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Educator & Staff Team

One of the most important assets at Modbury Community Children’s centre is our caring, experienced and enthusiastic team of educators and staff. Many of our educators and staff have been working at the centre for more than 10 years and have an extensive years of experience in the education and care of children aged 5 years and under.

We have above requirement educators-to-child ratio and qualified educators in each room with two early childhood teachers in the kindy room.

We are committed to the professional development of our team of educators as we believe it is fundamental to providing a high quality education and care.

Our policies and practice reflect a commitment to the safety and protection of children and to providing a child-safe environment. All educators and staff undergo a Working with Children’s check every 5 years, First Aid training every 3 years and CPR every year.

Rachel – Director


Hi, I am Rachel, the centre Director. I joined Modbury Community Children’s Centre in January 2011, and have been working in the ECEC sector since 2009. My qualifications include a Diploma in Children’s services and a Diploma of Management. Outside of work I am a mum of one with our second baby on the way and I love spending time with my family and friends. I am passionate about Early Childhood Education and the important role we play in the children’s and families lives in the first 5 years. I look forward to meeting you and your family and support you through your time within our centre.

Gail – Assistant Director


Hi I’m Gail. I am currently working in the office three days a week and two days in the Baby room. I have been at Modbury Community Children’s Centre since 1994. I hold a Diploma in Children’s Services. I am very passionate about Early Childhood Education, and I am extremely dedicated to my role in providing the best learning outcomes for children in their first five years. I look forward to meeting you and your family.

Deborah – Administration Assistant

Hi, I’m Deb.

I have recently joined, working as an accounts/admin assistant 3 days a week. I have 30+ years of experience in accounts and am excited to be a part of the dedicated team, here at the Modbury Community Children’s Centre. I am a wife, mum and nanna and I love spending time with my family. Outside of work I also enjoy walking, reading and catching up with friends. I look forward to getting to know you and your family.

Susan – Cook


Hello I am Sue, I have been here for almost twenty years and I love being a cook here at the centre.  

 I have a Bachelor in Social Science and majored in Nutrition. I have also done a commercial cookery course so cooking for large numbers is what I enjoy. Watching the children try new foods and explore healthy food options keeps me changing and adapting menus to suit these young children. Even though they are young I try to put foods that are around our families and community on the menu’s for them to taste.  Items from our Native Australian ingredients such as Wattle seed and Lemon Myrtle, Indian dishes, Japanese curry and sushi have all been received well.

Baby Room:

Mabel – Team Leader


Hi, I am Mabel, the Baby Room Team Leader. My qualifications include a Bachelor in Education (Early Childhood) and a Diploma in Children’s Services. I have been in the Early Childhood sector since 2014 and have had the fortune to be a part of Modbury Community Children’s Centre since 2022. I have a huge passion for educating children in Early Childhood. I believe that children need the assurance of being loved and cared for while they grow and learn in an educational environment. A sense of security and trust are important components in my relationship with each child. It is a rewarding experience to build positive relationships with children. Being part of their learning journey and witnessing their growth are truly amazing! I look forward to meeting you and your family at Modbury Community Children’s Centre.

Natasha – Educator


Ciao, my name is Natasha and I hold a Diploma in children’s services.  I have been working in ECEC since 1992. I joined Modbury Community in 1996 and have worked with all ages over the years. I’m currently in the babies room and have been for the last 12 years, which I  absolutely love. I love that I can help support other parents by caring for their children. My passion has always been educating the younger children. I love to nurture and watch children grow and develop into confident, self-sufficient learners. I believe that through trusting and respectful relationships children  feel safe, secure and confident to explore their environments, and this is why I believe in primary caregiving. Outside of work, I have a wonderful husband and two amazing adult children. My background is Dutch and Italian and both sides of my family are very big. I love to sing and dance and sometimes can be heard out in the foyer. I’m looking forward to meeting new baby families and be part of your child’s learning journey. 

Kana – Educator


Hi, I am Kana and I have been working in early childhood sector since 2008 both in Japan and Australia. I have joined Modbury Community Children’s Centre in 2019. My qualifications includes a Diploma in children’s services and a Bachelor degree in early childhood education in Japan. I am a proud mother of three children and my weekends are busy going to their soccer games! I also enjoy spending some time at the beach with my family and going on holidays. I believe each child is a capable and unique individuals. As an educator, my goal is to make their learning experience safe, positive and most importantly having fun! I look forward to seeing you and your family in the near future. 

Aimee – Educator


Hello everyone!

I am a diploma qualified educator with 9 years’ experience in early children education. Across my time, I have worked in all age groups, but absolutely love spending my time educating and watching babies learn and grow. I am proud mummy of two beautiful girls, who my whole life revolves around! Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with friends and family and going camping. My passion for children began when I was just a child myself, caring for and assisting my younger brother who has additional needs. From then I knew that I wanted to work with children to encourage and support them to be the best individuals they can be. I believe to achieve this, the development of strong, secure relationship is key. I strive to guide children as they begin this journey in their lives. I look forward to getting to know you all! 

