Our People

Our People

Our people

Our educators are a team of kind, nurturing people who work tirelessly to provide every child with the best possible learning experiences. We’re a friendly bunch, and value greatly the positive relationships that we build with families. The feeling of community and support around the centre are often mentioned by people as one of the main reasons they choose Sanctuary Child Care Centre.

Meet our Centre Manager

Name: Maryam Yildirim

Years in Childcare: 12 years as centre manager 
Qualifications: Diploma in children’s services 
What makes you passionate about working in childcare? I enjoy creating safe and stimulating learning environments that meet the developmental needs of the children, as well as, encourage and support the children's love of learning through play and connections with their community. I love being able to watch the children  grow and learn everyday as they further develop their knowledge and skills in all learning areas. I am passionate about meeting the needs of all children and creating an environment in which families feel welcome, as well as, confident when leaving their children in our care.
What is the most memorable moment you can share from working in childcare? We had a child in our care who was on dialysis with kidney failure and was waiting for a kidney transplant. As a centre we supported the family by holding an art gallery with proceeds being donated to telethon. It was a wonderful night and families enjoyed purchasing their children’s creative art work and sculptures, and it showed a sense of community.
Why do you believe your centre is an excellent choice for parents seeking the best childcare? At sanctuary we provide families with a sense of belonging, that supports families choices in choosing a centre for their precious children. We are big on communication, and ensure that all the children feel a sense of belonging and feel safe and secure in our care. Our focus is about empowering the children, and sharing in their love of learning through new experiences and adventures that are planned by our wonderful team of educators.