Hello to all of Seeds Childcare and Early Learning Centre families my name is Margaret Lupton and I am excited to be joining the team here at Seeds East Cannington as the Centre Manager.
I would like to take a moment to introduce myself to you, I have enjoyed a long career working with children in the childcare industry for over the past 25 years. During this time, I enjoyed working in both Community Based – Not for Profit and Privately operated Long Day Care and Outside School Hours Care Services.
I value the importance of play-based learning is in the children’s development and embrace nurture by nature care giving ethos I recognise a child’s environment as a third teacher is paramount in their learning and wellbeing.
I have been fortunate in experiencing positions in some of Australia’s most beautiful locations including Kununurra, Broome. Port Headland, Exmouth and a sort visit to Alice Springs on behalf of YMCA. My work has taken me as far south as Esperance. Hopetoun and Ravensthorpe as well as here in the metropolitan area.
I completed the Diploma in Children’s Service in 1998 and upskilled to the Advance Diploma in 2012. During my career, I have been fortunate to participate in many professional development opportunities and lucky to have attended several Childcare Conferences to learn about the best practices and current trends from world-class childcare professionals from around the globe.
Whilst working as service coordinator at Pioneer Village School for Camp Australia in 2017 I was awarded the Chris Davis Rising Star award which is an Annual National Award within the company in recognition to field team member who in the first year, worked with enthusiasm and business, this award is assessed from stakeholders feedback and ratings.
I have three beautiful adult children, nine awesome grandchildren ranging from 3 to 18 years of age, I am also the proud step mum to two adult children, my partner Andrew, our dog Jackson and I live close by in Armadale.
Many of our weekends are spent on our York acreage or catching up with our family or friends, we love outdoors, camping, bike riding, etc.
I look forward to getting to know you all and sharing in the care of your children. I have an open door policy so please pop in and say hello.