Tom is our Platypus Room leader in 2021 having spent the last 2 years as an educator at the Cottage. Tom is a keen gardener and enjoys being outside in nature while spending time with family. His favourite children’s book to read to friends is: The Ghost of Miss Annabelle Spoon” by Aaron Blaby.

Tom’s vision for the Platypus Room in 2021 is to build a welcoming room where children can develop their autonomy, independence and interpersonal skills. Tom says his friends in the Platypus Room have settled in well and having a quiet room has really allowed for focus towards their goals. They have been working on building friendships and a sense of belonging.

Tom’s favourite part of his day is watching children overcome challenges, grow and express ideas. He brings his extensive industry experience to the role and is proactive about sustainability as he shares his knowledge and ideas with the children.