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                                        Our Team

We are committed to ongoing growth through professional development and critical reflection. We pride ourselves on our extended family environment and the celebration of each other’s strengths and achievements. Through maintaining respectful partnerships with families by creating an all-inclusive environment where everyone’s opinion is heard and welcomed.

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Miss Ann
Nominated Supervisor/ Director: Miss Ann
Advance Diploma Qualified

I was given the amazing opportunity to become the Director of Paradise Road in June of 2019. I love everything about early childhood education and am extremely passionate about the role we play in developing the skills, encouraging self reliance, creativity and independence of Australia’s future leaders. In the early 80’s I left school to begin my career in early childhood education and feel I have ‘grown up’ with the industry. I believe in allowing children to be children, to get messy, climb, jump, run and be creative, to use their imaginations and to talk, sing and dance every day.

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Miss Tanikka
Lead Educator: Miss Tanikka
Diploma Qualified - Studying Bachelor

I have worked in early childhood for the past 8 years, and in that time my passion has grown from strength to strength, forming close relationships with the children, families and my colleagues. I have my certificate III and Diploma, and have now taken the next step, by continuing my studies and enrolled in my Bachelor of Early Childhood through UNE.

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Miss Mel
Lead Educator: Miss Mel
Cert III Qualified - Studying diploma

I started working at Paradise Early Learning Centre in September 2019, as I have a passion for watching and supporting the children to grow, develop and prepare for school in a safe and secure environment.  I have a passion for physical educations and sport and would love to bring this passion into the centre.  I have raised and taught all 3 of my children through home education until this year and am looking forward to the challenges and achievements to come.

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Miss Stacey
Lead Educator: Miss Stacey
Cert III Qualified - Studying Diploma

I started at Paradise Road Early Learning Centre as a student in March 2019, feeling so at home and welcomed I didn’t want to leave and I haven’t, now I am a Lead Educator studying my Diploma.  I adore watching the children learn, grow and discover through play based learning.  One of my favourite parts of this is watching their little faces light up when they discover something new or achieve something on their own for the very first time, it is an absolute privilege being part of that.  i want to demonstrate to the children that not everyone is the same or has the same needs and to teach them respect and empathy for all people.  As a person who loves to play I would like to show the children that learning is fun and everyone has their own unique way of doing it.

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Miss Jazmin
Lead Educator: Miss Jazmin
Cert III Qualified - Studying Diploma

My name is Jazmin, I have been working with children for the past year.  I have a Bachelor of Visual Arts and I enjoy every aspect of teaching and realise that children can teach us as much as we teach them.. I love watching the children learn and grown at their own pace and in their own time.  I have previous experience teaching children with additional needs, and I am taking steps to improve my knowledge and understanding in this area, to be able to further support the children.  I will bring my laughs, smiles and passion for art as well as my enthusiasm for reading and all things ‘books’.  thank you for giving me the opportunity to support you and your children in their journey.

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Miss Karen
Educator: Miss Karen
Diploma Qualified

Miss Karen has been at the service for over ten years, providing the opportunity for her to support entire families through their early years and then on to school. Karen has completed her Diploma in Early Childhood Education in 2019. Miss Karen loves to shop and is always looking for new materials for the children to use in craft activities or for up cycling. With  grown children of her own she now passes on her experience to the younger members of the team.

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Miss Moana
Educator: Miss Moana
Studying Bachelor - 1st Year
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Miss Emina
Educator: Miss Emina
Diploma Qualified

I have worked in Early Childhood Education for 2 years.  I work in Early Childhood Education because of the fun and engaging atmosphere. Seeing the children’s enthusiasm and being able to support the children to succeed, gives me a great sense of fulfillment.   While working with children I want to provide a caring environment, filled with creative and skill building activities that develop the children’s learning.   To the service I bring my passion for creative experiences. I love using different colours and textures when making artwork with the children.

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Miss Kaleena
Educator: Miss Kaleena
Studying Cert III

I have been with the team at Paradise Road Early Learning Centre for over a year now.  I am wanting to be a positive role model for the children’s and being in the role of educator I am able to achieve this goal.  I absolutely love my job and coming to work everyday wanting to see what the children will achieve next in their learning and discovery.  I want to achieve a more in depth understanding of the children and their development, while gaining more skills to help them grow and learn to their full potential.

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Miss Ebony
Administrator/Float Educator: Miss Ebony
Studying Cert III

I am one of our educators at Paradise Road Early Learning as well as our centre administrator. Although you will often find me in the office ready to help with any of your account needs and enrolments – I absolutely love all the fun and exciting challenges that come with being an educator as well, and I enjoy helping your children to grow and learn in an interactive and caring environment each day. Having the past professional experience of working within the disability support field means I am able to understand and appreciate the different learning styles that each child adapts to and uses to grow. I strongly pride myself through being able to provide emotional support and understanding wherever necessary and am always happy to step out of the office and in to the classrooms to help out and make sure each transition for our children and staff is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

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Miss Rebecca
Chef/Bus Driver: Miss Rebecca
Cert III Hospitality

I have a background in hospitality, nutrition and was a centre chef in Sydney prior to accepting my position at Paradise Road.  I enjoy creating nutritional meals for all children.

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Miss Fez
Relief Educator: Miss Faz
Cert III Qualified

I completed certificate III as part of my high school studies.  I was given the opportunity to join the team at Paradise Road as a Casual Educator.  I enjoy engaging with the children and their learning, while building strong relationships with the families.

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Miss Teena
Relief Educator: Miss Teena
Cert III Qualified

An opportunity arose for me to step into the position of educator in the Pre-Kindy A room, which I couldn’t possible pass up as my passion for educating children is part of who I am.  I have my certificate III in Early Childhood and Education as well as now continuing my study with the Certificate IV in Support Education.  I love every minute I spend with the children, and getting to know the families.

Mr Jack
Educator: Mr Jack
Cert III Qualified

We are looking forward to Mr. Jack joining our team in 2021!

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Miss Bec
Lead Educator: Miss Bec
Diploma Qualified

My name is Bec, I’ve been at Paradise Road Early Learning for 8 years and been in the Early Childhood industry for 10 years. I started as a Lead Educator before moving to the Assistant Director role in 2019. I am enrolling to study Bachelor of Early Childhood in 2020  I have grown along with the children while sharing the joy of goals being achieved. I have a love of all animals and enjoy sharing my knowledge with the children to help them care and respect our pets at kindy. I am looking forward to furthering my knowledge in regards to the National Quality Standards (amongst other key documents) to the practical needs and the understanding of the Queensland Kindergarten Guidelines for the Kindergarten children, while mentoring and supporting the children to achieve their goals before heading to Prep.

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