My name is Shaleisha and I am the room leader of the Kangaroo room. I chose to get into the childcare industry as I wanted to pursue a career as a primary school teacher once I finished high school. I deferred this offer and in 2013 I signed up to complete a Certificate lll in Early Childhood Education and Care with Columba Cottage and have since completed my Diploma.

I have thoroughly enjoyed working with all age groups across the centre and cannot see myself doing anything else other than what I am doing today. There is not one thing that would make me change my mind about my career path. The children feel like your extended family and it’s a warm and nurturing feeling knowing that you are someone significant in their life and that you are making a change and impact to the children of our society. The best part is the constant laughs and surprises they never fail to provide us with. I love it.