Staff at Jimboomba Little Gems Early Learning

  • Caterpillars Room – 6 Weeks to 15 Months
  • Lady Bugs Room – 15 Months to 2 Years
  • Bumble Bees Room – 2 Years to 3 Years
  • Dragonflies Room – 3 Years to 4 Years
  • Grasshoppers Room – 4 Years to 5 Years

Cass – Director – 13 Years in Child Care – Diploma Qualified

My name is Cass and I am honoured to have been appointed the position of Centre Director at Little Gems Early Learning Centre, Jimboomba. I have been in the Early Education Industry since 2004, starting off as a student and slowly working my way up into the Director Role. I have managed several different Early Learning Centres where I have strived to achieve a centre with high quality care and create foundations for a strong team. I have two young children of my own who both certainly keep me on my toes! My children have helped me realise the importance of early education, something that I am very passionate about. I have not long moved to Jimboomba, and I am so excited to make Little Gems Early Learning a valued part of our community. My goal is to create a place where children are nurtured to shine, grow, and create memories, while helping develop the foundations for them to create the best start in life. I will strive to achieve a centre with high quality care where children feel a sense of belonging and respect. I look forward to welcoming you to our new centre and building a relationship with your family.

Caterpillars – 6 Weeks to 15 Months

Dorette – Lead Educator – 7 Years in Child Care – Diploma Qualified

Hi, my name is Dorette. My husband Freddy and I have two sons, Shaun and Joshua. We immigrated to Australia in 2003 and we are having the best time. We love the beach, so you will see us there a lot. Burleigh Heads is our favourite place. As a family we love to go on long walks, watch movies and spend time together. Reading is my personal favourite form of relaxation. I have a Diploma in Children’s Services and have worked in Child Care since 2010. I enjoy my work as an Educator and it absolutely goes without saying that I love and cherish children.

Debbie – Educator –  Years in Child Care – Certificate III Qualified

My name is Debbie and I have two teenage boys, one husband, three cats and one puppy dog, so my house is rather chaotic at times! I have been in childcare since 2009 when my youngest child started school. It was a big career change, as I had spent 15 years working in Property Management, but I feel that I have truly found my purpose in Childcare and Early Education. I have been working with Dorette for about since 2015 and thoroughly enjoy our days, however crazy it can be!  We work well together and share the same passion and philosophy with regards to our “babies” and endeavour to give them the love, comfort and encouragement they need. We are excited to get to know your children and your family and look forward to being a part of your child’s learning journey

Lady Bugs – 15 Months to 2 Years

Jac – Lead Educator – 6 Years in Child Care – Diploma Qualified

My name is Jacqueline but everyone calls me Jac and I am a Lead Educator at Little Gems Child Care and Early Learning Centre at Jimboomba.

I have been in the childcare industry since 2009. In that time I have completed my certificate III and my Diploma in Children’s Services. I love working with children, it’s so rewarding as we are able to build positive relationships with not only the children in our care but the families too. As an educator I am filled with pride when I see the children in my care strive and reach their goals. I strive to create a loving happy and positive environment for children to play and learn and of course have fun. I look forward to caring for your child and getting to know you.

Chloe – Educator – First year in Child Care – Studying Certificate 3

My name is Chloe and I am a support educator at Little Gems Early Learning Centre, Jimboomba. I am just starting off in childcare and studying for my Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. I have always had a passion for helping and caring for young children and I hope to one day go into supporting young children with disabilities. I have 4 siblings, 3 of them are younger which is where my love of children may have come from. My older sister is also in childcare herself and is one of my biggest role models. I look forward to my study and this new career. I am excited to get to know you and your children.

Tiffany – Educator – 6 Years in Child Care – Diploma Qualified

My name is Tiffany and I am a support educator at Little Gems Child Care and Early Learning Centre at Jimboomba. I have been in the child care industry since 2007 with a 6 year gap in the middle to have my eldest son. I am a Mum of 2 young boys. I am passionate about working with young children as I love being apart of their lives> I love helping them to develop and learn to the best of their abilities. I love building relationships with each and every child and family. I feel that it is very important as there needs to be trust and building a relationship is the best way to build that trust. I look forward to getting to know each and everyone and your child.

