Meet the Staff!
Director - Laura
Laura is our dedicated and passionate Director. Laura began at the Teen Family Centre in 2011 as a Parent Support Worker, and has worked each role during her time at the Centre. Laura has a background in Childcare, Community Services and Disability Services. Laura is passionate about creating safe, caring and fun environments for young parents and their children.
Assistant Director - Rachael
Our Assistant Director Rachael has been with the Teen Family Centre since 2020 and has a passion to provide quality care for children and young people who access the service. Rachael is currently studying her Certificate IV in Youth Work.
Rachael can assist families with all matters and enquiries about the Childcare Centre, you can find Rachael in the office from Monday to Friday.
You can contact Rachael on 9247 0291 or text/call on 0402 970 966
Parent Support Worker - Rheannan
Rheannan has been with the Teen Family Centre since 2018, and is our dedicated Parent Support Worker. Rheannan is available to all families who access the Centre for support and assistance in a range of matters.
Rheannan has completed both her Certificate IV and Diploma in Youth Work, and strives to create a safe, friendly and caring environment for young parents to develop parenting and life skills. Rheannan delivers the Young Parent Program every Thursday and is available to chat to you today about the Young Parent Program.
Rheannan is our go to person for all matters Centrelink, so feel free to contact her with any Centrelink Concerns!
To get in touch with Rheannan, you can call her on 9247 0291 or text/call on 0432 503 426
Assistant Parent Support Worker - Debra
Debra joined the team in January 2021, and works alongside Rheannan to provide support and assistance to families. Debra is in the office every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Debra is also the Educational Leader, and provides opportunities for the Childcare Educators to develop and plan the programming for the children in the Childcare Centre.
Debra is currently undertaking her Certificate IV in Youth Work and is always available to chat to about the Young Parent Program or Childcare information. Feel free to call 9247 0291 to chat to Debra.
2IC - Lauren
Lauren is a long standing member of the Teen Family Centre, having started in 2014. Lauren is experienced in working with all age groups, and is passionate about Early Childhood Education and Care. Lauren is always happy to show families through the Childcare Centre and answer any questions they may have about the service and the centre.
You can find our Centre Cook creating nutritious and delicious meals for the children from our centre kitchen. They takes care in ensuring that all nutritional needs and allergies are incorporated into each meal they creates. They are always open to new suggestions for the menu, so feel free to chat to our Cook about a meal suggestion you would like seen added to the Centre Menu.
Toddler Room Leader - Abbey
Abbey is our dedicated room leader in the Toddler room, caring for the children between the ages of 2 and 5 years. Abbey loves to engage with our families and provide updates to parents on their child's day at the childcare. Abbey is always available to chat, and happy to help out any families.
Baby Room Leader - Sharon
Sharon is our Room Leader in the Babies room and joined the Teen Family Centre in 2021. Sharon strives to create opportunities for children to develop and grow in a friendly learning environment. You can speak to Sharon at any time, you will find her creating amazing learning experiences for our babies aged 8 weeks up to 2 years.
Qualified Educator - Ellis
Ellis is a qualified educator in the Babies Room and has been a valued member of the Teen Family Centre since 2020. Ellis is bubbly and friendly, and welcomes all families into our centre in the morning! Ellis and her team create positive experiences for children from 8 weeks to 2 years.
Qualified Educator - Keely
Keely joins Sharon, Anny and Ellis in our Baby room, Keely has worked in Childcare for 6 years, and has been with the Teen Family Centre since 2020. Keely enjoys hearing the stories from the children about their days and weekends.
Qualified Educator - Annalise
Annalise is our Qualified Educator in the Toddler room, along with Abbey and Jaime. Annalise joined the Teen Family Centre in 2019. Some days, Annalise will bring in her pet rabbit, Donut, to join us in activities and meet the children. Donut is incredibly friendly and loves to cuddle.
Assistant Educator - Jaime
Happy, Bubbly, Laughing Jaime can be found in our Toddler Room! Jaime enjoys playing and delivering the activities for the children. Jaime's laugh can be heard throughout the centre, and this is why she cant win at Hide and Seek.
Assistant Educator - Anny
Anny is our longest standing Childcare Educator! she has been with the Teen Family Centre sine 2012 and enjoys the time she spends with the babies in the Babies Room. Anny is known as the "Baby Whisperer" as all the babies love her, and are drawn to her positive attitude.
Childcare Centre Pets
We have many pets here at the Teen Family Centre who we care for each day. Raven, Raptor and Hei-Hei are our 3 Silkie Chickens. Harley, Easter Bunny (EB) and Snowflake are our rabbits. Lastly we have Harry our guinea pig. Our pets are included in our activities and visit us in the centre regularly to join in on our activities.