Coomera

(07) 5519 4535

cr@playschoolelc.com.au

12 Cirrus Way Coomera 4209

6.30am – 6.00pm

Welcome to Coomera

Come meet us at Coomera playschool, where our welcoming and organic atmosphere will make you feel right at home. Nestled just off Finnegan Way this EXCEEDING centre has provided high quality care and development since 2013.

We would love for you to come visit our centre, get the feel for our Playschool community and explore our purpose-built playgrounds.

PLAYSCHOOL ELC COOMERA

“The staff are highly trained and it shows”

“From the moments you walk into the centre, our children are full of smiles and eager to see their teachers and carers who always welcome them with open arms and always listen to their news and are sad to leave them at the end of the day. Each of our four children have experienced each of the rooms, from Babies to Pre-Prep.

The staff are highly trained and it shows their classroom programming and teaching as the children are learning new skills each day that they attend.”

Chris & Jaye Duckworth

~ Meet the Coomera Team ~

Gemay

Operations Manager

I have been an integral part of the Playschool family since 2000, providing invaluable guidance and support to management teams, educators, families, and children alike. Over my tenure, I have not only served as an educator across diverse age groups but have also held pivotal management roles and am now the proud operations manager of Playschool ELC.

Continuously enriching my understanding of the education industry, I have pursued qualifications including Certificates 3, 4, and an Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Education, as well as Certificates in Child and Youth Counselling, and Conservation and Land Management. I also fulfill the role of an Abecedarian affiliate trainer and coach, enriching and sharing my knowledge in early childhood education.

My main goal is to ensure the highest quality of care and education for Playschool children by supporting our management and educators with guidance, professional development, and support. I believe in leading with empathy, embracing change, fostering collaboration, maintaining transparent communication, and engaging in ongoing self-reflection. These principles are crucial in creating a respectful and supportive work environment for my team.

Dana

Director

Dia Dhuit (Hello in Irish)! I’m Dana, back in 1999, I made the move from Ireland to Australia and settled on the picturesque Gold Coast, where I’ve been ever since. I’m a big fan of family time and curling up with a good book.

My journey in the education sector began in 2014, and I’ve since become an Abecedarian practitioner after completing my Diploma in Early Childhood Education in 2015. Working with children has always been my passion, starting from my days as the trusted neighbourhood babysitter during my youth. However, it wasn’t until my son started attending Labrador Playschool childcare centre that I finally had the chance to pursue this passion professionally. Joining the Playschool team was a leap of faith that I’m grateful for, and I’ve since had the opportunity to lead groups and now proudly serve as the director of Coomera Playschool

Bec

Assistant Director & Educational Leader

Hello, I’m Bec, and I’ve been dedicated to childcare for over 20 years. My passion for this field began during high school when I studied childcare as a subject. It became clear to me then that this was the career path I wanted to pursue. At 19, I started as a trainee, quickly forming lasting bonds with the children and families I worked with.

Throughout my career, I’ve also been raising my own family. With two sons, life is always lively! We moved to the Coomera area when my second son was born. At that time, I was searching for childcare for him and found my way to Coomera Playschool in 2016.

Starting as lunch cover and covering RDOs, I eventually progressed to leading groups in various rooms. It was evident to me that I was in the right place, with ample opportunities for growth in the childcare industry.

In 2018, I became the Assistant Director of Coomera Playschool. This role has been incredibly rewarding. Working alongside passionate, dedicated colleagues has given me the confidence to achieve many career goals. I take pride in guiding and supporting the staff who are integral to our amazing team.

Bridgette

Educational Leader

My name is Bridgette and I am the Educational Leader at Coomera Playschool.

I have been working within our Coomera Playschool service since 2016. Currently, I am one of the Early Childhood Teachers within the Pre Prep room. I completed my Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education at Southern Cross University in June 2021. Prior to that I completed my Bachelor of Laws in November 2019, followed by a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice in 2020, and was admitted as a legal practitioner in Queensland.

As the educational leader my goal is to inspire and motivate our educators to be the best, most confident versions of themselves. I encourage continuous learning and development, urging educators to enhance their knowledge, skills, practices, and pedagogies within our service. They can approach me with professional inquiries and engage in critical reflections about their practices, rooms, families, and children.

I collaborate with and support the educators, providing curriculum direction and guidance. I assist them in implementing quality cycles of planning that align with relevant frameworks, principles, practices, and theorists, ensuring the delivery and implementation of an effective and quality educational program in each room.

In addition to providing training, support, guidance, and feedback, I also oversee the Pre-Prep room, offering educators a firsthand understanding of how a quality educational program is embedded within our service.

~ Meet the Coomera Team ~

Gemay

Operations Manager

I have been an integral part of the Playschool family since 2000, providing invaluable guidance and support to management teams, educators, families, and children alike.

Bec

Operations Manager

I have been an integral part of the Playschool family since 2000, providing invaluable guidance and support to management teams, educators, families, and children alike.

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Sun: 10am - 6pm

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