Our People

Our People

Tadpoles Taigum has been part of the local community for many years. Our team are recognised faces and known for our true passion for working with children. We understand children, what makes them tick, and are constantly finding new ways to promote and extend their learning experiences.

Meet our Centre Manager

Tracy Deane

Years in childcare: 23 years

Qualifications: Advanced Diploma and Certificate IV in Frontline Management

What makes you passionate about working in childcare? The children, families and Educators.  To see children, grow and develop into confident little people throughout their journey at the centre is amazing. I am very passionate about children learning through play, and allowing them to be children while they explore and grow without placing all children into the same box and expecting the same from each of them.   As a mum, I know how hard parenting is.  To provide families with support is important, particularly for families who have no close relatives to help and support.  The Educators are the most important element in any centre.  They are the heart of the centre and decide on the success as well as the experience provided for children and families. 

What is the funniest or most memorable moment you can share from working in childcare? There are several moments that are funny each week.  However, what brings me the most joy and is the most memorable is seeing children play and explore with Joy.  Watching them grow and develop confidently.  When their families come to pick them up in the afternoon and they are crying because they don’t want to go home rather than when they come.  To see the Educators finding joy, laughter and happiness in each day amongst themselves and with the children and families. 

Why do you believe your centre is an excellent choice for parents seeking the best childcare? The Educators, plain and simple.  The relationships and bonds these ladies develop with children and families is amazing and an absolute tribute to them.  A warm and inviting centre and atmosphere.  Large rooms and playgrounds.