Lydia Tupuola-Palale – Early Childhood Educator

  • Certificate III Children’s Services Lydia
  • Diploma of Children’s Services (Early Childhood Education and Care) with Distinction

Lydia is an Early Childhood Educator at The Point Preschool where she has been an educator since 2013.  She is also a part-time student studying a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) (Birth to 12) at Macquarie University.

Lydia is a New Zealander of Samoan heritage and integrates Pacific Island culture into the curriculum through story-telling and music-making and enjoys playing the ukulele and singing with the children.  Lydia is passionate about the conservation and survival of indigenous Australian culture and languages and uses teaching as a means to build cultural competence in children and to appreciate and embrace diversity.

Lydia is a hands-on educator who enjoys engaging with children as they play and seeks out opportunities throughout the day to extend children’s knowledge and language through shared conversations and discussions about topics that interest them. Lydia’s love of netball, athletics and touch footy is evident when the children participate in a range of outdoor games fostering their social and physical wellbeing.

Lydia values the importance of maintaining respectful and trusting relationships with children and their families to enrich children’s learning.  She identifies and builds on children’s individual strengths and nurtures children’s emotional health and wellbeing which is vitally important for a successful transition to school.

Lydia is employed at The Point Preschool part-time from Wednesday-Friday 8.30am – 3.30pm.