Meet Our Staff

LISA – Early Childhood TeacherNominated Supervisor
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood & Primary) Lisa works with management and with the educators in different rooms. Lisa likes to work with families to support their children and help prepare them for the transition to school. Lisa is calm and relaxed.
EMMA – Educator
Diploma of Children’s Services (Early Childhood Education and Care) Emma came to the centre as a practicum student and has never left. She has been employed at Yarrunga since 2007 and builds wonderful, supportive relationships with both the children and families.
DEBBIE - Educator
Diploma of Community Services (Children’s Services) Deb is passionate about providing a nurturing environment that promotes children’s self-help skills, their individual interests and their rights.
CHRISSY - Educator
Diploma of Children’s Services (Early Education and Care). Chrissy has been with us for over 10 years and is our WHS representive. She has a very caring nature and build supportive relationships with all children and their families.
NICOLE - Educator working towards Bachelor of Education
Diploma of Children’s Services (Early Childhood Education and Care) Nicole started at Yarrunga as a casual employee and studied for her Diploma and is now in a permanent role. Nicole builds wonderful, supportive relationships with both the children and families.
KRYSTINE – Early Childhood TeacherEducational Leader
Bachelor of Education (Birth to 5 Years) Our longest serving educator who has been with us for 23 years. Krystine is very passionate about gardening, sustainability and building relationships with the Wiradjuri local community.
NATT - Educator
Natt started at Yarrunga in 2015 after completing her Certificate III. She is currently studying for her Diploma while working full time. She enjoys building on the children’s strengths and letting them use their voice to guide what we plan and implement. Natt has a calm nature with the children and promotes the children’s sense of agency by allowing the children to explore their indoor and outdoor classrooms.
JULIE - Educator
Diploma of Children’s Services (Early Childhood Education & Care) Julie joined us in 2017 as a Floater, after an opportunity arose Julie was appointed to a permanent position. Julie has extensive experience having been in the industry since 1994 and shares this knowledge and her caring nature with the children and their families.
LESLEY - Educator
Diploma of Community Services (Children’s Services) Lesley has many years experience in providing early education, care and building supportive relationships with families.
KARENAdministration Manager
Karen brings to the centre extensive experience in bookkeeping and everything involved in office administration. She has a high level of independence in judgement and decision making within the scope of her work with MYOB, Qikkids, Word, Publisher & Excel. Karen has her Cert IV in Leadership and Management.
ALANA - Early Childhood Teacher
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood). Alana has had 18 years experience working in Early Childhood, she has previously worked at Yarrunga as a casual teacher, in 2019 she joined our team permanently. Alana is our BeYou representative, she works with educators to assist children achieving their best possible mental health and wellbeing.
JUNG EUN - Educator
Cert III in Children’s Services. Jung eun (Jay) began her career at Yarrunga as a student, on completion of her Certificate III she joined us as a casual staff member and in 2020 she took on a permanent role in our Nursery. Jay is eager to learn and develops fantastic relationships with children and families.