Hello, my name is Jessica Owens, and I have the honour & privilege of being the centre Director here at Exploring Tree.
I live within the local community with my husband Patrick, and my two beautiful daughters Adelyn (5) and Everly (3).
Since beginning my childcare career at eighteen, I have completed my Certificate 3 & diploma in childcare, and also my Bachelor of Early Childhood.
At the young age of 22 I was given the opportunity to work with an amazing company who supported me in opening my first centre, where I continued to work as the Director for the following 6 years, gaining such wonderful experience and setting the foundations for my career. Since this first Director role, my passion for Early Childhood has continued to grow and develop, leading me into many wonderful career opportunities. Including setting up and opening a number of new services, and most recently my role as an Operations Manager, where I was responsible for overseeing all day to day operations of twelve Early Learning Centres.
While I have had the pleasure of gaining experience through many roles within the Early Childhood field, my most treasured and proudest role is that of a mother to my two precious little girls. I believe that combining the compassion and warmth of a mother, with my knowledge and experience within the field, I am able to understand the needs and feelings of the families within my care. I believe that these Early Childhood years are of utmost importance, as this will set the foundation for our children in the future.
I feel extremely proud to be entrusted with this role and will be working closely with Robyn & the team to create an amazing service for all of our children to feel safe, and able to grow and learn at their own pace, in an environment which will offer many learning opportunities in a fun and engaging way.
I am also excited to be opening our new Oran Park centre with Robyn and helping grow our amazing team of educators.
I also feel great pride in our connections with Macarthur Anglican School, and love that we can work in partnership to support children through their education. My eldest daughter Adelyn attends Macarthur Anglican, so I am honoured to be building these relationships both as a parent, and as the Director of Exploring Tree.
I very much look forward to meeting you and getting to know yourselves and your children while helping you settle into Exploring Tree.