Meg is reaching her decade with TG´s (Congratulations Meg!) and she looks back at her own educational journey with her big, happy family at TG´s! Gayle Kee, General Manager of TG’s, is someone who has made a difference in how Meg has grown. Everything Gayle has taught her from the very beginning has helped her to grow into a truly beautiful educator. TG´s is another family that Meg enjoys being with every day. To share each day with the educators, children and their families is what inspires her to go the extra mile and beyond!
Meg guides and oversees seven to eight other educators each day in their own learning journey and overlooks the daily running of the centre at Uralla. Communicating with the educators on a daily basis is key to facilitating a high quality program. The open and nurturing environment that is the trademark of TG´s means educators feel supported and free to communicate with their centre managers.
Educators are as much of a gift as the children and they are also well taken care of. Educators feel heard and supported and come with a wonderful dose of self-motivation to always give more and enjoy sharing their gifts.
QIPs is a Quality Improvement Program for TG´s accreditation which takes place every three years to ensure TG´s is providing high quality care to the children and their families. Meg oversees this aspect and gets the educators involved in throwing around creative and fun ideas to inspire the children and engage with the families. Very often the educators themselves can´t wait to get started on these playful adventures!
What makes TG´s stand out is how each child, educator and family is seen in their own right – unique individuals with gifts to be discovered and nurtured and who have something to share with others. Educators at TG´s have certain gifts that complement and support each other to develop a high quality program. The littlest zero to 2-year-old group may work better with a Mother Nature person in which case Ron is put in to do her magic. In the preschool room the children need a more energetic person who is ready for play and adventure and that is pretty much Meg´s cup of tea so Meg would be assigned to that group. As families engage actively with the educators at TG´s they know the educators well and are just as excited as the children to work with the distinct gifts of each individual educator.
It is a rare opportunity and an absolute treat for educators to work with a group specially selected for them. That is one of the key reasons why TG´s educators come with so much drive to work and are incredibly generous in sharing their gifts. It is not just the children who are eager to come to TG´s - our educators are also brimming with joy and enthusiasm as they Play and Learn with the children who live in the same community!