Our People

Our People

Our People

Our experienced educators provide an environment that is warm, nurturing and fun. We are fully-trained, professional and above all passionate about early childhood education. By building a bond of trust, respect and affection with all children and their families, we can lay the foundation for a wonderful learning journey.

Meet our Centre Director

Name: Naomi Vanderkley
Years in Childcare: 8 Years
Qualifications: Diploma
 
What makes you passionate about Early Childhood Education?
I love how each day can be so different, and each child is unique in what they bring to our Centre. I love being able to help assist each child achieve their milestones through investigating and exploration. Being able to be part of each child’s lives and seeing their smiles and excitement when they walk in the door shows you how much they love being around you and cared for, whilst knowing that you are doing the best you can to ensure they are being supported and have a sense of belonging.
 
What makes your Centre different from other Centres?
I believe that we are quite unique here at Milestones North Brisbane, from the moment you walk through the door you are greeted and feel like you are already apart of our big family. I believe we have amazing relationships with all our families and children and provide an environment that is safe and nurturing where we support children’s needs and interests.  We have a waterpark in both our Junior and Senior outside area’s where the children can enjoy in the warmer weather. We have a qualified chef onsite where who prepares and cooks nutritious meals on a daily basis. We also have a dedicated dining room for our children to gather and enjoy their meals.
 
How would you apply the national Quality Standards and EYLF for Educational Programming?
Our Educational Programs are guided by the National Quality Standards and the Early Years Learning Framework to ensure each individual child can reach their highest potential. We provide an engaging environment where children can belong to their environment and allow them to be who they are whilst becoming the best version of themselves.

Assistant Centre Director

Assistant Centre Director

Name: Rawshan Ahmed
Years in Childcare: 8 Years
Qualifications: Diploma
 
What makes you passionate about Early Childhood Education?
As a Childhood Educator working with young children, it opens up opportunities to help them in their early years with their developmental milestones. We help children with their skills and capacity to be effective communicators and confident learners.
 
Third In Charge

Third In Charge

Name: Carol Hill
Years in Childcare: 3 Years
Qualifications: Diploma
 
What makes you passionate about Early Childhood Education?
I love working with children and I Enjoy building relationships with all the children (that feeling of a loved Aunty). I love seeing and helping children achieve various goals, especially when you least expect it. I feel that sense of pride in their ability to achieve their goals and watch them get excited.