It’s always exciting when someone new joins our team, especially when we know they’ll be making a big impact in the lives of others. 

This is certainly the case with Gail Richards, who has joined South Eastern Community Connect as the Nominated Supervisor of our SMOOSH program at three different south-west Sydney schools.

Gail oversees sites at Bankstown, Bankstown South, and Birrong, and has so much to offer our children and families at these locations.

The right credentials

Gail is no stranger to OSHC services, bringing with her 15 years of experience as a Supervisor, Coordinator, Children’s Services Coordinator and Acting Area Manager, in both Sydney and the Newcastle/ Hunter area.

She has a Diploma in Children’s Services, Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood, First Aid Training, Child Protection Training, and has participated in a range of other professional development courses.

“I have a passion for learning, and I hope to share this with the staff as we enrich young minds in our care through play and mindful experiences,” she says.

“I believe play builds children’s self-worth by giving them a sense of their own abilities, helping them to feel good about themselves.

“Plus, it’s fun!”

SMOOSH - children gardening

An explorer at heart

Gail also has a bit of a travel bug, so during her annual leave she loves to explore other countries and their cultures.

“I also spend time travelling back to Newcastle on the weekends to catch up with family and friends,” she says.

“I enjoy being outdoors soaking up the sun, as well as catching up on my favourite Netflix shows.

“I look forward to meeting all our parents and children, and I can’t wait to explore this new journey with you all.”

You can contact Gail to ask about vacancies at Bankstown Public School, Bankstown South Infants School, and Birrong Public School by calling 0416 244 504.

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