Our staff are our most valuable asset. Each educator brings their own individual skills and experiences to the classroom enhancing their own personal teaching style.

We believe that the foundation of quality educational childcare for children lies in the experienced and qualified educators in our centre. We encourage and support educators to continue their personal and professional education and development within the workplace both through formal study and on-the-job training.

All of our educators meet the requirements set out by the Education and Care Services National Regulations and offer the highest levels  of childcare. All staff hold First Aid, Asthma & Anaphylaxis certificates and regularly update this training.

We encourage you to come and visit the centre, meet the educators who will care for, support and educate your child, see the friends your child will make, read about the day’s activities and adventures, let us show and tell the treasures we’ve created and inspect our first class facility and adventure packed playground!


Amy Nordien – ECT

Director – started 2008

Rebekah Stephenson – Diploma (studying ECT)

Assistant Director  – started 2018

Lissa Burnett – Cert III

Administration Manager – started 2009



Sugargliders Educators (0-2years)

Catherine Olbinado – Diploma (studying ECT)

Sugargliders Lead Educator – started 2017

Samantha Salmon – Cert III

Sugargliders Educator – started 2020

Hye Jin Ku – Cert III

Sugargliders Educator – started 2020


Bilbies Educators (2-3years)

Ying Ju – Diploma (studying ECT)

Bilbies Lead Educator – started 2013

Amethyst Powley-Burnett – Studying Diploma

Bilbies Educator – started 2018

Ania Aili – Cert III (studying Diploma)

Bilbies Educator – started 2017

Nasrin Aliakbarian – Cert III

Bilbies Educator – started 2012


Quokkas Educators (3-4years)

Ana Aliste – Diploma

Quokkas Lead Educator – started 2019

Renee McCourt – Diploma

Quokkas Educator – started 2019

Rose Rumble – Cert III

Quokkas Educator – started 2010


Kangaroos Educators (4-5years)

Rebekah Stephenson – Diploma (studying ECT)

Kangaroos Lead Educator  – started 2018

Jenny Drake – ECT

Kangaroos Teacher – started 2012

Jessica Allison – Diploma

Kangaroos Educator – started 2019


Centre Relief Educators

Karen Curran – ECT

Centre Relief Teacher – started 2010-2016, returned 2019

Bianca Zhang – Cert III (Studying Diploma)

Centre Relief Educator – started 2021



Adam Dembowski – Diploma of Hospitality

Centre Cook – started 2020


Brookvale ELC Out Of School Hours Care


Isaac Burton

OOSHC & Vacation Care Educator – started 2019

Isabella Tycho

OOSHC & Vacation Care Educator – started 2019

Lachlan Cale

OOSHC & Vacation Care Educator – started 2020

Haley Golding

OOSHC & Vacation Care Educator – started 2020

Sapphire Powley-Burnett

OOSHC & Vacation Care Educator – started 2020

Mikaela Atienza

OOSHC & Vacation Care Educator – started 2020