Sue Wilkinson

Hi there, I’m Sue Wilkinson and I am your Director / Teacher.

My real name is Susan, but I only get called that when I’m in trouble!

I have an adult son, Daniel & his partner Hayley.

They have 2 beautiful children, nine year old ~ Luci and seven year old ~ Nate.

Now, a little work place history, I became involved in childcare when I enrolled Daniel at Wickham KU Children’s Service Preschool. I accepted a position on the Parent Management Committee to assist with the fundraising activities; also parents were needed to volunteer for the kitchen roster. It was during that year, 1993, when the Director offered me part-time work, which involved working with children with additional needs.

I thoroughly enjoyed working with children in the Early Childhood environment.

An Un-trained childcare worker position was advertised at Merewether KU Children’s Services (1985), I applied and successfully gained that position. It was during that time when I received encouragement to consider ‘The Certificate of Child Care Studies’ course at TAFE.

I undertook that study commitment over 4 years part-time (1987-1990), maintained my employment with KU Children’s, not to mention time with my family and believe it or not I actually survived.

Once this milestone was achieved, I decided to extend and develop my professional career further. I enrolled as a mature age student at the University of Newcastle in the Bachelor of Education - Early Childhood course. This time I decided to study full-time and I resigned from work. My studies were completed in November 1993. For the next 6 months I worked casual for the Department of School Education and a variety of Early Childhood Centres.

On the 13th April 1994, I was one very happy teacher, I started my new job as the Director / Teacher of Edgeworth Childcare Centre, but little did I know about the ups and downs involved in this job. The good news though is that after 23 years at this job, I still enjoy working with young children and their families, and over the years I have flourished and participated in the many, many changes that have occurred at Edgeworth Child Care Centre. Your children are all little treasures, who make my day with their honesty and achievements as they grow and develop during their time at Edgeworth Child Care Centre.

Please note that my working hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 8.00am to 5.30pm.