Meet the Team

Kelly - Centre Coordinator

Kelly lives local to the area and has four children of her own. She is very passionate about Early Childhood Education and has been working in this industry for over 20 years.

Kelly supports the belief that the first 5 years of a child’s life is paramount in terms of how rapidly they learn and develop and during this time we can contribute to increasing their emotional and cognitive IQ. Her goals as Centre Coordinator is to ensure we are constantly initiating and extending each child’s innate wish to learn and the expertise, culture, values and beliefs of families are respected and families share in decision-making about their child’s learning and wellbeing.

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Ruth - Assistant Coordinator

Ruth has been working at our centre since 2010, spending the first five years working in the Toddler Room and then moving to the Kindy Room. Ruth has a great relationship with all the children and their families that attend the centre.

Ruth has also worked as an Educational Leader, where she was able to support the educators to develop and implement the curriculum in order to provide high quality early childhood education and care to all the children. She now assists Kelly in running the operations of the service and ensuring best quality outcomes for all the children and families that attend.

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Lucy - Early Childhood Teacher

Lucy is originally from the UK where she trained as a Primary School teacher and has been teaching for over five years. She specialised in music and dance and led her own dance team. Lucy feels it is so rewarding to play an important role in each child’s learning journey as there are countless magical moments when you are a teacher, particularly in Early Childhood.

Lucy’s main interests include socialising, watching musicals, dancing and sports, so if you ever catch her singing or dancing around you’ll know why!

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Donna - Kindy Room Leader

Donna joined Keiki Early Learning Mindarie in 2018, she holds a Bachelor of Education (Primary) specialising in English and is currently completing a postgraduate degree in Early Childhood Studies.

Donna has worked in the education sector for over 5 years and is passionate about early childhood development. Her focus is encouraging children to develop a lifelong love of learning.

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Holly - Toddler Room Leader

Holly has worked in childcare since 2012, she began as a trainee studying her Certificate III and then her Diploma. During this time Holly has benefited from some amazing experiences such as attending an Early Childhood Conference in Queensland where she gained knowledge about learning through play, room displays, setting up an engaging environment and most importantly forming strong relationships with children.

Holly loves being an educator as each day is different and it’s truly amazing to play a part in each child’s growth and development.

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Tracy - Babies Room Leader

Tracy moved to Australia from the UK in 2007 with her husband and three children and has been working in Early Childhood from 2004. After emigrating to Australia Tracy completed her Certificate III, Certificate IV and a Diploma in Children’s services.

Tracy has been working us for over eight years and is currently the Room Leader in the Babies Room. In her free time Tracy loves to spend time with her family and enjoys socialising and going to the beach. Tracy attends the gym regularly and her future goal is to travel the world to experience various cultures.

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Natalie - Cook

Natalie is a cook by trade and has been working in kitchens for more than ten years. She is married with four children, including two teenage sons and two daughters in primary school.

Natalie has worked in the industry since she was fourteen and really enjoys what she does. She hopes to pass on her passion for food to the children within the service and she aims to do this by adding new flavours, textures and a variety of fresh produce to our wonderful nutritious menus.

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