Leonie Smith

Leonie Smith
Leonie has her bachelor of Teaching and has been working in the Early Childhood Industry for many years in different positions from team leader right through to Centre Manager and even working with the department of education and training. Leonie has decided to take a step back from leading larger teams and is enjoying being back to what she LOVES which is educating ad teaching children.

Leonie LOVES teaching and sharing laughter with the children. She has a strong presence in the room and her passion is group times. In the short time Leonie has been with us here at Rise Early Learning she has developed some wonderful relationships with not only the children but their families as well. Children come bounding in of a morning looking for their “belonie” The children have thrived and learnt so much under the guidance of Leonie, they have developed respect for their environments, resources and each other.

Our Preschool 1 room has gone through many changes in the year with having a multitude of up to 4 educators interchanging in that space, this had caused a few behavioural stresses with children and children struggled with routine and following directions. Since Leonie has started I have seen an incredible change in each individual, children who usually came into care crying or needed support toys, now come in and wave good bye to their parents at the door. I can not stress enough the positive impact Leonie has had on the children at Rise