Meet the Team

Name: Sharon

Title: Nominated Supervisor, Owner, Director

Education: Certificate III in Childhood Education and Care, Diploma of Early Childhood Education, Working towards Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, Diploma of Professional Counselling

Training: Leadership and Time Management Training, WHS Assessor Certificate, Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Child and Adolescent Anxiety, CPR, First Aid, Anaphylaxis and Asthma, Child Protection, COVID-19 Infection Control

Professional Interests: Children learn in multiple ways and I am passionate about delivering a child-focused play-based programme that values diversity and instils in children a lifelong love of learning. I am passionate about offering a socially inclusive service and value strong connections with the wider community.

Hobbies: I enjoy yoga, reading and tending to the excessive number of plants in my house. My creative outlet is definitely food. I love everything from planning to shopping and especially cooking.

Name: Rod

Title: Administration

Education: Working towards Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Professional Interests: The sounds of children laughing, singing and playing coming through my window makes me smile.

It’s fascinating how confident the children are. They always want to show you how strong or fast or great at colouring they are. There’s nothing they think they can’t do.

I love how proud the children are when they come back to show us their “big school” uniforms.

Hobbies: Watching movies. Reading: Fiction – detective, mystery or thriller, Non-fiction – biographies of musicians, adventurers, politicians or sports. Spending time with my family and dogs.

Name: Kayla

Title: Assistant Director and Seagull’s Room Leader

Education: Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care

Training: First Aid, CPR, Anaphylaxis’s and Asthma, Child Protection, COVID-19 Infection Control

Professional Interests: I enjoy developing my knowledge and skills with courses, training days and just spending time with other professionals that offer skills/ knowledge to better myself.

Hobbies: When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family at the beach, skate park or just chilling out at home watching movies.

Name: Erin

Title: Child and Family Practitioner

Education: B.S. – Psychology, B.A. – Studio Art; ESDM Certified Therapist

Experience: 9 years of experience working in Applied Behaviour Analysis across children 0-6 years, school age, and young adults.

Training: ESDM Certification (2019), Restrictive Practices (2018), Positive Behaviour Support (2018), Picture Exchange Communication System (2018), Beginning ACT therapy (2018), ABA therapy (2011).

Professional interests: I am passionate about building a positive relationship with my clients, providing quality early intervention, and celebrating the successes of children with their families!

Hobbies: Outside of work, I enjoy running or hanging with family, friends, and the dog!

Name: Josi

Title: Early Childhood Educator – Pippi’s Room Leader

Education: Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, Working towards Bachelor of Primary and Early Education

Training: First Aid, CPR, Anaphylaxis’s and Asthma, Child Protection, COVID-19 Infection Control

Professional Interests: I have always been a big believer in letting our children be little investigators in the natural environment! I like to think that the rain falls, just to see the pure joy on my children’s face. Nothing makes me happier than a seeing child covered in dirt and mud!

Hobbies: In my spare time I am often found reading novels by the beachside, travelling with my partner, Simon and my dog, Sonny or enjoying a much-appreciated grazing table!

Name: Brenda

Title: Cook and Early Childhood Educator

Education: Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Training: CPR, First Aid

Professional Interests: Allowing children to be themselves. Ensuring that children know that they are in a safe and loving environment. Providing children nutritious and healthy meals.

Hobbies: Listening to music, my dog, being with friends and family and cooking.

Name: Cathy

Title: Early Childhood Educator

Education: Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Training: First Aid, Child Protection, COVID-19 Infection Control

Professional Interests: Seeing the children use their imagination and learning while doing so. Continue to learn about documentation so I can achieve it compactly. To support and encourage each child in every area of learning.

Hobbies: Walking, meeting friends for lunch and going to the beach.

Name: Chaya

Title: Early Childhood Educator

Education: Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Training: First Aid, CPR, Anaphylaxis and Asthma, Child Protection, COVID-19 Infection Control

Professional interests: Passionate about the childcare industry and helping children develop their social, emotional, intellectual and motor skills.

