Our Team

Tara

I’m Tara Redmond, the Service Manger here at Cranbourne Central Early Learning Centre. I have a degree in early childhood education and 15 years’ experience both in Australia and the UK.  I love living locally and being part of the community and feel very strongly that young children should have a high quality early childhood experience.

 Joining Cranbourne Central Early Learning centre was a wonderful opportunity for me to create something amazing for families and to join a company that shared my values.

Foundation Early Learning is dedicated to giving children the best child care and early learning experience and to providing a solid platform for their lifelong learning.  I really admire their high quality educational programs and can’t wait to deliver them for your children’s benefit.

I am particularly passionate about children learning through self-discovery and think that one of the best ways for them to learn is by being in nature. That’s why I love our well thought-out indoor-outdoor play areas so much.

I am proud of the wonderful child care centre at Cranbourne Central and really looking forward to welcoming you and your family.


Mandy

Hi I’m Mandy the Early Childhood Teacher here at Cranbourne Central Early Learning. I have been working in the early childhood field for eighteen years and have a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.

I have worked in many communities in Melbourne and interstate and have always enjoyed learning new things and challenging myself. I aim to be a role model, encouraging children to follow their interests and become lifelong learners.

I am married with three beautiful children of my own and love spending family time camping, swimming, snowboarding, exploring this beautiful country or settling in for a movie or good book. 

I look forward to meeting you and your child here at Cranbourne Central Early Learning.


Adriana

My name is Adriana, I am Room Leader in the Toddler 2 room. I have 12 years’ experience in the early childhood field and my qualifications include a Diploma and an Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services. I have also recently completed Circle of Security training.

I am passionate about my work with children. I love to help them learn more about the world and appreciate the wonder of seeing things through their eyes.

In my free time I like to spend a lot of time with my family and friends and I run or walk my dog every day.


Janice

My name is Janice Prasad, I am the Room Leader for the Toddler 1 room. I am originally from Fiji and speak both Hindi and English. I completed the Diploma in Children’s Services in New Zealand and gained 2 years’ experience there and 4 years’ in Melbourne.

I love my profession because it gives me a great sense of achievement to see children develop, learning important skills and become independent.  I also love creating fun experiences for children, giving them opportunities which they may not have access to elsewhere.  I love to see their faces light up with excitement.

I am married and enjoy shopping, cooking, movies and travelling.


Debra

My name is Debra, I am the Nursery Room Leader here at Cranbourne Central Early Learning. I am a Diploma and Advanced Diploma Qualified Early Childhood Educator and have been working in the industry for 17 years, mostly in Nursery but also across other age groups.

My favourite part of my job is the relationships I get to build with children and their families and, of course, all the beautiful cuddles! I am a single mum of two school age children and we enjoy playing board games and watching movies together.

I also love horror movies and books, going for walks and listening to music.


Jayakody

My name is Jayakody and I’m working as an educator at Cranbourne Central Early Learning. I have completed a Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care as well as First Aid, Child Protection and Circle of Security training. I have been working in the child care industry for two years.

I am extremely passionate about patiently caring for and educating young minds. I have an immense love and compassion for children and enjoy watching them grow, learn and develop throughout their time with us. 

In my spare time I like to travel and explore nature and I also enjoy road trips. When I’m at home I love spending time with my loving family, including my one-year old baby.


Kerry

My name is Kerry and I am the Room Leader in the Pre-kinder. I have worked in the Childcare industry for the last eight years or so and over that time I have achieved my Diploma in Early Childhood Care.

I believe all children deserve to have a safe educational environment in which grow and learn.  I also believe a child’s education is the most valuable thing in the world.  Knowledge is power and I recognise that the earlier it begins, the better for the child. 

I enjoy working with children as I have two of my own. I like being able to see them develop new skills every day and being a part of helping them to achieve those skills.  In my own time, I enjoy watching my children play soccer and I am also involved in the Cub Scout movement which keeps me very busy.




“I was so nervous about changing daycares but the staff have been amazing! They have made this such and easy transition not only for myself but for Elise too Elise loves going to daycare and seeing the girls.”  

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Jess Coverley
Parent