Meet Our Team – 2020

Erin & Laurence

CENTRE OWNERS: Laurence & Erin Adney

Mimosa Kids is privately owned by Erin and Laurence Adney with over 25 years’ experience in the child care industry. Erin is trained in early childhood education and both Erin and Laurence enjoy playing an active role in supporting staff and ensuring a high quality of care and education for all children is provided.

 

 

 

NOMINATED SUPERVISOR/ DIRECTOR: Ashleigh Luscri (T, W, Th, F)

Ashleigh has been a part of the Mimosa Kids family for thirteen years, in that time not only has she developed close ties with families and the community, she has excelled in leadership roles, continually supporting her team members in meeting a high quality standard in all areas of the service. Ashleigh has experience with all age groups and in management roles and is currently in her last year of completing a Bachelor of Education. Ashleigh’s main role as director and nominated supervisor of the service is to ensure all stakeholders are heard and Mimosa Kids policies, procedures, and high quality service is continued. Ashleigh can be contacted via phone, or email; mk.director@mimosakids.com.au

 

EDUCATIONAL LEADER: Bec Reeves (M, W, TH, F)

Bec has been part of the Mimosa team for the past eight years, working throughout each of our rooms in this time. She has competed her Certificate III and Diploma in Children’s Services and is currently studying her Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.  As the Educational Leader of the service, Bec’s main goal is to support educators in ensuring a high quality, individualised learning program is carried out, where children of all ages can freely explore their interests and grow in all developmental domains. Bec will also be working in the Bilby room, which will enable her to hold a clear perspective of the challenges that may arises for educators. Bec will be able to make time with any family who are looking for any additional support and/ or may have questions in regards to our online programming tool, Appsessment.

 

OUR JOEY TEAM 

MichelleJoey Team Leader: Michelle Webb (T, W, Th, F)

We are very excited to welcome Michelle to the Mimosa Kids team this year. Michelle has been in the early childhood industry for 18 years now, completing her Certificate III and Diploma in Children’s Services. Michelle is already familiar with our centre as she has previously worked for us casually and has worked at our owner’s previous centres over the years. As Michelle has a young son of her own, she will begin the year working Tuesday to Friday, 9am to 4pm and will increase her hours as the year progresses.

 

 

Joey Team Leader: Sammi Faithful (M, T, W, F)

Sammi has been a part of the Mimosa Kids team for the past four years, completing her Certificate III and Diploma in Children’s Services. Sammi has previously worked throughout the centre in all age groups, last year being a permanent part of the preschool team. Sammi is eager to support the younger group this year, and work alongside such a wonderful team. 

 

 

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Joey Educator: Rose Buccheri (M – F)

We are very pleased to have Rose as part of the Joey team this year. Rose has been a part of the Mimosa Kids team for the past 2 and a half years, completing her Certificate III in Children’s Services in her first year. Since completing her studies, she has worked across the centre with all age groups, supporting the entire team and is excited to be joining the Joey team as a permanent educator this year.

 

 

Aster EJoey Educator: Aster Emerson (M – F)

Although Aster only joined our team mid – 2019 she has already shown such passion for early childhood education. She is now mid-way through her Certificate III in Children’s Services and is due to complete it mid – 2020. Aster will be working alongside Michelle, Sammi and Rose five days a week in the Joey room.

 

 

OUR BILBY TEAM

Bilby Team Leader: Dionne Nicol (M – W)

Dionne has been a part of the Mimosa family for the past 12 years, working as the Bilby Team
Leader for most of this time. She has a great deal of knowledge on the milestone’s children
aged 3 to 4 years should be making, and goes above and beyond to work with each individual
child in meeting these milestones. Dionne has two children of her own therefore will be
working three days a week, 9am to 3pm.

 

Bec

Bilby Team Leader: Bec Reeves (M, W, TH, F)

Bec has been part of the Mimosa team for the past 8 years, completing her Certificate III and Diploma
in Children’s Services. Bec is also currently completing her Bachelor of Education. She will be working
three days in the room, as part of the Bilby team, whilst also taking on the role of our centre’s
Educational Leader.

 

 

N12M05 JaanaBilby Educator: Jaana Veikkanen (M, T, Th, F)

Jaana has been a part of the Mimosa Kids team for the past two years, completing her Certificate III in
Children’s Services. She is currently in her final months of her Diploma in Children’s Services. Jaana
was a permanent part of the Joey team in 2019 and is excited to be transitioning with the same group
of children into the Bilby room this year.

