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Our Staff

 

Staffing

Merino Court Childcare Centre maintains the following ratios of staff to children:

0-3 year olds (Possums) - 1:4 (1 staff for every 4 children, with 1-2 Qualified staff)

3-5 year olds (Goannas) - 1:10 (1 staff for every 10 children)

 

School Age Children:

5-12 year olds (Schoolies) - 1:10 (1 staff for every 10 children)

 

Each group spends time indoors and outdoors, with early morning and late afternoons in a mixed family setting. Our outdoor environment has different play areas to promote both socialisation and independence.

 

Our Staff:


Jen Hamilton

Role: Owner/Approved Provider/Early Childhood Teacher

Qualifications:

-Bachelor of Teaching in Early Childhood

Nellie has been the owner of Merino Court Childcare Centre since 2001. Nellie's interests include playing sports, chocolate, watching sports live in person, chocolate, watching sports on tv, chocolate, checking sports results on the internet, chocolate and chocolate. Nellie's focus at Merino Court Childcare Centre is to manage a service which provides quality care for children and supports the family.

  

Karen Howard

Role: Early Years Educator

Qualifications:

-Certificate 3 in Children's Services

-Diploma of Children's Services (Early Childhood Education and Care)

-Certified Supervisor

Karen has been with Merino Court Childcare Centre since November 2008. Karen's interests include running around endlessly after her two sons, cleaning up after them, cooking for them, cleaning up after them, cooking for them some more and also cleaning up after them. Karen's focus at Merino Court Childcare Centre is to provide a caring, comforting and positive environment, where the children can then explore, problem solve, create and work at their own pace.

 

Sue Perry

Role: Early Years Educator

Qualifications:

-Certificate 3 in Children's Services.

-Diploma of Children's Services (Early Childhood Education and Care)

-Certfied Supervisor

Sue has been with Merino Court Childcare Centre since March 2008. Sue's interests include getting her words mixed up and making those around her laugh. Sue's focus at Merino Court Childcare Centre is to provide a home like environment where children participate in a variety of experiences such as cooking and gardening.

  

Lindsey McFarlane

Role: Early Years Educator

Quailifications:

-Certificate 3 in Children's Services

-Diploma of Children's Services (Early Childhood Education and Care) (2014)

-Certified Supervisor

Lindsey has been with Merino Court Childcare Centre since March 2008. Her hobbies include watching NCIS, spending time with her husband and two children, listening to Robbie Williams and spending time with her 'fur baby' (Labradoodle).

 

Bek Scott

Role: Early Years Educator

Qualifications:

-Certificate 3 in Children's Services

Bek has been with Merino Court Childcare for three years. In her spare time she loves going to the beach, shopping and drinking coffee. Bek's focus is to develop relationships with the children she works with.

Merino Court also has a small list of casual staff. 

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