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….
Flynn – Director
Flynn joined the Unley team in December 2017 to cover a maternity leave contract. She has relocated from Queensland and holds a Diploma in Children Services. Flynn has five years experience within the childcare sector and is passionate about building relationships with families and children and creating a harmonic and and pleasant atmosphere within the centre.
Andrea – Assistant Director
Andrea joined our team in July 2017. Andrea has been in the childcare industry for the past 2 years and has spent time working with children aged 6months to 5 years. She is passionate about policy review and work health and safety and currently works at the centre on Monday mornings, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Veranica (Nica) – Assistant Director/ Director (Maternity Leave Until June 2018)
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, Thursday and Friday.
Lauren -Director (Maternity Leave until July 2018)
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.
Sue – Administration
Sue works alongside Lauren and Nica in the office, assisting with admin duties on Tuesdays
IN THE BABY ROOM….
Tiarna- Team Leader in the baby room
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.
Mandi – Assistant Educator in the baby room
Mandi Joined Unley CCC in October 2016. She has worked in Childcare for eight years and is passionate about building children’s self esteem and resilience.
IN THE TODDLER ROOM…
Djarra – Team Leader in the Toddler Room, Tues-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 Tues- Fri
Melissa – Toddler Room Assistant, Mon-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
Vanessa – Toddler Room Assistant – Mon, Tues, Thurs
Vanessa joined our team in 2013, she holds a masters degree in early childhood and works with our Toddlers 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..
Early Childhood Teacher – 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.
Alice – Assistant Educator in the baby Room
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 within all the rooms at Unley assisting with lunch cover and programming cover. Alice is passionate about craft and messy play with babies.
Tom – main 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.