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Our People

Meet our team!

At Papilio Early Learning Lutwyche, you can be confident that your baby, toddler or child is in caring hands. Our educators are proud of the positive impact we make on children’s lives and aim to model inclusive and caring attitudes. We’re passionate about encouraging children’s imaginations through an emphasis on play across the curriculum. Our educators are always looking for opportunities to keep children engaged and feeling confident in their sense of belonging.

Meet Our Centre Manager

Kim Silman
 

I started my childcare career in long day care in 2015, as an assistant in the Kindergarten room. I continued my career progression taking on the Assistant Director position along with running my own room. During the role of Assistant Director, I built positive working relationships with the children, families and educators in my Centre.


In 2017 I moved to the Outside School Hours sector taking on the Coordinator position. Whilst I enjoyed the learning experience that the OSHC setting provides, I found that my passion is within the long day care sector. I am currently finishing up a maternity leave contract before joining the Papilio team in the New Year. 

I am really looking forward to developing reciprocal and respectful relationships with the children, families and children and educators within the service.

In my spare time I enjoy reading a good book, playing with my dog and catching up with friends.

I am also currently studying my Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood.


 
Miss Nicole

Miss Nicole

My name: Nicole Mulcahy
 
Qualifications: Diploma in Early Childhood Education
 
Number of years in childcare: 3 years
 
You will find me in the: In the office
 
My favourite food: Nachos
 
My favourite book character: Ariel – The Little Mermaid
 
My favourite hobby: Shopping
 
I love working with children because: It’s a very fun, rewarding job! I love teaching and working with the amazing little minds every day
Miss Andrea

Miss Andrea

My name: Andrea Nolan
 
Qualifications: Certificate III in Early Childhood Education – Studying Diploma
 
Number of years in childcare: 12 years
 
You will find me in the: Junior Kindy room
 
My favourite food: Indian cuisine
 
My favourite book character: Harry Potter
 
My favourite hobby: Shopping and watching true crime documentaries
 
I love working with children because: I believe children are capable individuals who have the potential to bring something special and unique to the world
 
Miss Renu

Miss Renu

My name: Renu Agrawal
 
Qualifications: Certificate III in Early Childhood
 
Number of years in childcare: 5 years
 
You will find me as a: Support educator
 
My favourite food: Noodles
 
My favourite book character: Peter Rabbit
 
My favourite hobby: Singing and dancing
 
I love working with children because: I like to teach children good manners and I want to help the next generation. The children are growing every day and I enjoy being a part of that. I love working with the children and when they arrive the cuddles they give come with lots of love.
Miss Pinky

Miss Pinky

My name: Pinky Chawla
 
Qualifications: Certificate III & Diploma in Early Childhood Education 
 
Number of years in childcare: 1 year
 
You will find me in the: Toddler's room
 
My favourite food: Indian vegetarian food
 
My favourite book character: Mr Bean, Lord Krishna
 
My favourite hobby: Listening to music, reading religious books, watching tv, cooking
 
I love working with children because: I love to watch the children engage in play based learning and I am very passionate about watching them grow.
 
Miss Sia

Miss Sia

My name: Telesia (Sia) Leaupepe
 
Qualifications:  Advanced Diploma in Children's Services

Number of years in childcare: 19 years
 
You will find me in the: Junior Kindy room
 
My favourite food: Pineapple, Butter Chicken Curry
 
My favourite book character: Moana
 
My favourite hobby: Playing football, volleyball and dancing
 
I love working with children because: I love to each and lead them to explore the world. 
 
Miss Viviane

Miss Viviane

My name: Viviane Cirino
 
Qualifications: Diploma in Early Childhood Education
 
Number of years in childcare: Since 2018
 
You will find me in: Nursery
 
My favourite food: Stroganoff and chocolate
 
My favourite book character: Cinderalla
 
My favourite hobby: Travelling
 
I love working with children because: I love to be a part of their learning environment, creating opportunities for them to learn through play, their developmental process is magical. Also, I like the hugs I get daily, it's priceless!
 
Miss Fal

Miss Fal

My name: Falguni Patel
 
Qualifications: Certificate III in Early Childhood Education
 
Number of years in childcare: 1 year
 
You will find me in the: Nursery room
 
My favourite food: indian food
 
My favourite book character: Cinderella
 
My favourite hobby: Drawing, shopping and playing badminton
 
I love working with children because: I like their cuteness, they are so adorable!
Miss Mandy

Miss Mandy

My name: Mandy Hoon
 
Qualifications: Diploma in Early Childhood Education
 
Number of years in childcare: 1 year

You will find me in the: Nursery room
 
My favourite food: Sushi
 
My favourite book character: Winnie The Pooh

My favourite hobby: Eating food
 
I love working with children because: They are adorable and I love teaching them new things and life experiences
Miss Olivia

Miss Olivia

My name: Olivia Fabish
 
Qualifications: Studying Certificate III in Childcare
 
Number of years in childcare: 1 year
 
You will find me as a: Supporting Educator
 
My favourite food: Watermelon & strawberries
 
My favourite book character: Charlotte from Charlotte's Web
 
My favourite hobby: Singing and playing guitar
 
I love working with children because: They are full of energy and have a zest for life, which is contagious! Eatching them explore and embrace new learning skills is extremely rewarding. And of course, they give the best cuddles!
 
Miss Mikhaila

Miss Mikhaila

My name: Mikhaila Stey
 
Qualifications: Studying Certificate III in Early Childhood Education
 
Number of years in childcare: 1 year
 
You will find me in the: Junior Kindy room
 
My favourite food: Pancakes
 
My favourite book character: Ms. Fizzle

My favourite hobby: Photography
 
I love working with children because: I admire their enthusiasm and awe of all the small things in life plus they make me laugh, a lot!
 
Miss Jussara

Miss Jussara

My name: Jussara Martins da Silva
 
Qualifications: Cartificate III and studying Diploma in Early Childhood Education
 
Number of years in childcare: 1 year
 
You will find me in the: Kindergarten room & as a Support Educator
 
My favourite food: Brazilian food
 
My favourite book character: The Lion King
 
My favourite hobby: Read, spending
 
I love working with children because: We can always contribute to their development and growth. We also learn about their individuality and diversity from each one!
 
Miss Carolina

Miss Carolina

My name: Carolina Salvador
 
Qualifications: Diploma in Early Childhood and Care
 
Number of years in childcare: 6 years
 
You will find me in the: Toddler's room
 
My favourite food: Japanese food and Italian food
 
My favourite book character: The Lion King

My favourite hobby: Cooking and gardening
 
I love working with children because: Children are full of happiness and fountain of joy, their smile is priceless
 
Miss Laura

Miss Laura

My name: Laura Uvo
 
Qualifications: Diploma in Early Childhood Education
 
Number of years in childcare: 3 years
 
You will find me in the: Nursery room
 
My favourite food: Everything I cook & chocolate!
 
My favourite book character: Mulan
 
My favourite hobby: Working out at the gym
 
I love working with children because: I love to teach children valuable life skills