Central Gardens Childcare is staffed by qualified educators who have undergone rigorous background checks to determine their suitability to work in the industry. All of our qualified staff have a professional approach to their day-to-day duties and are committed to providing the highest standard of early childhood care.

Sonya Camilleri

In 1986 Sonya completed her Child Care Studies certificate at Liverpool Technical College, which cemented her love of children and early learning programs. Sonya completed her Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood) at McArthur University in 1994, which has added further qualifications to her extensive experience.
Sonya has senior St. John's First Aid certification, as well as asthma and anaphylaxis certificates. With more than 29 years of experience in the child care industry, Sonya is happy to discuss any questions you may have regarding pre-school for your little one.

Johanna Peers

As a senior member of the Central Gardens team, Johanna has more than 26 years of child care experience. As well as being a certified senior first aid officer, Johanna is also a first aid provider for asthma and anaphylaxis sufferers. Johanna graduated from Ourimbah Technical College in 2003 with a Diploma of Community Services (Children Services).

Joseph Camilleri

Affectionately known as 'Mr. Joe' to the children, Joseph is the centre handyman, carrying out all maintenance on our facility. Mr. Joe also prepares the fruit and makes the children their breakfasts.

Dianne Rumsey

Dianne works with children aged three to five in the Banksia room. She has been employed at Central Gardens Childcare for more than 14 years and is a certified supervisor. Dianne holds an Associate Diploma in Children's Services.

Sarah Gunn

Sarah currently works with Dianne in the Banksia room with our children aged between three and five years. She has been employed at Central Gardens Childcare for more than three years and is qualified with a Certificate Three in Children's Services. Sarah is currently studying a Diploma in Children's Services through Ourimbah TAFE.

Alison Shanahan

Alison has completed her Diploma in Children's Services and currently works in our Gumnut/Blossom room with children aged between 0 and 3 years. Alison's warm and caring personality makes her a perfect fit for this age group.

Kirsten McClean

Kirsten has completed her Certificate Three in Children's Services and is currently completing her Diploma of Children's Services at Ourimbah TAFE. Kirsten has been employed by Central Gardens Childcare for more than two years.