Join our My School Child Care & Kindergarten Park Avenue, Rockhampton Team and become part of our family!

We are seeking passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team and make a difference in the lives of young children. As a family-owned centre, we prioritize a warm and nurturing environment, where every staff member is valued and supported. We believe in recognizing the hard work of our team, which is why we pay “Above” the award wages, ensuring fair compensation for your valuable contributions. By joining us, you’ll have the opportunity to inspire and educate the next generation, while enjoying a supportive and fulfilling work environment. Come and be a part of our team, where you can make a positive impact on the lives of children and their families!

Let us introduce you to some of our amazing team members who make My School Child Care & Kindergarten the best choice for your child’s early learning journey in Rockhampton.

Meet Rachel, our Director, who has extensive experience in early childhood education and is passionate about creating a nurturing and stimulating environment for children. She leads our team with dedication and commitment, ensuring that every child receives the best care and education.

At My School Child Care & Kindergarten, we are proud to have a team of dedicated early childhood educators who are committed to providing high-quality care and education to your children. We understand that choosing the right child care centre for your child can be a daunting task, which is why we want you to feel confident in the knowledge that your child is being cared for by the very best educators in Rockhampton.

Our team is led by our new Director, Rachel, who has extensive experience in the field of early childhood education. Rachel and her team are passionate about creating a nurturing and stimulating environment that encourages growth, development, and exploration in children. They are committed to ensuring that every child at our centre receives the individual attention and care that they need to thrive.

We invite you to drop in and meet our amazing team of educators. Our friendly and welcoming staff members are always happy to answer any questions you may have and to provide you with a tour of our purpose-built facilities. We believe that by working in partnership with families, we can provide the best possible outcomes for your child’s learning and development. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our wonderful community at My School Child Care & Kindergarten Rockhampton.

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My School Child Care & Kindergarten – Park Avenue – Management Team

Rachel Bass

Rachel Bass

Director

I am Rachel, and I am delighted to be the Nominated Supervisor at My School Child Care and Kindergarten Park Avenue. I have had the pleasure of working at this wonderful centre for 5 years and have a passion for delivering high-quality care and education. During my time here, I have had the opportunity to learn and grow in various roles, including Lead Educator and Assistant Director.

I have been fortunate to work alongside some of the most talented educators in the business, including the best owners I have ever had the pleasure of learning from, Mel & Brian. Through their guidance, I have learned the importance of creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for children and their families. I strive to continue her their by making sure that each child who walks through our doors feels loved, valued, and respected.

Working with children has always been a passion of mine, and I love seeing all their unique personalities shine through. I believe that each child deserves to be welcomed with open arms and treated with dignity and respect. The early years are some of the most important years of their lives, and as early childhood educators, we aim to give them the best possible start to life. Building individual bonds with each child is something I take great pride in, and I strive to create meaningful connections throughout the centre.

I cannot wait to meet each child and family and become an integral part of your child’s life. Please feel free to drop by for a visit, call, or email me if you have any questions or would like to schedule a tour of our beautiful centre.

Natalie Wallace

Natalie Wallace

Assistant Director

Hi there, I‘m Nat, the Assistant Director at My School Child Care & Kindergarten. It’s my pleasure to welcome you to our centre, where we are committed to providing the highest quality care and education for your child.

As an experienced early childhood educator, I have a passion for creating a nurturing and supportive learning environment where children can grow and develop emotionally, cognitively, and physically.

I believe that building strong and open relationships with our families is crucial, and I‘m always here to support you through your child’s early childhood journey. I’m also dedicated to being a supportive and approachable leader for our team, providing them with the resources and feedback they need to excel in their roles.

Thank you for considering My School Child Care & Kindergarten as your childcare provider. I look forward to meeting you and your family, and working together to give your child the best possible start in life.

Tyneille Vass

Tyneille Vass

Educational Leader

"Hello everyone, my name is Tyneille and I am thrilled to be part of the team at My School Child Care & Kindergarten in Park Avenue, Rockhampton. As an Early Childhood Educator, I believe in creating a positive and safe learning environment for every child under my care. My goal is to foster a nurturing and supportive atmosphere that promotes exploration and learning through play.

