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Our People

Our People

Our educators are competent, confident and consistent people who respect the individuality of each child. We’re 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

Carla Langley

Centre Manager

Years in childcare:
13 Years

What makes you passionate about working in childcare? I have been in the industry for 13 years. I started as an Educator and worked my way to become a Centre Manger, loving each role along the way. Working with a variety of ages groups, you get to witness all of the children meeting their milestones and being able to celebrate with them along the way.

Being able to build strong relationships with all of our wonderful children and families, and for them to treat us like we are a part of their families.

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? We have a high qualified, dedicated team who are committed to providing high quality care to the children at all times, while involving them in a fun and exciting program to enhance all aspects of learning and development throughout their learning journeys.

 
Miss Hanna

Miss Hanna

My name: Hanna Vu (Hang Thi Thanh Vu)
 
Qualifications: Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, Advanced Diploma in Leadership and Management
 
Number of years in childcare: over 5 years
 
You will find me in the: Kindergarten Room
 
My favourite food: Avocado toasted croissant and latte coffee on soy milk
 
My favourite book character: Lucy in “Lucy Goosey” by Margaret Wild. This is a heartwarming story which reminds me to believe in each child’s learning potential and that love makes a difference in every child’s life
 
My favourite hobby: crafting
 
I love working with children because: children with their own indikiduality bring about many positive aspects of life. Seeing their learning and growth every day is the greatest reward for me as an Educator.
 
Every day, I look forward to going to work and being with the children. I am eager to learn  about their interests, their potentials and their ways of learning just as much as they are eager to learn about the world around them.
 
I believe a quality early learning is crucial for every child’s development. As an early childhood teacher, my role is to guild the children in discovering their self-identity and potentials while shaping into a lifelong learner.
 
I aim to deliver a kindergarten learning program in which the children’s needs, interests and strengths are in the centre. The program will provide them with competent knowledge and skill sets needed for school while promoting their positive relationships with nature and people.
 
Miss Pip

Miss Pip

My name: Pierina (Pip) Halsey
 
Qualifications: Diploma in Children’s Services
 
Number of years in childcare: 13 years
 
You will find me in: All rooms, float/relief

My favourite food: Spaghetti Bolognese
 
My favourite book character: Alice from Alice in Wonderland
 
My favourite hobby: Pilates and owning pets
 
I love working with children because: I believe children are thinkers, reflecting about the world they are in and they are the future. They deserve the best I can give them.
Miss Desy

Miss Desy

My name: Desmaree (Desy) Woodward 
 
Qualifications: Diploma in Early Childhood Education
 
Number of years in childcare: 16 years
 
You will find me in the: Nursery
 
My favourite food: Chocolate
 
My favourite book character: Snuggle pot and cuddle pie. Favourite authors are Dr Seuss, Beatrix potter and Mary Gibbs
 
My favourite hobby: Collecting gems
 
I love working with children because: There is nothing quite like the feeling you get when you have a child remember you from years before and remembers the things you taught them and the wonder and joy you brought to their time at the centre
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: Junior Kindy room
 
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 Malisa

Miss Malisa

My name: Malisa Prak
 
Qualifications: Diploma in Early Childhood Education
 
Number of years in childcare: 4 years
 
You will find me in the: Senior kindy and Office
 
My favourite food: Cheese, cheese, cheese!
 
My favourite book character: Harry Potter
 
My favourite hobby: Eating food, going to brunch, lunch and dinners
 
I love working with children because: Being a part of their learning and development is the most rewarding job in the world, plus I love being greeted with lots of cuddles in the morning.
Miss Andrea

Miss Andrea

My name: Andrea Nolan
 
Qualifications: Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education – Studying Diploma
 
Number of years in childcare: 12 years
 
You will find me in the: Nursery
 
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 3 in Early Childhood
 
Number of years in childcare: 5 years
 
You will find me in the: Senior Kindy
 
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 3, studying Diploma in Early Childhood Education
 
Number of years in childcare: 1 year
 
You will find me in the: All rooms
 
My favourite food: Indian vegetarian food
 
My favourite book character: Mr Bean, Lord Krishna
 
My favourite hobby: Listen 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.