Our Team

Kathy Wilson

Service Manager

Hello my name is Kathy and I am the Service Manager for Warner Early Learning.  I have been in the childcare industry for 20 years. In this time I have worked in all roles within the service. 

I am very family oriented and my family is the essence of me.  I am married to my husband Greg and I have 2 beautiful and loving children Zara who is 14 and Kynyn who is 3.

My love for education and children learning through play and exploration to become lifelong learners is what drives me to continue provide high quality education to all families that attend Warner Early Learning.

I love reading, and learning new things.  I have a passion and love for tenpin bowling and I have represented Queensland for more than 20 years in the sport I love.  

I am always here for a friendly chat and love helping my families and community in anyway possible.


Kerri Souter

2 IC

Hi my name is Kerri, I am 2IC here at Warner Early Learning.  I am married with 2 daughters which are now 13 and 18.  

I have been at Warner for 7 years, but in the industry for 23 years. I enjoy what I do and love working closely with the children and their families to provide a high quality service. I have my Advanced Diploma and am trained in First Aid and CPR. In my spare time I love kayaking and spending time with my family and friends.


Lenieve Bowden

Educational Leader - Float

Hi, my name is Lenieve and I am the Educational Leader at Warner Early Learning. I have worked at Warner Early Learning for 6 years now and started as an assistant Educator in the nursery room.

Over the past 6 years I have worked really hard to get where I am today and i have loved every minute of it. My passion is the early years and being able to not only teach the children, but also mentor the educators makes my job even more rewarding. I live locally and have done all my life. I am happily married and have three amazing little boys who keep me very busy outside of work.


Jessica Hart

Lead Educator 

Hi everyone, my name is Jess. I have been working in childcare for just over 2 years. I have always loved being around children and often babysat children in my home town and which is why I decided to study my Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary). 

While at University I was a nanny for 3 children which only made my passion for the early years grow stronger.  I graduated in 2016 and one day intend on doing my masters.

I grew up in a small country town in central QLD called Theodore. it’s a remote community and every chance I get I love to go home. My mum and dad both still live in Theodore and run their own company, my sister is a qualified chef and has also moved away from home.

I love to have fun with the children, as I still consider myself as a big kid! I love to sing, dance and smile. I will always try and find a fun and exciting way of learning that interests the children but also gives them a chance to ask questions and grow as an individual.


Roxanne Hoffman

21C

Hi, my name is Roxy and I am the 2IC at Warner Early Learning. I have been working with children for over 15 years, being a part of their growth and learning is my absolute passion. I also love forming relationships with all the families at our service. I have a 17 month old baby girl who keeps me very busy. Most weekends I am either photographing little people or spending time with my family.


Tamara Payne-Roche

Lead Educator 

Hi my name is Tamara and I have been working in the childcare industry since 2010. I studied my certificate 3 in high school and this is how I started within the industry. From there I have since completed my diploma and looking at starting my bachelor.

I have worked in all age groups as both a Lead Educator and an Assistant Educator. I believe that children learn best from hands on experience and this is why I love to get creative in messy play with the children. Getting messy also allows the children to develop sensory awareness. I enjoy allowing the children to challenge themselves in play to assist them build their own self-assessment skills. My motto is that children should be supported to develop the skills to enable life-long learning. 

My family consists of Mum, dad, my brother, my nephew and myself. I am the youngest child. I also have a big extended family as my Mum is one of 7 and my dad is one of 4 and so I also have lots of cousins. I enjoy catching up with my family and friends when I can. I also enjoy travelling the world and experiencing different cultures.

 


Gemma Spindler

Educator

Hello my name is Gemma and I am fairly new to the childcare Industry. I completed my certificate 3  in 2015 and went on to complete my Diploma at the end of 2016. I have had alot of experience with all age groups during my time as a student and now officially have the role of assistant educator in the toddlers room.

My biggest belief is that children should have the chance to learn and grow in a healthy, happy, supportive environment. Watching the children develop their self-help, language, fine and gross motor skills is something else! 

