28th June 2023
Mr GREG PIPER (Lake Macquarie)—I would like to congratulate Kim Jeffs on achieving a wonderful career milestone, clocking up 40 years of dedicated service with Macquarie Preschools Cooperative Limited. Early childhood educators are just so important and often don't receive the praise and recognition they deserve. They're not only responsible for educating, caring and playing with our pre-school aged children they also guide children through their first experience of structured learning. Kim began her career with Macquarie Preschools back in 1983 when Toronto Preschool was run out of the Uniting Church Hall in Toronto before moving to facilities at Biraban Public School, where she worked for 20 years. She then moved to Cary Bay Preschool where she remains today. Kim has a true love of children and has taught multiple generations of the same Lake Macquarie families. She says the most rewarding aspect of her job is seeing children happy and helping to shape their young minds. 61-year-old Kim has no plans to retire yet and I wish her all the best for many years to come.
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