Management and Leadership
Licensee / Approved Provider
Malcolm and Laurie along with their family are passionate about the value of high-quality early childhood education and care and are very proud to present their centre as a warm and welcoming environment in which children and their families can feel safe and secure. They believe their staff are of the very highest quality and that parents should be confident when they leave their children that they are in a professional, well run and maintained centre. They believe that learning takes place naturally where children feel comfortable and supported and it is their aim to uphold that philosophy.
Operations Manager / Nominated Supervisor
Marni joined Carina Heights Child Care and Development in 2013 after previously working at Prior Street Child Care and Development since 2007. She holds a Bachelor of Early Childhood, a Diploma of Children’s Services as well as Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment. She also holds a Certificate 3 in Children’s services and a Certified Supervisor certificate.
In her role of Nominated supervisor Marni works in collaboration with her colleagues and management team, to create a fun filled, educational environment of the highest standard. As a Nominated Supervisor she is open to change and ongoing learning and is committed to quality improvement not just for herself but for the whole centre.
Working closely with the service’s Educational Leader Marni aims to help guide and support her colleagues in matters relating to programming and the learning environment. Having many years’ experience as a lead educator and mentor in long day care and involvement in the children’s services training industry, Marni is skilled in motivating others, introducing and developing new initiatives and assisting the rest of management team to disseminate information about current legislation, curriculum guides and policies.
Her aim is to work collaboratively with staff, families and the community to produce the best possible outcomes for all children and to create a learning community where individuals are valued and empowered to take ownership of their learning journey.
Director / Nominated Supervisor (Parental leave cover)
Kim started her childcare career in long day care in 2015, as an assistant in the Kindergarten room. She continued her career progression taking on the Assistant Director position along with running her own room. During the role of Assistant Director Kim built positive working relationships with the children, families and staff in her Centre.
In 2017 Kim moved to the Outside School Hours sector taking on the Coordinator position. Whilst Kim enjoyed the learning experience that the OSHC setting provides, Kim found that her passion is within the long day care sector.
Kim is excited to be moving back into long day care and is looking forward to developing reciprocal and respectful relationships with the families and children within the service.
During Kim’s time in child care, she shares her passion and enthusiasm for quality care with her team. Kim is always open to feedback and suggestions on ways to improve herself, her team and the centre so that we are providing the highest level of care possible.
Kim is currently studying her Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood, is first aid & CPR qualified.
Valecia (Currently on Maternity Leave) is on of the Assistant Educators in the Blue Room working Monday to Friday. Valecia is very familiar with the Early Years Learning Framework and children are her passion. She has been working in early childhood since 2005, spending nine years in the one centre. During this time, she gained experience as an assistant educator, lead educator and director before joining the CHCCD community in 2015. She holds a Diploma of Children’s Services and a Certified Supervisor certificate. Valecia finds it rewarding to see children grow and learn every day and is very excited about helping them become the best version of themselves. She loves seeing children have fun in a stimulating environment that can be enjoyed by all. She looks forward to getting to know the children and families of the Blue Room.
Chiu-Fen is one of the Assistant Educators working in the Green Room on Thursdays and Fridays. Chiu-Fen joined the CHCCD team in 2017 and has since become a critical member of our team. She completed a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care in 2016 with an award of Academic Excellence from QLD TAFE. She was a registered primary teacher and dietitian in Taiwan back in 1990s then married an Australian and migrated to Brisbane in 1997. She has been teaching Chinese at a school in Brisbane since 2004. Chiu-fen has experience working in family day care, after school care and within long day care. With experience in working with children of different ages, Chiu-Fen understands the importance of caring for them in a wholistic way. Chiu-fen strives to acknowledge each child’s unique individual physical, mental and emotional development stages as well as their strengths, interests, and cultural background.
Sheela (Currently on Maternity Leave) joined Carina Heights Childcare and Development in July 2016. Prior to this she was working as a volunteer and casual educators and outside school hours’ care assistant for a span of 6 months. She has been living with her family in Australia for 7 years and has successfully completed a Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care. Sheela believes that through kindness and gentle guidance, she can encourage children in her care to be the best they can be. Further she believes her job is to nature children emotional, whilst encouraging their learning in all areas of development.
Jordan is the Assistant float in the Aqua Room Monday to Friday. Jordan’s early childhood experience began in 2012, whilst he commenced at Carina Heights Child Care & Development in early 2013. He really enjoys being a part of the Carina Heights community, working alongside wonderful educators and families. Jordan has worked with children of various ages throughout our CHCCD centre. He believes that every child and family is unique, and he strives to create a warm and welcoming environment where children can learn and are free to explore and build on their curiosity and interests. Jordan holds a Certificate 3 in Children’s services. Jordan holds current certificates in First Aid CPR, Anaphylaxis and Asthma training as well as the certified Blue Card
Paula joined the Carina Heights team in 2017, bringing over 30 years experience working in early childhood. Paula holds a Certificate 3 in Child Care and a Food Safety Supervisor qualification. Paula was instrumental in developing a nutritious menu – offering to the children (birth to school age) food reflective of a diverse variety of flavours, textures, smells and colours.
Bronwyn has been at Carina Heights Child Care & Development since 2009 as one of our lovely admin girls. She not only holds Certificates in Office Management and International Cash Management, but has also achieved a Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Primary School Teacher Aide. Bronwyn feels that this gives her the best of both worlds, getting to use all her skills and knowledge in our centre where she can build a rapport with the children and their families – making them feel at ease as soon as they enter the centre. Bronwyn is also a qualified Justice Of The Peace.
Carina Heights Child Care & Development
35 Gallipoli Road Carina Heights QLD 4152
Ph: 07 3398 1600
Fax: 07 3398 1366
Carina Heights Child Care & Development is located in Brisbane's south east.
The centre is close to bus routes /stops, while the Carindale Shopping Centre is close by.
Opening Hours: 7am to 6pm