WAU - centre director photo - Michaela Hornsey
CENTRE DIRECTOR
Michaela Hornsey

DIPLOMA OF CHILDREN’S SERVICES

I have worked in Early Childhood Education for 9 years, in 2008, when the centre opened I became a qualified group leader at Waurnvale Drive Early Learning & Kinder. I then stepped up into the role of assistant director in 2012 and in 2015 I became the Centre Director. I view the educators at Waurnvale Drive EL&K as my family and enjoy developing strong relationships with the children and families within the centre.

 

 

 

 

WAU - Assistant Director photo - Aleisha KlupacsASSISTANT CENTRE DIRECTOR
Aleisha Klupacs

DIPLOMA OF CHILDREN’S SERVICES

I have worked in Early Childhood Education for over ten years, six of these years being as a qualified Room Leader here at Waurnvale Drive Early Learning & Kinder.  I have worked in many different Centres over the years and believe that Waurnvale Drive Early Learning & Kinder is an amazing centre, with so many beautiful families.  I am very proud to be the assistant director working alongside Michaela.

 

 

 

WAU - ECT photo - Maddison JoinerECT
Maddison Joiner

POSTGRADUATE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHING

After working as a nanny and coordinator in outside school care I decided to continue my passion and further my studies working with children. I completed a Postgraduate in Early Childhood Teaching at RMIT University and I am now working as the Kindergarten Teacher at Waurnvale Drive Early Learning & Kinder. I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting many wonderful children and families within our full-time Kindergarten program and I aspire to create an inspiring, creative and supportive environment that prepares children for a love of learning through their life.

 

 

 

WAU - centre cook photo - Helen EliottON-SITE COOK
Helen Eliott

CERTIFICATE III IN HOSPITALITY

I have been working at the centre since 2009 and I thoroughly enjoy cooking for the children, giving them a variety of fresh, healthy foods each day.  I have always enjoyed working with children, they are my passion.  Evidently, I have eight of my own!  Plus three step children and thirty grandchildren – so far.  When my children were younger, I took part in helping coach their teams for after school activities and teaching them the benefits of leading a healthy, active life.