 

 

OUR KOOKABURRA TEAM

Kookaburra Team Leader: Jennifer Chen Chow (M-F)

Jennifer has been a part of the Mimosa Kids team for the past two and a half years, throughout
this time working as our preschool Team Leader. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Teaching and has
over 20 years’ experience in the early childhood industry. Jennifer will be working five days a
week, 8am to 4pm.

 

 

 Kookaburra Educator: Tiffany Linay (M, T, W, Th)Tiffany

We are excited to have Tiffany join our team this year, working alongside Jennifer and Steph in
the preschool room. Tiffany has four years experience in the industry, completing her
Certificate III and Diploma during this time. Tiffany will be working Monday to Thursday, 8 hour
shifts.

 

Kookaburra Educator: Steph Salter (Th, F)

Steph has been a part of the Mimosa Kids team for the past eight years, completing her
Certificate III during this time. Last year she competed her Bachelor of Teaching and worked
alongside the preschool team. This year Steph will continue working Thursdays and Fridays in
the preschool room, whilst also teaching at local schools on her free days.

 

RELIEF TEAM

TaliaTrainee: Talia Withnell (M, T, W, TH, F)

Talia is our centre’s trainee. She is currently completing her Certificate III in Children’s Services due for completion in early 2021. Talia supports our team throughout the centre, covering annual leave, programming and study time.

 

 

 

Kesaia

Relief Team: Kesaia Palu (M, T, Th, F)

Kesaia has been a part of the Mimosa Kids Team for five years and has completed her Certificate III and Diploma in Children’s Services during here time here. Kesaia has worked in all age groups during her time at the service and will be a part of the relief team next year. She will be mainly working to cover educators who are on breaks, annual leave or sick days. You may see Kesaia in your child’s room or
throughout the centre from time to time.

 

N12M05 SarahRelief Team: Sarah Stevenson (M, W, Th, F)

Sarah joined the Mimosa Kids Team one year ago and currently holds her Certificate III in Children’s Services. Sarah is excited to spend time in each of the age groups next year, providing relief cover for staff during breaks, annual leave and on sick days. You may see Sarah in your child’s room or throughout the centre from time to time.

 

 

 

N12M05 AmyRelief Team: Amy Rothwell (On call)

Amy has been a part of the Mimosa Kids Team for one year and holds her Certificate III of Children’s Services. Amy is the OOSH Assistant Coordinator, but will also be a part of our relief team on Mondays, Fridays and other times on call. You may see Amy in your child’s room or throughout the centre from time to time.

 

 

 

N12M05Relief Team: Steph Sadler (On call)

Steph has been a part of the Mimosa Kids Team for four years, completing her Certificate III in Children’s Services here at the service. Steph will be providing relief cover during breaks throughout the day, for annual leave and sick leave. You may see Steph in your child’s room or throughout the centre from time to time.

 

 

OUR ADMINISTRATION TEAM

 

Sharon Stewart (Monday & Thursday)

Sharon in one of our centre’s Administration officers, this year celebrating 11 years as part of the Mimosa family. Sharon is available for all account support, Mondays and Thursdays, 9am to 3pm. You can reach her on 9453 1162, mk.admin@mimosakids.com.au or simply visit her in the office.

 

 

 

 

OUR CHEFS

Julie-Anne Gallo (M, W, F) 

Julie-Anne has been part of the Mimosa Kids team for the past 9 years. She puts all of our delicious and healthy menu’s together each season, and holds training in Food Handling, Food Safety and Healthy Menu Planning.

 

 

 

 

Jenny Frangoples (T, W)

Jenny joined our team in 2019, after working for many years in a local school canteen. Jenny has such a passion for food and really enjoying working amongst our team.

 

 

 

 

Our Preschool and Early Learning Centre provides food that meets 50% of the recommended daily requirements. To meet the individual child’s needs at meal times we provide the children with choices. Lunch can be a variety of foods with the emphasis being on the preparation of fresh, healthy, child friendly food. A seasonal menu is displayed in each room so you can adjust your evening meals; please ask a staff member if you are not sure where the menu is displayed. If you have a recipe you would like to share please let us know, we are always looking for new recipes to incorporate into our cookbook. Our menu’s are checking by our Munch & Move representative, ensuring we are meeting all of the daily and weekly requirements outlined in the Australian Dietry Guidelines.