Our People

Our People

Our People

With strong ties to the community, years of experience and a devotion to early education, our team is everything you could want for your child. We are all qualified and fully-trained educators. We place great importance on building a strong rapport with both child and family to ensure the best possible learning journey. At Papilio Early Learning Blackburn we believe in consistency, compassion and communication. 

Meet Our Centre Manager

Name: Emily Ellis

Years in Childcare: 8 years
 
Qualifications: Certificate III and Diploma in Early Childhood Education
 
What makes you passionate about Early Childhood Education? I love seeing how enthusiastic children are about learning new skills or following/developing their own interests. I also strongly believe that children are the future, and that we need to support them to give them the tools to create a better world. Teaching children about the world around them and how to be healthy & happy individuals.

Why do you believe your centre is an excellent choice for parents seeking the best child care? We have a great team of passionate early childhood educators that are all highly qualified and have many years of experience in the industry. I usually receive feedback about how warm and welcoming the centre feels when you arrive.

Meet our Assistant Centre Manager

Meet our Assistant Centre Manager

Name: Melissa Nicholls

Years in Childcare: 23 years

Qualifications: Diploma 

What makes you passionate about Early Childhood Education? Watching the children learn and grow throughout their years in a safe and caring atmosphere that fosters learning through play.

What makes your centre different from others? We provide a warm safe and creative atmosphere for the children, we are a smaller based centre and really connect with our wider community.

Meet our Educational Leader

Meet our Educational Leader

Name: Charlene Dean

Years in Childcare: 2 years

Qualifications: Graduate Diploma and Masters in Business Administration 

How would you apply the national Quality Standards and EYLF for Educational Programming? The NQS and EYLF underpins every task or experience undertaken by children. It guides and provides me with the opportunity to enrich and extend children's interests and skills. The NQS and EYLF helps me stay attuned to the learning needs of the children.