Our People

Our People

Our People

We pride ourselves on providing experienced and qualified care that is enriched through our compassion, patience and attention to detail. As a highly qualified team, we understand early childhood development one of our strengths is honouring your child's individuality. Your child will feel accepted and encouraged through our professional and friendly guidance.

Meet our Centre Manager

Melanie Myers

Years in childcare: 10 years

Qualifications: Diploma

What makes you passionate about working in childcare? The joy of creating a magical bond with a child and creating a fun learning environment where they feel safe, secure and included in all aspects of the curriculum.

What is the funniest or most memorable moment you can share from working in childcare? My most memorable and treasured moments are when a baby/ toddler says my name for the first time. It melts my heart that they bonded with me enough to say my name

Why do you believe your centre is an excellent choice for parents seeking the best childcare? Westbrook aims to provide the best quality education, nutrition and physical activity to achieve an all round engaging , interactive and comforting experience for all children and families.

Miss Georgie

Miss Georgie

My name: Georgie Watts
 
Qualifications: Diploma in Children’s Services
 
Number of years in childcare: 12 years
 
You will find me:  Floating around the Centre
 
My favourite food: Lasagna and Crinkle Cut Chips
 
My favourite book character: Esmerelda
 
My favourite hobby: Adventures and Road Trips
 
I love working with children because:  I teach them and they teach me.
 
Miss Christy

Miss Christy

My name:  Christy Reimers
 
Qualifications:  Diploma in Children’s Services
 
Number of years in childcare: 6 years
 
You will find me in: Wallabies
 
My favourite food: Chocolate, Spaghetti Bolognaise
 
My favourite book character: Mad Hatter
 
My favourite hobby: Fishing, Camping, going on Adventures
 
I love working with children because: I love watching children grow over the years and knowing that I have been a part of modeling them for the future.
 
Miss Jess

Miss Jess

My name: Jessica Owens
 
Qualifications: Studying Diploma of Children’s Services
 
Number of years in childcare: 5 Years
 
You will find me in: Floating around the Centre
 
My favourite food: Rump with Salad, Chips and Mushroom Sauce
 
My favourite book character: Alice in Wonderland
 
My favourite hobby: Camping, rodeos and races as well as spending time with family and friends
 
I love working with children because: the interactions with the children are truly special and watching them grow and develop over the course of their early years. I enjoy being apart of the children’s live and encourage them to grow and develop while under care.
 
Mr Nathan

Mr Nathan

My name: Nathan Boshier
 
Qualifications: Diploma in Children’s Services
 
Number of years in childcare:  9 years
 
You will find me in: Wombats
 
My favourite food: Pies, Chocolate
 
My favourite book character: Batman
 
My favourite hobby: Soccer, Motorbikes, NRL, Bush Walking, Mountain Bike Riding
 
I love working with children because: The children are our future and they bring surprises into my life. They also bring laughter and smiles upon my face.
 
Miss Kristy

Miss Kristy

My name:  Kristy Bennett
 
Qualifications:  Diploma in Children’s Services
 
Number of years in childcare: 16 years
 
You will find me in:  Koalas / Bilbies
 
My favourite food: Roast/ Chocolate
 
My favourite book character: Roald Dahl’s Matilda (She’s smart and doesn’t hesitate to stand up for what’s right)
 
My favourite hobby: Horse Riding, Camping, Gardening
 
I love working with children because:  Working with children is fun, no single day at work is the same. I love having the opportunity to watch children grow and develop under my care.
 
Miss Sandy

Miss Sandy

My name: Sandy Gibson
 
Qualifications: Diploma of Children’s Services, Studying towards Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
 
Number of years in childcare: 12 years
 
You will find me in: Wombats (Kindergarten)
 
My favourite food:  Mangoes and Tacos
 
My favourite book character: I can’t choose just one but I do like Cat in the Hat.
 
My favourite hobby:  I love to make and create, also baking.
 
I love working with children because:  Children are our future. I have a passion for helping children develop the skills they need, during and beyond the early years.
 
Miss Rachel

Miss Rachel

My name: Rachel Dunlop
 
Qualifications:  Cert 3 in Children’s Services
 
Number of years in childcare: 6 years
 
You will find me in: Wallabies
 
My favourite food: A yummy Roast
 
My favourite book character: Kagome from the book “Inuyasha” because she is strong and brave and stands up for herself while being funny
 
My favourite hobby: Researching other countries customs and way of life.
 
I love working with children because:  I love watching children grow and learn new things. I also love all the cuddles and questions children throw my way. They force you to learn new things with all their creative thoughts.
 
Miss Aidenne

Miss Aidenne

My name:  Aidenne Meyer
 
Qualifications: Cert 3 in Children’s Services, Studying Diploma in Children’s Services
 
Number of years in childcare: 3 Years
 
You will find me in: Possums
 
My favourite food: Anything with an exquisite taste
 
My favourite book character: I don’t have any as I have to many favourite books
 
My favourite hobby: reading and gardening
 
I love working with children because: The brilliant ideas that they create. I want to help spark their interest in learning.
 
Miss Casey

Miss Casey

My name:  Casey Kowaltzke
 
Qualifications: Studying Cert 3 in Children’s Services
 
Number of years in childcare: 10 months
 
You will find me in: Koalas/Bilbies
 
My favourite food: Beef and Bacon Pasta
 
My favourite book character:  Harry Potter
 
My favourite hobby: Horse Riding
 
I love working with children because:  Being apart of their journey and teaching them important life skills is very rewarding for myself as an educator.
 
Miss Cristie

Miss Cristie

My name: Cristie Durrington
 
Qualifications: Studying Diploma in Children’s Services
 
Number of years in childcare: Less than a year
 
You will find me in: Floating around the Centre
 
My favourite food: I love to bake and cook so I enjoy a wide variety of foods.
 
My favourite book character: I love mythical stories
 
My favourite hobby:  Spending time with my family.
 
I love working with children because: I love watching them grow and learn as well as building relationships with them all.
 
Miss Amanda

Miss Amanda

My name:  Amanda Anderson
 
Qualifications: Cert 3 in Children’s Services
 
Number of years in childcare: 8 Months
 
You will find me in: The Kitchen
 
My favourite food:  Chicken Parmigiana
 
My favourite book character: Mater, From Cars.
 
My favourite hobby: Gardening, Plants
 
I love working with children because: They represent hope and the future to me.