My name is Carmen and my son Lucas has been attending the Park Holme Campus since 2018.
I am originally from Germany and moved to Australia 8 years ago from London.
I am a Team Support Officer in an Australian Government Agency. Since returning to work after my maternity leave finished I have been working par-time and looked at ways to get more involved in my community. At the beginning of 2019 I took over a German speaking playgroup and in October also joined the management committee for Warradale Community Children's Centre as Secretary.
I have worked in admin roles for a long time and volunteering for the Secretary position has been a very easy decision. It's amazing to make a meaningful contribution with your existing skill set and learn a lot of new things along the ways from the dedicated child care staff and other parents and committee members.
We raise our son bilingually and I love the colourful cultural backgrounds at Park Holme. My son has loved the centre from day 1 and for a long time he was actually quite disappointed about his non-child care days. He has developed great friendships and learnt so many new things. The staff are absolutely amazing in what they do on a daily basis and I am thrilled to be able to shape the future of the centre.