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Paula Leigh crowned regional winner in Family Day Care Awards

Published Wednesday 2 October 2019
  • Child Care, Youth and Families

Paula Leigh Family Day Care was announced as the Regional Winner for Brisbane South in the 2019 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards. 

Paula Leigh, has been a Family Day Care Educator with Wesley Mission Queensland since 2015 and was inspired to become an educator after having her two daughters.  

Paula’s sister then asked if she would be open to looking after her children and the rest was history.

“I feel so privileged that I get to look after other people’s precious little ones and I am able to give them a home like environment to grow in. It’s amazing to see children learning and developing before my eyes and to be a part of their learning journey,” Paula says.

Paula enjoys teaching kids anything and everything, she encourages kids to take risks and to learn things for themselves.

“We love to be outside, to be moving and playing, to be investigating and creating. I play my guitar with the children most days, we eat together, cook, craft, build, play, design, fail, get up again, get dirty and wet and then changed to do it all over again,” she said.

“I want the kids to try new things, it’s the best way to learn. I’m always right there to support them along the way.”

We are privileged to have Paula a part of the WMQ Family Day Care community.

The Family Day Care Australia Excellence in Family Day Care Awards is the only one of its kind that focuses entirely on Family Day Care. It recognises the outstanding efforts of educators, coordinators and services in the family day care sector. The awards highlight the high-quality early childhood education and care of children across the nation.

Interested in family day care for your children? Or perhaps you’d like to become a family day care educator?

Visit our Child Care Services webpage for more information.