390 Henley Beach Road
Lockleys, SA 5032

Ph (08) 8234 1144

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Tegan Pilkington : Director, Lockleys

Tegan Pilkington

Director, Lockleys

My passion for working with children has always been a part of my life, the first inkling that my passion would also become my purpose became present during my year 10 work experience at a primary school. After completing school I followed my passion which led me to completing the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.

I put my qualifications into practice working at an Out of School Hours Care service and as a Student Support Officer at a primary school. After bringing my unique style to the service, I was offered the role of Director at the OSHC service. In that position I discovered my flair and drive to support educators to establish and nurture ongoing, inclusive, engaging and safe educational environments.

In April 2017 I applied for a position with Precious Cargo and was employed as the Lockleys Assistant Director. I immediately felt and enjoyed the family atmosphere of the centre and witnessed the Montessori lessons occurring in every classroom. I have since become Director and have continued to build my knowledge of Montessori practices.

I pride myself on my ability to build rapport with educators and identify their strengths while encouraging them to develop and grow. It is amazing to see children thriving in an environment that encourages them to make choices, follow their initiative, master the practical skills of everyday life and grow independently.