About Us

Dedicated, Passionate and Experienced Educators

When you entrust the education and care of your child at Sunrise Kids, you can be assured our dedicated team of Educators put the well-being, happiness, development and education of your child above all else. All Educators have current First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis Certificates.

Our dedicated team of Educators understand how critical the first five years is to a child's development. At Sunrise Kids we believe children develop best when their days are filled with play, learning and fun. The important thing is to achieve the right balance.

We understand a child's developmental growth - physically, socially and emotionally providing them with the ability to learn the types of knowledge, behaviour, thinking and communication skills they require for life. 

As we recognise the importance of stimulating a child's brain in the early years is critical, we ensure the experiences of hearing, seeing, touching, smelling, tasting, exploring and questioning. This provides the foundation for learning and other lifelong skills shaping the adults they will become.


Our Team

Sue

Hello, my name is Sue and I am your Centre Director at Sunrise Kids Early Learning Centre. I am qualified with Advanced Diploma, First Aid, and Nominated Supervisor status. I have over 20 years experience in early childhood, working in many different positions ranging from an Assistant Educator through to Director.

I have been a part of the Sunrise Kids community since 2006. I love establishing relationships with families so in my role I do everything from greeting families in the morning to sending them off at the end of the day with reports on the fun their children have had.

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It's a pleasure to spend time in the classrooms and I thoroughly enjoy the planning and processes that I oversee, giving me a complete overview of the operation of our Centre. I enjoy time with my family and every special moment I can get with my two grandchildren.

I look forward to continuing to build our centre community and to making you feel welcome at Sunrise Kids.

Melissa

Hello, my name is Melissa and I am your Assistant Director, Educational Leader and Lead Educator. I hold a Diploma in Children's Services, have been at Sunrise Kids since 2009 and have been working in childcare for over 11 years. As Educational Leader I support all other Educators with their understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standards so they can provide the best Education and care for the children in the service.

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It has always been my passion to work with children, and I am truly grateful to be part of the Sunrise Kids family.

I am originally from Hervey Bay, but made the move to Townsville with my husband six years ago. We and now have four beautiful children. My immediate family is a close knit mob who helps me thrive every day. I can truly say they have a lot to do with the person I am today.

Donna

Hello, my name is Donna and I have the pleasure of being the Kindergarten Teacher of this fantastic centre. For the last 7 years, I have been a teacher's aide at Rollingstone State School, and more recently completing the final subject of my Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood).

During this time I worked with students from prep to year six. I also planned and implemented the transition action group for children aged 3-5 years to prepare them for a smooth transition into school.

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I am a mother of four fantastic children.  I recognise that every child brings their strengths to the class.  My belief is that you need to develop a holistic understanding of their learning needs. I endeavour to accomplish this by building positive relationships with all children and their families. I am looking forward to working in partnership with you to ensure your child's smooth transition into the school environment.  

Chelsea

Hello, my name is Chelsea and I am a Lead Educator. I am also very excited to be the coordinator of the before and after school program. I joined the Sunrise team in 2016 and hold a Diploma in Children's Services. I have worked in the childcare industry for the past 12 years.

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My family and I like to spend our weekends outdoors, also in my free time I like to do cooking, using my skills to explore and invent new recipes. I look forward to supporting and encouraging the learning for our before and after school children.

Tiane

Hi my name is Tiane and I am an Educator at Sunrise Kids. I joined the Sunrise team in 2015 and am currently studying my Diploma in Children's Services. I enjoy working in the childcare industry and love watching the children explore and grow as they play. My son and I like to spend our weekends outdoors, doing some cooking and visiting his poppy.

Kristina

Hi, my name is Kristina and I am a Lead Educator at Sunrise Kids. I was born and bred in Townsville and have two boys aged 5 and 10. I am Diploma qualified and also studying my Bachelor of Education. I have been working in the childcare industry since 2009.

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I find working in child care very rewarding and feel blessed to be able to be part of young children's development. I believe that children are the core of our future and we need to teach, learn and grow with the children to get the best out of life and to ensure the children have every opportunity to fulfil their dreams.  

Lorna

Hello, my name is Lorna and I have been an Educator at Sunrise Kids since 2015. I hold my Certificate III in Children's Services and have worked in childcare for the past four years.

I believe that the best way for children to learn is through play based learning where they can discover, create, imagine and improvise.

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I find working in child care very rewarding. Seeing the children grow, explore and learn new things. Being able to nurture and provide a safe comfortable environment for them. 

Reanna

Hello I'm Reanna and I am a Lead Educator and joined Sunrise Kids in 2014. I hold a Certificate III in Children's Services and I am currently working towards completing my Diploma in Children's Services.

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I know this is my lifelong career. Children are a wonderful and constant source of joy: they are refreshing, funny, beautiful and honest. I am rewarded everyday with their genuine laughter and affection.

Sonia

My name is Sonia and I am a Lead Educator. I hold my Diploma in Children's Services and have worked in childcare for over 18 years.

I have been teaching at Sunrise Kids since 2015 and appreciate the centre's sense of community values. The way each and every child, family member and Educator is appreciated for their uniqueness is priceless and is why the Sunrise Kids values are evident throughout every facet of the service and educational program we are embedding.

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I love to help the children grow, learn and to teach them at their individual levels of development as they begin to turn into confident, respected learners.

