Our Educators

OUR EDUCATORS:

Deb – Nominated Supervisor/Centre Director

My name is Deb I have a Diploma in early childhood. I am a mother of 3 children and I have worked as an early childhood educator for over 15 years. I am creative and love to stay active and I bring these passions into my early childhood teaching. I believe that the early years is an important time to nurture children’s love of learning and to foster their overall wellbeing. I strive to provide environments that are inviting fun and inspire wonder and learning.
Qualifications:
  • Diploma of Children’s Services
  • First Aid / Certified supervisor
  • Works Monday to Wednesday

Bianca – Nominated Supervisor/ Centre Director

My name is Bianca, I have over 18 years’ experience in the Early Childhood profession.
I am passionate about Early Childhood education and strive to support children in reaching their full potential.
I value strong partnerships with families to support their child, as they develop skills that will help them thrive and create strong foundations for their life ahead.
My passion for the natural environment and all living things is embedded in my personal and professional teaching philosophy and I enjoy sharing this interest with children and educators.
I believe in developing strong attachments to help your children feel safe, secure and supported. This enables children to explore and learn with confidence. Trusting and responsive relationships support healthy brain development.
Collaboration between families, children, educators, staff and management is a vital part of my philosophy, as we work together to achieve our goals and reach the best outcomes for your children.
One of my strengths is supporting others and encouraging holistic wellbeing. This encompasses children and adults alike. This is maintained through open communication with families, building trusting relationships and being available for a chat….
Which I always am.

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much. -Helen Keller

Qualifications:
  • Diploma of Children’s Services
  • First Aid, Certified Supervisor
  • Works Wednesday to Friday

Susan- Administration Officer

I have worked at Warners Bay Early Learning and Care Centre Inc. since the centre opened in 1990. I am qualified to look after the financial side of the business however enjoy on occasions, helping out with the children. Over the years I have added to my qualifications completing a Diploma of Business, Certificate in Children’s Services and various other certificates including WH&S taking the position of Secretary on the Committee for the past 20 years.
My favourite things are spending time with my family and friends, exercising every day, going to the beach in summer and the snow in winter.
Qualifications:
  • Diploma of Business, Certificate 111 in Children’s Services
  • First Aid
  • Works Monday to Friday

Andy- Nursery Room Educator

My name is Andy. I work Monday, Thursday and Friday in the Nursery. You might see me on Tuesdays and Wednesdays some weeks, as I like to help out on those days whenever I can. I am currently studying my Diploma of Children’s Services and am a proud mother to my son.

Qualifications:
  • Certificate 111 in Children’s Services
  • First Aid
  • Works Monday, Thursday and Friday

Eliza – Nursery Room Educator

My name is Eliza, I am 27 years old and I have a one year old. I have have over 7 years’ experience working with Children. I started my cert III traineeship here at Warners Bay Early Learning and Care Centre and from that I then completed my Diploma through a traineeship which was also completed here at WBELCC.  I view every child as a capable learner and involve them in decision making about their learning where possible.
Qualifications:
  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • First Aid / Certified Supervisor
  • Works Tuesday and Wednesday

 

Tiarne- Nursery Room Teacher

My name is Tiarne and I am a passionate and enthusiastic Early Childhood Teacher who has worked with children for the last 7 years. I strongly believe in building respectful and trusting relationships with children and their families, utilising these as valuable tools for enhancing children’s growth and discovery as little people navigating a big world. Children are strong, capable and inquisitive of their own learning, engaging with them through interest based play and exploration of the environment are key to my values. I love being an educator, inspiring wonder, curiosity, happiness and learning alongside them as I constantly develop my education of providing the best educational experiences for the children of today.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary)
  • First Aid, Certified Supervisor
  • Works Monday to Friday

Danielle- Nursery Room Educator

My name is Danielle and I have recently completed my Diploma of Children’s Services. I love messy play and risky play and all the benefits it provides for your children. I deeply value the relationships between an educator, a child and their family for I believe they build safety and security within young children, allowing them to explore and play the world around them.
Qualifications:
  • Diploma of Children’s Services
  • First Aid
  • Works Monday to Friday

Sienna- Nursery Room Educator

I’m Sienna, I was given the opportunity to complete my traineeship in 2019 at Warners Bay Early Learning and Care Centre. I have had experience over all of the three wonderful rooms that the centre provides. I am currently part time in the Nursery room two days a week and look forward to seeing everyone’s faces around.

