Address:     20 Kenrose St Forster NSW 2428

Phone:         02 6555 2111

Email:           forster@theoakseed.com.au

Hours:          7.30am – 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Age Group:  2-6 years

 

Meet Our Staff

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Vikki Pitt 

Centre Director

Qualifications

Diploma of Children’s Services2009 

First Aid2016

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This centre is a mistake making, laughter sharing, independence building, brain stretching sort of place. Everybody matters! 

How do we provide the best care in line with the Oak Seed ELC’s philosophy? 

By being responsive, encouraging, respectful and a positive role model to all children. I always take a proactive approach to programming, looking for opportunities to be innovative and creative. I implement activities and experiences that are based on the children’s interests and not only are diverse, spontaneous and fun, but create an environment in which children build caring and respectful relationships with people and the world around them. 

A little about me

Outside of work I can be found doing yoga, paddle boarding, kayaking, surfing, bush walking and enjoying myself on camping trips! 

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Ella Ravell 

 

Educator

Qualifications

Certificate III in Children’s Services2013 

First Aid2016

One-line quote

A quote from Pablo Picasso inspires me daily - “Every child is an artist, the problem is how to remain an artist once they grow up”. 

How do we provide the best care in line with the Oak Seed ELC’s philosophy? 

In an increasingly technological society I want to inspire children’s curiosity and imagination. I aim to provide stimulating play spaces for children to grow in and to learn about the importance of caring for our environment. The Oak Seed ELC Forster is a place for children to feel safe and happy - a home away from home and a great place to develop lasting friendships with peers and educators alike. 

A little about me

On my weekends I enjoy soaking up the sunshine at the beach, running, cycling, hiking, paddle boarding and swimming. I love being creative and cooking healthy meals. 

 

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Amanda Marshall 

Educator

Qualifications

Diploma of Children’s Services2007 

First Aid2015 

Currently studying AUSLAN

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The best thing about early childhood education is being a part of inspiring the future generation. 

How do we provide the best care in line with the Oak Seed ELC’s philosophy? 

In my work I endeavour to provide a stimulating and enjoyable time for the children at the Oak Seed ELC Forster. I have a caring nature which allows me to connect with children, forming positive relationships which are based on trust. My inspiration comes for  the children daily, seeing their smiles and knowing that they are happy makes me happy! 

A little about me

My husband, two girls and dog mean everything to me and we make the most of our time together. During the summer months we’re often at the beach or paddle boarding. When I can find a bit of ‘Me’ time I enjoy doing yoga. We also enjoy camping with the family whenever we can, or relaxing by the lake at the end of our street. 

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Linda Keen 

Educator

Qualifications

Associate Diploma in Social Science - Childcare1992 

First Aid2016

One-line quote

All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them. 

How do we provide the best care in line with the Oak Seed ELC’s philosophy? 

Life is very busy for all parents and to know they can leave their little ones all day, to be entrusted with their wellbeing and care, fills me with confidence and pride. I often gaze at the children and think how lucky they are to be in an environment of appreciation, care, trust, warmth and love and with a wonderful team of educators that connect  and work well naturally together. 

A little about me

I enjoy time just being at home and not rushing around! I love holidays with my family, from camping to staying in face hotels. I also love pottering around in the kitchen, whipping up healthy snacks and lunches for everyone! 

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Erika Keen 

Educator

Qualifications

Certificate III if Children’s Services2017 

First Aid2017

One-line quote

It gives me a sense of joy knowing that I have helped to provide for children and their individual growth. 

How do we provide the best care in line with the Oak Seed ELC’s philosophy? 

I believe that every child has the right to learn and develop at their own individual pace. I believe that working with a strong team will allow me to provide the best learning environments for generations of Oak Seed families and children! 

A little about me

I love the outdoors and going on adventures, especially finding great new beaches and lookouts! I also love love going camping and off-roading, exploring this wonderful country.

 
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"Growing Our Future"