Hi my name is Ashley and I am the Director for Fit Kidz at Putney.
From the day I started preschool I knew I one day wanted to work with children.
I would always tell my Mum and Dad, “I want to be a preschool teacher!”. As soon as I was 18 I began studying my Certificate III in Children’s Services and happily continued on to complete my Diploma.
I was the luckiest girl alive when I began my journey with the Fit Kidz family back in 2007. I started in the Cheeky Monkeys room at Vineyard as a room assistant. I loved progressing through my career as well as broadening my knowledge and understanding of all age groups. I believe that every child is unique in their own special way and my main priority is to ensure their individual needs are met. But above all I believe in having FUN FUN FUN!! I still remember my first year as a Team Leader in the babies room and just how rewarding it was to see those little ones laugh and grow. Nothing could beat walking into a room where you were welcomed with gorgeous smiling faces, the faces of the children in your care. The warmth my role brought to my life was without a doubt, remarkable.
As I continued my career with Fit Kidz I developed a sound understanding of just how important those early years are for children. I also learnt that for many parents it can be a very overwhelming time with a flood of emotions as they entrust us with their pride and joy. Through this time I felt I was able to offer assurance, an ear to listen and a shoulder to cry on if it was needed.
With all these skills I was rewarded in accepting the Directors position at our Turramurra Centre. I then moved on to Direct Fit Kidz at Putney and Warrawee before heading off to be a first time Mummy to Blake. Returning from maternity leave was a big step in my journey of being a mother and also in my Early Childhood career.
Being able to spend so many years with Fit Kidz brings me great satisfaction and I love that I am able to offer my experiences and knowledge to my team and families. I am excited that my role is an extension to care for and nurture our little ones, guide the wonderful staff we have as well as offer guidance and assistance to the families of the children in our care.
I am a very easy going approachable person, so please don’t hesitate to come and have a chat or discuss any questions you may have.
Fit Kidz is a warm and friendly place to be, that has been built with love. We look forward to you visiting our centre and becoming part of the Fit Kidz family.