ERIN & LAURENCE ADNEY: CENTRE OWNERS
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: Katie Norman
Nominated Supervisor/ Director: Katie Hamilton Katie has worked for Erin and Laurence for over 10 years at Mimosa Kids, as well as previously owned centres and has been in this director role for the past 8 years. She has experience educating a wide range of age groups and many years’ experience working behind the scenes as part of an area management group for children’s services around the northern beaches division. Katie has two young children of her own, and will be working Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Katie is also completing her Bachelor of Education (0-8 years) via correspondence.
EDUCATIONAL LEADER: Ashleigh Magee
Ashleigh will be our services Educational Leader. Ashleigh’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. Ashleigh will also be working in the Bilby room, which will enable her to hold a clear perspective of the challenges that may arise for educators. Ashleigh will be able to make time with any family who are looking for an additional support and/or may have questions in regards to our online programming tool, iChild.
Our Joey Team
Joey Team Leader/ Educator: Victoria Hayes (5 days)
Vicky has been working at Mimosa Kids for the past 10 years and holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Education. In 2017, Vicky, will continue her role as room leader of the 2-3 year old room and will be working 5 days a week.
Joey Educator: Stephanie Sadler (5 days)
Steph completed her Certificate III in Children’s Services in 2015 and has been a part of our Mimosa Kids Team for the past three years. Steph will be working in the Joey’s room 5 days a week contributing to each child’s learning as well as, educational documentation. Steph has a beautiful way of talking and interacting with children and is very loved by all at our service.
Joey Educator: Kesaia Palu (5 days)
Kesaia completed her Certificate III in Children’s Services in 2015 and is currently completing her Diploma in Children’s Services. Kesaia has displayed a natural talent in early childhood education and care, with a nurturing and calm spirit. Kesaia will be working 5 days a week contributing to each child’s learning as well as, educational documentation.
Our Bilby Team
Dionne has a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and is a mother of two. Dionne has worked for Erin at her previous centres and has worked for Mimosa for the last 7 years. Due to having to drop off and pick up her two young children from school, Dionne will be working 9am—2.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Bec has been working as part of the Mimosa Kids team for the past five years. Bec will be working in the Bilby room 5 days a week as co-team leader with Dionne, contributing to each child’s learning as well as, educational documentation. Bec holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Education.
Bilby Educator & Centre Educational Leader: Ashleigh Magee (W,TH,F)
Ashleigh has worked at Mimosa Kids for the past 9 years, completing her Diploma in Children’s Services. Ashleigh is at the service 5 days a week, working in the office Mondays and Tuesdays, and in the Bilby room Wednesday through to Friday. Ashleigh is currently completing her Bachelor of Education (0-8 years) via correspondence.
Our Kookaburra Team
Irene became a part of our team in October 2014. In 2017, she will be working 7am – 5pm, four days a week as the room leader in the Preschool room, the Kookaburras. Irene holds a Bachelor of Teaching and has sixteen years in the early childhood sector, twelve of which was working with the preschool age group. As room leader, Irene’s role is to support her team, ensure high quality care and an educational program is delivered every day, and also supports families making the decision to send their child to school and through the transition to school itself.
Kookaburra Educator: Jacqueline Fraser (M,T,W,TH)
Jacqui has a Diploma in Children’s Services and Education and is also a mother of two. Jacqui has over twenty years experience in the industry and has recently been working in a room leader position in a preschool room. We welcome Jacqui to our Mimosa Kids Team and look forward to a future of new experiences and collaboration. Jacqui will be working five days a week and will be starting on the 13th January 2016.
Kookaburra Educator: Ashley Port (M,T)
Ashley has been a part of the Mimosa team for the past 6 years, as is part of the 2017 Kookaburra Team. Ashley has two young children, and therefore will be working Mondays and Tuesdays only. Ashley holds a Diploma in Children’s Services and is currently completing her Bachelor of Teaching (0-5 years) via correspondence.
Eloise Thompson (W,TH,F)
Eloise completed her Certificate III in Children’s Services in 2015 and is a Kookaburra educator. Eloise has shown a passion for providing learning opportunities for children in the preschool age. During her year as a trainee, Eloise also carried out a lot of work at our MOOSH service. These experiences throughout the year have led Eloise to enrol in to university, and will begin studying a Bachelors of Education (Early Childhood Education) from 2016.
Our Centre Trainees
Stephanie Harding (5 days)
Stephanie will be gaining on the job experience as she works towards her Certificate III in Children’s Services. She will be working 5 days a week, rotating through the all three rooms.
Samantha will be gaining on the job experience as she works towards her Certificate III in Children’s Services. She will be working 5 days a week, rotating through all three rooms.
Our Relief Educators
During 2014 Stephanie completed her certificate III in Children’s Services through our Traineeship program. She has made the decision to complete a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education). Therefore, Stephanie will be working part time in a teacher assistant role, allowing relief time for teachers for programming etc. We are so pleased Stephanie is staying on as parts of our Mimosa Kids team as she shares her passion for early childhood development and her knowledge in childhood speech development.
Danni Hodgins (T,W,TH)
Danni came to our centre in early 2015. She holds a Diploma in Children’s Services and brings with her over ten years of experience working and caring for children in the 0 – 4 age group. Danni has been a part of the Mimosa team for the past 2 years, working as a Team Leader in the Joey Room. Danni has recently returned from Maternity Leave and will be helping out throughout the centre Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.
Our Administration Team
Sharon Stewart (Every 2nd Monday & Tuesday & Thursday)
Do you need help with your account?? Never fear, we are here to help! – Sharon is able to help you with any account problems/questions or queries. You can call the Centre 94531162, send her an e-mail MKenquiries@MimosaKids.com.au or simply visit the Centre’s office between 9-3.
Julie-Anne (M,Th,F) & Amy Rothwell (Tu,Wed)
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. We also have cook books for sale ($10), full of family friendly recipes we use at Kindy. This way if your child can’t get enough of their Kindy lunches you can cook them at home too!
Mimosa Kids Traineeship Program
We run Traineeship programs at Mimosa Kids. For 2017, we will have two trainees as part of the team. These trainees are paired with more experienced staff to be mentors to them and help them to gain important skills through on the job experiences. You can always see what staff members/ trainees are in your child’s room, as pictures of each team are displayed for the day in the classrooms. If you are not sure where that is located in your child’s room, please see a team member.