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: April

Title: Educational Leader

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

Training: Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, First Aid, CPR, Asthma and Anaphylaxis, Child Protection Training,

Professional Interests: To provide children with opportunities to grow and learn through play-based experiences in a natural environment. To promote risky play and its benefits in allowing children to challenge their physical, social and emotional skills. To support and mentor colleagues to follow their own professional interests that enhance children’s learning and development.

Hobbies: Going on family adventures with my son and husband, spending time with family and friends, coffees at the beach.

Name: Rod

Title: Administration

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

Training: First Aid, CPR, Asthma and Anaphylaxis

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: Katy

Title: Director

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

Training: First Aid, CPR, Asthma and Anaphylaxis, Child Protection, Trauma Management in Children

Professional Interests: My pedagogical ideas resonate very much in the post-modernist realm of child education. I believe children are dictators in their own lives. Our roles as their teachers is to facilitate their ideas and thoughts through inquiry-based learning. Children are not simply becoming adults, they are who they are, and they have a right to be heard and voice their views and opinions.

Hobbies: Cooking, spending time with my family and swimming.

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: Kayla

Title: Early Childhood Educator

Education: Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care

Training: First Aid, CPR, Anaphylaxis 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: 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: Brenda

Title: Cook and Early Childhood Educator

Education: Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Training: First Aid, CPR, Asthma and Anaphylaxis

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: Courtney

Title: Early Childhood Educator

Education: Working towards Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Training: CPR, First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis, 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: 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, Asthma and Anaphylaxis, 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: Sam

Title: Early Childhood Educator

Education: Year 12 HSC, Working towards Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, 1st-year Occupational Therapy

Training: First Aid, CPR, Asthma and Anaphylaxis

Professional Interests: I aspire to be a drama therapist for children with autism. I thoroughly enjoy working with children in all areas.

Hobbies: Participating in musicals, theatre and anything creative, hiking and caring for our earth.

Name: Karen

Title: Early Childhood Educator

Education: Certificate lll in Childhood Education and Care

Training: First Aid, CPR, Asthma and Anaphylaxis, Qualified Beauty Therapist

Professional Interests: Working in the early childhood space is new for me as this felt like the perfect way to spend time with children every day.  Making a positive difference in a child’s life is what it’s all about for me.

Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, sharing food with family and friends.

Name: Fiona

Title: Early Childhood Educator

Education: Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Training: First Aid, CPR, Asthma and Anaphylaxis, 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: Skye

Title: Early Childhood Educator

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

Training: First Aid, CPR, Asthma and Anaphylaxis, 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, CPR, 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.

Name: Tenille

Title: Early Childhood Educator

Education: Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Training: First Aid, CPR, Anaphylaxis and Asthma

Professional Interests: My goal is to make the children feel safe, supported and nurtured. I love to create a space they can be themselves and I can help them grow

Hobbies: Spending time with my family and hanging out at the beach with them