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Helena Decker

I have been in the Early Childhood Industry for the past 11 years. In those years I have worked across all rooms and ages as both room assistant and room leader. After my children were born I worked part time for a Travel software IT company and embarked on the life of a working parent. I can relate to how you feel when entrusting your little treasures into someone else’s hands . Every day I carry this experience with me as I strive to care for and nurture each child as I would have wanted my children cared and nurtured for. By the time my youngest son started school I had developed a passion and interest in child development and together with my love of children I decided to follow my heart into the Early Childhood Sector . I have loved building responsive, positive and nurturing relationships with each child in my care and developing positive relationships with their families. I strongly believe that when a child feels comfortable and safe they become confident to explore, learn and grow.

I am married and have two sons my eldest Brendan is now 18 and my youngest Tristan is turning 16 and I also have 1 little fur baby puppy – Benji. I also participate in a weekly jogging /walking group in our local community which was started by my husband , providing me with the opportunity to exercise and socialise !  I have a Portuguese cultural background, I grew up in Petersham and moved to the Northwest 20 years ago. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends  -and my husband and I still have some places to tick off our travel bucket list!