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 – 2.5 Years to 4 Years
  • Grasshoppers Room – 4 Years to 5 Years

Tamiya – Centre Director – In Child Care Since 2018 – Diploma Qualified

Hi My name is Tamiya and I am the Centre Director here at Little Gems! I look forward to meeting you all soon!

Gemma – Assistant Director – In Child Care Since 2003 – Diploma Qualified

Hello everyone here at Little Gems. My name is Gemma and I’m so excited to begin my journey here with you all. I have been in the early years sector for around 20 years now and began as a trainee making my way through all roles from lead educator, educational leader and most recently assistant director. I have a passion for all play based learning but find my biggest strengths involve nature play, loose parts play and anything that involves critical thinking and being outdoors.
I am a city girl turned country after moving to Jimboomba two and a half years ago and love the laid back atmosphere of my new environment… especially now that I have room for my small (but growing) farm. I have a cheeky but adorable three year old, Teddy who is the light of my life who will be joining the Little Gems adventure with me, I’m not sure who is more excited, him or me. I can’t wait to meet you all and begin building special connections.

Caterpillars – 6 Weeks to 15 Months

Tayla – Educator – In Child Care Since 2018 – Diploma Qualified

Hi my name is Tayla, I’ve been in the childcare industry for 5 years now & i enjoy every minute of it. I have so much passion when it comes to children & I believe i have this strong connection to them. I love seeing first hand all their achievements & milestones as they learn & grow. I can’t wait to get to know all the wonderful children & families here at Little Gems Jimboomba! When I’m not looking after your little ones, I thoroughly enjoy the outdoors. I love camping, jet skiing, beach days & the gym!

Olivia –  Educator –  In Child Care Since 2023 – Studying Certificate III

Hello! My name is Olivia, known as Liv. I am absolutely thrilled to kickstart my childcare career with Little Gems! I cannot wait to see their achievements and milestones they will reach! I am looking forward to building strong relationships with Little Gems kids & parents! I have recently bought a house in Flagstone with my husband and adopted 2 beautiful cats from the RSPCA. Their names are Garfield & Bella. My hobbies are playing piano and swimming. On the weekends I like to relax and watch my tv shows, although I do love the occasional sunset walk on the beach!

Tiarna –  Educator –  In Child Care Since 2023 – Studying Certificate III

Hi, my name is Tiarna, I am so excited to be given the opportunity to start my childcare career studying my Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. I have always been passionate in working with children and watching them learn and grow. I continuously put in the effort to build connections and ensure that children are comfortable, safe and happy in a positive and caring environment. I love spending time with my family and friends, going to the beach and am a passionate volleyball athlete, recently playing in a tournament in Hawaii. I love teaching children new skills and seeing them grow, develop and thrive. I am so excited to expand my skills and learn more about childcare and join the Little Gems family.

Lady Bugs – 15 Months to 2 Years

Courtney –  Lead Educator –  In Child Care Since 2018 – Diploma Qualified

Hello, my names Courtney, but you can call me Court. I have been working within the childcare sector since 2018, recently completing my diploma. I enjoy working with all ages, encouraging them to explore & exceed in their own personal strengths to become the best versions of themselves. While creating those memorable moments with your children, I enjoy engaging in messy play. As I embark on the greatest adventure, becoming a first time mum, I hope to create beautiful & meaningful relationships with you all! Outside of work I enjoy listening to country music, exploring new places with my partner & hanging out with family and friends. I look forward to meeting you soon!

Scarlett –  Educator –  In Child Care Since 2023 – Certificate III Qualified Studying Diploma

Hello! My name is Scarlett. I am so excited to join the little Gems team! I have a Certificate3 in Early Childhood and care, now I am studying my Diploma. I am Originally from China,  I had the privilege of being an English teacher in China and a Chinese Language teacher in Australia, where I honed my skills in effective communication and creating engaging learning experience. As a mother of 3 wonderful children, I understand the significance of early childhood education in shaping a child’s growth and development. As an educator, I feel so lucky to witness the spark of curiosity and the joy of learning in your beautiful little ones. Apart from my educational background, I have a love for art
and drawing. I believe that creativity is a powerful tool for nurturing a child’s imagination and self-expression. One of my other passions is traveling when I have the opportunity. I look forward to meeting you soon.

