At Birralee Extended Hours Preschool we are very proud of our team who have a variety and an extensive history in the Early Childhood Sector. Lorna Hughes heads up our amazing team as the Director and Owner of Birralee. She has worked in management within Family Day Care and Community Preschools, been a Director at many Long Day Care Centers, and Child Care Advisor for the National Childcare Accreditation Council (NCAC).
In her role at NCAC Lorna traveled extensively throughout Australia providing presentations and training family day care and outside school hours care in meeting and acceding the standards for quality assurance. Throughout her life Lorna has also had extensive experience working with children with disability. She has also been guest speaker and lecturer at many events, universities and at TAFE and has been awarded an Australia Day Achievement Award for Service to Children. To top it off her passion for childcare goes far and beyond all our expectations and the Birralee Team adores working with her and at her preschool.
The Birralee team, with more than 140 years of combined experience in the early childhood sector, is made up of Alison, (our Educational Leader who has a Diploma of Community Services (Children’s Services) and is working towards her Bachelor of Education, who you will find busy planning and expanding on the children’s interests), Josie (who has completed her Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, you will find her outside creating with the kids), Hannah (who has also completed her Diploma of Early Childhood and Care, who ensures all that we do is presented beautifully), Jess (who has completed her Certificate III) and Karen (who has a Diploma of Children’s Services (Early Childhood Education and Care), you will find her reading a book with the children or busy with craft activities) and our highly experienced and loved casual Vanessa. They are supported by Nerida who is our Business Manager who you will find tucked away tapping at the computer (with the odd little visitor who is keen to help!).