When I am not working, I love to spend quality time with my husband and our two daughters, most of the time you will find us exploring nature, 4 wheel driving, going to dance lessons and visiting other family and friends.


Kirsty Miles

Lead Educator

My name is Kirsty and I have worked in the Child Care Industry for 10 years and have held my Diploma for 5 years. I have worked with children from the age of 6 weeks to 12 years. I love working with children teaching them life-long skills and watching them grow, develop and learn everyday is truly rewarding.

I believe building secure, trusting relationships with all children and families is very important to gain respect, meet the children's needs and support their development. I love teaching through visuals and hands on experiences, whether it be through science, art or sensory experiences. In my spare time I love watching movies, catching up with friends and family, playing with my kitten and doing anything arty. I am the middle child with two brothers. I was born in Brisbane and also have family in New Zealand as my dad was born there. I've been with my partner for 7 and a half years and will be getting married next year then starting a family of our own.


Vicki Grey

Lead Educator 

Hi

I’m Vicki and I am the lead educator in Senior Kindy Warner 1. I have been in Childcare for 16 years and prior to that a Teacher Aide helping children with alternate learning plans.

I completed my Diploma in 2010 and have completed many other trainings since. During my time in childcare I have managed a centre and been Educator leader helping other staff and develop their programming. I have been at Warner for near a year now and enjoy it very much. 

I am a mum of 2 adults who have given me 7 beautiful grandchildren of wham I am very proud of.  I have been local resident of Bray Park for the past 37 years. I enjoy working with children and I find that there is no end to what we can learn from them.


Madeleine Coade

Educator

Hello my name is Madeleine Coade I am the assistant Educator in Kindergarten at Warner Early Learning 1. I am a diploma qualified educator and I have been working in childcare since 2016. 

My mother is a primary school teacher so I have been brought up around children my whole life. I love learning outdoors and teaching the children about having a healthy mind and body. I also think it is important to incorporate the children’s culture into the program/room.


Evita Isherwood

Lead Educator - Float

Hi my name is Evita and I have been working in the child care industry for 15 years and at this lovely centre for 7 of those.  I enjoy working with children as it is the most rewarding when you can be a part of the children reaching milestones and watching their identities form and grow.

There is no greater privilege than to be trusted with looking after and helping your children grow.  I am a mother of 2 wonderful boys 9 & 3 years old and in August this year I will be getting married.  We love nothing more than going on travelling adventures together, watching Disney movies snuggled on the lounge and building lots and lots of leggo.


Sangeeta Reshmi

Educator - Float

I am Sangeeta Reshmi, I have been working in the early childhood for past 3 years with all age group. I like to provide best care and support to children as they develop and make positive choice in their lives.  I am married and have 2 kids. I enjoy spending quality time with my family


Amanda O’Sullivan

Lead Educator 

Hi my name is Amanda and I have been working in the Early Learning Industry for nearly 10 years now. I currently hold my Diploma in Children's Services, a blue card and first aid and CPR certificate. 

I love working in the Early Childhood Industry as it is such a full-filling job helping the children to learn and grow on their early learning adventure. In my spare time I love spending time with my family.  I have a partner and 2 children with another on the way expected to arrive in June 2018. I have worked with children for many years now and look forward to many more years to come.


Lauren Turner

Educator 

Hello my name is Lauren Breitkreutz I'm 23 and married. I have been working in childcare for about 5 years and about 4 and half years at Warner Early Learning. I have Certificate 3 and Diploma in Children Service.

I have always loved children since a young age I went to family daycare I loved helping looking after the younger children.

As an Educator in the nursery room. I believe that children should be treated equally and that they all develop at their own pace. I believe children are more confident and involved learner when they are in environment that is safe and they feel a sense of belonging. In the nursery we are running a play based program.

We find the children's interested from parent input, communication, experiences and .intentional teaching. This leads us to create enriching experiences for the children to develop their own learning.


Belinda Catherall

Leader Educator 

My name is Miss Belinda and I have fifteen experience in the early childhood sector. I currently hold my Diploma in Children’s services and have worked in all aspects of early childhood.

My teaching style is learning through play and extending on children’s interests. I love setting up interesting and engaging play spaces and seeing where the children will take them.

