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Juliette Thompson
Centre Manager

Meeting with new families and helping them settle into the centre is one of Juliette’s core roles as Centre Manager. As a mother of two young daughters, Juliette understands how difficult it can be to return to work and begin using a childcare facility. But with such a dedicated team of professional caregivers on her staff, she knows that the children who attend Lollipops Blighs Road are receiving the best care possible. Juliette has many years of experience within the childcare sector, she has taught at several of Christchurch’s preschools including Lollipops’ Addington centre. Although she has an extensive knowledge in early childhood education, Juliette is always looking to further that knowledge through ongoing professional development. Her particular area of interest is in the Reggio Emilia approach to learning, something that she is slowly implementing into the centre. Juliette hopes to visit the Reggio centres in Melbourne and Italy and bring back more fantastic ideas to incorporate into the centre.
 
“I love seeing children take part in new experiences and see how proud they are of their achievements. It’s extremely rewarding to watch as each child progresses through the centre and develops their confidence and skills while they learn about the world around them.”

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