Staff Overview

One of the key components to our successful community business is our staff team. We opened for business on the 23rd of January 1989, 27 years ago, four staff members have been employed at the centre since that first year and many of the remaining staff team have been with us long term. All staff hold current qualifications in first aid and have been given additional training in Asthma and Anaphylaxis.

Director

The centre director Ann Morrison has been with us for 28 years and was here on the first day our service opened as a part-time unqualified employee. Ann has now been the centre director for the past 11 years and her qualifications include an Advanced Diploma in Children's Services. – Ann works a 9 day fortnight.

Lisa Winckel who holds the role of Assistant Director has been with us for 11 years; beginning her time with us as a student. She works 3 days per week in the office and two days in the Bear Cave, her qualifications include a Diploma in Children's Services. Lisa works fulltime.

Joey’s Pouch Team

Linda is a Co-Team Leader and has been with us for 19 years, she works full time and has a Diploma of Children's Services.

Penny is a Co-Team Leader and has been with us for 12 years she works full time and has a Diploma of Children's Services.

Zena is a part time team member and has been with us for 23 years, she works a 9 day fortnight and has a Diploma of Children's Services.

Krupa has just joined the Joey’s Pouch team, previously working with the over twos. She has certificate III in Community Services – Child Care.

Di is a regular on call team member mainly working in the Joey’s Pouch, she has a Diploma of Children’s Services.

Bear Cave Team

Marian is the Team Leader and has been with us for 28 years, she works a 9 day fortnight and has a Diploma of Children’s Services.

Lisa Winckel who holds the role of Assistant Director has been with us for 11 years. She works 3 days per week in the office and two days in the Bear Cave, her qualifications include a Diploma of Children's Services. Lisa works fulltime.

Faye is a part time team member and has been with us for 19 years, she works a 9 day fortnight and has a Diploma of Children's Services.

Caitlin is a part time team member and has been with us for 4 years. She works every day and has a Certificate III in Community Services – Child Care.

Koala Room Team

Mel, Early Childhood Teacher is working towards a Degree in Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, she works full time and has been with us for 2 years.

Deb is a full time team member and has been with us for 4 years, she has a Diploma in Children’s Services.

Emma is a part time team member and has been with us for 7 years, she works every day and has a Diploma of Children’s Services.

The centre has a pool of regular relief team members that includes: Di, Krupa, Andrea, Michaela, Emily and Laura.

Kitchen

Jacky our in-house cook is a part time team member who works every day. She has been with us for 27 years and has an amazing repertoire of meals that she prepares for the children. Many children have complex dietary requirements and Jacky is available to speak with parents/carers about their needs.

Jacky also oversees the recycling of various materials at the centre ranging from food scraps, paper and plastics.

Admin

Kylie works in the office part time two days per week, she performs all of our accounting duties as well as general admin duties. She has been with us for 18 months.

Diary Dates

AGM – Monday 25th September, 2016 7.30pm

Children’s Week 21st – 29th October

End of Year Christmas Party Monday 4th December at 6pm at the centre