Charlene joined the team at Dunsandel childcare and preschool in 2018. Charlene  has a real passion for working with children and finds it rewarding and fulfilling being able to be a part of their learning journeys. As an ECE teacher, she has always loved to give young people the best start in life, be it on educational grounds, recreational activities or just being there to support them and their families in positive ways. Charlene is a Cubs leader and supports both of her boys in rugby and has managed one of their teams for the last 2 years. Charlene’s educational philosophy is based on trust and respect. She has a strong belief that early childhood education is a very important building block, for children to develop successful foundations for their future adult life. Throughout her studies, she has learnt that these critical years of 0-6 years of age must be maximised for every child, and underlines Charlene’s teaching philosophy and practice.