Qualifications:
  • Certificate 111 in Children’s Services
  • First Aid
  • Works Thursday and Friday

Lain – Nursery Room Educator

My name is Lain and I have a 2 year old son. I believe that children learn through play. I also believe in providing quality care, early childhood education and building positive, trusting long term relationships with children and families. I am passionate about working with children and supporting children’s learning and development through education and nurture. My job is so rewarding job and I love it because it gives me the opportunity to observe how they grow and become confident and independent learners.
Qualifications:
  • Diploma of Children’s Services
  • First Aid / Certified supervisor
  • Works Monday to Wednesday

Courtney – Toddler Room Educator

My name is Courtney, I started my Cert lll traineeship at the centre in 2016, then continued my studies through completing a Diploma trainesship, also at WBELCC. I have worked with all age groups between 0-5 and I currently working in the Toddler room. I am an energetic person and love working with children.
Qualifications:
  • Diploma of Children’s Services (Early Childhood Education and Care).
  • First Aid
  • Works Monday- Friday.

Grace – Toddler Room Educator

I deeply value the relationships between an educator, a child and their family for I believe they build safety and security within young children, allowing them to explore and play. I agree with the many early childhood theorists whereby children’s environments are thoughtfully designed to reflect the capabilities of each child, provoking curiosity and intrigue and in this way, I believe the more meaningful and valuable children’s investigations are. I believe in the importance of motivating children to be active and hands-on with their explorations for a child’s determination fosters an understanding of learning and their discoveries a joy for learning.
Qualifications:
  • Diploma of Children’s Services (Early Childhood Education and Care)
  • First Aid / Certified Supervisor
  • Works Monday to Friday.

Chynna – Toddler Room Teacher and Educational Leader

My name is Chynna and I have an 8 month old son. I have been working in Early Childhood for nine years, and have experience with all age groups. I began working in 2012 as a Cert III and developed a passion for the Early Childhood sector. I strive to fuel myself with knowledge about children’s development and how I can provide them with the best educational experience. I feel that it is important for educators to support children’s want and need to explore their world and learn through play. I am a big advocate for risky play, and all the benefits it provides for your child.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Education (Birth to 5 years)
  • First Aid
  • Works Wednesday to Friday

 

Lisa- Dreamtime and Preschool Room Educator

My name is Lisa. I am 30 and I have my cert 3. I was born in South Africa and I have an 11 years old
daughter. I’ve been working in childcare for 4 years. I am deeply inspired by our young community of creative minds and learners, and I am so grateful to work in and environment that encourages a sense of belonging and well being for each child. My belief is that strong relationships are essential foundations for optimal learning. I strive to provide children with enriching experiences based on their interests. When children play, I am able to learn from them through each individual personality and uniqueness.
At home I love to spend time with family and friends. I also love the outdoors, cooking and painting.

