My name is Cassie Rolfe and I am the teacher for the four year old group at Birralee Preschool. I have been at Birralee for almost two years. I was the four year old teacher at another Preschool prior to coming here and I was there for 7 years. Previously I worked as a co-educator in a Montessori Preschool in Collingwood. I am very passionate about Early Childhood education and educating children in the 3-5 age group. I believe that we as educators are educating our future leaders and that education really begins from birth. Our parents are our first educators and then we share the educating with our early childhood professionals. Children are very interesting people and we need to give them the respect and time to become their own beings. Play is such an important part of childhood and I feel my role is to facilitate high quality play experiences for the children in my care. I have two of my own children who are in their late primary school and middle high school years. They both attended sessional preschools during their early childhood years. In my spare time I love to sing both in a choir and with a duo. I love reading books, watching movies and series’, cooking with my children and being with my family and friends.