Staff

Name:Paula Holt.                                                                                                  C:\Users\Manager\Pictures\staff photos 2018\!cid_BE01EFFE-F657-408D-BF89-4F6CCB4E8ED3@gateway.jpg

Qualification: Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies, Cert IV TAA, Diploma of Management, Diploma of Human Resource Management, Diploma of Business (Governance)

Years working with children: 22

Years working at the LCC: 20

In the next few years I hope to: LCC successfully complete our NQF assessment achieving the highest rating or excellent.

I work with children because: I enjoy seeing children’s development. I enjoy their honesty their personality. I enjoy working with families and our wonderful educators.


Name: Kirsten HerraldC:\Users\Manager\Pictures\staff photos 2018\!cid_3FD005F6-EBDC-4C59-93C8-CDA5666C55D7@gateway.jpg

Qualification: Bachelor of Early childhood Studies, Cert IV TAA

Years working with children: 20 years

Years working at LCC: 20 years

In the next few years:  Traveling the world…… Oh and teaching the children in the funded 4 year old.

I work with children because: It gives me great joy to see children grow and I like to be part of that.


Name: Tammy McCaughanC:\Users\Manager\Pictures\staff photos 2018\!cid_216346AC-2A02-4184-92D2-3086BEE53FA9@gateway.jpg

Qualification: Diploma of Children’s Services

Years working with children: 7 Years

Years working at LCC:  5 years

In the next few years: To continue working with children, extend my knowledge via completing further studies. To have my own children.

I work with children because: I really enjoy interacting and educating children. This is a job I know that I am good at!



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Name: Cindy Smith

Qualification:  Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies

Years working with children: 18 years

Years working at LCC:  17 years

In the next few years: I hope to continue working in the early childhood field as a 3 year old kinder teacher as well as extending and improving the 3 year old program

I work with children because: I enjoy being able to come to work and educate children. Every day is different, fun and exciting. Children have so much they want to learn and it is a rewarding experiences being able to teach them.


Name: Natalie Anderson C:\Users\Manager\Pictures\staff photos 2018\!cid_E709CC6B-3F16-49DC-AD89-EA7FC39BE691@gateway.jpg

Qualification: Diploma of children’s services

Years working with children: 18 years

Years working at LCC: 17 years

In the next few years: Continue working at this magnificent centre

I work with children because: you just don’t know what you’re going to get each day. Every single day is completely different and I love to see the children develop and grow



Name: Sioban FitzgeraldC:\Users\Manager\Pictures\staff photos 2018\!cid_3E36FB63-1914-4442-A8B4-94797DE4BF05@gateway.jpg

Qualification: Associate Diploma in social science in child care

Years working with children: 24 years

Years working at LCC: 21 years

In the next few years: probably still doing the same.

I work with children because: I love seeing them develop with confidence.



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Name: Alexa Anderson

Qualification: 13 years of early childhood experience at LCC

Years working with children: 13 years

In the next few years: I will continue to work at LCC

I work with children because: I enjoy my work and to give positive input into their learning and development


Name: Evie BerginC:\Users\Manager\Pictures\staff photos 2018\!cid_C2907162-9B7E-4708-BF5C-BB1CAEE62820@gateway.jpg

Qualification: Certificate III in children’s services

Years working with children: 17

Years working at LCC: 10

In the next few years: I hope to continue at LCC until retirement

I work with children because: It’s rewarding to help children learn and a privilege to be in their company and share in early childhood, it’s such an important time in life.                              




Name: Thiesa Bolitho

Qualification: Diploma in children’s servicesC:\Users\Manager\Pictures\staff photos 2018\!cid_495B9B83-7485-4850-91B5-36CD8F802375@gateway.jpg

Years working with children: 12

Years working at LCC: 6

In the next few years: I would like to continue working full time. I’d also like to update my studies.

I work with children because: I enjoy seeing the world through the eyes of a young child. Everything is new and waiting to be discovered.



Name; Alanna CrewC:\Users\Manager\Pictures\staff\DSCF5823.JPG

Qualification: Diploma in Children’s services

Years working with children: 8

Years working at LCC: 5

In the next few years: To start my own family and working part time

I work with children because:  I enjoy being part of children’s development, guiding an teaching them along the way is very rewarding



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Name Sally Trease  

Qualification: Diploma

Years working with children: 16

Years working at LCC: 13

In the next few years: continue working at this wonderful workplace. I’m so lucky to be a part of this awesome team.

I work with children because: every child is unique and has their own story. I love to get to know every single child.



Name: Lisa Dwyer C:\Users\Manager\Pictures\staff photos 2018\!cid_5C2D7E22-D901-41A8-AFBF-4589A772647B@gateway.jpg

Qualification: Certificate III in children’s services

Years working with children: 7

Years working at LCC: 7

In the next few years: Enjoying covering breaks and to continue in this role.

I work with children because: Since having my own child I have always loved children. Working with children is very rewarding and stimulating. I feel I can make a difference in their lives. Teaching, helping and supporting all children to grow and develop to their potential.