In my role as the Educational Leader at My School Child Care & Kindergarten, I am committed to providing high-quality early childhood education for each and every child. I strongly believe that every child is unique and learns in their own way. It is my responsibility to create an inclusive learning environment that caters to the individual needs of each child.

At My School Child Care & Kindergarten in Park Avenue, Rockhampton, we prioritize the safety, happiness, and respect of every child. I work hard to achieve this through positive interactions and meaningful relationships with each child. By providing exciting, fun, inspiring, and challenging learning opportunities and experiences for every child, I hope to create an environment that fosters a love of learning and exploration.

Cultural diversity is also an important aspect of our program at My School Child Care & Kindergarten in Park Avenue, Rockhampton. I believe that exposing children to different cultural ways of learning helps to build a better understanding of the world in which they live. This is why I aim to incorporate cultural diversity into our learning environment to help enrich each child’s learning and development.

Finally, I believe that the indoor and outdoor spaces where learning takes place play a vital role in the success of any early childhood education program. That‘s why I work hard to create environments that support each child’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical capabilities. I collaborate closely with our team of dedicated educators to ensure that we provide a safe, nurturing, and stimulating learning environment that supports each child’s individual needs and interests.

Thank you for considering My School Child Care & Kindergarten in Park Avenue, Rockhampton for your child’s early childhood education. I am passionate about early childhood education and look forward to supporting the growth and development of each and every child at our center."

My School Child Care & Kindergarten Early Childhood Lead Educators

Mary Thomasson

Mary Thomasson

Early Childhood Teacher

Hi, I am Mary and I am an Early Childhood Teacher with 16 years experience in the profession. I have worked in various positions in Early Education including Nominated Supervisor, however my passion lies in early education. This is my third year as Kindergarten teacher and I look forward to the many years ahead in this truly rewarding role. In 2023, I graduated with my Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) and am now a provisionally registered teacher in QLD.

At My School Child Care & Kindergarten, I believe that secure, respectful, and reciprocal relationships with each child are fundamental for children to feel safe, which, in turn, develops their sense of belonging and love for attending Kindergarten every day. I am passionate about creating inspiring, challenging learning environments both inside and outside, which cater to each child’s strengths, interests, and needs. I ensure provocations are presented using open-ended loose parts that encourage children to engage, experiment and investigate, as they learn. Loose parts provide endless opportunities for children to play and learn, as they don’t present set learning intentions, developing essential learning dispositions. Therefore, I prioritize creativity and imagination, ensuring that children can express themselves and explore through process rather than focusing on the product.

At My School Child Care & Kindergarten, I endeavor to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives within my planning, the learning environment, and the way I teach. This is important because it fulfills every Australian child’s right to know about Australia’s First Nations’ histories, knowledge systems, cultures, and languages.

I understand that each child has different intrinsic motivations, which is why I ensure that they can choose where they would like to learn. I am passionate about providing high quality, innovative, risk-taking, play-based learning to children. I view each child as capable and competent, and there is nothing a child cannot do with the support of an adult. I advocate for each child’s rights, teaching them to do the same and always strive to support them to develop life skills as they engage in experiences that develop their independence and agency, essential for future success.

At My School Child Care & Kindergarten, I believe that connections are essential. I role model this to every child, supporting them to develop the skills to successfully navigate their own friendships and conflicts independently. Every child is different, and this is the beauty of us all. Therefore, it is my role to get to know each child and family, and accordingly, I differentiate my teachings to ensure inclusion for all.

Kerry Charles

Kerry Charles

Pre Kindy Lead Educator

I’m Kerry Charles, and I am honored to serve as the Pre Kindy Lead Educator at My School Child Care & Kindergarten - Park Avenue.

With my wealth of experience as an educator, my passion lies in creating a positive and engaging environment where children can flourish and develop. I hold the belief that each child is unique, possessing their own strengths and interests. My mission is to provide personalized attention and support to every child, empowering them to realize their full potential.

In my capacity at My School Child Care & Kindergarten, I am dedicated to upholding the rights of all children, ensuring they feel valued and respected. I am a strong advocate for fostering an inclusive and diverse community that embraces various cultures and backgrounds.

