Leila is an Educator in the Choklits Nursery, holds a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering and has over 15 years experience in education.
Over to Leila…
My teaching career started overseas where I worked as a high school teacher for 4 years. I then taught math and physics to year 10 students. Afterwards I decided to gain some experience working with young children, so I started to work as an educator in a kindergarten which lasted for 4 years. After I moved to Australia, I decided to continue working in the same field so I studied my Diploma of Early Education and Care to gain further knowledge about children aged 0 to 5 and how they develop, learn and think. I gained some local experience completing placements in 3 different child care centres including Choklits before officially starting at Choklits in October, 2020.
I love working in early education and care because I love learning about children through their eyes. Before verbal communication skills develop you can see children’s personalities, their needs and wants all through their expressions. I have always enjoyed working with kids from a young age and love watching them grow and learn in their infant years of life.
Throughout my career I’ve been most proud of being an early childhood educator where I can be part of young children’s life journey and provide a safe and comfortable learning environment for them. I just love children!
When I am not at Choklits I like to spend time with my family and playing with my beautiful daughter (who used to attend Choklits). Also, I am passionate about interior design and decoration which I took a course few years ago to learn about that. I also love to travel around Australia and overseas.
The most beautiful moment with children for me is when young children open their hands and ask me for a hug and being to start calling me by name.