4 Year Old Kinder

4-5.5yrs Bilby Room



Bachelor Of Early Childhood

Educational Leader

I have been the kinder teacher at CPELC for 9 years. I hold a Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies and Diploma of Children Services. I have worked in the early childhood sector for 25 years in various roles and is always continuously updating my knowledge and skills through Professional Development Seminars. My aim is to establish the foundations for each child's positive lifelong learning by nurturing children's holistic development whilst being a positive advocate for their rights; watching the children learn and develop in their own unique way whilst also having fun!

Hi everyone! My name is Long and I’ll be a new addition to the Columbia Park ELC team. I studied at Monash University to attain my Masters of Teaching in Early Years and Primary, and though I initially thought I was going to be a Primary School Teacher, life had other plans. I was fortunate enough to really feel how meaningful early years education can be and I decided that it was the right fit for me. I have been working in early years education for close to 3 years now, and I haven’t looked back since. I hope to be a facilitator of children’s learning and have always been amazed seeing children guide and develop their own knowledge through play and exploration. I too hope to learn alongside them and see what amazing things we can explore together.

About me personally; I am from a refugee background (in fact if you google ‘boat people’ the first image is the boat that my parents were rescued on) and I believe that education is a hugely important means of empowering and elevating people, having seen what it can do first hand in my community. I love animals and have amassed what feels like a small farm at home. And I am a newly minted fan of the Tottenham Hotspurs. Please feel free to have a chat with me if you see me.