My name is Amanda Buzacott, or perhaps, better known to you as Amanda B!
I work in a support role on Monday and Tuesday.
On these days I work mostly with the Sunflowers although I do get to spend some time with the Green Tree Frogs.
I began working at St Stephens at the end of 2013.
I feel very blessed to be a part of such a wonderful staff at the preschool, especially loving the community feel within the preschool (although this extends beyond as you build on your relationships which started at the preschool).
I completed my Bachelor of Teaching, Early Childhood at the University of Western Sydney in 1995.
I completed my Bachelor of Education, Special Education at the University of Technology, Kuring-gai in 1996.
I worked as an educator within Long Day Care centres and then in a community based Preschool as Director / Educator before leaving to have my first child in 2004, (who has this year just started year 7…..)
I then focused my time on being a full time mum(This is a very challenging but rewarding “role”, which changes every day, but especially every year. Always new and sometimes harder challenges to face).
I have 2 children; Jack now 12 and Philippa 9.
Both Jack and Pippa went to St Stephens Preschool, which they loved.
Besides having my 2 beautiful children, I am married to Geoff.
We also have a lovely black Lab, Halley, who is now 10yrs old. We got her when she was 8 weeks old, my furry child.
I go to a local church.
In my spare time I enjoy walking Halley, gardening (when i can relax and just potter and weather nice), card making (very rare these days ) and sometimes!! cooking.
I believe all children are individuals, growing and learning through play and exploration in an environment where they feel safe and happy.
When a child feels secure they are eager to ask questions, to have a go and to imagine.