Ellie is our talented and dedicated Centre Director, who comes to us with a wealth of knowledge as a result of having over 14 years’ experience in the sector, a Diploma in Early Childhood Education & Care, Bachelor of Teaching and an Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management! In addition to this, she also has the experience of motherhood with a little boy of her own. Ellie has worked as a director for over 8 years and we have been lucky enough to have had her as our director for 7 of those. Ellie is an assistive, ambitious, passionate, reliable and helpful leader to her staff, whilst also being proactive, polite, sincere and supportive of all of our families.
Meet our Team
Miss Ellie, Centre Director
Miss Kate, Room LeaderMiss Kate started with us in January 2020 and comes to us with her Bachelor of Education. Kate has a beautiful nature and a gentle approach to her teaching. She shows a willingness to take on new challenges with enthusiasm and a genuine desire to increase her knowledge in early childhood. Kate loves engaging with the children in a fun and challenging learning environment.
Miss Victoria, Room Leader
After completing her diploma in 2016, Victoria has been working at MELC as an Educator and is now doing an amazing job in her first room leader role. Victoria is one of the happiest people you could meet and with her infectious smile, she always brings cheerfulness to the room. Her fun personality along with her gentle and caring nature makes children naturally drawn to her. She is a vibrant and energetic teacher and her passion and dedication to the children shines through in all that she does.
Miss Rie, Educator
While studying her Diploma at TAFE in 2017, Rie completed the practical component of her studies here at MELC as a student. When she finished, we knew we just had to keep her! Rie is always smiling and is a friend to everybody. A a kind-hearted and enthusiastic educator who loves to learn and has a wonderful ability to interact with children.
Miss Nebahat, Educator
Completing her Certificate III in 2012, Nebahat already had a wealth of experience when starting with us at MELC in 2017, in addition to being a mother. Nebahat is always the first to jump in and help at any level and is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. With her creative flair, we love seeing the exciting experiences that Nebahat comes up with for the children. Nebahat has built beautiful relationships with the children and they simply love her.
Miss Aline, Educator
Aline achieved her Certificate III in 2012, starting out as a casual at MELC in 2015 before joining the team permanently. As a mother and grandmother, Aline’s motherly instincts kick in on a daily basis not only with the children, but also with the educators. Aline is genuinely fun to be around and has a gentle and kind manner.
Miss Shahnaz, Educator
Shahnaz is one of our longest standing educators, starting at the centre more than 10 years ago. Her Certificate III along with her experience as a mother and a grandmother make her invaluable to our team. Shahnaz is extremely loved by her Ducklings and the children are drawn to her. Shahnaz is a very well-respected staff member who just loves what she does.