Eden Academy’s Dedication to Valuing our People!
Marian perfectly embodies the values at the heart of Eden Academy with her nurturing and compassionate approach to working with children. However, as her time in Australia is limited due to her being on a student visa, it seemed that we may lose her.
At Eden Academy, we recognise that our people are the foundation of everything we do, and it is through their dedication and passion that we can provide the best possible care for the families and children we serve. We knew we wanted to retain a valuable team member like Marian.
It didn’t take long for owners Chris and Sean to learn about her situation, and they quickly offered to sponsor Marian’s working visa to enable her to continue working with us at Eden Academy; she was completely blown away!
“They don’t even know me, and then one day, Sean visited the centre, so I introduced myself, and he picked up immediately that I was the one they were going to sponsor. I felt so valued!”
Marian is a psychology graduate from the Philippines and has always been passionate about working with children. After finishing her degree, she wanted to come to Australia to learn more and be with children. She came to Australia on a student visa to study at TAFE and obtain her Cert III and Diploma. During her studies, she gained valuable skills that allowed her to lead the room and hasn’t looked back since!
”"I know Eden would support me with my careers goals, 100%. I'm interested in slowly stepping up into bigger leadership roles in the future, but right now, I'm happy focusing on the children!"
Her passion for her work is evident from the comments she receives from the families, who praise her for her nurturing and caring attitude towards their children. Marian believes that the relationships she built with the children and their families are the most crucial aspect of her work and is something she cherishes.
“I love hearing that the children have been talking about their day at home. Parents often come in and relay to me what their child has been saying and it makes my day!”
She doesn’t see herself working anywhere else because of the support that Eden offer’s its educators.
“I love that management is hands-on for the right reasons and is always there to do something about any problems that might arise. I also liked that we had training before opening the centre, and this is where it should start everywhere!”
Marian is an excellent educator who embodies the core values of the Eden Academy through her nurturing and compassionate approach to working with children. Thank you, Marian, for everything you do in your role; we immensely appreciate your loyalty and commitment to your role and will continue supporting your career endeavours!