Galia Urquhart

Galia Urquhart

I have worked in Education and Early Childhood for over 30 years. I have valued each role I have been privileged to have throughout the time in my career and have been the Director at Yarm Gwanga for more than 20 years.

My passion is building strong connections and partnerships with children, families and our community.

These relationships are the building blocks to open communication and trust. I completed my Bachelor of Education (Primary) at UNE, Graduate Diploma Early Childhood at QUT and recently a Masters of Education (Research) at UNE and enjoy undertaking regular professional development opportunities.

I offer you a very warm welcome to our website and I hope that the information you find here offers you a clear insight into our philosophy, vision and practices at Yarm Gwanga. Our professional team and Management and the Advisory Group aim to offer you and your family high-quality early childhood education and care within a stimulating, creative, inclusive play-based learning environment. Our highly dedicated and talented team will provide a caring, nurturing and creatively stimulating environment that will enhance your child’s learning and development as they interact with their peers and educators throughout the day. We promote discovery/play-based learning opportunities within an environment that encourages engagement, exploration, imagination, problem-solving, resilience, empathy, and a sense of wonder and respect for the environment and community.

We actively promote an open door policy at Yarm Gwanga and encourage families and siblings to come and join us at any time.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and please feel free to drop in or call at any time. It would be a pleasure to show you around our centre and answer any questions you may have.

Outside of work, I enjoy gardening, travelling and spending time with my family.