gathered information in a variety of different ways demonstarted in our cycle of planning. We use the NQS and EYLF in accordance to supply rich and meaningful information that represents children's learning in an early education setting and describes their progress and identifies each child's skills, strengths and understandings. 
Meet our Third in Charge

Meet our Third in Charge

Name: Tamara Capizzi

Year in Child Care:

Qualifications: Diploma of Early childhood education and care, Diploma of school age education and care, Currently Studying toward my Bachelor of Education

What makes you passionate about Early Childhood Education? The enjoyment I receive is when I’m creating fun environments for the children to play and learn. The smiles on their faces when succeed in an activity or task is empoweringly valued to educators as we know we have strived to assist on the task completion. It’s a very special job as an educator, the devotion I gain every day in guiding and assisting children in all activity’s constantly builds on my passion.

What makes your centre different from others? Our Centre is different from others due to our small community we are surrounded by, we have built very close and connecting relationships with our families, friends in local shops, and even teachers form our local schools. We are located within a housing estate, so children are provided the opportunity to ride bikes, scooter, or even walk to our service. We also cater for afterschool care and have built and maintained very positive relationships with teachers and principals to the extent that our prep children are able to access the school groups for special events, story time, touring adventures and more. This has created a wide supporting network for us, and we wouldn’t change it any other way.