Meet the Centre Manager

  • Josephine Farrugia
    Centre Manager
  • Meet our Centre Manager, Miss Josephine

    Tell us about your experience in child care:

    My childcare career started as soon as I completed my HSC in 2004, I applied for a job at a childcare centre where I worked casually whilst I waited to begin my Diploma in Children’s Services the following year at TAFE. Once the course began, the centre I was working at asked me to stay on and complete my Diploma while working at the same time. For the duration of the course I juggled studying full time at TAFE and working, this ended up being a great
    opportunity for me to develop and practice my new learnt skills hands on.

    Once I completed my Diploma in 2007, I have been challenged in many different avenues within the child care industry. I have been responsible for developing and teaching the preschool program, and also spent some time as room leader for the younger age groups. During this time I spent four years in various management roles, gaining fundamental skills and knowledge of the child care industry.

    I am a firm believer in the saying “choose a job you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” I have been engaged in the childcare industry for almost 10 years, and never looked back, it’s not just a job it’s my life.

    What do you love about your job?

    What I love most about my job is being part of a childs journey in life, knowing that my teachings influence them not only while they are in my care but for the rest of their lives. I enjoy watching them grow, celebrating their achievements, big or small, developing special bonds, and one of the hardest but most rewarding part of my job is sending them off to big school.

    What is one of your main strengths?

    I have dedicated many years and gained great experience and knowledge in child care and I will bring all of this to Endeavour. My strengths lie in developing an atmosphere that is a pleasure to be in for all children, families, educators and everyone who is associated with Endeavour. My personal philosophy and years of experience in the child care field will be an asset to Endeavour Early Education as my goal is to achieve exceeding National Quality Standards in all areas.

    Children also develop social awareness through dance as it fosters social interaction and cooperation allowing them to understand themselves in relation to others. Dance provides young children multiple perspectives. It is “a foundation of experience necessary for the future development of more advanced skills and a way to affirm an inner life and alternate realities” (Stinson, 1990). Through dance, children develop enhanced sensory awareness, cognition, and consciousness. It is this heightened state that creates the magic of movement that is dance.

    What are your hobbies?

    Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I am a huge sports fanatic and will watch anything from football, soccer, motorsport and tennis.  I’m also one of those people that wake up at ridiculous times of the morning to watch my favorite team Manchester United play.  When my days aren’t filled with sports, I do enjoy shopping, watching a good movie, relaxing at the beach and spontaneous long drives.