Educators and Employment
Our educators play an integral part in the education and care of children here at ACC.
The Committee of Management works hard to provide a stimulating and positive work environment with many exciting "perks" offered to assist with retention of educators and the recruitment of future educators.
Those benefits include:
Discount for educators who have children attending the Centre
"Wellness" program - includes massage, yoga and immunisation
Above award salary (currently 6% above award) for educators employed under the Children's Services Award
Above ratio educators to children in every room: to feel safe and secure in their learning environments, children need familiar educators to support, to comfort, to cheer and to scaffold their actions each and every day; individual educators also have the support and assistance of their room teams to strive to be the best version of themselves each and every day
Purpose built educators' room with kitchen facilities
Paid social functions (quarterly)
Twice yearly educators' training days
Excellent training and development opportunities
To find out more about the Ashwood Children's Centre educators, click here and view the teachers in each room.
Fiona Sherlock Centre Manager Qualified ECE
Jodie Hally Assistant Centre Manager Qualified ECE
Daria Utrobina Bookkeeper
Kim Lewis Educational Leader Early Childhood Teacher
To ensure our children and families receive the best quality of care, we have worked hard over the past 10 years to develop and grow our very own built in “relief team”. These educators are employed either full time or part time to cover planned absences including annual leave and rostered days off. They are an important part of our staffing team to ensure consistency for our children and families when regular educators are on leave.
Aside from the permanent relief team members, we also have a casual pool of educators who work with us as needed. They are regular faces here each week, and work with the room educators to support children and families in their learning spaces. Their role includes cover for unexpected absences such as sick leave, usually identified with little notice – the casual team springs into action!
Centre Management will often be seen across all rooms providing relief for tea breaks and short periods of time as required. This gives our management team the opportunity to assist in the learning spaces, to form relationships with children with whom we don’t work every day, and to interact with our educators to monitor their professional development needs.
On rare occasions, usually mid Winter when our regular faces are on sick leave, we do need to use an agency educator to manage some of our leave requirements. We choose to use McArthurs Agency, who can usually provide us with the same educators to provide some consistency for children, Centre educators and parents when the agency educator is working at ACC.
Permanent Relief Educators
Tovah Nguyen Qualified ECE
Komal Tausalkar Qualified ECE
Manisha Chavda Qualified ECE
Casual Relief Educators
Maryse Cabraal Trained ECE
Georgie Favaro Early Childhood Teacher Qualified ECE
Catherine Thyreum Qualified ECE
Felicity Brooks Qualified ECE
Sunny Kim Qualified ECE
Chloe Standen Qualified ECE
Lisa Norton Cook
Lisa Battershell Qualified ECE