Name: Bridgette O’Brien

Qualification: Diploma

Years working with children: 6C:\Users\Manager\Pictures\staff photos 2018\!cid_9043F4B5-D24A-4B06-8ABC-796F645B6614@gateway.jpg

Years working at LCC: 5

In the next few years: Continuing to work part time after returning from maternity leave.

I work with children because: I enjoy watching young children thrive as we educators teach them skills they can carry through.



Name: Renee WarrenC:\Users\Manager\Pictures\staff photos 2018\!cid_84EEE411-C63E-4B61-A366-C8856E5ADF1B@gateway.jpg

Qualification: Administration

Years working at LCC: 5

In the next few years: Continue in my role as Administration and help LCC to be the best it can be.

I work with children because: I love working with all the children, families and staff at LCC




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Name: Lucy Hobbs

Qualification: Diploma

Years working with children: 3

Years working at LCC: 3

In the next few years: Continue working full time.

I work with children because: Children are amazing.


Name: Maddie DowelC:\Users\Manager\Pictures\staff photos 2018\!cid_2BB4DDD0-FD9F-4D47-9925-1C6E31EADB67@gateway.jpg

Qualification: Diploma in chare and education, diploma of Business (Governance)

Years working with children: 7

Years working at LCC: 4

In the next few years: Still working at LCC. Maybe more study, starting a family of my own

I work with children because: It is very rewarding to see children grow and develop and thrive.


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Name: Jaslin Kelly

Qualification: Diploma

Years working with children: 6

Years working at LCC: 3

In the next few years: Continue to work with children

I work with children because: Satisfaction of knowing I can have a positive impact on the children’s lives



Name: Tharanga DeSilvaC:\Users\Manager\Pictures\staff\DSCF5816.JPG

Qualification: Diploma

Years working with children: 4

Years working at LCC: 4

In the next few years: Spending time with my family and still working here.

I work with children because: Because they are so cute.


Name: Clare WilliamsC:\Users\Manager\Pictures\staff photos 2018\!cid_0E610CC5-C673-4FFF-8827-1A5FAE6B7D10@gateway.jpg

Qualification: Diploma

Years working with children: 15

Years working at LCC: 9

In the next few years: I would love to Travel Australia with my family.

I work with children because: It’s always exciting


Name: Margot Essex                                                                                          C:\Users\Manager\Pictures\staff\img-160729134930-001.jpg

Qualification: Diploma, currently study for Bachelor

Years working with children: 3

Years working at LCC: 3

In the next few years: what I am doing now. I love my job

I work with children because: it’s such a rewarding career. It’s wonderful to be part of children’s learning and development, from the big ‘Ah ha’ moments to the wonder and curiosity expressed over the smaller things. Every day is filled with adventure and joy and it’s amazing to be a part of that.



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Name: Ella Rushton

Qualification: Diploma in care and education, Diploma of Business (Governance)

Years working with children: 8

Years working at LCC: 3

In the next few years: Continue to work at LCC and further develop my career with training and experience.

I work with children because: I want to be a part of making a positive difference to their lives and futures. Early childhood is an important part of life.





Name: Andrew RossC:\Users\Manager\Pictures\staff photos 2018\!cid_6FAE53A1-A311-4CED-B373-836B96C5BEC9@gateway.jpg

Qualification: Graduate Diploma in Education

Years working with children: 2

Years working at LCC: 2

In the next few years: Continue to develop my professional skills, and establish a garden in the house my wife and I recently purchased.

I work with children because: Early childhood is where I can make the greatest difference in the lives of the most important people. This is the time where we develop lifelong dispositions for learning and qualities such as respect for ourselves and others.



Name: Amber SeolC:\Users\Manager\Pictures\staff photos 2018\!cid_28DBA821-281C-4187-8562-61B0B5B12939@gateway.jpg

Qualification: cert 3

Years working with children: 8

Years working at LCC: 1

In the next few years: have full time work

I work with children because: I love watching children learn and grow



Name: Christie NelsonC:\Users\Manager\Pictures\staff photos 2018\!cid_CAE2C263-8CB9-4FD7-AE6D-41D12605063C@gateway.jpg

Qualification: Diploma

Years working with children: 2

Years working at LCC: 1

In the next few years: I’m looking forward to implementing the knowledge gained from my studies and casual work at the children’s centre in a permanent role to establish lasting relationship with children and families.

I work with children because: I enjoy helping them build the foundations for their learning for the rest of their lives.




Name: Danielle Kerr

Qualification: Diploma

Years working with children: 7

Years working at LCC: 7

In the next few years: raising my children and continue working part time

I work with children because: I love them




Name: Ashlee Van Rooy

Qualification: Certificate 3

Years working with children: 2 C:\Users\Manager\Pictures\staff photos 2018\!cid_5DB20C58-EA94-47F8-BFF8-BD34D2DB4A96@gateway.jpg

Years working at LCC: 1

In the next few years: I hope to go overseas to Europe

I work with children because: It’s rewarding seeing the children grow and develop into their own individual person