Our Team

Management

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Debbie- DIRECTOR

Director since 2016, hold a Diploma of Children’s Services from TafeSA and a Bachelor of Early Childhood Degree from UniSA.

“I started at the Centre in 2006 as a Team leader in babies before becoming the Pre-school Teacher and remained in that role until the resignation of the previous director in 2015. I thoroughly enjoy educating children and also assisting educators and families with their needs. My role as a director is varied which keeps my days exciting and challenging! I enjoy reading, gardening, walks, holidays and anything relaxing. I usually spend my weekends very busy and come to work for a rest.. ha ha!”

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Lisa- ADMIN

Lisa joined the Centre in 2015, is a master of Myob, Excel, Spike and exceptional phone and interpersonal skills and welcomes everyone with a happy smile.

“I have worked in finance, HR, admin my whole working career. Prior to starting here I ran my own business for 15+ years assisting other small businesses to manage their admin and finances. I enjoy going on holidays, reading and spending time with my family and friends”

BABIES

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Jessica- Team Leader

Team Leader works Mon-Fri and holds a Diploma of Children’s Services from TafeSA.

“I worked relief at a few different child care centres while gaining my qualification. During my work placement I was offered full time at another centre but gained a Team Leader position at this Centre. I enjoy a good cup of coffee while catching up with my family and friends and spending quality time with my husband, Chris and our two fur babies!”

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Jumana- Team Leader

Team Leader works Mon-Fri and holds a Diploma of Children’s Services from Tafe SA.

“I joined the Baby room in March 2019 after having experience as the Educator leader at another centre in their baby room. I enjoy cooking, travelling and discovering new food. My hobbies also include watching food documentaries and looking after my plants.”

NURSERY

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Ali- Team Leader

Ali has Cert 3 in Childern,s Services from TafeSA.

“I have worked at Grey Ward Children’s Centre since 2001. I have held a variety of different positions and enjoy the flexibility of changing roles and rooms. I love fitness, travelling overseas and going out with friends and family"

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Cara- Team Leader

Team Leader works Mon-Fri and holds a Diploma of Children’s Services from Southbank Institute of Technology.

“I moved to Adelaide from the sunny State of Queensland in 2013 with over 8 years of experience working in early childhood settings. I started at Grey Ward Children’s Centre during 2013 in the Nursery room and continue to enjoy this age group. I enjoy spending time at the beach and taking holiday overseas”.

JUNIOR KINDY

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Andrea- Team Leader

Team Leader works Mon-Fri and holds a Diploma Children's Services 2009 and Certificate 3 in Montessori Education 2013.

“I started working in Early Childhood Education in 1987. I have held many different work experiences over 32 years including working in Child Care Services, as a Nanny in the UK for 3 years - and in a Montessori Early Education setting. I have been part of the fabulous team at Grey Ward Children's Centre since 2013. I enjoy spending time with friends, travel and exercise, reading and renovating my little house!”

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Suzi- Team Leader

Suzi holds a Diploma of Children’s Services and an overseas teaching qualification.

“I have worked as a primary school teacher and a principal overseas before migrating to Australia. I started working at Grey Ward Children’s Centre in 2010 as a relief before working in the Nursery room for 7 years. I am now enjoying the challenges of creating an engaging curriculum and working with a different age group. I enjoy walking on the beach with my family and my dog. I like spending time with my friends and going on holidays and visiting different countries”.

KINDY

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Selina- Preschool Teacher

Selina holds a Bachelor of early Childhood from UniSA.

“I had previously worked in schools, kindergartens and child care centres before joining the Grey Ward team in 2014 as the Kindergarten teacher. I love using my creativity to renovate my house and enjoy seeing different cultural experiences”

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Beatriz- Preschool Educator

Beatriz has completed a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care from Tafe SA and has an overseas teaching qualification specialising in languages and has completed Kids Yoga training.

“I have worked at different Centres including Lady Gowrie and Montessori before accepting a permanent position at Grey Ward. I love going to the gym, climbing Mt Lofty, watching movies, travelling to Spain to visit my family and to different places around the world”

RELIEF STAFF

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Lynda

Lynda works across all rooms and holds a Diploma Children’s Services 2004.

“I have worked at Grey Ward Children's Centre since 2004. First 4 years as one of the Baby Room Team Leaders. Part of the Relief Team since that time, working across all 4 rooms. I love spending time with friends and family, especially my grandchildren and my 2 cats 'allow' us to live at their home in Aldgate! I practise Transcendental Meditation, which is part of the way I relax. As a lover of all animals, I choose a vegetarian diet. My husband and I enjoy our ever evolving garden; it is so rewarding taking part in the seasons this way. I am a lover of many kinds of music so often attend events such as Womad, Fringe shows/concerts etc”.

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Nilu

Works in all rooms and holds a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care –TAFE SA

“I enjoy being an Early Childhood Educator as it gives me the opportunity to be with children, know their personalities, interests and strengths and I love watching them grow and develop into independent young learners. My favourite hobby is shopping for clothes. I enjoy visiting places and playing with my little daughter.”

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Cheryl

Cert 3 in Children’s Services, has worked in childcare for over 10 years, at Lady Gowrie Children’s Centre and McKinnon Parade Children’s Centre.

“I like reading, watching reality tv shows and travelling. I like spending time with friends going out to dinner, coffee and movies”.

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Kate

Works in all rooms and has a Bachelor of Early Childhood.

“I have over 13 years of experience in childcare and I started at Grey Ward Children’s Centre in 2017. I love working with young children and watching the wonder in their faces as they discover and learn. I enjoy reading, visiting the zoo, going to church and spending time with my husband and two daughters.”

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Clyde

Clyde has Cert 3 in Children’s Services from TafeSA and almost completed Diploma of Children’s Services from TafeSA.

“I began working as a relief educator in all rooms in 2017. I like spending time with family and friends”.

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Abby

Works in all rooms and hold a Diploma of Children’s Services.

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Sara

Works in all rooms and holds a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

COOK

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Cook

Our Cook caters for children’s nutrition and allergies.

Our Cook is onsite 5 mornings a week