Bumble Bees – 2 Years to 3 Years

Belinda – Lead Educator – 3 Years in Child Care – Diploma Qualified

My name is Belinda and I’m excited to be joining the Jimboomba Little Gems as a Lead Educator.  While working within the Early Learning industry since 2014, I’ve worked in both Lead Educator and Educator Roles, while completing my Diploma of Early Learning,  and now working towards my bachelor specialising in Early Learning Education.  I’m a mother of two children who keep me grounded and focused, helping me to see just how much 2 children learn and develop in many different ways.  This leading to my growing interest and passion for early years learning. I’m a strong believer that children learn and develop through play, active learning and social engagement with others.  As an educator I will be taking on many roles, while helping to guide our children down a path of learning through our everyday engagements with one another. Ensuring our space is one of fun, security and adventure for children is something i will be striving to achieve over the coming weeks.  Thank you for entrusting me with such a vital role in your children’s lives and look forward to getting to know each of our families.

Sarah –  Educator –  Years in Child Care – Certificate III Qualified

My name is Sarah Bernstein and I am studying my diploma in Early Childhood Education at TAFE QLD Brisbane. I am one of 7 so I’ve always grown up around children and I think this is where my love for being around children has come from. I am a huge family person and I always love getting involved in my family sports we all play soccer and have a huge love for the game. I have always coached my little brother and sister teams and I believe that this has help me become a better educator as its gives me fun and creative learning ideas to do with the children interest. I love being creative as I also have my diploma in photography and love to share my creative side with the children and show it around the room.  I am a very bright and happy person who always loves a challenge.

I have been working FULL TIME in childcare since 2014. My goals as an educator is to fill the child learning environment with fun and love. I want my class to have fun while exploring and learning many different skills that will develop their learning for their bright futures.  I am always interested in parent’s opinions and new ideas or just to have a chat about their child’s day.

Jessica –  Educator –  3 Years in Child Care – Certificate III Qualified

My name is Jessica and I look forward to meeting you.

Dragonflies – 3 Years to 4 Years

Janet – Lead Educator – 20 Years in Child Care – Diploma Qualified

My name is Janet and I am so excited to be a part of the fabulous team at Little Gems Early Learning Centre in Jimboomba. I am a fully qualified Lead Educator and currently studying towards my Bachelor of Educator – majoring in Early Childhood. I have been working with the early childhood sector since 1993 and have had the opportunity to work in numerous early childhood settings throughout this time. Raising my own family – a 19 year old son and a 17 year old daughter, plus a daughter by heart who is now married, has certainly enhanced my understanding of the challenges and concerns we all face as parents and what we are looking for in a vibrant and caring early childhood centre. Children are such unique little beings that are continually growing and soaking up the world around them. I can’t wait to begin this amazing journey alongside you all and no doubt we will have fun, laugh and learn something wonderful along the way!

Juliet – Educator – 4 Years in Child Care – Diploma Qualified

Hello my name is Juliet Stollznow. I have been working as a child care educator since 2013. I currently hold my certificate III and Diploma in child care. During my 4 years I’ve had the opportunity to be an assistant and group leader. I believe that children should have the structure and support to be whoever they want to be. This relies on the child care educators who look after them in their early years as they attend child care. With this learning is a big concept on how children learn including physical, cognitive, communication, social and emotional development. Therefore as a child care educator, my plan is to implement a safe, fun, positive and nurturing ongoing learning through different experiences. Security and trust I feel is a very important component with the relationship with the children. As a child care educator I will also provide an environment where the children feel loved and cared for. Children need to feel nurtured and know that they are safe. A bond can build between educator and children and that bond will also be positive.  With all children being unique in different ways, as an educator I will show and cater to all and every child’s needs and learning developments. Children are out future and as educators we should do what we can to assist them to be what they want to be. Having children feel that they are loved and that they belong.  For children to feel belonged they won’t be afraid to show their true colours. Children are amazing little humans who are so special and I’m privileged to be able to be part of their lives

Grasshoppers – Kindergarten Program – 4 Years to 5 Years

Aimee – Early Childhood Teacher – 7 Years in Child Care – Bachelor of Education (Primary)

My name is Aimee. After studying my Cert 3 in 2008 and realising my passion for teaching, I began studying my bachelor’s degree in 2011. I graduated from Griffith University in 2014 and hold a Bachelor of Primary Education, specialising in Early Childhood. I believe that the early years of education are the most important, as these valuable moments give a child a taste of how wonderful learning can be. My goal as an educator is to support students in meeting their fullest potential in an environment, which is safe, supportive, inviting, and fun! I love working with kindergarten aged children, supporting and challenging them in all areas of their development, building meaningful connections and helping to prepare them for their next big phase in life, attending school. I feel very privileged to be working as a kindergarten teacher here at Little Gems Early Learning Centre and being a part of your child’s learning journey. I look forward to getting to know you, building a strong relationship with you and your child and sharing with you your child’s experiences and achievements.

Centre Support Educators