I started in the Early Childhood sector through work experience and the passion and love grew choosing to study and make early childhood a career choice for myself.

I am also a Mum of two who I love spending all of my extra time with. My children keep me very busy and I enjoy watching them participate in sports they love in my free time.


Ebony Hignett

Educator 

Hi my name is Ebony, I’m cert 3 qualified and currently studying my diploma after 3 years in the industry. I’ve just returned from maternity leave after having my first, a baby girl!

I absolutely love coming to work every day and encouraging the children to be creative and get dirty while learning about our environment and how to care for it. I also enjoy helping children understand their emotions and look to guide them so they can thrive in any social situation. There truely is nothing better than a child’s smile and that’s what I work towards daily.


Nicole Firth

Lead Educator

Hello my Name is Nicole and I'm the lead educator in the Junior Kindy room. I am 32 years old and a mother of 4 children.I come from an english background and was born in brisbane. I was brought up on the south side of Brisbane a little town called Jimboomba. As a little child my dream was to be a kindy teacher, I have always had this passion deep within my heart. I started working in the childcare industry at the age of 17, I then became a mum 2 years later and stayed home to nurture my 4 children.

I have had experience in every age group. In 2014 I started working on a casual basis at warner early learning, I then became full-time starting off in warner 1 as the assistant educator in the junior kindy room with a certificate 3 in childcare. As my passion grew stronger for teaching and caring for children, I decided to take the next chapter in my life and began my diploma. I finished this in 2017 where an exciting new role was offered as a lead educator in the junior kindy room in warner 2.

I began to understand my own teaching style that could help children in my age group play, grow and benefit from early learning. My teaching style is play based in the interests of the children. I find the children interest through communication, parent input and experiences, that may come about and I take this as a great opportunity to be able to intentionally teach and provide enriching experiences, this then enable the children to achieve a learning outcome in which they will benefit and grow. I believe as a senior lead educator its important to be able to understand the needs of the child for them able to learn and continue their early learning journey.


Rhonda Petersen

Educator 

Hi my name is Rhonda and I have been in the child care industry for 14 years now, and hold my Cert III. I have 3 grown children and am the proud grandmother of 2 grandchildren. In my free time I love seeing my friends and my family.


Lata Vaipulu

Leader Educator

Hello my name is Lata Vaipulu, I am 28 years old and born and raised in New Zealand. I have a 4 yr old daughter who also goes into care. I have grown up in the Childcare setting with both my parents working within the childcare industry at one time or another. 

I am currently the lead educator at Warner Early Learning 2 in the Senior Kindy Room along side Miss Paige. I hold a Diploma in Childcare, blue card and first aid which allows me to work with children which I am passionate and interested about children's early stages of development.

I love working with children and always want each child to feel safe, cared for and at home her. My aim is to continue to learn and grow within the industry and really utilise what I have learnt so far to further develop all children in my care.

I look forward to building relationships with you and your children and hope to make a positive impact in your child's life.


Paige Bunting

Educator 

Hello, my name is Paige Bunting and I am currently the assistant educator in the Senior Kindy room. I have my certificate III in children's service, along with my full first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis and CPR. 

I have been in this industry for 5 years now and spent all five of those years working here at Warner Early Learning. I am a passionate, dedicated and creative educator and in my spare time you will either find me, at the beach, decorating cakes or interiors or spending quality time with my friends and family.


Lorraine Ives

Kindergarten Teacher 

Hello, my name is Lorraine and i am the early childhood teacher for warner 2. I have been caring and teaching young children for 17 years. I have worked in various positions over the years including outside school hours care, special needs educator, local relief teacher and finally kindergarten teacher at Warner Early Learning in 2011.

I come from a large family of teachers. So it was a natural transition to becoming one myself. I have been a qualified early childhood teacher since 2006 and worked in many of our local schools over the years. 

I love to see how the children in the kindergarten age group develop and learn throughout the year. It is amazing to see the difference in them after only a few months! I like to help the children learn through role play and their interests. I also like to involve the families of our children as well. I find that this increases the children's interest and learning using this technique. 

