Our People

Our People

Our people

Our educators are qualified and committed to providing stimulating and exciting learning opportunities for all the children in our care. They focus on the children’s personal interests and help them to develop and grow in a way that is suitable to their individual traits.

Meet our Centre Manager

Rachael Zelley

Centre Manager

Years in childcare: 27 years

What makes you passionate about working in childcare? I have always had a great passion for working with children, watching them grow and learn so much at such an early age. I have been working in the Children's Services Industry for 27 years having started working at the Creswick Kindergarten back in 1991, before working as Room Leader, and then Centre Manager in Early Education settings in Ballarat for 17 years.

What is the funniest or most memorable moment you can share from working in childcare? The most memorable moment I have working in Early Education would have to be watching someone I had cared for when they were only a baby come back as a qualified educator wanting to work at the same centre she had attended. She remembered what she had experienced and learnt when she was little in our care and wanted to do the same for other children. It made me feel incredibly old, but great to see someone as passionate about education as I am.

Why do you believe your centre is an excellent choice for parents seeking the best childcare? I believe families should choose our centre as we are a local community minded centre in Creswick, we have a fantastic natural playground, and the added bonus of an additional sustainability yard which we visit daily to care for our chickens, vegetable gardens, and worm farms.

I believe in managing a well organised, professional centre where we strive to provide the best care and education we can for your child, using regular staff development opportunities to ensure we are providing the highest quality practice for our centre.
 
I look forward to working with Lexie and our centre management team, getting to know you and your family, and getting us out to work with the Creswick Community.