Here at Papilio Early Learning Ingleburn we are a team of 11 full time educators. Each individual educator brings with them a distinct set of skills and interests which they implement into different aspects of the learning curriculum and into the centre. Many of our educators have worked at the centre for an extended period of time, including our Centre Manager Samantha Cummins who has worked at the centre since it opened in 2011. We come from a range of cultural backgrounds and enjoy challenging and supporting all children in our centre to achieve all learning outcomes regardless of race, ethnicity and age.
Meet our Centre Manager
Years in childcare
Bachelor of Education (Birth to 5 years)
What makes you passionate about working in childcare?
I have a passion for providing a high-quality play-based program and curriculum for young children and strongly believe that a child's first five years of life are the most important. I strive to support the success of young children and their families, while advocating for those who do not yet have a voice.
I believe that building strong partnerships with families and the wider community will benefit children in achieving learning outcomes and develop to the best of their abilities.
What is the funniest or most memorable moment you can share from working in childcare?
I feel as though the most memorable part of my role as Centre Manager and from working in the early childhood sector is getting to help, watch and support young children in spreading their wings off to the next chapter in their life, BIG SCHOOL. To have children return to the centre after leaving for school, either with younger siblings or just to pop in and say hello and let us know how well they are doing is a real feel good, memorable aspect of my job.
Why do you believe your centre is an excellent choice for parents seeking the best childcare?
I believe that our centre is an excellent choice for parents seeking the best childcare because as soon as you step into our centre, you are part of our family. We care for, educate, support and challenge all children to become the best they can be.