Qualifications:
  • Certificate 111 in Children’s Services
  • First Aid
  • Works Monday to Friday

Michelle – Preschool Room Teacher

Hi, I’m Michelle! I began at Warners Bay Early Learning and Care centre in 1997. I have strong professional interests in Reggio Emilia a teaching philosophy which highlights relationships as the cornerstone of teaching. It details the environment as the third teacher, art as a language and reflects the belief that children are capable and intelligent learners which is directly related to Howard Gardeners theory of Multiple Intelligences. Outside of early childhood I love to travel and experience the different cultures of the world.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Birth to 5 years)
  • First Aid / Certified Supervisor
  • Works Monday to Friday

Julie – Preschool Room Educator

I am a mother of four, I have over 28 years experience working with children. I hold a Diploma in Children’s Services. I have been working full time at WBELCC for 4 years. What I do is not just a job. To me it’s a calling I had from a very young age. This profession requires dedication, devotion and a loving commitment . My educational philosophy is to create a learning environment that is fun and exciting, based around the interests and wonder of each individual child.
Qualifications:
  • Preschool Room Educator
  • Diploma of Children’s Services (Early Childhood Education and Care)
  • First Aid / Certified Supervisor
  • Works Monday to Friday

Tamica – Maternity Leave

Hi, I’m Tamica, I strongly believe all children learn and grow through play and I believe play is the most valuable tool for learning.
By providing children an environment rich in creativity, imagination, knowledge and by working collaboratively with children, families and the environment, children who feel safe, secure and connected have the opportunity to explore their environment and feel connected to their world.
Qualifications:
  • Diploma of Children’s Services (Early Childhood Education and Care)
  •  First Aid
  • Currently on Maternity Leave.

Jasmine- Preschool Room Educator

My name is Jasmine, I have 2 daughters aged 7 and 2. I have been working in Early Education for 10 years, 2 of those years has been at WBELCC. I believe in creating in a warm, welcoming environment where children feel safe secure and supported. I value strong personal relationships between myself, the children and their families. I am a firm believer natural exploration and learning through play and play based ideas emerging from the children’s own interests. I will endeavor to challenge your children to grow, learn and play allowing them to become independent, capable and confident in their every life

Qualifications:
  • Diploma of Children’s Services
  • First Aid, Certified Supervisor
  • Works Monday to Friday

Finnley- Certificate 111 trainee

My name is Finnley I’m 21 years old, I’m currently working towards my Cert III in Early Learning, I strongly believe that children learn through play. I encourage children to take risks this provides opportunities for challenges, testing limits, exploring boundaries allowing them to develop self-confidence, reliance, and risk-management skills
Qualifications:
  • Training for a Certificate 111 in Children’s Services
  • First Aid
  • Works Monday to Friday

Lucy- Certificate 111 trainee

My name is Lucy, I am 19 years old and currently studying my traineeship at Warners Bay early Learning and Care Centre. I love the outdoors and staying active. I work Monday – Friday and have experience in all different age groups, I am currently working in the Nursery. Everyday I am amazed by the children, toddlers and babies and their capability to learn, play and nurture.
Qualifications:
  • Training for a Certificate 111 in Children’s Services
  • First Aid
  • Works Monday to Friday

Tahlia- Certificate 111 trainee

Hi I’m Tahlia and I’m currently studying my Certificate 111. I work 5 days a week and when im not working I like to spend time with my puppy.
Qualifications:
  • Training for a Certificate 111 in Children’s Services
  • First Aid
  • Works Monday to Friday

Manami- Centre Cook

Hello, my name is Manami. I was born and grew up in Japan. I moved to Australia in my mid 20’s and worked in tourism and education industries to support overseas visitors and students previously. I’m married with 2 children and began my career in early childhood education when my youngest child started going to school.
I am a compassionate educator and enthusiastic and passionate about cooking. I am committed to a proactive and hands-on approach, in supporting children to develop healthy eating habits for their life ahead.

Qualifications:
  • Diploma of Children’s Services
  • First Aid, Certified Supervisor
  • Works Monday to Friday

Jane – Centre Cleaner

Hi my name is Jane and I am the centre’s cleaner. Like Sue and Lynne I came with the building. With the help of the educators, we try to keep on top of what the children play with, but along with what they play with is part of being a child. When I’m not at work, your children like to keep an eye out for me as I live next door, especially when I mow the yard and have to hand back the toys , hats and rocks that end up in my yard- a great game on their part!

  • Works Monday to Friday