Witnessing children develop their sense of identity and self-confidence through play-based learning experiences is among the most rewarding aspects of my role. I take pride in creating opportunities for children to explore and discover the world around them, nurturing a love for learning that will endure throughout their lives.

At My School Child Care & Kindergarten - Park Avenue, our focus is on establishing a welcoming and nurturing environment that supports children in their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. I am proud to be part of this exceptional team of educators and look forward to our continued collaboration in making a positive impact on the lives of the children under our care.

Thank you for taking the time to get to know me better. I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to meet you and your child soon.

Jessica Heterick

Jessica Heterick

Jnr Kindy Lead Educator

Hello,

I‘m Miss Jessica, serving as the Jnr Kindy Leader at My School Child Care & Kindergarten - Park Avenue for over 6 years. Each day presents wonderful opportunities to witness our children’s growth and development, guiding them towards becoming the best version of themselves. Being part of the My School team has been an incredible journey, and I feel grateful to collaborate with passionate and dedicated educators who share my values and beliefs.

Observing the growth, especially in our babies who possess incredible learning potential, is always astonishing. As educators, it’s our responsibility to provide them with an environment where they can thrive. My School fosters a nurturing atmosphere, ensuring children feel safe, valued, and encouraged to explore, discover, and learn through play and interaction with their peers.

I firmly believe that each child is unique, with individual strengths, interests, and abilities. As educators, we aim to identify and nurture these qualities to their fullest extent. Encouraging children to share ideas, thoughts, and questions with their peers and educators, and fostering innovative problem-solving, is a vital part of our approach.

The joy of witnessing the children in our care grow into confident and capable individuals is immeasurable. I am honored to be part of their journey and to play a role in shaping their futures. As a Lead Educator at My School Child Care & Kindergarten - Park Avenue, I take pride in knowing that I am making a positive impact on the lives of our children and their families.

Amy Spark

Amy Spark

Toddler Lead Educator

Hello there! My name is Amy, and I am a passionate child care educator at My School Child Care & Kindergarten located in Park Avenue, Rockhampton. At our centre, we believe that each child is unique and on their individual journey of growth and development. As an educator, I take great pride in being a part of this journey and celebrating every milestone with the children.

I believe that children learn best through play and flexible routines, where they feel safe, secure, and supported. In my experience, humour plays a vital role in building strong relationships with children, and it’s a joy to watch their personalities evolve and flourish.

At My School Child Care & Kindergarten, we prioritise equality and believe that every child has the right to learn. We encourage positive exploration in play, where children can make mistakes, take risks, and learn from them. As Dr. Seuss famously said, "You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!"

I feel incredibly fortunate to work in an environment where I can make a positive impact on children‘s lives every day. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our centre, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Eliza Boswood

Eliza Boswood

Nursery Lead Educator

Hello,

I am Eliza, the Nursery Lead Educator at My School Child Care & Kindergarten - Park Avenue. It is a privilege to be a part of this dedicated team of educators, contributing to the positive and enriching environment we offer.

I am deeply passionate about early childhood education, with a focus on recognizing each child as a unique individual, appreciating their strengths, interests, and abilities. I firmly believe in the power of play as a fundamental tool for optimal learning. In my role, I strive to create inspiring and engaging environments that encourage children to explore, discover, and learn at their own pace.

My teaching approach centers around providing opportunities for children to develop their curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking skills. I am committed to fostering a love for learning in each child, laying a strong foundation for their educational journey.

At My School Child Care & Kindergarten - Park Avenue, my priority is to establish a safe and nurturing space. I want every child to not only feel loved and cared for but also to enjoy a rich educational experience. I actively build open and honest relationships with both children and their families, understanding the importance of collaboration between home and the early childhood setting.

In my daily interactions, I am dedicated to helping each child reach their full potential and preparing them for future success. It is my pleasure to be a part of this community, contributing to the high-quality care and education provided at My School Child Care & Kindergarten - Park Avenue.

My School Child Care & Kindergarten Early Childhood Educators

Bethany Brown

Bethany Brown

Early Childhood Educator

Hello Families,

My name is Bethany, and I am thrilled to be a part of the My School Child Care & Kindergarten - Park Avenue, Rockhampton team. It is an incredible privilege to watch your children grow, learn, and thrive in our nurturing environment.

