Natalie Smith

Early Childhood Teacher/Centre Co-Director

  • Bachelor of Early Education Birth to Five years
  • Diploma in Children’s Services
  • Nominated Supervisor
  • Educational Leader of Giggles ELC
  • Oversees the entire Educational Curriculum for the organisation

Why Childcare?

Ever since I was little I knew I wanted to teach. I began doing volunteer work in childcare centres during my high school years. From school I went straight into studying. I love having the opportunity to educate young minds but also knowing that each day they teach me something too! I feel a sense of achievement when the children leave us for big school, knowing we have done all we can to prepare them for this next stage of their life. My passion lies in teaching and watching the children learn and mentoring the educators to provide a high quality program that challenges the children.

Vanessa Holding

Compliance Manager/Early Childhood Teacher

  • Bch. of Teaching and Learning (Primary)
  • Bachelor of Early Education Birth to Five years
  • Diploma in Children’s Services
  • Oversees the entire Educational Curriculum for the organisation

Why Childcare?

I chose childcare as I have always had a passion for children since a young age. I enjoy walking into a room and have their faces light up when they see me. I feel we have one of the most important jobs in the world – teaching the children of tomorrow. It is my goal to provide exciting, stimulating and engaging activities for the children to learn through play. Watching the children learn and grow over the time I spend with them is so rewarding.

Why Giggles ELC?

I love working at Giggles as I have a passion for early education and feel privileged to be teaching the children of tomorrow. Giggles allows me to teach children in a fun, stimulating, engaging and loving environment.

Natasha Miller-Woods

Educator 2-3 Room

  • Certificate III in Children’s Services

Why Childcare?

I have always loved children. I love helping them learn and seeing them overcome obstacles.

Why Giggles?

I love the diversity the centre welcomes and celebrates.

Wasana Kultonthong

Educator – Room Leader – Under 2 Room

  • Diploma in Children’s services

Why Childcare?

I love to work with children and I feel privileged to be a part of all children’s growth and development.

Rachel Jennings

Centre Co-Director/Early Childhood Educator

  • Director, Early Childhood Teacher
  • Educating in our centres since 2006

Why Childcare?

Ever since I was a young child I have always loved children and knew that I wanted to work with them. It is a privilege to be an educator to these young children and being able to watch them grow and develop each day as we work in partnership with the families. The children brighten up my day each and everyday.

Natalie Packer

Trainee

Why Childcare?

I’ve always known I wanted to teach. Watching and helping children grow and learn honestly brings me so much joy! I love childcare because you are constantly learning and each day is different.

Why Giggles?

I love working in such a diverse and supportive team with awesome kids and lovely families!

Cecilia Santos

Room Leader 2-3 Room

  • Diploma in Children’s Services

Why Childcare?

I have always loved kids and being able to guide and nurture their development is my passion. Being part of their day to day growth is truly amazing and fulfilling. Children are all unique, and to know that I can help them grow is so rewarding.

Why Giggles?

From day one, walking into Giggles I could feel a sense of belonging and community. The children and staff were all very welcoming and I wanted to be a part of it.

Anutra Leeman

Educator 2-3 Room

  • Diploma in Children’s Services

Why Childcare?

I love working with children and enjoy watching them show the world who they are. Interacting with young children keeps you active and happy.

Why Giggles?

Friendly people and beautiful setup.

Melissa Talevski

Trainee

Why Childcare?

Since my early teens I’ve been interested in caring for children, I developed a real interest in children in high school when I started studying child studies, I enjoyed the class and did work experience at a childcare and knew that I wanted to work in the field. I enjoy watching children learn and as well as watching them overcome obstacles and achieving milestones.

Why Giggles?

Giggles is a supportive and caring workplace that has helped me learn and grow as a trainee, I appreciate the centres “play based” learning approach as I do believe play is an vital key in children’s development.

Livia Patricio

Educator – Educator Under 2 Room

  • Certificate 3 in Children’s Services
  • Working towards Diploma in Children’s Services

Why Childcare?

I have always loved children since I was very young and after I decided to leave my lawyer career in my country I thought that I could do something that I really enjoy. I feel very privileged to be part of shaping children’s life’s and I can see a meaning on my path on this world by making sure that the children know they are loved and valued, helping them growing with character and skills to be able to enjoy life.

Why Giggles?

I chose Giggles because it is an environmental friendly service where the educational leader is always concerned to improve the practices about sustainability, thinking not only on ourselves, but most of all about the tomorrow world, so the future generations can grow safe and happy.

Magda

Casual

Why Giggles?

I love children, i got to experience with my own children. I love to join in with their activities and games. The children are Giggles are happy and loving which makes me feel welcome.

Suzy

Casual