At Samford Papilio, our centre community is made up of a close-knit team of professional, qualified and passionate educators, teachers and staff. We are responsive and caring educators who endeavour to build positive relationships with your family and loving connections with your child. We recognise your child’s individuality and are committed to nurturing them and instilling the skills and curiosity they need to confidently step into the world as lifelong learners.
Meet Our Centre Manager
Name: Sam Saffrett
Years in Childcare: 15 years
What makes you passionate about Early Childhood Education? I am passionate about Early Childhood Education because every day I get to see children growing to their full potential. The love of learning the children create with laugher and fun always makes me so proud to be apart of their little lives. The way we build connections with not only the children but the whole family, creating a second home for the children in our care. I am also very privileged to work with a team of educators that have their own strengths and talents that they share with the children and myself at Papilio Samford every day.
Why do you believe your centre is an excellent choice for parents seeking the best child care? We believe that is takes a village to raise a child, therefor we are part of the Samford Village community. At Papilio we have a large natural outdoor environment, and we believe that children learn best when in nature with open ended experiences. We have a team that consists of a number of long term staff that have created an environment of love for learning and are always ready for fun.
Fun fact about you? On my weekends I love creating, either sewing, or using my Cricut to make something exiting and I particularly enjoy building little projects with my husband. I love going camping in my caravan exploring this great country we live in with my family and friends.