Our People

Our People

Our People

Our experienced and friendly educators work to create inclusive and exciting learning experiences for your child. Every year begins with goal setting for each room and each child within the centre.

Educators observe each child and create individual goals based on learning needs, developmental stages, interests and strengths. Importantly, we like to include you in the goal setting for your child by finding out what you’d like to see them achieve over the next six to twelve months. Our educators believe in the power of positivity, creating a safe and secure environment and providing life long love of learning for all children. 


Meet our Centre Manager
 

Pia McInerney
 

Qualifications:  Diploma in Early childhood education and care.  Cert 3 in Children’s services. First Aid/CPR/Asthma & Anaphylaxis/ Child protection training.  
 
What makes you passionate about Early Childhood Education?

Making a positive difference in a child’s life, knowing that it will stay with them forever and being apart of laying the foundations for children’s lifelong learning journey.
 
How long have you been working with children?  I have been in the industry since 2006!  
 
What is the funniest or most memorable moment you can share from working in childcare? My most memorable moment as an educator, the day I cried with pride, was the day my kindergarten children graduated in 2017. I had cared for many of the children as Babies in the nursery, I had taught them as young toddlers and then again as their kinder educator.  Watching them take their next steps into the world was just a beautiful moment and one I will never forget.
 
Why do you believe your centre is an excellent choice for parents seeking the best childcare?
Our Centre is an excellent choice for parents because we believe truly in the benefits of being completely connected with our families and our community. Our educators are passionate, professionals who go above and beyond to provide quality care and education for our children.
As we raise the next generation together we hope to instil morals and values into our children. To be honest and kind, to show empathy and concern for others, to be inclusive and to be helpful. These are the most important lessons children can learn.
 
Fun fact about you:
I have 3 daughters, 10,8,2. I come to my position not only as an Educator or a Manager. But, as a parent of young children too, with the greatest understanding of the needs and feelings of both the child and the family coming into care.
 

Early Childhood Teacher

Early Childhood Teacher

Sarita Thiagarajoo

Years in childcare:
10 years

What is the best part of the day: Spontaneous child led learning that leads into further exploration

Why should families choose Aussie Kindies Frankston as their choice of care: I will work in collaboration with you to achieve quality outcomes for your child

Fun fact about you: I can speak two languages - English and Indonesian
 
Assisting Educator

Assisting Educator

Alyssa Donald

Years in the childcare: 1 year

What is the best part of the day: Spending time with families

Why should families choose Aussie Kindies Frankston as their choice of care: Always providing a postive outlook and always making sure children's needs are attended to.

Fun fact about you: I wish to be a centre manager

Assisting Educator

Jenna Wallis

Years in the childcare:
 3 years

What is the best part of the day: When the children's creativity and independance shine

Why should families choose Aussie Kindies Frankston as their choice of care: We have a passion for children's development  
 

Centre Cook

Years in the childcare: 10 years

What is the best part of the day: Making relationships with the children

Why should families choose Aussie Kindies Frankston as their choice of care: We are passionate in teaching children healthy eating, who are also understanding to every child's individuality and needs.

Fun fact about you: My early education skills and interests includes - running and history.
Room Leader

Room Leader

Kara Edmonds

Years in the childcare:
5 years

What is the best part of the day: When children say my name for the first time

Why should families choose Aussie Kindies Frankston as their choice of care: We are a warm and nurturing centre that have a passion and want to see your child development and grow into an amazing human!

Fun fact about you: I love arts and crafts!