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Miss Lisa

Executive Director

Young Discoverers has been my work-home since 1996! I feel privileged to have found a workplace that is fulfilling, that allows me to support the growth of children and their families and that has supported me in my own growth. I love my job and I love that our organisation creates a positive environment for the precious children we care for as well as their families and our educators. I was employed in 1996 as a Bachelor qualified preschool teacher (which was unheard of at the time!). Our foundation Director, Kathryn, recognised how very important a child’s early educational experience is and ensured that quality education and the highest standards in care were given priority. The foundation set all those years ago is what has built our centre into the one that I am so proud to be a part of today. I look forward to continuing my journey with Young Discoverers for many more years to come!

Qualifications: B. Teach (P), Advanced Diploma Children’s Services

Sonia F

Miss Sonia


I have a Diploma in IT and spent my working life at a company in the city.  I missed not seeing my children, and decided to join the Young Discoverers team in the Admin position.  I feel very privileged to be able to watch the children at our Centre grow and learn, and to be the first point of contact for their parents/guardians.


Miss Alina

Assistant Director / Preschool Assistant Educator

I love working with children because I love being able to make a contribution to their lives. Guiding them, challenging them, inspiring them and watching their faces light up as they walk in the door is all the fulfillment I need!  Young Discoverers has given me many opportunities. I began as a trainee completing my Cert III to now I’m enjoying the opportunity to stretch myself even further as I step into the role of Assistant Director when needed.  I work for a very loving and caring Centre and company.  All four of my children have attended Young Discoverers!

Qualifications:  Diploma Children’s Services

Miss Miia

Preschool Early Childhood Teacher

Qualifications: Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

Miss Bek

Senior Kindy Room Lead Educator

Qualifications: Diploma Children’s Services

Miss Stephanie

Junior Kindy Room Lead Educator

What I love about my job is building a special bond with the children in my care, and having an influence in their early learning and development.  I love working at Young Discoverers as we work as a team, and are always happy to share ideas and give each other inspiration.  I love walking into work and feeling the Christian love from the staff and families!  It definitely is an honour and privilege to be a part of the Young Discoverers team!

Future plans:  I plan to one day do my Bachelor of Early Childhood.

Qualifications:  Studying Bachelor of Early Childhood, Diploma Children’s Services; Cert III in Education Support


Miss Donna

Junior Kindy Room Assistant Educator

I love working with children as I get to see them grow and am able to help them have the best possible start to their early childhood and schooling.  Young Discoverers is a great place to work as we are a family oriented and Christian centre, able to offer a great service to the community.

Qualifications:  Diploma Children’s Services.

Miss Karina

Babies Room Lead Educator

Qualifications: Diploma in Children’s Services

Miss Laura

Babies Room Assistant Educator/Float

Caring for young children and babies has always come naturally to me and I’ve loved interacting with them for as long as I can remember.  Young Discoverers HR exudes the same kind of love and care for all little members of our community.  It’s a genuine pleasure to work within a team that is not only encouraging and supportive, but that truly strives to enrich the lives of every person that enters our doors.

Qualifications:  Cert III in Children’s Services

Miss Caitlin

Babies Room Assistant Educator

Qualifications:  Studying Certificate III in Children’s Services

Miss Giola

Relief Educator / Float

I love the childcare industry because I truly enjoy working with children and teaching them.  It’s such a rewarding job.  I also love music and I find it so rewarding to introduce my love of music to children, hopefully passing on this love to them! Young Discoverers is a wonderful place to work because they encourage you to do your best.

Qualifications: Diploma in Children’s Services; studying Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.

Mr Jesse

Assistant Educator

Qualifications: Studying Certificate III in Children’s Services

Miss Samantha

Relief Educator / Float

Qualification: Certificate III in Children’s Services

Miss Jess B

Relief Educator/ Float

I love working with children as they are so inspirational.  And they are willing to learn with excitement.  Working at Young Discoverers is such a delight as the staff are caring & knowledgeable.  As it is your childcare service we are here for you and your children/child.  We are a home away from home in all the ways you can think of, and as such we try as much as we can to accommodate both you and your child’s needs!

Qualifications: Adv. Diploma Children’s Services

Miss Janene

Inclusion Support

Qualifications: Cert III Children’s Services

Miss Lisa L

Centre Chaplain - Highland Reserve

Future plans:  Continue in my role as Chaplain for Young Discoverers and being a Mum.

Qualifications:  Cert IV Youth Work/Youth Ministries;  Advanced Diploma in Family Therapy and Counselling


Maternity Leave Staff

Miss Rebecca – Helensvale