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Special Characteristics of TG's Child Care Amazing Educators

Updated: Jun 23, 2023

✦ So what is it that makes a TG's Educator so special? Is there a unique formula to identify what makes a TG's Educator?

We've found they all share these four amazing characteristics. If you find yourself nodding your head as you're reading these characteristics, there may be a budding TG's Educator in you that is excited to come out. Curious? Then visit TG's Child Care and find out more to experience the TG's Way!

Here's how to tell if someone is a TG's Educator.

1. Home Away from Home

Going to work is like going home. The people you see at work are like your extended family. They have your back. Always.

What makes TG's Child Care stand out is how it supports and nurtures their educators with the same importance as the learning journey they create for the children.

TG's is a home away from home for the educators because here, they are heard, valued, respected and cared for. That's why for TG's Educators, going to work is not really going to work. It's like going home, and they love doing that every day!

Alicia Moody is the Centre Manager at TG's Urangan, and for her, she loved spending time away with her family and she has many beautiful memories of family holidays, celebrations, and anecdotes from camping and fishing trips. This is what she brings to TG's now - this same loving quality from her family to the children and educators under her care. TG's is where Alicia feels right at home.

Crystal Majeski, Centre Manager of TG's Riverbreeze, Wauchope, NSW recalls the first time she joined TG's. She was struck by how much fun they had and how warm and welcoming the team were even though she was new. It was clear to her then this was the place to stay. Thanks to the support and nurturing nature of TG's, Crystal went from educator to Team Leader, Educational Leader and now Centre Manager. And as a clear example of how strong the relationships are in TG's, Crystal's daughter is also part of the TG's family!

Meg Barnden-Hyde, Centre Manager of TG's Armidale
Meg Barnden-Hyde, Centre Manager of TG's Armidale

Meg Barnden-Hyde, Centre Manager of TG´s Armidale, is not just a mother figure to the children. She is also a role model for her team by setting a high professionalism standard, and also always being there to support what each educator in her team needs. She has the gift of being able to identify what their unique gifts are and nurturing them to give their best to make a difference to the children and their families. What her educators appreciate is being seen as different flowers in the same garden. Everyone matters. For Meg, having been lovingly guided by Gayle Kee, owner of TG's Child Care, she now feels the responsibility to give back her knowledge and experience to her team and empower each one to grow and be a leader.

2. Children are their World

For you, children are the most fascinating people you want to be with. You get so much joy out of spending time with them and you absolutely understand their amazing worlds. And you have a gift for spotting their unique gifts!

Toni-Lee Paine, Centre Manager at TG's Hastings Street, Wauchope, NSW has dedicated herself to the childcare industry for 22 years. This is clearly her passion and her calling. She started with TG's in 2017 and within the same year, she became Centre Manager. For Toni-Lee, it is all about being a part of young children's lives and having the opportunity to use her gifts to make a difference to their learning journeys. It is a rewarding feeling knowing there is something one can do to create a safe, loving space for children to build relationships with one another, to support their unique individual growth, and to identify and celebrate their superpowers, strengths and gifts.

Bron Byers, Centre Manager at TG's Uralla cannot get enough of being a mother! Bron nurtures and supports every child and family that walk through the door. For Bron, children are her world and after having experienced first-hand as a parent the magic of TG's, she was convinced she wanted to be a part of TG's even when her children had graduated! TG's is her extended family now where she continues to be a mother to the children under her care.

She is also particularly dedicated to her team of educators, supporting them in their professional development to become empowered leaders and mentors.

Linda Hutchinson, Centre Manager at TG´s High Street
Linda Hutchinson, Centre Manager at TG´s High Street

Linda Hutchinson was a manager at TG's Riverbreeze and Hastings Street and now she is paddling the canoe with the team at TG's High Street. Whichever centre TG's Educators are in, they are right at home. Linda manages the centre like a grand orchestra, where everyone's part is important and where they need every instrument to come together to make the most beautiful music. For Linda, children are her world and her teachers. Every day, she rejoices in creating activities that nurture their unique gifts. She is ever ready to celebrate each child's milestones. Talking about music, Linda is the one who has lent her beautiful voice to TG's Child Care TV ad.

3. Personal Learning Journey

Your personal learning journey is important. You know what you want and how to get it. You appreciate the support provided to help you get past each milestone in your profession, and you have people at work who celebrate your success.

TG’s Child Care is not just about the children’s learning journeys. It is also very much about how TG’s Educators are growing and developing. TG's has always been supportive of their educators through the times when they have had to juggle between work, family and their training for an early childhood certification. By being flexible and supportive, TG's make it possible and motivating for educators to always want to learn more, grow more, study more. TG's prepares the environment for it, and TG's educators are very appreciative of these opportunities. In return they offer their gifts that make TG's thrive.

Laura Mowle is a beautiful example of this. 'Give it a go' is what Laura tells herself and her team, and it is a motto that has brought her to where she is today. At TG's, every opportunity is a gift. And TG's Educators are always hungry to learn and grow. Laura joined the TG's Family at their centre in Armidale in 2010. She then took on the roles of Team Leader and Educational Leader. To take on these roles meant Laura had to relocate and move away. It was a challenge she took up with gusto, and her passion for what she does and her enthusiasm has not waned. She studied for her Bachelor of Teaching in Early Childhood and became Centre Manager at TG’s High Street in 2016. In 2020, she became Area Manager for Wauchope.

TG’s celebrates their educators' milestones just as they celebrate the children's milestones.

4. Letting their Inner Child Play

You have never forgotten what it was like being a child and the fun and joy you had then. You still know how to have fun and you are up for adventures, explorations and experiments!

TG's children are experts at play. And so are their educators! After all, Playing is Learning for Life at TG's Child Care!

There is a reason why TG's Educators are so good at what they do. They recognise what children enjoy and need, and what makes an educator stand out is how they are able to keenly observe what each child's unique needs and interests are, to identify their gifts and create different opportunities for the children to develop these gifts. To be able to do that, educators need to remember what they themselves loved doing as a child, and to be able to tap into that valuable skill of knowing what it was like to be a child. This puts them in the shoes of the children, and they can see the world from their eyes.

The TG's Family continues to grow and they're going to need a much bigger canoe for their educators to paddle in together!

TG's Educators are so special because this is more than just a job for them. They take Playing very seriously, and they are fully supporting their teammates, the children and their families. TG's educators are one of the most generous people you can ever meet because they all want to share their gifts.

TG's Child Care locations and contact details:

Urangan QLD

61 Miller St, Urangan, QLD 4655

Armidale NSW

11 Samuelson Crescent, Armidale NSW 2350

Uralla NSW

23B John St, Uralla NSW 2358

Wauchope - Hastings St NSW

33B Hastings St, Wauchope NSW 2446

Wauchope - High St NSW

223A High St, Wauchope NSW 2446

Wauchope - Riverbreeze NSW

3 Riverbreeze Drive, Wauchope NSW 2446


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