The centre, which opened in 1989, is proud to attribute it's success in the care and education of children to that of our wonderful staff, many of whom have been with us for more than six years.
Tracey, a registered teacher, joined the Silky Oaks Team in January 2007 and is the Director of the centre. She graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood) in 1994. Tracey has more than sixteen years experience of directing in childcare centres and teaching 4 to 12 year olds in schools in Australia and the United Kingdom.
Our Assistant Director
Mandy is our part-time Assistant Director. She works in collaboration with Tracey to support the operation and management of the centre. Mandy has a wealth of experience in childcare and has managed a local Out of Hours School Care (OHSC) service for more than five years. She possesses a Diploma in Children's Services and is currently studying her Advanced Diploma in Children's Services. Mandy joined our team in 2010.
Our Early Childhood Teacher
Caroline is our registered Early Childhood trained Kindergarten Teacher who is employed five days per week. She graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Teaching in 1991. Caroline has taught at our centre since 2004 and has more than eighteen years experience teaching in childcare centres.
Jodie B graduated from the Open Learning Institute with a Diploma of Education (Childcare) in 1996. Jodie commenced in the early years field in 1989, first assisting and then group leading in childcare centres in Bundaberg and Brisbane. She joined our team in November 2008.
Elisa graduated from the Southbank Institute of Tafe with an Associate Diploma of Education (Childcare) in 1995. Elisa is employed in a part time basis and has cared for children at our centre since 2002.
Linda gained her Diploma in Children's Services in 1997. Her vast experience includes the early years and special education fields. She currently works part time at our service and has worked at our centre since 1997.
Kylie possesses a Certificate III in Children's Services and is currently studying her Diploma in Children's Services. She joined our team in 2010.
Our Assistant Educators
Nicole joined our team in December 2011. She possesses a Certificate III in Children's Services.
Anna is a part-time Assistant. She graduated from the Moreton Institute of Tafe in 2001 with a Certicate III in Children's Services. Anna has worked at the centre since 2006.
Stephanie joined our team in January 2012. She possesses a Certificate III in Children's Services and is employed full time.
Tania is a full time Assistant. She has a Certificate III in Children Services. Tania has worked in Out of School Care (OHSC) since 2005 and joined our team in 2009.
Our Auxiliary and Relief Educator Team
Jodie E-B is our administration assistant who joined the team in 2007. She is here to help each Wednesday and Thursday.
Isa graduated from the Southbank Institute of Tafe with an Associate Diploma of Education (Childcare) in 1995. She has more than ten years experience assisting and group leading in childcare centres and joined our team in 2007.
Jodie H possesses a Certificate III in Children's Services and has many years experience assisting in childcare centres. She joined our team in 2001.
Holly possesses a Bachelor of Teaching (Teacher Librarianship) and is a Registered Teacher who has studied an Early Learning Bridging Program enabling her to replace our Kindergarten Teacher when she is on leave. Holly commenced at the centre in 2011.