Our Team

The most important asset we have here at Unley Community Childcare Centre is our amazing, caring and experienced staff team.

The Centre operates with a young, dynamic and enthusiastic group of staff that truly are the backbone of this small and unique centre.

Being such a small centre allows us to have a great educator to child ratio and qualified educators in each room. We pride ourselves on the relationships we are able to build with our children, as we believe that they are the foundations to the best possible education, development and care of each child. We are committed to professional and personal staff development as we also believe it is a fundamental to providing a high quality service.

IN THE OFFICE….

Lauren -Director 

Lauren joined the Unley CCC team in April 2016. She holds a Diploma in Children’s Services and has four young children of her own. She is passionate about providing high quality learning environments for children and has extensive experience as a Centre Director and trainer. Lauren has worked in children’s services and education for 15 years and works at the centre Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Veranica (Nica) – Assistant Director

Nica joined Unley CCC in December 2015. She has worked in childcare for 12 years, has two children of her own and has worked with all ages in a variety of job roles. She has completed her Diploma of Children’s Services and is passionate about programming and planning and childhood development. Nica works Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Sue – Administration 

Sue works alongside Lauren in the office, assisting with admin duties on Tuesdays

IN THE BABY ROOM….

Tiarna- Lead Educator 

Tiarna has worked for Unley CCC for several years now in different job roles but just recently in January 2018 has taken on the role of Team leader in our nursery room. Tiarna has a loving and gentle nature about her and strives to build relationships with children and families.

Shez – Assistant Educator 

Shez began her journey with Unley CCC in 2016 as a student and now assists in our baby room. Shez is passionate about educating and extending children’s learning through positive interactions, communication and play.

IN THE TODDLER ROOM…

Djarra – Lead Educator (Wed-Fri)

Djarra joined the Unley Team in 2017 as a casual employee and has now moved into the role of the Toddler room team leader. She has several years experience in this role and is passionate about creating inviting and interesting play spaces for children to learn, building children’s self esteem and embedding culture into everyday practices. Djarra works Wed- Fri

Melissa – Lead Educator (Mon, Tues), Assistant Educator (Wed, Thurs)

Melissa joined our team in February 2017 and has several years experience working with Toddlers. Melissa is passionate about building lasting relationships and having fun whilst teaching children. Mel works Mon-Thurs

Alice – Assistant Educator (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri)

Alice joined Unley CCC in January 2016. She has her certificate III and has worked for 5 years in a Nursery Room. Alice currently works with the Toddlers everyday but Wednesday.. Alice is passionate about craft, messy play and allowing children medium to express themselves.

Vanessa – Assistant Educator – (Wed, Thurs, Fri)

Vanessa joined our team in 2013, she holds a masters degree in early childhood and works with our toddler children 3 days a week. Vanessa is passionate about meaningful conversations with children, building relationships and teaching children about self expression and self help skills

IN THE KINDY ROOM..

Roslyn – Early Childhood Teacher

Roslyn joined the Unley team in April 2018. She has many years experience working with children and is passionate about embedding language and literacy within the program and daily routines.

Assistant Educator -Watch this space 

AROUND THE CENTRE…

Anne – Cook

Anne has a Certificate III in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery) and a Certificate in Food Service, Cleaning and Sanitising. Anne has 12 years extensive experience in cooking and providing special diets. Anne works part time, Monday to Friday.

Tom –  lunch cover

Tom joined us in 2016 and has completed his Certificate III in Children Services. Tom works across all the rooms providing lunch cover throughout the week and is passionate about developing lasting relationships.

We also have several valuable casual employees who help us out throughout the year.

A comprehensive orientation procedure for all new Educators, including relief, is in place to ensure consistent practices and continuity for children and families.