HAPPY FACES: The Willy Wagtails team has been busily painting their way into the finals of the Australian Childcare Week 2013 Awards.
HAPPY FACES: The Willy Wagtails team has been busily painting their way into the finals of the Australian Childcare Week 2013 Awards.

Teaching passion pays off at Willy Wagtails

WHEN you see Dianne James work with children, her passion is obvious. Recently that passion brought her employer, Willy Wagtails Kindergarten in Yamba, an award.

Kindergarten owner Scott Johnson said he could not speak highly enough of Ms James.

"Di has played a huge role in making this happen for us," Mr Johnson said.

"And the time and effort she has put into it here shows in her everyday work."

The kindergarten recently made the finals of the Australian Childcare Week 2013 Awards.

They will find out if they were successful at a gala dinner in Sydney on September 7.

Ms James was just glad the kids had fun.

"The children really enjoyed doing it," she said of the infants' paintings which were entered in the competition.

Mr Johnson was equally glad to see his pupils achieve.

"Just to see the joy in the children's faces and the sense of accomplishment in what they'd achieved was very rewarding," he said.



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