OUR TEAM

Kylie Bower

Centre Director

My name is Kylie, and I am a Mum of three wonderful children. I have been in the Early Education and Care industry for over 15 years, with experience on both remote and centralised services.

The old saying goes ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ and to me that ‘village’ is the partnerships between families, educators and the wider community. I strongly believe that by children witnessing authentic relationships between adults they trust allows them to feel comfortable and confident within themselves and their environment.

I view all children as competent learners and leaders in their education, by truly knowing and understanding a child, educators are able to provide invitations of learning that excite and extend even the youngest child’s knowledge and confidence.

Jorden Weston

Educational Leader/Assistant Centre Manager

Hello, my name is Jorden, and as the Educational Leader at Nambour Early Learning Centre, you will find me throughout our centre as I work alongside our great educators to ensure that all children are included in an engaging early learning curriculum.

I believe that all children need to feel safe, secure, and respected, to ensure that they thrive in an early learning setting as they develop essential skills and understandings, which they will carry into the future.

It is important to me that no child is left behind, and that every person, whether big-or-small, young-or-old are given the same opportunities for success – and it all starts here, with the foundations created at childcare.

As a parent of children with special needs, I am an advocate for the proper treatment and inclusion of children from all special needs backgrounds. Through my personal philosophy, I approach every day with the mindset to always promote inclusion, for the right to an education.

The old saying goes ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ and to me that ‘village’ is the partnerships between families, educators and the wider community. I strongly believe that by children witnessing authentic relationships between adults they trust allows them to feel comfortable and confident within themselves and their environment.

I view all children as competent learners and leaders in their education, by truly knowing and understanding a child, educators are able to provide invitations of learning that excite and extend even the youngest child’s knowledge and confidence.

Melinda Maher

Early Childhood Teacher

Deb Christsen

Centre Chef

My greatest joy working with the children is being part of their daily learning achievements; watching them challenge themselves to new goals each day. Seeing the excitement on their little faces as they extend their knowledge of the world around them is so rewarding as a educator.  

Zoe Gaiger

Lead Educator

As an educator, there is nothing I look forward to more, than coming to work each day and seeing the children’s faces light up as you walk into the room. 

My goal is to ensure that all children feel safe, secure and supported at Nambour Early Learning and that each child is allowed the constant opportunity to thrive and challenge themselves with the support of educators.

Christina Runeback

Lead Educator

My name is Christina and I have been working in child care for 16 years and through-out my years I have learnt how I can best provide quality care for the children.

I strive to provide an environment that is secure, caring, loving, nurturing and unbiased. A home like environment that is welcoming and warm for families and their children, whilst acknowledging individual cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

I believe in building and developing strong meaningful relationships with children, families and the wider community, fostering partnerships to allow children to discover their full potential within their learning environment and the world around them.

Chloe Dean

Lead Educator

As an Early Childhood Educator, I believe that children learn best through play. Providing them with an environment to explore, discover an encourage their use of imagination helps children grow.

I strongly believe that when children have respectful, authentic relationships with their educators they feel safe, secure and supported to learn freely.

Rebecca Holland

Lead Educator

I have been teaching in Early Years Education for 17 years. I studied and taught in New Zealand for that time in both the Nursery room (0-2 years) and the Preschool room 2- 5 years), I have a knowledge of child development from birth to school age. Six months ago I relocated from New Zealand to the Sunshine Coast and began as a part of the teaching team at Nambour ELC.

I believe that when caring for infants and young children it is vital to take a holistic approach to learning. I also believe that children should be supported to achieve milestones when they are capable of achieving them and not pushed or rushed to meet them by a set age. I believe that warm nurturing relationships with children is vital for their wellbeing and sense of belonging.

Paul Logan

Approved Provider

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Monday: 6.00am – 6.30pm

Tuesday: 6.00am – 6.30pm

Wednesday: 6.00am – 6.30pm

Thursday: 6.00am – 6.30pm

Friday: 6.00am – 6.30pm

Nambour Early Learning Centre

68 Blackall Terrace
Nambour
QLD 4560