With a deep passion for early childhood education, my favorite part of working with children is witnessing them reach significant milestones and developing meaningful relationships with each of them. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a child’s eyes light up when they achieve something new or discover a new interest.

At My School Child Care & Kindergarten - Park Avenue, Rockhampton, I am committed to ensuring that every child receives the highest quality of care every single day. I believe in creating a safe, supportive, and engaging environment where children can explore, learn, and develop their unique talents and abilities.

I am dedicated to making sure each child feels valued and cared for, and I strive to provide personalized attention to meet their individual needs. My goal is to foster a love for learning in every child, encouraging them to become confident, curious, and independent individuals.

Thank you for entrusting me with the care and education of your children. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be a part of their early childhood journey and look forward to supporting them as they grow and achieve their full potential.

Caitlin Cunningham

Caitlin Cunningham

Early Childhood Educator

Caitlin is a dedicated member of the team at My School Child Care & Kindergarten in Park Avenue, Rockhampton. Her passion for working with children is evident in the way she talks about her work. She finds joy in coming to work each day and seeing the excitement on the children’s faces when they greet her in the morning.

Watching the children grow and achieve their milestones is another aspect of her job that Caitlin finds rewarding. Seeing the happiness and excitement in their eyes when they accomplish their goals and face challenges is a heartwarming experience. She feels a sense of pride knowing that she has played a role in their development and growth.

As an educator, Caitlin understands the importance of being there for the children and their families when they need support. She strives to form strong bonds with the children to ensure that they feel safe and secure when attending My School. Caitlin’s caring and nurturing approach makes her a valuable member of the team, and the children and families at our centre are fortunate to have her.

Casey-Lee Vener

Casey-Lee Vener

Early Childhood Educator

Casey-Lee’s message to parents at My School Child Care & Kindergarten in Park Avenue, Rockhampton highlights her passion for early childhood education and her desire to create a nurturing and supportive learning environment for the children in her care.

Having been inspired by her own children, Casey-Lee pursued a degree in education and is now dedicated to learning everything she can about early childhood development and education. Her enthusiasm for teaching young children is evident in her commitment to helping each child reach their full potential.

Watching children explore their world, overcome challenges, and grow is a particularly rewarding experience for Casey-Lee. She understands the importance of providing a safe and supportive environment for children to learn and thrive in, and strives to make meaningful connections with families to create a strong sense of community.

Casey-Lee‘s approach to learning is strengths-based, which means she values and builds on each child’s unique strengths, interests, skills, abilities, and knowledge. By doing so, she aims to provide a continuity of care that she expects for her own children.

Parents can rest assured that their children are in good hands with Casey-Lee as their educator. Her passion for early childhood education and her dedication to creating a supportive and nurturing learning environment make her an invaluable member of the My School Child Care & Kindergarten team.

Chelsea Aspinall

Chelsea Aspinall

Early Childhood Educator

Hello, my name is Chelsea Aspinall, and I am an enthusiastic and creative educator who is passionate about making a difference in children’s lives. Currently, I am pursuing my Bachelor of Education Primary with a specialisation in students with disabilities. I feel incredibly privileged to be a part of the exceptional team at My School Child Care and Kindergarten - Park Avenue, where we are all dedicated to shaping the future of every child we care for.

As a teacher, my goal is to create a safe, supportive, and stimulating environment where all students can thrive and grow. I firmly believe that every child should have the opportunity to be their authentic selves and express their unique qualities in any way they choose. At My School, we foster an environment that encourages children to develop their skills and explore their identities as they embark on their educational journey.

Within our center, we provide a wide range of play-based learning experiences that promote creativity, curiosity, and independence. I believe that learning should be an exciting and interactive process, where children are actively engaged and motivated to discover and explore the world around them. By providing diverse and stimulating learning opportunities, we empower our students to develop their full potential.

Equally important, I recognize the significance of working closely with families. By building strong partnerships and open communication, we ensure that each child’s unique needs are understood, respected, and met. Collaborating with parents and guardians allows us to create a holistic approach to education and provide the best possible support for each individual child.