I have a husband and two beautiful little boys, aged 18 months and newborn, who also attend the centre. They love all of the activities and staff that are at the centre as much as i do! Warner Early Learning is a second family for us!


Jessica Markey

Kindergarten Teacher 

Hi everyone, my name is Jess. I have been working in childcare for just over 2 years. I have always loved being around children and often babysat children in my home town and which is why I decided to study my Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary).

While at University I was a nanny for 3 children which only made my passion for the early years grow stronger.  I graduated in 2016 and one day intend on doing my masters. I grew up in a small country town in central QLD called Theodore.

it’s a remote community and every chance I get I love to go home. My mum and dad both still live in Theodore and run their own company, my sister is a qualified chef and has also moved away from home.

I love to have fun with the children, as I still consider myself as a big kid! I love to sing, dance and smile. I will always try and find a fun and exciting way of learning that interests the children but also gives them a chance to ask questions and grow as an individual.

Thanks, Jess


Emma Moody

Educator 

Hi My Name is Emma. I currently work in the Kindy room as the Assistant educator. 

Recently I have celebrated being in the industry for 15 years, and I have to say I love every minute. I left school at the young age of 17 to pursue a role in the job I so passionately love.

I come from a Family of 5 and have 4 Beautiful nieces and nephews ( 2 of each ) 

Watching the children, Grow develop and Learn each day is a true Blessing and what makes my Job that much better. 

I'm a strong believer in being apart of the community to the best I can, in doing so I raised much needed funds and took part in shave for a cure.


Vanessa Morrissey

Lead Educator - Float

Hello there, I would like to introduce myself... my name is Vanessa and I'm a proud mum of two teenage children a son and daughter, I have 10 years experience in the childcare industry and I am Diploma Qualified and hold my blue card and first aid. 

Throughout my time in the industry I've seen many changes .I am a fun loving Educator who loves to wear crazy socks and enjoy the conversation it starts with the children.

Before working in this industry I had been involved in school holidays programs and planning and hosting children's birthday parties, I enjoy bringing smiles and laughter to our wonderful children and their families.

I also love to cook great food and spending time with my family and our pets.

Lovely to meet you

Vanessa


Radora Loayon

Educator - Float

Hello there I am Dora and I would like to introduce myself. I am from the Philippines and am the youngest of 12 children. I grew up and was educated in the Philippines graduating 1986 from Andres Soriano College Mindanao with a degree in Elementary Education.

I was employed after graduation by the Department of Education at Mangagoy Central Elementary School where I remained until moving to Australia to marry and be with my current husband David in 2014. I have 3 adult children to a previous marriage who at the moment are still living and working in the Philippines. 

I completed my Certificate III in Early Learning and Child Care in 2016 through Queensland TAFE and was taken on staff here at Warner Early Learning where at that time. I enjoy working here at Warner having a genuine fondness for children and enjoy assisting and watching them to grow, learn and develop.


Debra Wright

Educator - Cook

Hi my name is Deb and I am the cook here at Warner Early Learning. I am married and have 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren. I have been cooking here for 5 years but have been cooking in total now for 27 years.

I really enjoy cooking for all the children and watching their faces when they enjoy my cooking. When I am not at work I love spending time with my family and friends.


Abbey Murdoch

Educator - Relief

Hello, my name is Abbey. I’ve worked in childcare for a year and love coming to work every day. I am studying my Certificate III at the moment. I believe that all children deserve the chance and the space to grow into the best version of themselves, and we as educators need to support each child’s unique style of learning.

I started childcare when I was fresh out of high school, it has always been my dream job and I have wanted to work in childcare since I was very young.


Britany Souter

Educator - Relief

My name is Britney and I am 18yrs old. I have just joined the Warner team as a casual and am already really enjoying it. I have just begun my journey into the childcare industry with my Certificate III and have already learnt so much.

I also am attending University where I am studying my Bachelor of Nursing which keeps me really busy.  In my spare time I enjoy catching up on my favourite tv shows and hanging out with my friends.


