Centre Director and Nominated Supervisor
Welcome to Dragonflys Early Leaning my name is Ingrid.
I am a passionate advocate for Early Childhood Education with 25 years of knowledge and experience in the sector across various positions; Educator, Trainer and Assessor and Nominated Supervisor.
I grew up in the Coolum community and while the town has grown and evolved it has always kept its humble charm.
My professional philosophy is based on the theories of Emmi Pickler, respectful care and education for all children with the strong foundation of “the relationship is all”.
At Dragonflys Early Learning we understand importance of embedding indigenous perspectives within everyday practice and honour the traditional owners of the land. As I progressed in my career my focus extended to leading a team to create a safe, secure and nurturing place for families of all cultures.
My passion is facilitating resilience and confidence in children. My priority is building relationships with children and families to support emotional growth which in turn fosters all developmental areas, giving children the best opportunity to succeed throughout their formative school years.
"The relationship is all. It is a matter of life to the child."
Dr Emmi Pikler