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 holds a Diploma in Early Education and Care and holds a Certificate IV in Youth Work.
Rachael can assist families with all matters and enquiries about the Childcare Centre and Young Parent Program, 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 - Sammi
Our Parent Support Worker, Sammi, supports the Young Parents to achieve their educational goals while they develop parenting and life skills through the Young Parent Program. The Parent Support Worker can assist parents with housing needs, centrelink claims, referrals to external services and provides case management.
To get in touch with Sammi, you can call her on 9247 0291 or text/call on 0432 503 426
Educational Leader - Mel
Mel started with Teen Family Centre this year as our Educational Leader 2 days a week. Mel helps motivate, guide and support our educators with our delivery of our program and curriculum. Mel has been a fantastic addition to the team and has implemented some great improvements to our program delivery within the service. She is also an incredible mentor to all of our staff members.
Centre Cook - Lauren
Lauren started with this Teen Family Centre this year. You can find her cooking up amazingly healthy meals for the children in the Childcare Centre. If parents and families have any requests for food or meals to be provided, Divjot is the person to speak to. She is at the centre every day from 8.30am until 1pm.
Toddler Room Leader - Keely
Keely is our dedicated room leader in the Toddler room, caring for the children between the ages of 2 and 5 years.Keely loves to engage with our families and provide updates to parents on their child's day at the childcare. Keely 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 - Annalise
Annalise is our Qualified Educator in the Toddler room, along with Keelyi. 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 - 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.
Cert III Trainee Educator - Makalah
Makalah started with Teen Family Centre this year as a Certificate III Trainee. Makalah is new to the Early Childhood and Education Industry but brings a great deal of knowledge and support from growing up in a big family with multiple younger brothers and sisters. Makalah works between the babies and the toddler room and has been a valued addition to our team.
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. Each of our rooms also has their own pet fish that the children feed and observe daily. Our pets are included in our activities and visit us in the centre regularly to join in on our activities.