Position: Teacher and Educational Leader
Qualifications: Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. Diploma of Children’s Services.
Hi, my name is Lauren Steward.
I have been at Mount Martha Pre-School since 2015; I really value the community aspect of the Pre- School and the wider community which transfers into the educational environment.
I hold a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and a Diploma of Children’s Services. I am the teacher in the 4-Year-Old and the 3-Year-Old Group.
The outdoors is a great passion of mine, which allows children to develop a connection to nature and experience all different weather conditions. I have participated within Study Tours in England to observe and experience ‘nature kindergarten’s and have participated within training that supports
the importance of outdoor play within children’s services.
I believe that within the Kindergarten Program, I support children to become active citizens within the community, which promotes independence and interpersonal skills. An open-ended play-based approach within my curriculum development; supports children to build cooperative relationships and the opportunity extends upon their pre-existing skills and abilities.
Throughout my time away from kindergarten, you will find me feeding my chickens, following the football and exploring antique stores finding the perfect cup and saucer.