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. We have a good educator-to-child ratio and qualified educators in each room. We are committed to professional and personal staff development as we believe it is fundamental to providing a high quality service.

Our policies and practice reflect a commitment to the safety and protection of children and to providing a child-safe environment. All educators and support staff undergo a Working with Children’s Check every 5 years.

Many of our educators and staff have been at the Centre for more than 10 years.

Our Director, Rachel joined Modbury Community Children’s Centre in January 2011, she has over 10 years experience in the Early Childhood Sector working in the community sector for the last 9 years. Her qualifications include a Diploma in Children’s Services and a Diploma of Management. Rachel works full time at the Centre.

In April 2019, we welcomed Mira into the Assistant Director position. Mira has a Diploma in Children Service and has worked at the centre for the past 10 years. Mira works Monday through to Friday in the office.

Susan our Cook has a Bachelor of Nutrition and extensive experience in cooking for children and providing special diets. Modbury Community Children’s Centre follows food safety standards as set by the Department of Health. Susan works part time Monday to Friday.

Baby Room:

Gail who is the Team leader holds a Diploma of Children’s Services and works full time.

Lucy holds a Diploma in Children’s Services and works Monday, Wednesdays, Thursday and Friday.

Katarina holds a Diploma in Children’s Services and works full time.

Natasha holds a Diploma in Children’s Services and provides lunch cover for the Educators in the room.

Toddler room:

Julia job shares the Team Leader position and holds an Advanced Certificate in Child Care (Diploma) and works Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Julia is our Educational Leader.

Emma job shares the Team Leader position and holds a Masters of Teaching (Early Childhood birth – 8) she also holds a Bachelor of Psychological Science and works full time.

Victoria holds a Diploma in Children Services and works Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Kana holds a Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services and works Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Kindy Room:

Rizza is the Team Leader in our Kindy room and holds an Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services. Rizza works full time.

Jo-Anne is our Early Childhood Teacher and has a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education; Diploma of Children’s Services, Certificate III in Business Administration and works full time.

Gemma holds a Diploma in Children Services and works Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Justine holds a Diploma in Children Services and works Thursday and Friday.

All rooms have additional relief educators to help provide continuity for the children.

Our team of regular relief staff, some of whom have been contributing to our Centre for many years include: Anthea, Deepa, Jane, May and Keava.

Comprehensive orientation procedures for all new staff, including relief staff, ensure consistent practice and continuity for children and families.