Bumble Bees – 2 Years to 3 Years

Leah –  Educator –  In Child Care Since 2001 – Diploma Qualified – Studying Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood

Hello, My name is Leah and I have been working in the Child Care and Education sector since 2001, in both Queensland and New South Wales, within Child Care Centres and as a Private Nanny and hold my Diploma in Children’s Services. When I am not working I enjoy going on Road Trips, Camping, Music – listening to and watching LIVE, Photography, and spending time with friends. In relation to children’s education and care, I believe: That children have the right to learn in a safe, secure, and supportive environment to become independent, resilient, and have the capability to interact positively with others. In the importance of children feeling a sense of belonging within the Centre, that children become aware of, and contribute to, the importance of showing respect for their environment, peers, and educators. In children becoming strong in their social and emotional well-being, and taking responsibility for their own health and well-being. In children learning through curiosity and imaginative play to develop problem solving skills, adapting things from outside the Centre to their play in care, by connecting positively with peers and educators. That children’s verbal and non-verbal communication is important to be acknowledged equally as their form of expressing feelings and ideas. That all children are individual, and such are treated as individuals. Children learn through play, and to help achieve this, I aim to provide a safe and stimulating environment that is age appropriate. Play based learning is developed through child initiated and educator activities, where experiences are extended upon appropriately to further develop the children’s interests and skills. In providing a flexible routine for children to grow, learn, and explore their environment. That supporting families and having continuous communication is important to remain up to date with family affairs, changes to circumstances, and development issues that families wish to address.

Gemma –  Educator –  In Child Care Since 2022 – Studying Certificate III

Hi, my name is Gemma and I have been working in childcare since September 2022. I have a loveable fluffy dog and 2 siblings, an older brother and younger sister. I love spending time with the people I love and I love all things nature, especially the beach. I love working with kids and I continuously put in the effort to build connections and ensure that children are comfortable, safe and happy. I understand how important kids physical, social and emotional health is and will always try my best to ensure their needs are met. Since my first day working in childcare I knew it was something I was passionate about and building strong relationships and helping kids learn and grow is honestly one of the best and most accomplishing feelings I’ve felt. I believe that children learn best from exploring, creating, engaging and trying new things and I enjoy sharing all these moments with them.

Isha –  Educator –  In Child Care Since 2023 – Studying Certificate III

Hello! My name is Isha!

Dragonflies – 2.5 Years to 4 Years

Cass –  Lead Educator – In Child Care Since 1992 – Diploma Qualified

My name is Cass, I began in childcare in 1992 with a dream of nurturing little hearts and souls into believing they are worthy of becoming all they can and more. Throughout these years I nurtured my own little dreamer, Caleb and two more years later, Danny and Yazmine through the discovery of my one true love, Dan. We have our own home in Flagstone with two rescued fur babies – Reginald the Bull Terrier and Agatha the American Bulldog. We enjoy exploring on beach, bush walks, live bands and family catch ups.

Ashley –  Early Childhood Teacher – In Child Care Since 2023 – Bachelor of Primary Education/Studying Masters

Hello wonderful families, My name is Ashley and I’m so excited to join you here at Little Gems. I’m a mum of 4 beautiful children and my furbaby Baxter. I have been a primary school teacher in the education sector for over 10 years, but found my passion was in the early years and that’s what has led me here. I have a huge passion for play-based learning and my pedagogy is a strong constructivism approach. I believe all children matter and I want every child who comes through our doors to feel loved, important, inspired, and joyful, and I want every child to leave with an exciting and adventurous story about their day. I’m so excited for this learning journey with your family; and I’m so grateful to be able to build connections and make lasting memories with you all.

Lisa –  Educator – In Child Care Since 2023 – Studying Certificate III

Hi, my name is Lisa! I am beginning a new chapter in my life, studying a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. I love listening to music, watching movies, especially DISNEY! I also really love spending quality time with my family. I am excited to be working at Little Gems Jimboomba. I am looking
forward to getting to know your children, building a bond with them, getting to know their likes and dislikes and watching on the journey of growth.

Cassie –  Educator –  In Child Care Since 2023 – Studying Certificate III

Hi, my name is Cassandra! I am thrilled to be a part of the Little Gems Daycare family. While I am new to the child care sector, I bring the invaluable experience of being a loving mother to a 5-year-old and an 8-month-old. I am passionate about creating a nurturing and stimulating environment for children to grow, learn,
and thrive. I am excited to build meaningful connections with the children in our care and contribute to their development. In my free time, I enjoy spending quality moments with my family and our fluffy golden retriever.

