Hi, Iâ€™m Meri Potter:
I wanted to take a quick opportunity to say hello to everyone and introduce myself. I will be filling in for Jasmine while she is away for Uni and afterwards I will also be working in the Kindy Room on Mondays. Yay!
I am so very pleased to be joining the Moorooka Early Learning Centre and to be working with you and your children. This is my tenth year working in Early Childhood Education, a thought that definitely brings a smile to my face. I have been lucky that my career has taken me across Australian, and allowed me to work with many children and families ranging from babies to primary school students.
I am currently studying my Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood, at the University of Southern Queensland. Outside of Moorooka Early Learning Centre, I also work as a tutor for early primary students, and at the Ipswich Art Gallery working in the childrenâ€™s program.
When I am not working, studying, or love to spend times with my family, which consists of my husband Alex, my two dogs Squirt and Chloe and my three chickens. I really enjoy gardening and cooking, though these are definitely areas of improvement for me, so any tips are always welcome.
Iâ€™m really looking forward to meeting and working with you all!
I am letting you know that I am going on practical experience for university again, from October 13th till November the 7th. During this time, â€œLuna Ladybugâ€ will go home with the children, to allow them to share their weekend adventures with my â€˜friendâ€™, and allow us to discuss all their adventures when I get back. I will also try to write emails each week for the class.
During this time, there will be another Kindergarten teacher in the room, a lady named Meridyth. She is a colleague and friend of mine from university, and will enter with the same passion and enthusiasm I have given. I am sure the children will be very comfortable with her, and if you have any questions or concerns during this time, please talk to Meridyth, Hayley or one of the other staff. I am also available by email which you can get from Hayley if needed.