We believe that happy children learn better and we strive to provide the environment where children can feel safe and secure.
Director of Sea Urchins
Abha is the Nominated Supervisor and the Director of our Centre. She has a Master of Education, Bachelor of Education and a Graduate Certificate in Education (Early Childhood Leadership).
Abha has been working with little children for a long time.She has very diverse work experience including teaching in Melbourne, working as a Language and Learning Support teacher in Manchester, U.K and has over 35 years of experience as a generalist teacher, Junior Area coordinator and teacher in-charge of a primary school. Before moving to beautiful Harrington she worked as the Acting Director and Assistant Director at one of the best preschools in Canberra with over 130 places.
She loves the natural curiosity and creativity in children and wants to develop it further. Besides literacy and numeracy Abha would also like the children to be engaged further in the arts and music and she is currently working towards enhancing the existing program at Sea Urchins. She wants to make learning ‘fun’.
She is keenly interested in brain development in early childhood and its association with resilience and success in the future and how early intervention can affect giftedness and learning difficulties as well.
She also enjoys reading, drawing and painting and taking long walks along the river’s edge.
Rebecca completed her Cert III in Early Childhood Education and Care and began working at Sea Urchins as a casual educator.
In her own words:
“I have had a passion for working with young children ever since I was a little girl. I enjoy reading books based on what the children are learning, singing songs and encouraging the children to join in at group time and also making sure transitioning runs smoothly for the child. My first priority is the safety of each child. In the upcoming years I hope to continue my career at Sea Urchins and hope to meet you and your child so we can learn and have fun together.”