As a teacher, I take great pride in my role, and my greatest hope is to make a positive impact on every child’s life and foster a love for learning. Seeing the smiles on their faces and witnessing their excitement as they embrace the joy of education brings me immense joy and fulfillment.

With warmth and enthusiasm,
Miss Chelsea

Claire Noonan

Claire Noonan

Early Childhood Educator

Hello, I’m Claire, and I am passionate about the work I do every day at My School Child Care & Kindergarten - Park Avenue, Rockhampton. It brings me immense joy to build meaningful relationships with the children in our care and to play a role in shaping their bright futures.

One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is witnessing the growth and development of each child as they progress through our various rooms, ultimately reaching Kindy. It’s a privilege to be part of their journey, supporting them every step of the way.

At My School, we prioritize creating a safe and supportive environment for every child who walks through our doors. Ensuring that they feel secure and valued is paramount to us. We strive to provide the best possible care, tailored to each child’s individual needs, to help them thrive and reach their full potential.

I am deeply committed to making a positive impact on the lives of the children in our care, helping them to grow into their best selves and preparing them for the exciting adventures that lie ahead. Thank you for entrusting us with your child’s early education journey. I look forward to welcoming you and your family to our community at My School Child Care & Kindergarten - Park Avenue, Rockhampton.

Faith Lawrie

Faith Lawrie

Early Childhood Educator

Hello, I’m Faith,

I firmly believe that every child has the right to learn, grow, and develop at their own pace. At My School Child Care & Kindergarten - Park Avenue, I am committed to creating a nurturing environment where each child feels comfortable, safe, supported, and confident.

My aim is to establish a space where children can learn through self-initiated play, guided by my assistance and support when needed. I value the importance of providing ample opportunities for children to express their individuality, allowing them to develop their unique dispositions.

I hold the belief that no room is truly successful without a bit of FUN! Incorporating enjoyable activities into the learning environment not only engages the children but also adds vibrancy to their educational experience. At My School, we understand the significance of fostering an environment where children not only learn and grow but also have fun along the way.

My commitment extends beyond mere caregiving; I am dedicated to contributing to the holistic development of each child at My School Child Care & Kindergarten - Park Avenue. By creating a nurturing, supportive, and enjoyable atmosphere, I aim to make their early education journey memorable and enriching.

Hayley Fielding

Hayley Fielding

Early Childhood Educator

Hello, I’m Hayley, an early childhood educator proudly serving at My School Child Care & Kindergarten in Park Avenue, Rockhampton. It brings me immense joy to be a part of the outstanding My School team.

My journey into early education began after the birth of my two daughters, igniting a passion that led me to pursue a career working with children. This decision has been incredibly rewarding, and I haven’t looked back since.

I firmly believe in creating a nurturing and supportive environment where each child can thrive. My commitment is to ensure that every child feels valued, respected, and embraced, fostering a sense of belonging within our community.

Witnessing children learn through play is a source of great passion for me. Seeing them explore their creativity, imagination, and take on challenges is incredibly rewarding. It’s a privilege to be part of their growth and development.

At My School Child Care & Kindergarten - Park Avenue, our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality care and education to all children. I take pride in contributing to this commitment alongside my passionate colleagues.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me. I look forward to the opportunity to meet you and your child, sharing in the joys of their educational journey at My School Child Care & Kindergarten - Park Avenue.

Hayley Manausso

Hayley Manausso

Early Childhood Educator
Isabelle Curtis

Isabelle Curtis

Early Childhood Educator
Jacinta Hardiman

Jacinta Hardiman

Early Childhood Educator

My School Child Care & Kindergarten in Park Avenue, Rockhampton is fortunate to have Jacinta as an educator who is dedicated to providing the best education possible to each child in her care. Jacinta understands that each child is unique, with their own strengths, interests, skills, abilities, and knowledge, and that it is the responsibility of educators to cherish, value, and develop these qualities to the fullest extent.

Jacinta strongly believes in creating a safe, secure, and supportive environment where children can explore, learn, and develop to their fullest potential. She encourages and supports children to seek, share, and develop innovative ideas, thoughts, questions, and answers with themselves and with others. This approach fosters children’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development and enables them to become confident, curious, and engaged learners.

