Swinburne Children's Centre | Janelle Williamson

My name is Janelle Williamson and I am Chief Executive Officer at Lilydale Community Childcare Inc.

I have been involved in child education for over 25 years, initially as a primary school teacher before making the move to early childhood education in 1992. I have worked as an educator, kindergarten teacher and for the past 17 years in a senior management capacity. I was the owner operator of a large, reputable early childhood centre and kindergarten for 5 years before moving to Swinburne Children’s Centre at Lilydale in 2004. In 2009 I was employed to oversee the coordination of our 3 centres before taking up the position of CEO in late 2013.

At Swinburne, I work with a diverse, extremely talented cohort of industry professionals who demonstrate a commitment to children, families and colleagues rarely seen in early childhood and who strive daily to ensure on-going, positive learning and development outcomes for children. Their holistic approach to education and their genuine passion for their work motivates me consistently to strive for excellence.

On a personal note, I am a mother of 3 children, 20 year old Mitchell and my babies McKenzie 8 and Marlee 7 and married to my wonderful husband Albert. I enjoy all things social including sports of all descriptions, the arts, outings with friends and of course holidays! I thoroughly enjoy and thrive on the opportunities extended to me through my chosen career however my family is what keeps me going.

I look forward to what Early Childhood brings in the future and welcome everyone to our Family here at Swinburne.