Hobbies: To visit beautiful places with friends and family.

Name: Courtney

Title: Early Childhood Educator

Education: Working towards Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Training: CPR, First Aid, Child Protection, COVID-19 Infection Control

Professional Interests: My goal as an educator is to create a safe, fun and inclusive environment for children to grow, learn and be themselves in.

Hobbies: I’m a big fan of video games and I probably spend way too much of my spare time playing them but it’s my guilty pleasure. I also love to take my dog to the beach (wish I could take the 2 cats as well), hang out with my family and friends and go to sporting events.

Name: Sophie

Title: Early Childhood Educator

Education: Certificate III in Childhood Education and Care

Training: First Aid, CPR, Anaphylaxis and Asthma, Child Protection, COVID-19 Infection Control

Professional Interests:  Supporting children in an inclusive teaching environment and simply being a part of the children’s overall growth and development.

Hobbies: Spending my time with my family and friends, eating an abundance of pasta.

Name: Natalie

Title: Early Childhood Teacher – Pelican Room Leader

Education: Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) / Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies

Training: Neuroeducation series, Positive Behaviour Guidance, Anxiety & Emotional Regulation, Music with young children, Child Protection, COVID-19 Infection Control

Professional Interests: I look forward to sharing some fun musical experience with your child. Instilling a love of music as music is a universal language and has many benefits.

Hobbies: Playing clarinet in a community band (Lake Macquarie Winds). Collecting fairies and Owls. Outdoor activities such as walks with my family.

Name: Morgan

Title: Early Childhood Educator

Education: Certificate lll in Childhood Education and Care, Working Towards Diploma in Childhood Education and Care

Training: First aid, CPR, Becoming a Play Partner: Strategies to understand, engage and guide the behaviour of young children with ASD (Child Development Institute), Child Protection, COVID-19 Infection Control

Professional interests: I am passionate about making sure each child feels like they are in a space that supports and encourages them. I believe that once children feel connected and gain a sense of belonging, their social and emotional development motivates them to be happy, present in the moment and eager to learn.

Hobbies: In my spare time I like to relax and unwind around family and friends and the occasional holiday to explore and see new places.

Name: Fiona

Title: Early Childhood Educator

Education: Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Training: CPR, Anaphylaxis, Asthma, Child Abuse and Neglect, Child Protection, COVID-19 Infection Control

Professional Interest: Providing a happy and welcoming environment where your little people feel safe, supported and nurtured. To foster each child’s learning journey as unique individuals and watching them grow and develop.

Hobbies: Bushwalking, beach walks, shopping, coffee, yoga.

Name: Wynn

Title: Early Childhood Educator

Education: Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy, Bachelor of Pharmacy

Training: First Aid, CPR, Child Protection, COVID-19 Infection Control

Professional Interests: Supporting the children’s physical and emotional wellbeing.

Hobbies: Gardening, Travelling and Spending time with family.

Name: Skye

Title: Early Childhood Educator

Education: Working Towards Certificate lll in Early Childhood Education and Care

Training: COVID-19 Infection Control

Professional Interests: Providing quality education, supporting children in an inclusive teaching environment, empowering children in learning new skills, improving social development and watching the children grow and learn individually each day.

Hobbies: Painting, watercolour art, skateboarding and spending time with friends and family.

Name: Michelle

Title: Early Childhood Educator

Education: Working Towards Diploma in Childhood Education and Care

Training: Teacher’s Aide Support, First Aid, Anaphylaxis and Asthma, MAPA, Child protection, COVID19 Infection Control,

Professional Interests: Building and promoting new skills in babies. Helping support babies and toddlers to socialise. Support healthy eating. Teaching hygiene in young children. Showing children how hard I can hug.

Hobbies: I am a very social person so enjoy catching up with family and friends often. I also enjoy walking and exercising. My love is my beautiful French Bulldog, Charli.