Jacinta recognizes that the younger minds are the forever future, and it is essential to give them the best education now to open a wide range of doors for tomorrow. She works collaboratively with parents, families, and other educators to ensure that each child‘s individual needs and interests are met. She also emphasizes the importance of play-based learning, which is critical for children’s development and helps to nurture their creativity, imagination, and problem-solving skills.

In summary, Jacinta’s passion for providing high-quality early childhood education, her commitment to creating a safe and supportive learning environment, and her belief in the unique strengths and abilities of each child make her a valuable member of the team at My School Child Care & Kindergarten in Park Avenue, Rockhampton.

Jordan Currie

Jordan Currie

Early Childhood Educator

Hello, I’m Miss Jordan,

As one of your co-educators at My School Child Care & Kindergarten - Park Avenue, I’m excited to join the team. Although my experience in childcare has been brief, it has been the most fulfilling journey in my professional life.

The prospect of being part of the My School team and witnessing the children at Slade Point grow into amazing individuals fills me with enthusiasm. I firmly believe that children deserve the best care and love from all educators, and it’s a great blessing to have the opportunity to work with such beautiful children.

Entering the childcare industry has already proven to be a rewarding experience, and I am eager to see what 2024 has in store for us. As Dolly Parton wisely said, "If you see someone without a smile, give them yours." I am dedicated to creating a positive and joyful environment at My School Child Care & Kindergarten - Park Avenue, where children not only receive care but also experience genuine warmth and encouragement.

Looking forward to an exciting year of growth, learning, and creating beautiful memories with you and the children.

Katelyn Mears

Katelyn Mears

Early Childhood Educator

Hi! My name is Katelyn, and I am delighted to be a part of the team at My School Child Care & Kindergarten Park Avenue in Rockhampton. As an educator and a parent myself, I am truly passionate about working with children and witnessing their growth and development.

At My School, we create a nurturing and inclusive environment where every child is valued and supported. I have the privilege of watching children’s creativity and imagination blossom each day, and it brings me immense joy. It is incredible to see how they grow and learn, and I am excited to be a part of their journey this year.

For me, working with children is not just a job; it is a calling. I firmly believe that every child deserves the best head start in life and the opportunity to become amazing individuals. Regardless of their abilities or confidence levels, I am committed to ensuring that all children feel included and involved in every aspect of our activities and daily life.

As a parent of two beautiful boys, Alarik and Michael, I understand the joys and challenges of raising children. This personal experience allows me to connect with both children and parents on a deeper level. I am here to support and guide your child, providing them with personalized attention and care to help them reach their full potential.

I am truly excited to embark on this journey at My School and to meet each and every one of you. Together, let us create a nurturing and stimulating environment where our children can flourish, learn, and grow. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Thank you for entrusting your child to us at My School Child Care & Kindergarten Park Avenue. I am confident that, together, we can provide them with an exceptional early learning experience.

Warm regards,

Katelyn

Katie Perfect

Katie Perfect

Early Childhood Educator

Hello,

My name is Katie, and I am thrilled to be a part of the My School Child Care & Kindergarten Park Avenue in Rockhampton. I wanted to take a moment to share my heartfelt beliefs about early childhood education and the incredible potential each child possesses.

At My School, we embrace the notion that every child is naturally curious and innately capable of learning new things. Each child brings their unique set of interests, backgrounds, and developmental stages, which shape their individual learning journey. As early childhood educators, our role is to create a supportive learning environment that nurtures and encourages their inherent curiosity.

In our vibrant and inclusive setting, we provide endless opportunities for children to explore, discover, create new ideas, and let their imagination soar. We believe in the power of hands-on experiences, play-based learning, and the freedom to express themselves. By offering a wide range of activities, materials, and resources, we empower children to actively engage in their own learning process.

We understand that children thrive when they feel safe, secure, and valued. Therefore, we prioritize building strong relationships with each child, ensuring they feel seen, heard, and understood. These meaningful connections not only enhance their emotional well-being but also provide a solid foundation for their educational growth.