Jessica Patterson

Educator - Relief

Hello... My name is Jessica and I am very excited to be apart of the casual team at Warner Early Learning.

I completed my certificate 3 in children's services in 2009 and I started studying my diploma of early childhood education and care in 2017, which I'm still currently working towards finishing it in the next couple of months. I have 5 years experience working with children of all ages in an education and care setting and I have enjoyed every bit of it.

I have a strong passion when it comes to working with and supporting children with their learning. I believe children should be given plenty of opportunities for play and experiences that focus on their needs, skills and development, which will help them to grow and achieve learning outcomes.

When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with my partner and our handsome little man who was born 16th February 2018.

My hobbies include breeding reptiles, which comes in handy to educate children about different species of reptiles. It builds on the children's understanding of reptiles and I enjoy creating fun reptile themed activities and experiences, where the children can explore, create, get involved in and use their imaginations.


Megan Lynch

Educator - Relief

Hi my name is Meg and I am 19 years old. I am from Ireland. I have lived in Australia with my family for 5 years.  I am currently studying a Certificate III in Children Services. I believe that children learn more when they are in a safe and warm learning environment where they feel comfortable to explore and grow as individuals.


Gemma Lynch

Relief Educator

Hello, my name is Gemma. I have been studying and working in childcare for six months now and am absolutely loving it. My goal as an assistant educator is to help children develop their social and emotional skills and provide a warm safe place for children to learn, become confident and to try new things.


Jacinta-Anne Biddle

Relief Educator

Hello everyone, my name is Jacinta and I am 18 years old. I joined the Warner team as a casual in August and I am enjoying it so much and learning more and more every day. I am also studying my Certificate III and hold a blue card and first aid certificate. I chose childcare because I love interacting with children and watching them grow. Outside of work I like to ride my bike and learn new skills on the track. I also like to hang out with my friends and go to the beach. I love going on adventures whether it be up the street to the creek or climbing mountains.


Jennifer Singleton

Educator

Hi my name is Jennifer and I have  recently joined the team at Warner Early Learning. I am currently studying my Certificate 3 in Childcare. I am married and have 2 children who have both attended Warner Early Learning. I really enjoy working with children and look forward to helping them learn and develop new skills. 

 

 


Kyora Byrne

Relief Educator

My name is Kyora and I am 20 years old. I have been with the Warner team for a couple of months now and have loved every moment of it. I am currently studying my Certificate III but have studied early childhood while in high school. I identify as an indigenous Australian woman from the Kamilaroi tribe of Moori, NSW. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends or with my two beautiful dogs Narly and Shadow.


Natarsha Stewart

Educator

Hi, my name is Nat and I am an Educator at Warner Early Learning. I am truly passionate about providing a loving and nurturing environment where each and every child feels comfortable and confident. I know that if this is achieved, children can learn, grow and develop in ways that create well-adjusted and happy little people. I love heading outdoors on the weekend with my family and watching my little boy grow.


Trinh Pham

Relief Educator

Hi, my name is Trinh and I am a casual educator at Warner Early Learning. I am a housewife and mother and I wish to improve myself and contribute to my family as much as possible. I love children and take pride in being a part of their learning. I recently completed my certificate III in children’s services.


Zac Sansom

Relief Educator

Hi, my name is Zac and I am a casual educator at Warner Early Learning. I have been working in childcare for almost 4 years, I’m a young enthusiastic educator who prides himself on being a positive role model and mentor for children. In my spare time I love heading out with my wife and our two dogs Peppa and Millie or staying in for the day watching movies.




"I have 2 Children in Warner Early Learning and could not ask for a better centre. The quality of care is amazing, the educators are very attentive.  I have always felt comfortable and confident my children are getting the best care. I love how clean the centre is and how they do so much art with the kids, and then show it off within the rooms.

My son is now in Kindy and I can honestly not give the educators enough praise on how they are teaching him, and how much interest he is taking in learning. Every day I pick him up and he has learnt something new and is so interested in what he is being taught.

I cannot fault the centre. I love all the staff, they are always so friendly and happy to help in any way they can."

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Bonnie
Parent