Kim has been with Discovery Early learning Centres for 6 years and brings with her vast experience, having been engaged in the early childhood sector for over thirty years. Kim has a Bachelor of Education and Care (Early Years) as well as Diplomas in Children’s Services and Leadership and Management. Kim has worked in a variety of roles across all service types; long day care, outside school hours care, family day care, as well as with compliance and policy development.
Kim’s current role as the Manager, Innovation and Development includes oversight of our specialised programs; Child Safety, Reconciliation Action Plan, Be You, Discovery Mentoring Program and Assessment and Rating Process to name a few.
Kim firmly believes that children have the right to feel safe, loved and able to express themselves freely as they learn to self-manage their behaviours and that these children must be supported by educators who are dedicated and have a strong understanding of the value of play as well as, child development working closely families as the first teachers of their children. Kim has been a strong advocate for children’s rights as well as dedicating time to support educators with ongoing professional development.
Kim is married with 2 grown boys, both of whom live and work in Hobart. In her spare time, Kim loves to travel, read, spend time with family and friends, camping and to walk many of the tracks in Tasmania. Kim also enjoys completing daily tasks on their small hobby farm; feeding sheep, collecting eggs, watering plants and just relaxing in the outdoors.