Sylvia Tadros is the Centre Director at Care For Kindies Seymour Parade. Sylvia has 26 years of experience in Childcare and has been with CFK for 3 years. She is the mother of 2 beautiful children and has a passion for creative arts, cooking, reading and sports. We sat down with her to get to know her and her role at CFK.
How would you describe CFK Seymour Pde?
Seymour Parade is a very warm and inviting, home-like environment. It feels like a home away from home, with lovely setups and play spaces that allow children to be creative and promote exploration.
What does a typical day as a Centre Director look like?
No day is ever the same! It ranges from setting up in the morning, spending time with the children, meeting new families and doing centre tours, admin and everything else. I’m always on my toes and balancing between office work and being hands on in the centre.
What’s the most rewarding part of your job?
I love making families feel welcome in our centre and providing them with a high quality service that also builds strong connections with the children, families, and educators. It’s also amazing to see the children grow over time and reminisce on all their achievements.
What do you appreciate most about being part of the CFK family?
I love the fact that I work for passionate owners and alongside passionate educators who genuinely care about providing high quality care. We all put in the time, education and effort into planning and delivering the best service that we possibly can. It’s a very caring and nurturing team and place to work.
What is the most important thing to consider when deciding on childcare?
I definitely think the educators are the most important aspect when deciding on a centre. Any centre can have all the bells and whistles but it comes down to how you feel about the educators and if there is a good connection there. It’s also important that the environment feels welcoming, inviting and engaging to your child.
As a parent, what is the hardest thing about the first day?
It’s tough leaving your child and walking away not knowing what their day will be like. That’s I think it’s so important to build a rapport with the educators to know that your child will be ok. I also like seeing the updates on Storypark and knowing what my child is getting up to and doing that day.
What is your favourite event in the CFK calendar?
My favourite event is definitely our Annual Halloween Disco! It’s a lot of preparation and planning but it’s always really fun. The kids, educators and parents get all dressed up and enjoy a night of dancing. It’s a great way to build relationships with the families and community.