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Our pathway trainees are continuing to do amazing things all around the country both in and outside of the workplace!

A special mention to Zoe Smith who has stepped into the Customer Service Manager role at Lane Cove – Go Zoe!!

Wishing Brendan Stewart from Melton Waves in VIC all the luck for his AFL finals. Brendan plays for Albanvale Cobras in Div 3 WRFL and has missed out on the premiership a few times over his 10 years of playing. Fingers crossed this is the year!!

Makayla Chadderton has finished her Pathway Traineeship in Cert IV School Aged Education & Care in record time in WA! Makayla has been an employee at Belmont Oasis for almost 9 years now! Her wealth of knowledge of the centre and the childcare facilities mean she is an asset to the team and the children adore her! Especially when she brings in her interesting pets like stick insects!

We asked Makayla a few question regarding her traineeship experience:

What is your favourite thing about working with children?:

Watching them grow and learn new skills

Why did you choose to do this traineeship?

I decided to commence this traineeship as it gave me the opportunity to become a qualified educator.

What did you enjoy most about the traineeship?

The flexibility and expanding my knowledge.

Did you learn something about yourself that surprised you during your traineeship?

I was surprised by how much I already knew because of my experience within the industry and I also surprised myself by finishing the traineeship early.

What would you say to other staff thinking about starting a traineeship?

That there is a lot of support your receive with a traineeship

Amazing work Makayla, everyone at LEA is very proud of your commitment and efforts toward your traineeship and Belmont Oasis as well as the children you positively impact every day.

On a personal update I am now working two days, Tuesday and Wednesday, each week, as the rest of the time I am kept very busy with my 9 month old CEO Suvi.

Please do not hesitate to contact me via email or phone for any questions or concerns, I’ll always get back to you when I am back at work.

Laura Patel

National Pathways Consultant

Working days: Tuesday – Thursday

p: (02) 9043 1500 m: 0403 065 315

e: laura.p@leisureemployment.com.au