Hello, my name is Lisa Hodge and I am the Centre Manager here at Seeds C & ELC- St James. I am a mother to 2 adult children and grandmother to 8 grandchildren ranging from 13 to 26 years and a 2-year-old great-granddaughter.
I love to travel and plan on doing more as the years go by. It a passion of mine to explore, learn about and engage in as many different cultures that this amazing world has to offer.
My grandmother told me that you need to learn something new each day. This is an ethos that I have based my life around. Learning does not need to be life-changing, but something that will help you to be the best person you can be.
This is my 15th year working in log daycare. And I have been a manager for the past 3 years.
I went to the University of Tasmania when I was in my 30’s and graduated with a Bachelor of Primary School Education. 3 years later I attended Monash University in Victoria and gained my Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. I worked as a kindergarten teacher in Victoria until I moved to WA.
I was fortunate enough to become a member of the Seeds family in April 2016. Initially as the Early Childhood Teacher at our East Cannington centre and then taking on the role of Centre Manager.
A role that I enjoy very much. It allows me to spend time in all rooms, getting to know all of the children and the wonderful and caring educators that are here on staff at St James.
I see my role as one that makes sure we provide the highest quality in early learning opportunities for our children while ensuring that their families are given the support they need along the way
I believe that childhood is a special time of life and that the first five years are so very important not only for the child but also for the family as well.
It is, therefore, a privilege to be a part of a child’s fundamental growth and development and I’m sure that you would agree that there is something very rewarding in seeing children reach their true potential during this formative and important period of time.
I have an open-door policy and encourage families to come and see me even if it is just for a chat about the weather