Infants Room Leader
My name is Santo and I come from Italy. I have a Diploma in Children’s Services, which I obtained at the MEGT Institute in Sydney. As soon as I finished my studies I had the opportunity to work at Gumnut Gardens which is a very nice and familiar environment. I am very happy to be here again because this lovely place makes me feel at home.
As soon as I graduated in foreign languages and literatures I started traveling through Europe to improve my skills in language and communication. I can speak English, French, Spanish and Italian. After four years of travel, I returned home and started to teach children and share with them the wonder and importance of playing.
I am a very friendly and open minded person with a positive can-do attitude. I would like to mention that besides being an Educator and a Teacher, I am also a writer. This passion gave me the opportunity to publish a book of poems under the pseudonym of Tato Forleo.
I particularly want to highlight this second ‘job’ and passion because a lot of writers have qualities such as being sensitive and humble, which I believe are essential when working with children. Every time I write I open my heart, just like the smile of a child can do as well, when he/she responds positively to my teaching and communication strategies. In addition to that I am an intermediate guitar player and I love to put this skill in children’s hands.