Hi I’m Cassie Young and just like my name, I am dedicated to the education of our young people. In 2011 I graduated from the University of Southern Queensland with a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood). From a young age I was interested in psychology and the science of people and how they learn and as the eldest child in the family, loved children and developing them. When I set out on a career in childcare, University trained staff were practically unheard of in centres and with no set curriculum for young children, this both concerned and motivated me on this career path.
I started my career in childcare centers when I was 18 years old, working casually whilst I studied. By 22 I was running my own room of 24 pre-prep kids whom I adored and at 26 years I opened Robina First Early Learning Centre, a dream come true. My family could see excellent childcare is my passion, so assisted me in developing the running the business. My initial role was to deliver the pre-prep program as the Educational Leader and Early Childcare Teacher. Together with all the Lead Educators for each of our 5 classrooms, I developed educational programs in the centre, overseeing that developmental milestone were met, including ensuring implementation of the Early Years Framework for each age group.
Today, I continue to be the Educational Leader and am also Director of Robina First Early Learning Centre. Fundamentally I ensure my team and I deliver rich and stimulating learning environments for our children, in a safe and warm environment, assisting each individual child to reach their full potential at every stage and age before starting school. I am also committed to ensuring my staff receive quality training and understand the latest educational research, implementing contemporary learning theories into our everyday routines. I often invite University Professors to speak to my staff and continuously invest in their training and development.
Recently, I have focused on our parents and offering support networks to them, with many free workshops they can attend, such as toilet training children. I invited one of Australia’s leading experts in toilet training to speak to parents, demonstrating tips, tricks and scientifically proven methods in helping children achieve this milestone, and don’t worry, we will be doing more workshops in the near future on a variety of topics, along with of course, my blogs – a resource for all parents and carers whether at my childcare centre or not.
If you haven’t guessed by now, my passion is your children and helping you make them the best versions of themselves possible. They said it takes a village to raise a child, so Welcome & Thank You, now we have each other to support your child on their journey.