Capri

Hi my name is Capri. I hold a Certificate III in Children's Services and have been an Educator at Sunrise Kids since 2011. I have been working in childcare for over four years and am currently studying my Diploma Children's Services, which I aim to complete by the beginning of 2016.

I am pleased to work alongside such a wonderful team of Educators and am grateful for all the assistance they provide me with in my studies.

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My fiancee and I bought a home together at the end of last year and enjoy our time together with camping, and having BBQs with our friends - a shared interest for us both. 

I am truly thankful and grateful to be working with our beautiful children and their families, as they inspire me in a huge way. "So proud to be part of the Sunrise family team".

Shonna

Hello, my name is Shonna and I am a Lead Educator. I joined the Sunrise team in 2015 and find working with this team amazing. I am a mother and have a wonderful 8 year old daughter. I hold my Certificate III in Children Services and plan to study my Diploma through 2017.

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I find working with children rewarding and has always been a passion of mine as they are all amazing and you have the opportunity to watch them learn and achieve new things every day. 

Telisha

Hi my name is Telisha and I am a Lead Educator. I started my career in the childcare industry at Sunrise Kids in 2012. Throughout this time I have accomplished some major milestones in my own life by completing both my Certificate III in Children's Services and my Diploma in Children's Services.

I attribute my accomplishment to the wonderful support received from the supportive, passionate, caring and dedicated team of Educators.

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This is why I am so proud to work at Sunrise Kids. Here, you will discover the perfect opportunity for your child to experience, grow and develop to their full potential.

Melanie

Hi my name is Melanie. I am a Lead Educator and have been a part of this passionate team of Childhood Educators since 2013 and have been in the childcare industry for over 12 years.

I have two beautiful daughters and enjoy spending time with them when I'm not at work.

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I really enjoy being and caring for the children in my care, watching them achieve their milestones and progress in their developmental stages as they prepare for their future years at school and later life experiences. I look forward to meeting you and your family.

Danielle

Hi my name is Danielle and I am a Lead Educator and Sunrise Kids Sustainability Leader. I am passionate about implementing sustainable practices within Sunrise Kids and teaching the children the values of caring for their environment.

I have worked in the child care industry for over 13 years and have enjoyed being at Sunrise Kids for the past 8 years. I commenced my career in child care as an external student, volunteering to gain valuable experience in the childcare industry. I completed my Diploma in Children's Services in 2014, which is one of my memorable achievements.

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I have two children of my own. They are my greatest accomplishment by far and mean the world to me. I love the uniqueness that each and every child has and believe that learning is a two way street that I find constantly fulfilling. 

I respect and rely on being able to work hand in hand with your family in providing your child with the highest of expectations that you see for them. I am proud to be working in "A family within a family" at Sunrise Kids.

Andrea

Hello, my name is Andrea and I moved to Townsville five years ago with my partner. I have been working as an Educator at Sunrise since 2013 and it is a joy working with all the children and watching them grow. I completed my Certificate III in Children's Services in 2013 after completing other studies and Diploma in Counselling.

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I believe that each child should have the best start in life to create a better future for themselves. As early childhood Educators we have the privilege of teaching children in the most vital learning years of their life.  

Carmen

Hi my name is Carmen. I am an Educator who has worked in the childcare industry for over 11 years and have a Diploma in Children's Services. I have been at Sunrise Kids since 2010 and believe that the process of learning happens most effectively through play, in a caring, happy, challenging and stimulating environment.

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My goal is for all children to have fun whilst they learn, so that a positive and happy attitude to learning is developed. This is why it is important for your children to experience belonging, becoming and being. Your children deserve a lot of love and encouragement as they learn new things. Understanding this helps children to develop the self-esteem needed to be confident and successful in life. 

Melita

Hi my name is Melita and I am a very passionate Lead Educator. I have been in the childcare industry for over 19 years and hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Services. I believe I can make a difference in the life of your child within our wonderful centre.

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It is rewarding for me to know that I will play an important part in helping mold the future of your child. The love and laughter that we experience at Sunrise Kids every day is precious.

Angela

Hi, my name is Angela and I am an Educator. I am currently studying my Diploma in Children's Services and am very happy to be part of this amazing team.

I have been an Educator at Sunrise Kids since 2007 and I just love seeing each and every child develop into the amazing young people they are becoming.

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We have fantastic families who help in providing a strong sense of community within our centre. The Educators are fantastic and every Educator has something different to offer - something I really love.

Kiran

Hello, my name is Kiran. I am an Educator and joined Sunrise Kids in 2012. I am very proud of being part of this extremely able and caring team of Educators.

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I am delighted to be able to assist you and your family as you join our Sunrise Kids family. I hope to share a small part of my cultural background with your child and enrich their life a little at the same time.

Melissa

Hi my name is Melissa. I enjoy my role as an Educator at Sunrise Kids and started in early 2015. I love walking into our centre and seeing all the beautiful smiles from the children's and Educators faces.

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It is very important to me as an Educator that each child feels safe and secure within their surroundings and environment.

Sheridan

Hi my name is Sheridan and I am currently studying my Certificate III in Children's Services which I aim to complete by the end of 2016. I have been an Educator at Sunrise Kids since February 2015. It has been my passion to work in the childcare industry since leaving school. I am pleased to work alongside such a wonderful team of Educators and am grateful for all the assistance they provide me with in my studies.


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