Grasshoppers – Kindergarten Program – 4 Years to 5 Years

Maddi – Early Childhood Teacher/Educational Leader – In Child Care Since 2015 – Diploma Qualified/Graduate Diploma of Early Chidhood Teaching

My name is Maddi!  I’ve been working in childcare for just over 8 years now, I am currently studying my Batchelor of Early Childcare Teaching and will finish in December 2023 and look forward to implementing everything I have learned over the years! I am a mum to an energetic 18-month-old son, as well as a step mum to a five-year old boy. These two definitely keep me on my toes, but are also the reason I love working with children! I am a firm believer in play-based activities and also encourage children to embrace their creative sides. There is no right or wrong in the creative arts, children have a strong ability for imagination, and I look forward to bringing it to life and as Picasso says “Every Child is an Artist”.

Shelli – Educator – In Child Care Since 2010 – Diploma Qualified

My name is Shelli!

Hayley – Educator – In Child Care Since 2023 – Studying Certificate III

Hi my name is Hayley and I am currently studying my Certificate III in childcare.  I am excited to be working in such a beautiful and caring environment. I am very passionate about working with children! I love the energy they bring and being able to see them grow and develop new skills every day is a great experience. I am so excited to expand my learning with such lovely people.

Jordan – Educator – In Child Care Since 2022 – Studying Certificate III

Hello, my name is Jordan. I have been working at Little Gems since the beginning of January 2022 and I am studying my cert III in Early Childhood Education and Care. I am extremely thrilled that I’ve been given the opportunity to work within the Little Gems family and getting to know and meet the wonderful kids, parents, and guardians. I chose to work in childcare because I’ve always been interested in how a child’s mind works and how I can assist that child in a way that will suit their needs. I love spending time with children and seeing their amazing smiles and being a big part in their development and growth. As a kid I grew up around the water, I learnt to swim at a very young age. In my spare time I often go out to the beach with my family and friends. I enjoy swimming, body surfing and paddle boarding. I am looking forward to the amazing journey I have ahead of me and making new friendships within the Little Gems team and getting to know the parents, guardians, and children.

Centre Support

Rebekah-  Educator –  In Child Care Since 2021 – Certificate III Qualified

Hi my name is Rebekah. I am located in Beaudesert. I have been working in Family Day Care for 2 years and am Cert III Qualified in Early Childhood Education and Care. I am a mother of 2 children and I practice a wholistic approach to Early Childhood Education. I am very excited to get to know all of the families and friends here at Little Gems Jimboomba.

Jade-  Educator –  In Child Care Since 2023 – Studying Certificate III

Hi, my name is Jade! I am very excited to be a part of the Little Gem’s team. After completing childcare studies at high school, I realised helping children grow and learn was my passion. I decided to further my studies by enrolling in a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood/Primary. In my spare time I like to take my dog to the beach and spend time with my family and friends. I am looking forward to meeting and forming strong positive relationships with both children and parents at Little Gems.

Brooke-  Educator –  In Child Care Since 2023 – Studying Certificate III

Hi my name is Brooke, I am very excited to be apart of the Little Gems team! I first discovered my passion for children during year 12 when studying early childhood, I have since pursued my passion and am studying my Bachelor of Education Primary. When working with children I love to explore the arts and allow children to unleash their creativity and step into a world of imagination. I am excited to share my passion for art and spread creativity. In my spare time I enjoy quality time with my friends and family and making memories. I love listening to country music and line dancing. I look forward to meeting you.

Kadi –  Educator –  In Child Care Since 2023 – Studying Certificate III

Hi My name is Kadi! This is my first role in Early Childhood and I am very excited for this wonderful new experience. I have enrolled in my Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and look forward to our Little Gems Team supporting me through this new chapter of my life.
I am so passionate about reading to young children and believe books are a vital way for children to develop a creative imagination.
Getting messy is my favourite thing to do and love expressing myself through art. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to teach young children and watch them learn new skills. Looking forward to meeting you all,

Phoebe –  Educator –  In Child Care Since 2023 – Studying Certificate III

Hello, my name is Phoebe, and I am thrilled to be starting my first year as a childhood educator. I’ve always been passionate about working with children and I find it very rewarding to watch them learn and grow. I am excited to continue to help all the children achieve their goals. I am eager to be working with such a dedicated team. In my free time, I enjoy going out with friends spending time with family, playing sports. I especially enjoy playing touch football and volleyball I find these activities help me stay active.

Tiff-  Educator –  In Child Care Since 2008 – Diploma Qualified

Hello, My name is Tiff!