My name is Mandy Dobson I hold a bachelor’s in early childhood education and full teacher registration. I have worked in early childhood for 18 years and the last 10 years have been in the home-based setting. I currently work as Education Manager for Dream Au Pair and KiwiOz Nannies here I oversee 9 licenses and 10 visiting teachers.
I am passionate about providing our youngest citizens with quality homebased learning experiences. I love my job I get to do what I love every day. Each day is different whether I am running a playgroup, visiting our amazing Au Pairs and Nannies or leading our great team of visiting teachers there is always lots to keep me busy.
My experience includes setting up new licenses, preparing for ERO, setting performance targets, running meetings, developing policies, managing budgets, managing and hiring staff and appraisals. I also still visit a number of Nannies and Au Pairs and attend playgroups and events to keep my registration current. I also think this keeps my knowledge fresh and I can relate to the teaching team more as I experience the challenges of the role first-hand. I also sit on the board at Ashton Warner Nanny Academy.