At My School Child Care & Kindergarten Park Avenue, Rockhampton, we celebrate diversity and embrace the unique qualities of each child. We believe that their cultural heritage, interests, and experiences enrich our learning community. By fostering an inclusive environment, we encourage children to appreciate and respect differences, promoting empathy and understanding.

We recognize that children‘s learning and growth extend beyond the classroom walls. We actively engage with families, creating partnerships built on trust and open communication. Collaborating with parents and caregivers, we ensure that each child’s individual needs, strengths, and interests are understood and supported. By working together, we create a holistic approach to their development and create a seamless experience between home and our centre.

I am deeply committed to providing a nurturing and stimulating environment where children feel safe, respected, and encouraged to explore their curiosities. I am dedicated to fostering a love for learning, igniting their natural sense of wonder, and promoting their overall well-being.

I am honoured to be a part of the My School Child Care & Kindergarten Park Avenue, Rockhampton team, and I cannot wait to embark on this journey with you and your child. Together, we will create an enriching and empowering experience, where children can flourish, learn, and grow to their fullest potential.

Lacey Hinchcliffe

Lacey Hinchcliffe

Early Childhood Educator

I‘m Lacey Hinchliffe, and I am beyond thrilled to join the team as an educator at My School Child Care & Kindergarten - Park Avenue, Rockhampton. It’s an incredible opportunity that I am grateful to have been granted, starting this journey in February of this year. At 16 years old, I am embarking on my path in early childhood education through a traineeship.

The inspiration for my journey into childcare sparked from witnessing the joy and happiness that caring for my older sister’s baby brought into my life. Seeing her reach different milestones filled me with immense joy and a deep sense of fulfillment. It became clear to me that every child deserves to experience love, care, and support, especially during their formative years. This belief drives my goal at My School - to create a nurturing environment where children feel valued, loved, and excited to come each day.

My top priorities revolve around providing a healthy, engaging environment conducive to the growth and learning of every child in our care. Ensuring the safety and well-being of your children is paramount to me. I strive to make My School a place where children feel safe, happy, and eager to explore their surroundings.

One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is getting to know each child individually. Every child brings something unique to the table, and I am committed to learning something new about them every day. Witnessing their creativity, resilience in overcoming challenges, and growth in social and emotional development fills me with joy and reinforces my passion for early childhood education.

I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to watch your children learn, grow, and create lasting memories at My School Child Care & Kindergarten - Park Avenue, Rockhampton. Thank you for entrusting me with the privilege of being a part of your child’s journey.

Larni Walker

Larni Walker

Early Childhood Educator

Greetings,

I‘m Larni Walker, and I’m thrilled to introduce myself as an early childhood educator at My School Child Care & Kindergarten - Park Avenue, Rockhampton. It’s an honor to be part of this esteemed institution, and I am grateful for the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of children and families in our community.

As I embark on the early years of my career in early childhood education, my passion for providing safe and high-quality care burns brightly. I am deeply committed to creating an environment that caters to the educational needs of all children, fostering their growth and development in every aspect.

My approach to childcare is centered on supporting and nurturing each child‘s individual journey. I believe in harnessing their creativity and encouraging play as a means of learning and exploration. By cultivating an environment that celebrates diversity and embraces every child’s uniqueness, I strive to empower them to dream big and embrace each day of their early childhood journey with joy and enthusiasm.

I take great pride in being a part of the My School Child Care & Kindergarten family. Together with my colleagues, I am dedicated to providing a nurturing and enriching experience for every child entrusted to our care. I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to continue this journey alongside children, parents, and fellow staff members, shaping the future generation with love, compassion, and dedication.

Thank you for considering My School Child Care & Kindergarten - Park Avenue, Rockhampton, as a partner in your child’s early education. I look forward to the privilege of contributing to their growth and development in the years to come.

Louisa Lawrie

Louisa Lawrie

Early Childhood Educator

Hi there,

My name is Louisa, and I am proud to be a part of the team here at My School Child Care & Kindergarten in Park Avenue, Rockhampton. As an early childhood educator in the nursery, I take pride in providing a safe and nurturing environment for all children, regardless of their age.

