Staff in spotlight

Meet some of our team

From the CEEC Team, Meet Melissa


Early Childhood Teacher

ECE Background

Mel is passionate about hands-on, holistic and inclusive education and believes that quality relationships and engaging experiences are key to a child feels supported and engaged within the program.

Mel enjoys getting to know families and working with them to engage children’s interests and build on their strengths. Mel also sees the importance of having strong practices in place and the team working together to support the development of a quality program for children.

Melissa shares our vision and values, especially the importance of...

Providing every child with hands-on learning experiences that engage their interests, build on their strengths and build them as capable people.


Children building trusting relationships with their educators and peers, so they can feel a sense of belonging and self-confidence as they engage in play with others.


The environment is key to developing independent and capable children as they make decisions, learn through play within different spaces, and build respect for the space and people around them.


Kamal shares our vision and values, especially the importance of…


Building healthy and positive relationships with families, children and the community


Diversity; recognising, respecting and valuing differences.


Working and supporting each other in partnership and teams to achieve collective goals and positive outcomes.


From the NEEC Team: Meet Kamal


Certificate 3 Educator

ECE Background

Kamal loves her role as an early childhood educator. In her previous work history, she has worked as a hairdresser for four years. After becoming a mother, she took a break from her career and that’s when she found her love for educating children. Kamal’s journey started two years ago as a casual educator leading towards a permanent position at NEEC.

Kamal strongly believes that children need the assurance of being loved and cared for while they are enjoying an educational environment. A sense of security and trust are very important components of her relationship with each child. Her role in NEEC provides opportunities for children to explore, discover, create and imagine. She values each child’s strengths, interests, skills, abilities and knowledge and uses it to extend on their learning. Kamal was born and brought up in India which she believes has influenced her love to celebrate and cherish each and every moment of a child’s development just like any festival or occasion.

From the WEEC Team: Meet Isabella


Certificate 3 Educator

ECE Background

Isabella completed her Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care in December 2020 at Northmead Early Education Centre and is very grateful for SEEC’s support throughout her traineeship. Currently Isabella is the educator in WEEC’s Early Learner’s room and is loving every minute of it… “SEEC has helped me grow as a person and as an Educator”.

Isabella became a childcare educator as she believes it is a career with plenty of opportunities to explore a variety of avenues. She has always been drawn to children and has a natural affinity with them.

Isabella believes the early years of a child’s life are very important. Making them feel safe, secure, loved, and a sense of belonging helps them grow to be confident children and then adults. Her goal working at WEEC is to support the ongoing learning programs that will last past the preschool years. Her future goal is to complete her Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Isabella shares our vision and values, especially the importance of…

We nurture supportive, respectful, and reciprocal relationships so that everyone has a sense of belonging in our service.


We work and support each other in partnership and teams to achieve collective goals and positive outcomes.


We act with honesty, openness and ethical behaviour to our team, children, families and community.