I have been an educator in an early learning centre for over 15 years. I also have been a parent of an early learning centre for 12 of those years. My children attended a different centre to that of which I work, and I soon realised how important it is to have a team of dedicated educators looking after your children. I am a single mum and with work and study commitments the educators at my children’s centre have become our second family. These educators have helped raise my children, been there to guide and transition them to young adults and enabled them to build strong lasting relationships with their peers.