Staff at Lowood Little Gems Child Care

Stacey – Centre Director – In Child Care Since 2019 – Diploma Qualified

Hi my name is Stacey and I am a mum of 2 beautiful girls. My husband, girls and I live in the Lockyer Valley and thoroughly enjoy the community. I have a passion for early childhood education and love watching the children’s minds develop as they grow. I can’t wait to get to know you all and share my knowledge with you on our amazing journey together. Feel free to ask me questions and I will endeavor to answer them to the best of my ability.

Kelly – Centre Director – In Child Care Since 2007 – Bachelor of General Education

Hello, my name is Kelly and I am the Director of Little Gems Lowood. I am a mother of 2 children who are 7 and 9. Early Childhood education has always been a passion area for me and I have been in the childcare sector for the past 16 years. I am looking forward to being a part of your child’s learning journey with us and welcoming you into our community.

Caterpillars Room – 6 weeks to 15 months

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

Hi! I am Brianna!   I’m a mum to 3 under the age of three I have 2 boys and a girl I love going out on the JetSkis, cooking up a really nice BBQ and sitting around a campfire with family and friends, making memories with my little family watching my 3 kids grow into the amazing individuals they are.  I am currently studying my Certificate III and have found my career of choice in early childhood. I strive to provide a kind, and nurturing environment so children feel welcome while in my care! I always like to keep the classroom feeling inclusive, an environment where children can flourish into the unique, independent little people they are! Seeing a child with a smile from ear to ear and having a giggle fills me with joy, I love creating special bonds with the children.

Charmaine – Educator – In Child Care Since 2023 – Studying Certificate III – On Maternity Leave

My name is Charmaine I’m currently studying my cert III in childcare and am proud to say I finally found my place of expertise and belonging.
I’m so excited to be part of your little ones journey here at Little Gems I can’t wait to welcome all our little ones so we can start building beautiful friendships and memories. A little bit about me, I’m a proud mum to 7 beautiful babies I have four daughters and three sons and they all make me smile and laugh every single day my life is full of laughter, jokes, hugs and little feet and hands, and I Wouldn’t have it any other way. I have a nursing background and was a manager for coles for two years. I have a personality that is bubbly and approachable so please don’t be shy and come say hi. I love books, cooking, family movie nights on the lounge and the sound and smell of rain, and nothing beats a nice cooked family meal that brings my family together at the end of each day.

Lady Bugs Room – 15 months to 2 Years

Jacinta – Educator – In Child Care Since 2016 – Diploma Qualified

Hi! My name is Jacinta! I have worked in childcare since 2016 and have my diploma in early childcare. I’m excited to start my journey at Little Gems. Supporting the team and children in our service and helping them grow and develop in my care. I’m I very bubbly and outgoing person and always here to talk.

Amanda – Educator – In Child Care Since 2016 – Diploma Qualified

My name is Amanda, I have been in the childcare industry for the past 16 years. Starting my career in Adelaide before making the move to Brisbane 6 years ago, where I live in the Somerset region with my husband, our daughter and 3 crazy fur babies.

I believe in providing a safe and nurturing environment that provide children with the opportunity to make decisions and problem solve to foster self esteem and confidence.
I am looking forward to being a part of your child’s learning journey and see them grow and learn

Bumble Bees – 2 Years to 3 Years

Kirra- Lead Educator – In Child Care Since 2015  – Studying Diploma

Hello, my name is Miss Kirra,
I have been working in the children sector since 2015. I pride myself on building and fostering family connections and nurturing environments. I thrive at creating an inclusive environment where children can independent learn and grow, exploring natural environments to messy play. You will always see me down on the ground interacting with the children, whether it’s rolling around, playing musical instruments to reading book.
Feel free to come up to me and say hello.

Kim- Educator – In Child Care Since 2019  – Diploma Qualified

I am looking forward to meeting you all!

Butterflies Room – 2.5 years to 3.11 Years

Angel – Educator – In Child Care Since 2018 –  Certificate III Qualified – Studying Diploma

Hi my name is Miss Angel👋🏼

I’m new to the area and a mum of two boys who attend little gems and we absolutely love it.🤎

I’ve been working in child care sector since 2018, so it’s given me the opportunity to work with children of all ages. I hold my cert 3 and currently studying my diploma. 📝

I believe each child is unique and learn in their own individual way and pace, I will continue to nurture each child’s growth and education.🪴

I look forward to working alongside families and team members to help our little gem children thrive to their fullest potential. 🌻

Zoe – Educator  – Certificate III Qualified – In Early Childhood since 2022

Hi! I look forward to meeting you soon!

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

Hello!!
My name is Miss Makayla!!
I have been doing my certificate 3 in early childhood education whilst working here at little gems, I have loved every second I get to spend with the children and I look forward to guiding and helping them all grow 🌻
I am the second eldest of 8 siblings which I absolutely adore. Growing up with little brothers and sisters has really sparked my passion for children. ✨
I’m a super loving person and love creating special bonds with all the children, always giving cuddles, playing in the sandpit, I love to run around with them all doing running races and playing soccer.

Dragonflies – 2.5 Years to 4 Years

Kim – Educator – In Child Care Since 2016 – Certificate III Qualified and Studying Diploma

Hi my name is Kimberley I’m a mum of two beautiful children. I love my job as an early years educator because I believe that their learning journey starts at a young age, before they go to school. I enjoy creating a welcoming learning environment and planning fun learning experiences for your children to learn and develop at their own pace.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family on our property with our horses and farm animals.
I look forward to meeting all our Little Gems families.

