Our Team

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My name is Linda Duke and I am the Director of Edgeworth Child Care centre. I have been apart of the Early childhood profession for the past 27yrs. Early Childhood is such an important beginning in our children’s lives, it sets the foundation on development, education and shapes who we become. Being able to connect with families and their children to become apart of children’s journey is a privilege and a passion that has inspired me throughout my career. I came to Edgeworth Child care centre as a school student on work experience when I was 15yrs old. The first centre I had ever been in and this was the first step of my journey. Returning as a parent my children Lillie and Oliver came here 14yrs later. Soon I started working here and the rest is history. Being apart of this community for over 20yrs, I have a strong foundation of respect and understanding and our philosophy reflects our teams’ values and vision.

Here at Edgeworth Child Care Centre, we are like a family from the educators to the children and their families to the community that surrounds us. Being a small centre, we are able to get to know all of our families and children and we foster and pride ourselves on the partnerships we form. We have many families who return to visit long after their children have grown and gone to school.

When you step through our doors you become part of our community.

Welcome to Edgeworth Child Care Centre.

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Hi I’m Emma I have been working here at Edgeworth Child Care Centre for the past 13 years.

 

I am Diploma qualified and currently am the Room Leader in the Early Learners Room. I have a passion for supporting children in their precious first years of learning. I take pride in building relationships with both the children and their families. I believe families are
a vital part in bridging the gap between home and childcare. I have one of the
most rewarding jobs in the world as I share a part in helping children grow,
develop new skills, conquer fears and most importantly have fun while learning.

In my spare time I like spending time with my family and friends, catching up on movies and TV shows and going out for coffee.

Hi, My name is Trisha. I have been a part of the Edgeworth Child Care Centre family for the past 6 years after originally receiving my Diploma in Early Childhood Education back at the start of 2016. Whilst completing my studies I was fortunate enough to partake in on the job work placements here at ECCC from which I was able to secure casual and then full time work. I have worked both in our Preschool and Early Learners Rooms and find a deep sense of joy in watching children learn and grow as they become confident and happy young humans. I have a strong passion for building relationships with families and believe that working in partnership together is essential for each child’s development. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, travelling, catching up on the latest TV shows and adding books to my every growing collection.

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Hello I’m Paris. I started out at ECCC as a student I then got offered casual work as a qualified cert3 Educator in November 2016. I am now almost finished my diploma traineeship with ECCC.

I have always wanted to work with children, as a child I always said I wanted to become a teacher.

I took a child studies class in high school which started my passion for early education & making me want to sign up with Tafe to complete my cert 3.

I love working with children watching them develop their own personalities, grow, and learn how to navigate their world. I love messy play and allowing the children to explore their senses.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, watching movies and cooking.

Hi, everyone. My name is Lucy Burns. I am an educator working in early 

Learners room. I love working with children and see them grow up happily and become more confident in their learning experience. I finished my bachelor’s degree in China and I had some teaching experience in a English training school. After I came to Australia, I wanted to start my career in early childhood education and I went Tafe. ECCC is a really good place where children and educators have really positive relationships and it’s my great pleasure to study and work here. 

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My name is Lisa, I am a Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Educator, and have been working with children for 7 years.

 

I am about to start my Diploma in Early Childhood Education and look forward to learning more. 

 

I am married and have two children aged 10 and 14 years old and understand each child develops and learns at different levels, requiring individual needs and to feel safe and supported throughout their journey.

 

I love the outdoors and spending time with my family.

Hi my name is Em K and I am the room leader of the preschool room and have been at ECCC for just over a year. I am from England and moved to Australia in 2013 with my husband.
We have two girls aged 8 years and 10 years who are in school and I have over 10 years experience in centres and love what I do.
Since as young as I can remember I wanted to work with children. When I left school I started in a centre and completed my UK qualifications and worked my way up to a room leader position and then assistant deputy manager.
In 2006 I decided to travel the world taking a break from the industry.

After having my own children, when they were school aged I decided to go back to the career I loved so much. I completed my diploma in January 2020 and am currently
studying my Bachelor of Education Birth to Five years.