One of my favorite things about my job is being able to help children reach their milestones and excel in their everyday learning. It’s an incredible feeling to see them grow and develop before my very eyes. Additionally, I believe that building respectful bonds with both the children and their families is crucial for creating a sense of trust and connection.

Above all else, I believe that the most important aspect of working with children is creating a sense of security and love within our care. All children have the right to feel a sense of belonging, and it’s our responsibility to ensure that they feel valued and cherished. I feel privileged to be a part of their early learning journey, and I look forward to continuing to help them reach their full potential.

Thank you for entrusting your children’s care with us at My School Child Care & Kindergarten.

Best regards,
Louisa

Rachelle Baird

Rachelle Baird

Early Childhood Educator

Hi everyone, I‘m Rachelle’
As an early childhood educator at My School Child Care & Kindergarten in Park Avenue, Rockhampton, I feel privileged to be a part of the children’s lives as they grow and learn. There is no greater satisfaction than seeing a child grasp a new concept or skill and the excitement that follows when they realize what they have achieved.

One of my favourite parts of working with children is witnessing their incredible imaginations at play, both individually and in small groups. The stories they create and the worlds they build are truly awe-inspiring and always bring a smile to my face.

As an educator, I believe in not only nurturing a child‘s academic abilities but also supporting their social and emotional development. It’s important to me to build positive relationships with both the children and their families, offering guidance and support as they navigate the ups and downs of early childhood.

Ultimately, my goal is to assist each child in reaching important developmental milestones while helping them to feel valued, respected, and confident in themselves.

Tamara Ferguson

Tamara Ferguson

Early Childhood Educator

Hello families and parents,

My name is Tamara, and I am delighted to be an early childhood educator at My School Child Care & Kindergarten - Park Avenue, Rockhampton. I believe the early years of a child’s life are a whirlwind of activity, where learning is a constant process interwoven through various developmental domains such as physical, social/emotional, cognitive, and communication.

My goal is to ensure that this continuous learning journey is safe, positive, and enjoyable. I am committed to nurturing the whole child, guiding them into their next stage of development with self-confidence and a passion for lifelong learning. Each child is an individual, and as an educator, I value and develop their unique strengths, interests, skills, abilities, and knowledge to enhance their learning experience.

I strongly believe that children learn best through play. Therefore, I create opportunities for them to explore, discover, create, and imagine. Embracing cultural diversity is also fundamental to my approach. I celebrate the richness of diversity with each child, helping them understand and appreciate differences.

The learning environment plays a crucial role in the success of an early childhood program. I strive to design an environment that stimulates children‘s interests across all developmental domains. I believe the most effective learning in an early childhood setting happens through various stations that children can visit, explore, and revisit. These stations are designed to consider each child’s social skills, communication abilities, physical capabilities or challenges, and individual learning styles.

At My School Child Care & Kindergarten - Park Avenue, Rockhampton, my aim is to create a nurturing, inclusive, and stimulating environment where each child can thrive. I am dedicated to supporting your child’s growth and development, ensuring they feel valued and excited about their learning journey.

Thank you for entrusting us with your child’s early education. I look forward to partnering with you to provide the best possible start for your little ones.

My School Child Care & Kindergarten Centre Cook

Jessica Foley

Jessica Foley

Centre Cook

Jessica Foley is an exceptional centre cook and an important part of the My School Child Care & Kindergarten team in Park Avenue, Rockhampton. Her experience and expertise in the kitchen are evident in the healthy and delicious meals she prepares for the children.

Jessica’s love for her work and her passion for creating a positive environment in the kitchen shines through in everything she does. She understands that providing nutritious meals that are appealing to children is key to their overall wellbeing and development. As a result, she takes great care to create healthy meals that cater to a variety of allergies and dietary requirements.

What sets Jessica apart is her dedication to constantly improving the meals and snacks she provides. She is always on the lookout for new recipes and ingredients to incorporate into her dishes, and she takes feedback from parents and children seriously to ensure that everyone is happy with the meals she prepares.

We are fortunate to have Jessica on our team, and the children at our centre are lucky to have such a caring and talented cook. Her commitment to providing healthy and delicious meals is invaluable, and we are grateful for all of her hard work and dedication to the children’s wellbeing.