Toddler room:

Julia – Team Leader

Hello, my name is Julia and I am the Educational Leader and Toddler Room Team Leader. I have been an Educator since 1994, and I have been at MCCC since 2009 and have spent most of that time as the Team Leader in the Toddler Room. I am the mother of 4 amazing adult children.  My passion lies in music (in particular singing), storytelling and being creative. I am a strong advocate for building positive relationships and implements programmes which foster each child’s strength and interests. I look forward to being a part of your child’s learning journey.

Jennifer – Educator


Hi everyone!

I am a diploma qualified educator working in the Toddler Room, and the Baby Room one day a week. I have worked in Early Childhood since 2016 in a variety of roles across all age groups and have further experience supporting children with additional needs in support settings. The meaningful relationships I develop and learning journeys I support are a true endeavour and privilege of my role. Outside of work I enjoy camping with friends and travelling to see my family.  I look forward to getting to know you and your child throughout your MCCC journey.

Lucy – Educator

Hello everyone!

I hold a diploma in Children’s Services and have worked in child care for many years. Over my time at Modbury Community Children’s centre I have worked with all age groups within each room. I thoroughly enjoy my role as Educator. Building positive relationships and getting to know each child individually is a very rewarding aspect of my profession. Being a part of each child’s learning journey and observing them grow and develop over time is a wonderful privilege to be a part of.

I look forward to getting to know you and your family.

Saori – Educator


Konnichiwa! My name is Saori. I have been an educator since 2018. I love to watch children’s growth and support their development. I work everyday except for Tuesdays. I’m a mother of 2 boys who love soccer and Lego, we all love playing and watching sports together. I’m looking forward to building a strong relationship with the children and their families in the toddler room.

Katarina – Educator

Hi there! My name is Kat, I currently work in the Toddler Room. I have been working in early childhood since 2016 and joined Modbury in 2019, since then I have had my daughter that also attends Modbury and currently pregnant with my next. I enjoy singing, group experiences and most of all building close relationships with the children and families. My goal as an Educator is to ensure that children and families feel comfortable and safe from my quality of care. 

Kindy Room:

Rizza – Team Leader


Kumusta! My name is Rizza, a mother of 2 children. Since I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work in the University of the Philippines back in 2002, I have been working with children. My passion in early childhood continued as I migrated to Australia in 2006. I was then employed
at Modbury Community Children’s Centre. While working at the centre, I also completed my Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and Advance Diploma of Community Sector
Management. I am now working full time as a team leader in the Kindy Room. As an Educator, I believe that every child in our care deserves to be provided with high quality of education and
care. And, it is to my delight to be a part of your child’s formative years as you choose to entrust
the care of your child to us.

Emma – Early Childhood Teacher


Hello, My name is Emma and I am one of the Early Childhood Teachers at Modbury Community Children’s Centre. I have a Bachelor degree in Psychological Science and Master of Teaching (Early Childhood). I am fortunate to have been part of the MCCC family since 2015, and currently work full-time at the Centre. I am a proud mother to twins, Hamish and Evie, and in my spare time I love reading, walking my dog Luna, and spending time with my family. I adore working with children- watching their imagination come to life through play, supporting their ongoing interests, and helping them grow into confident and capable individuals with a love of learning. It is an honour to be part of your child’s learning journey.

Belinda – Early Childhood Teacher


Hello, my name is Belinda. I am one of the Early Childhood Teachers working in the kindy room. I have been working with kindy aged children since 2012 and have been at Modbury Community Children’s Centre since 2022. I have a Bachelor in Education (Junior Primary/Primary) and Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. I enjoy supporting children in their learning and growth, especially in the years before heading to school. I am passionate about helping children become confident and capable learners, and am looking forward to being a part of your child’s learning journey. 

Gemma – Educator

Hello, my name is Gemma, I work part time Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. I am from the United Kingdom and moved to Australia with my husband in 2009. I have been working with children since 1997 and been here at MCCC since 2009. I have two boys one in primary and one in high school. I love to travel, read, try new experience and go to the movies. I have a passion for anything creative. I am beyond excited to get to know your family and your unique child/children and supporting them in their educational journey with us.

Anthea – Educator


Hello, my name is Anthea. I have a Bachelor of Early Childhood and 30 years of experience in the early childhood sector, the last 25 years being here at Modbury Community. I have two adult children and enjoy travelling and spending time with family. I am passionate about supporting children’s learning and development through play. I enjoy fostering thier curiosity and imagination and helping them grow in self confidence and build friendships with others.

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