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

Hi Families,

My name is Summer and I am thrilled to be part of the Little Gems Family.  Coming from a big family of 7, I love to be part of fun, laughter and adventures each and every day.  I look forward to creating the same feeling here with you all.

I am passionate about ensuring children feel safe, secure and encouraged to explore and discover new learning opportunities. I am dedicated to creating meaningful relationships with  families that will support children to flourish in our Centre.

I am studying for my Certificate 3 in Early Childhood and look forward to going onto completing my Diploma.  I believe keeping up to date with theorists and professionals in the Early Childhood sector valuable to can’t wait to share this information with our team.

Looking forward to meeting you all,

Summer

Grasshoppers – 4 Years to 5 Years

Isla – Early Childhood Teacher- In Child Care Since 2019 – Diploma Qualified – Studying Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

Hi! I am Miss Isla and I am excited to be part of the Little Gems family! I am currently in my last year of my Bachelor of Early Childhood and I love being able to apply what I learn with the children and watching them learn so many amazing things. I have been working in Early Childhood since 2019 and I believe in creating a positive and engaging learning environment where every child is provided opportunities to express themselves and, in turn, discover their unique strengths and interests. I am originally from the beautiful land of Nepal and I enjoy travelling and exploring new places!

Katie – Educator – In Child Care Since 2020 – Diploma Qualified

Hi Families,

My name is Katie and I am very excited about joining the Little Gems Team. My philosophy with  children is to engage them in fun activities that develop strong foundations for the rest of their lives. I plan experiences that encourage children’s creativity, imagination and their ability to communicate with their peers and educators.

I have completed my Diploma in Early Childhood and I am extremely passionate about sustainable practices and educating children on how to reuse, reduce and recycle. I am confident in sign language and love to help children to learn to express themselves and needs in different ways.

I am looking forward to meeting you all and helping to educate your beautiful children.

Katie

Centre Support Educators

Kirsty – Lead Educator – In Child Care Since 2005 – Diploma Qualified

Hi my name is Kirsty, I am one of the educators here at Little Gems. A little bit about myself, I have 3 children, Seth 14, Lucie 4 and Ruby 3 who both attend the service here in the bigger rooms. I started my career within Childcare as a trainee 18 years ago and have held my Diploma for 12 years and plan to start studying my Bachelor of Primary mid 2024. Nursery is one of my favourite age groups and I can’t wait to watch them grow into strong little independent toddlers. I cannot wait to work alongside you here at Little Gems to help get the most out of your child’s start in the early years sector and go on an amazing journey with you all.

Ashleigh- Lead Educator/Educational Leader  – In Child Care Since 2020 – Diploma Qualified

Hello, my name is Ash! I have a strong passion in supporting children of all abilities to reach their full potential. I have a background in Disability Support Work and Swim Teaching, however, Childcare is where I am meant to be! I am a mum to two children. Having a neurodiverse child has taught me the importance of finding the right village for support, which is what led me into becoming an educator that understands and advocates for inclusion, daily. As an educator, I thrive on providing sensory experiences for children to explore, as it is my belief that children learn by doing, and doing is noisy, untidy, messy and unpredictable.
I look forward to meeting you all soon and becoming a part of your family, the same way you will become part of ours.

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

Hi my name is Taiya and I am a young motivated individual pursuing an extraordinary opportunity to kick start my most desired future career at little gems. I’m beyond exited to be apart of the learning and development of the children of our community. I am one of seven kids, I have grown up really close with my siblings that I adore more than anything. I like to explore and experience new things like food new places and cultures. I also love to laugh and share a smile to bring joy and light into everyone’s day.

Shanae – Educator – In Child Care Since 2023 – Certificate III Qualified

Hello my name is Shanae, I’m 19 years old and I graduated year 12 in 2022. I currently hold a Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care. This year I have started my studies at university for a Bachelor of Primary Education, as I am passionate about working with children and see this as being part of my long term career. Some fun facts about me are; I have been dancing since I was 4 years old and in 2023 have also started teaching dance to children ages 4 to 12 years old, which is something I look forward to every week. I have two dogs named Gryffin and Spencer and love playing with them in my spare time. This is my first year working in childcare and I cannot wait to meet all of the families at Little Gems.

Chelsie – Educator – In Child Care Since 2024 – Studying Certificate III

Hello  Families,

My name is Chelsie and I believe that children learn and love being at our Centre because of the way we have made a family.  To me our Centre is a home away from home where I just loved seeing children run into our rooms and give us great big hugs.  This is the best part of my day!

I love to listen to the many stories children say and the wonderful expressions they use to describe an event or experience they have been part of.  We have an amazing role in children’s loves and I am so grateful to be part of this.

I am currently studying for my Certificate 3 in Early Childhood and will hopefully be finished soon.

Looking forward to seeing you and meeting your family,

Chelsie

Paige – Educator – In Child Care Since 2023 – Studying Certificate III – On Maternity Leave

Hey, my name is Paige and I am excited to start my journey into childcare at Little Gems. I am currently studying a certificate III and will continue my studies while working at the centre to ensure I am a valuable member of the team. I am a calm, caring and empathetic person who loves to provide fun and joyful experiences to those around me and I look forward to getting to know all the children in my care as well as forming good communications with their families.