Hi, my name is Tellena Ferry I am an Educational Leader at Hillsborough OOSH. I started out in Early childhood at 16 years of age by obtaining my Certificate III and Diploma, but due to my age I struggled to gain full time work, so after 18 months I ventured down the Business Administration path where I obtained my Certificate III & IV, then worked my way into a Human Resource position where I further gained my Certificate IV. Throughout, the 6 years of being in HR Administration I really did miss one thing, working with children. My passion has always been to work with children, to assist and watch them grow and develop into independent individuals. Which is why I decided to follow my dreams and go back into the childcare field.
So, I am now working permanently at HB OOSH, whilst completing my Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Teaching Degree. I have never looked back since making this decision and love that every day is a new day with challenges, rewards, goals and since being back in this role, I have realised that the children can teach us educators, just as much as we teach them.