Meet our Managers

Meet William

My name is William Simpson and I am the Centre Manager for Swinburne Children’s Centre, Croydon. I’ve been very privileged to have worked in the Early Childhood Education sector for the past 7 years. I have undertaken a wide plethora of roles starting as a casual...

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Meet Janelle

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...

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Meet Samantha

My Name is Samantha Bywater, and I have been employed by Swinburne Children’s Centre for the past 13 years. I started working for Swinburne whilst I was still attending high school. During those years I completed my certificate 3 and Diploma through the VCAL program....

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Meet Belinda

Hello!! My name is Belinda Wilson and I am the Marketing Manager for Swinburne Children’s Centre. I was thrilled to join the team at Swinburne Children’s Centre in February 2016 and bring a career of many strengths to my role including Marketing/Communications,...

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Meet Leah

Hi my name is Leah and I am the Centre Manger of the Wantirna Campus. I have been working in the early learning environment for 8 years, and have now been with Swinburne Children’s Centre for 5 years. I am Diploma qualified, and am currently into second year of...

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Meet Liz

My name is Liz Kennedy, and I am delighted to start in my new role for 2018 as Children's Services Manager across Swinburne Children’s Centres. I joined the Swinburne team as a Certificate III trained educator nine years ago, and what an enjoyable journey it has been...

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Meet Amanda

Hi, My name is Amanda Brown and in 2018 I am commencing the role of Centre Manager at our View St Centre. I have been in the Early Childhood industry for over 12 years and have experience in different centres and organisations. This has afforded me the opportunity to...

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Meet our Kinder Teachers

Meet Janelle

Hi, my name is Janelle Sayce and my role is to support our Kindergarten programs across both Wantirna and Croydon. Since the age of 15, I have wanted a career involving care and education for children. I guess I followed in my Mum’s footsteps!! After finishing...

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Meet Sonia

Hi, my name is Sonia Cheng. I graduated from RMIT University in Early Childhood Teaching and have been a Kindergarten Teacher at our Croydon service for 6 years now. I have a passion for teaching young children! There is nothing I love more than seeing children play...

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Meet Ebony

My name is Ebony Scollary and I have been working with Swinburne Children’s centres for 16 years. I began my Early Childhood Education journey at our Lilydale service as a diploma trained Educator, then furthered my study to attain my Bachelor of Teaching (birth to...

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Meet Emma

  Hello to everyone, my name is Emma and I am the Kindergarten Teacher at Wantirna. I have been in the early childhood education and care industry for twenty years and have been privileged to be working with Swinburne for the last five years as team leader in the...

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