Our Staff

All our wonderful team are highly skilled, fully qualified and extremely motivated to offer you and your child the best care and education available. The staff are enthusiastic and committed to early education and are constantly updating their skills and knowledge through interaction with other professionals, in-service training and study.

The staff understand and value the importance of parents within the centre environment. We strongly encourage parents to become involved with your child’s early education and enrich the learning of all children at the centre. Working together we provide your child with a safe, secure, loving and educational environment in which to grow and learn.

Fiona – Centre Director & Qualified Early Childhood Teacher

Wallabies Room

Chris – Early Childhood Teacher

Jody – Assistant – studying her Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Judy – Assistant

Possums Room

Ellie – Lead educator

Helen – Teacher

Jamieson – Assistant – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Chinatsu – Assistant – Diploma  of Early Childhood Education and Care

Casual staff:

Matt – Diploma of Early Childcare Education and Care

Steph – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Emerald – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Our Educators

Chris, Teacher.

Chris is our wonderful Kindergarten Teacher at Busy Bees.  She loves getting to know the children and families and aims to inspire children to develop a lifelong love of learning, a strong connection to the natural environment and their community, confident communication skills and joy in social interactions and friendships. Chris has worked in early childhood education and care for many years, in a variety of roles:  as an Early Childhood Teacher, a Teacher’s Aide, a School Teacher. I am a strong advocate for the rights of young children to be safe, nurtured and respected and to learn through play. Professionally Chris has completed A Bachelor of Education (Primary); A Certificate IV in Teacher Aid Studies and Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood).

Helen, Educator.

Helen graduated 36 years ago with a Diploma of Teaching Early childhood and also had many hours experience during that time in childcare in Victoria.

When the centre originally opened 33 years ago, Helen was the teacher upstairs (she literally helped bring the furniture in!)  Over the years Helen has worked in the babies ,toddlers and kindergarten rooms.
Helen is a mother to 4 children (3 daughters and one son) and also has 5 precious grandchildren!
Helen loves working with children of all ages and especially loves building trusting caring and fun relationships with them.  She believes that her job as an educater is a very important one in which she is responsible for a small part of the little one lives.

At Busy Bees over the years Helen has seen many families pass through our centre and still has and enjoys the relationships we share with them.

Judith, Educator.

Judith has been working as an educator at Busy Bees Childcare Centre since 2011 and holds a Diploma in Children’s Services.  You will usually find Judith working with children 15mths to 3 years in the Possums room but occasionally you might spot her in the Wallabies room!

Judith believes that all children should have their physical, emotional and social needs met in a safe, caring and supportive environment. The best interests of the child are the paramount concern in providing care that protects the children from harm whilst respecting their dignity, individual needs and privacy.

Starving to provide positive experiences through quality programming to all children in care regardless of background, beliefs or physical and mental abilities, recognising the provision of opportunities for the development of life skills and developmentally appropriate experiences is something Judith does every day.

Ellie, Educator.

After finishing her Certificate III in in children’s services in December 2010 Ellie started at Busy Bees Childcare as soon as she started job hunting!  She feels very privileged to learn from the mature staff and since then has also completed her diploma in early childhood and care and worked at a few other centres!

Ellie is currently studying her diploma in business to expand her skills further whilst working at Busy Bees on a casual basis (even though that’s most days of the week!)  She really loves Busy Bees for the family feel that it holds.  She love the community feel that the centre and families help nurture and feels that the children excel due to having the chance to still see their brothers, sisters or cousins during play times.  She strongly believes that all children, no matter their background, family style and abilities deserve all the love in the world.

Ellie looks forward to meeting all the new families in the future.