Our People

Our People

Our People

We have a devoted team of qualified educators, committed to providing a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere where your child can be themselves. Our centre manager has been part of our centre for more than 15 years. Together, we are role models for children, well versed in health and nutrition, safety, fitness and environmental awareness. Our focus is on child-initiated, play-based learning and involving families in our community.

Sharee Madden

Centre Manager


Years in childcare: 13 years 
 
Qualifications: Diploma in Children's Services
 
What makes you passionate about working in childcare?  I am passionate about creating a place where children and families can come, connect with others and have a sense of belonging to a community. I absolutely love seeing the wonder and amazement on children’s faces when they engage with the learning opportunities our environments create and seeing children grow and families form connections with other families and the educators. Seeing this inspires me to go the extra distance to make our service truly special.
 
What is the funniest or most memorable moment you can share from working in childcare? I love how excited the children get when they have news to share or something to tell you. It makes you realise how important you are to their day and that they have a sense of belonging.
 
Why do you believe your centre is an excellent choice for parents seeking the best childcare?  Our centre is a clean, warm and welcoming environment where the children and families are encouraged to become active participants in all aspects of care for their children. We support and listen to our families right from the moment they walk through our door and are always here to help in any way that we can.  We offer the necessities a family would look for when choosing a childcare service, food, nappies, a great play space and beautiful learning environments, but it is what we are all about which makes us truly different. We take the ordinary and make it extraordinary. The educators are a close team who all share a common vision of providing the best for each individual child and family. It is truly amazing to see them in action!
Miss Virginia

Miss Virginia

My name: Virginia McGahan
 
Qualifications: Diploma in Childcare and Early Education
 
Number of years in childcare: 23 years
 
You will find me in: Rooms or office assisting Educators with programming questions.
 
My favourite food: Any Chinese food
 
My favourite book character: The Very Grumpy Bear 
 
My favourite hobby: Cake decorating
 
I love working with children because: I love watching them explore and learn new things each day.
 
Miss Maria

Miss Maria

Name: Maria Tafili

Quals: Diploma in  Early Childhood Education

Number of years in childcare: 15yrs

You will find me: Nursery 

My favourite food: Mexican

Favourite book Character: The Grinch

Favourite hobby: Gardening

I love working with children because: Every day brings an exciting, new challenge and adventure!
 
Miss Jodie

Miss Jodie

Name: Jodie Schumacher 

Qualification: Certificate III in Early Childhood Education

Number of years in childcare: 5yrs

You will find me: Nursery 

My favourite food: Pavlova

My favourite Character: Brian from 'Piranhas Don't Eat Bananas' 

My favourite hobby: Gardening

I love working with children because: Every day brings an exciting, new challenge and adventure!
 
Miss Lauren

Miss Lauren

My name:  Lauren Sheehan (Lolly)

Qualifications: Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Number of years in childcare: 12

You will find me in: Toddler room 1

My favourite food: Anything with Avocado 🥑

My favourite book character: Harry Potter

My favourite hobby: Traveling to different countries

I love working with children because:  I love watching the children learn new things and being there for them as they reach their milestones.

I love working with children because: I love meeting and being part of the families lives and supporting them while the their little ones are at daycare.
 
Miss Natasha

Miss Natasha

My name: Natasha Robb
 
Qualifications: Cert III Early Childhood Education
 
Number of years in childcare: 9
 
You will find me in: Toddlers Centre 1
 
My favourite food: Pasta
 
My favourite book character: Quentin Coldwater (The Magicians)
 
My favourite hobby: Puzzles, cross stitching and reading
 
I love working with children because: I love watching children grow and develop
 
Miss Suzie

Miss Suzie

My name: Gilean Peter (Suzie )

Qualifications: Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Number of years in childcare: 10 years

You will find me in: Pre Kindy center one 

My favourite food: Rice and Curry 

My favourite book character: I dont have one but I love all children's books.

My favourite hobby: Listening to music and going for a run

I love working with children because: It's so rewarding to see them learn and grow and reach their full potential.
 
Miss Courtney

Miss Courtney

My name: Courtney Walsh  

Qualifications: Studying Cert III in Early Childhood Education
 
Number of years in childcare: 0
 
You will find me in: Pre Kindy Centre 1 
 
My favourite food: Pasta
 
My favourite hobby: Going to the gym or playing sport
 
I love working with children because: 
Every day is a different day and I love seeing them grow as individuals whilst experiencing new things.
 
Miss Gurpreet

Miss Gurpreet

My name: Gurpreet Kaur
 
Qualifications: Diploma in Early Childhood Education
 
Number of years in childcare: 3
 
You will find me in: Pre-kindy centre 1
 
My favourite food: Rice and vegitables
 
My favourite hobby: Puzzles, dancing and reading
 
I love working with children because: I love watching children grow and develop
 
Miss Kathy

Miss Kathy

My name : Kathy Sherson

My qualifications: Diploma of Children’s Services

No. of years in childcare: 8

You will find me in: Senior Kindy

My favourite food: Anything if my husband and kids are sitting around the table with me. 

My favourite book character: Little Rabbit Foo Foo

My favourite hobby: Music gigs and snorkelling 

I love working with children because: They keep me grounded. What you see is what you get....honest and genuine....and I value that. I love watching them grow and develop as they see the world as an awesome place filled with infinite possibilities. I love their simple logic and their infectious laughter. I love being a small part of a big future. 
 
