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, 31 years ago, three 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 current first aid including Asthma and Anaphylaxis.

Director

The centre director Lisa Winckel has been with us for 15 years - starting as a student from TafeSA. She started as the director in 2020.

Deb Blute is our Assistant Director. She has been working at the centre for 9 years. Deb works in the office for 2 days per week and spends the other 3 days in the Joeys Pouch.

Joey’s Pouch Team

Emma is the Team Leader of the Joeys Pouch. She works full time and has been at the centre for 11 years. Emma has her Diploma of Children's Services.

Deb works in the room 3 days per week. She has been at the centre for 9 years and has her Diploma of Children's Services.

Zena is a part time team member and has been with us for 26 years, she works a 9 day fortnight and has a Diploma of Children's Services.

Kirsty works part time in the room. She has her Diploma of Children's Services and has been at the centre for 3 years.

Bear Cave Team

Penny is the Team Leader and has been with us for 16 years she works full time and has a Diploma of Children's Services.

Krupa is currently studying her Diploma of Children's Services. She works full time and has been at the centre for 9 years.

Taylah works full time, and has a Diploma of Children's Services. She joined the team in 2019.

Bron works three days each week, and has a Diploma of Children's Services. Bron is our newest staff member joining us in 2020.

Koala Room Team

Melissa is our Early Childhood Teacher and the Team Leader of the Koala Room. She has her Degree in Early Childhood Education and has been at the centre for just over a year.

Kathy has been with us for 32 years, has a Diploma of Children's Services and works four days each week.

Michaela has been with us for 7 years, has a Diploma of Children's Services and works full time.

Kitchen

Jacky our in-house cook is a part time team member who works four days each week. She has been with us for 30 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.

Chris works in the kitchen one day each week.

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