Our People

Our People

Our People

Kids Academy Preschool provides a fun, safe and nurturing environment for your child to learn and grow. Our passionate and qualified educators focus purely on early childhood development and education. We understand that this is an incredibly important time in your child’s life and encourage children to bloom in each stage of growth, from toddlerhood to school preparation.

Ultimately, our centre aims to create happy learners who are confident to take the next step in their educational journey!

Meet our Centre Manager

Name: Lauren White

Years in Childcare: 14.5 years

Qualifications: Diploma in Early Education and Care
What makes you passionate about working in childcare? Having a career in Early Childhood is extremely rewarding.  Being able to provide an opportunity to influence and help shape the little lives of our children in our care is something very special and I feel extremely fortunate to be able to do this each day. I have the opportunity to make a difference in children’s lives and it brings a personal reward being able to contribute to their early learning development.

Why do you believe your centre is an excellent choice for parents seeking the best child care? Our centre is like one big family home! We have all worked at the centre for a very long time and the connection between educators, children and families is something very rare and special that you do not come across often. I am blessed with a team that go above and beyond every single day they walk through those front doors of the centre!

Fun fact about you? I completed my work experience at this centre when I was in year 10!

Meet our Assistant Centre Manager & Education Leader

Meet our Assistant Centre Manager & Education Leader

Name: Hayley Chester

Years in Child Care: 12 years

Qualifications: I have my Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care, and I am working towards my Bachelor of Education. 

What makes you passionate about Early Childhood Education? I have learnt so much in my journey so far, and I love expanding my knowledge and working with other educators to create the best opportunities for children to grow and develop into happy inquisitive and thriving young people! I love being a part of that journey, and I LOVE learning, and this is the biggest gift I can share with children and hope that they learn to LOVE learning too!  

What makes your centre different from others? We are so lucky to be part of a centre with a manager and a team that continuously go above and beyond! Through building meaningful and lasting relationships with families, supporting each other to achieve our goals and engaging in professional development to be the best we can be!  Kids Academy Preschool is a family and is my home away from home. 

How would you apply the national Quality Standards and EYLF for Educational Programming? At Kids Academy Preschool, the NQS and the EYLF are the foundation of our programming and provide the basis of what and how we implement experiences, to ensure a holistic and consistent approach to learning. This is incorporated through using elements from the EYLF such as learning outcomes, principles and practices to assess and document children’s development, as well as utilising elements from the NQS to inform best practice. Our educational program also incorporates other elements such as the 8 Aboriginal ways of learning and lifelong learning. Additionally, educators analyse experiences and learning outcomes in relation to relevant theorists and current research.

Meet our Assistant Centre Manager

Meet our Assistant Centre Manager

Name: Linda White

Years in Child Care: 15 years

Qualifications: Diploma in Early Education and Care

What makes you passionate about Early Childhood Education? The early years are such an important and formative period in a child's life. It is an honour to be a part of their early learning years, to see them flourish, grow, and learn; knowing you were a part of that journey and made a real difference is extremely rewarding. I also recognise the importance of forming strong and meaningful partnerships with families in order to assist them in supporting their child's learning and development. During their early learning years, I am committed to helping all children develop their     self-esteem and confidence. That is something a child will remember for the rest of their lives and throughout their primary education. I wish to foster their passion of learning and curiosity by offering interesting and engaging learning environments.

What makes your centre different from others? Our centre is dedicated to fostering positive ties with families. We hope they feel at ease and a part of the Kids Academy family from the moment they walk through our doors, allowing them and their child to rest certain that they made the best option by choosing us. We are committed in strengthening and building our ties with our community and   recognise the significant and powerful role we play in it.