Miss Katishe

Miss Katishe

My name:  Katishe Wright
 
Qualifications:  Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
 
Number of years in childcare:  23 years 
 
You will find me in: Kindergarten One
 
My favourite food: Chinese 
 
My favourite book character: Muddle Headed Wombat 
 
My favourite hobby: Being outdoors and spending time with family.
 
I love working with children because: I love seeing them grow into unique individuals. 
 
Miss Anne

Miss Anne

My name: Anne Puna

Qualifications: Cert III in Early Childhood Education

Number of years in childcare: 9

You will find me in: Kindergarten room

My favourite food: Chicken steaks and mushroom sauce

My favourite book character: Gandalf

My favourite hobby: Sports

I love working with children because: I love seeing how much they progress throughout their early childhood
 
Miss Kelli-Anne

Miss Kelli-Anne

My name: Kelli-Anne Cummings 

Qualifications: Diploma in children’s services 

Number of years in childcare: 8 years 

You will find me in: All rooms 

My favourite food: Potato bake

My favourite book character: Harry Potter 

My favourite hobby: Drawing 

I love working with children because: Helping them learn and grow is so rewarding  
 
Miss Kamani

Miss Kamani

My name: Kamani Bandaragodage

Qualifications: Diploma in Children's Services

Number of years in childcare: 12 years

You will find me in: Nursery 

My favourite food: Sri Lankan rice and curry

My favourite hobby: Watching Films

I love working with children because: I am fascinated by young children and am passionate about teaching them.
 
Miss Georgia

Miss Georgia

My name: Georgia 

Qualifications: Diploma in Child Services 

Number of years in childcare: 5.5 years 

You will find me in: Pre Kindy Centre 2 

My favourite food: Pasta 

My favourite book character: Cat in the Hat 

My favourite hobby: Makeup 

I love working with children because i love help them reach their milestones, while supporting them along the way to become their own individual selves. 
 
Miss Amanda

Miss Amanda

Name : Amanda Robbins

Qualifications: Qualification from the National Nursery Examination Board

Number of years: 3 yrs

You will find me in : Pre Kindy

Favourite food: Crisps

Hobbies: play the piano

I love working with children because they are rewarding and enjoy observing their developmental stages.
 
Miss Swarndeep

Miss Swarndeep

My name: Swarndeep Kaur

Qualifications: Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Advance Diploma in Early Childhood Education 

Number of years in childcare: 4 years 

You will find me in: Pre-Kindy centre 2

My favourite food: Any vegetarian food

My favourite book character: Cinderella 

My favourite hobby: Cooking, reading books

I love working with children because: I am learning new thing everyday working with children’s keeps me happy and energetic.
 
Miss Hollie

Miss Hollie

My name: Hollie Kippen

Qualifications: Diploma of Children’s Services

Number of years in childcare: 12 years

You will find me in: Senior Kindy 

My favourite food: Sweet food

My favourite book character: Gruffalo

My favourite hobby: I love reading  

I love working with children because: I love watching children grow and learn new things. 
 
Miss Surina

Miss Surina

My name: Su Ri Na Moo Dweh (Surina)

Qualifications: Diploma in Early Childhood Education 

Number of years in childcare: About 6 years

You will find me in: Senior Kindy 2

My favourite food: Love every foods 

My favourite book character: Little Red Riding Hood and the Cat in the Hat 

My favourite hobby: Origami and reading 

I love working with children because: There are so many reasons I love working with children. They are honest and speak their mind and give you challenges everyday and they help me see things from a whole new perspective. 
 
Miss Jacqueline

Miss Jacqueline

My name: Jacqueline Rose 

Qualifications: Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Number of years in childcare: 14 years 

You will find me in: Kindergarten helping friends getting ready for school.

My favourite food: Sushi

My favourite book character: Katniss Everdeen

My favourite hobby: Being the best mum to my little man, photography 

I love working with children because: Love helping the children learn and grow within themselves and helping the children explore the world around them as they explore milestones. 
 
Miss Kelli

Miss Kelli

My name: Kelli Clark

Qualifications: Cert III in Early Childhood Education

Number of years in childcare: 16 years

You will find me in: All rooms

My favourite food: Chicken

My favourite book character: Where's Wally

My favourite hobby: Watching all Sport.

I love working with children because: I enjoy watching them grow up.
 
Miss Rebecca

Miss Rebecca

My name: Rebecca Mathison

Qualifications: Cert III in Children’s services.

Number of years in childcare: 5 and a half years 

You will find me in: Nursery 2 

My favourite food: Garlic bread 

My favourite book character: Harry Potter

My favourite hobby: Shopping with my daughter

I love working with children because: I love children and watching them learn something new that you have been trying to teach them is an amazing feeling. 
 
Miss Amandeep

Miss Amandeep

My name: Amandeep Kaur

Qualifications: Certificate III in Early Childhood Education

Number of years in childcare: 4

You will find me in:  Centre 2 as a float

My favourite food: Cheese chilli

My favourite book character: William Shakespeare poetry

My favourite hobby: Dance

I love working with children because: I love children!
 
Miss Taneecia

Miss Taneecia

Name : Taneecia Hancock

Qualifications: Trainee

Number of years: 6 months

You will find me in : Pre Kindy C2

Favourite food: Spaghetti

Hobbies: Painting
Lead Educator & Assistant Manager

Lead Educator & Assistant Manager

Name : Brittani Banks

Qualifications: Diploma in Childcare 

Number of years: 7 yrs

You will find me in : Nursery & office

Favourite food: Chicken

Hobbies: Any sports