Meet the Centre Manager
Hello everyone, my name is Courtney Hartley and I am proud to be leading the Team at Bluebird Fern Bay as the Centre Manager.
I have worked in the Early Childhood Industry for over 14 years. I began at 18 as a Certificate III Trainee and, after falling in love with the possibilities of learning with and alongside children, I continued to study, securing my Diploma in Early Childhood.
I have Managed Early Childhood Centres for the last 7 years and I am currently completing my Bachelor of Early Education 0-5years, as well as my Diploma in Leadership and Management in Early Childhood.
After becoming a Mum, I really felt the importance of connections with Families and the value of a ‘sense of belonging’ for children. This has become such an imperative part of my teaching philosophy and I pride myself of building meaningful relationships with Children, Families, our Team, the land, and our Community.
I believe in empowering our Educators to nurture Children to reach their full potential, at their own pace and to understand that it is a privilege to watch and support Children’s growth and development.
I am honoured to be able to work in such a wonderful industry where we have the honour to work alongside children and see the world through their eyes. My goal will always be to put the CHILD first in Early CHILDhood.
I really enjoy warm welcomes on arrival in the morning and the ‘can’t wait to see you tomorrow’ on pick up. I will always put time aside to be available for supportive chats regarding your Family and Child.
I can’t wait to welcome you into the Bluebird Fern Bay community.