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Meet Leanne – Little Zak’s passionate childcare director

Starting her career as a trainee childcare educator 23 years ago, Leanne Gill’s passion for education has never been stronger, encouraging the younger generation to play, explore and grow in a supportive environment. Today, Leanne works as the Centre Director at Little Zak’s Academy in Jordan Springs where she facilitates the growth, learning and development of children.

Since Little Zak’s Academy first opened in December 2015, Leanne has been the Centre Director, working hard to ensure the children who attend are provided with an inclusive learning environment where they feel safe and are encouraged to reach their full potential. Leanne has always found working with children to be rewarding and she loves that in her role, no two days are the same.

We sat down with Leanne to discuss her love for inspiring little learners to pave their own path in life.

“I started as a trainee 23 years ago and loved every moment of being with the children so continued my studies and experience by completing my Diploma before attending Wollongong University to gain my teaching degree,” she said.

Another key part of the role Leanne loves is being able to build relationships with her team, the children’s families and the wider Jordan Springs community.

“I also love a little reunion when past children come into the centre for visits or when their siblings are enrolled.”

As Leanne reflects on her time at the centre, she is grateful to work in an environment where she is appreciated and respected not only by her team but also the local community.

Little Zak’s Academy is the only centre located in Jordan Springs and has beautiful amenities and environments including a koi pond, sandpit, playgrounds and indoor learning spaces. Their focus is to provide an exciting early learning environment to promote physical and emotional development that builds a strong foundation for life-long learning.

“We pride ourselves on the relationships we build with the families, children and local Jordan Springs community,” Leanne said.

“We work collaboratively with the common goal of providing children with a fun and safe environment.

Little Zak’s Academy focuses on interest and play-based learning and offers inclusive activities such as yoga, language lessons, soccer programs, cooking, centre pets and swimming as well as frequent incursions and excursions. The centre also has a strong partnership with KU Inclusion to support the inclusion and active participation of children with additional needs.

If your kids are between the ages of six weeks and six years old and you are on the lookout for local childcare, why not arrange a meeting with Leanne and consider Little Zak’s Academy. You can learn more about the services Little Zak’s Academy provides here: https://www.littlezaks.com.au/jordan-springs/