Our People

Our People

We have a devoted team of qualified educators, committed to providing a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere where your child can be themselves. Together, we are role models for children, well versed in health and nutrition, safety, fitness and environmental awareness. Our focus is on child-initiated, play-based learning and involving families in our community.

Meet our Centre Manager

Name: Emeliza Ah Van

Years in Childcare: 3 years + 5 years study

Qualifications: Bachelor in Early Childhood & Primary Education

What makes you passionate about Early Childhood Education? Early Childhood has been proven to play a major part in a child’s development as the first 5 years of a child’s life is when they absorb the most information. What makes me passionate about Early Childhood Education is the fact that we as Educators have the opportunity to foster each child’s development and love for lifelong learning to support them in becoming independent and unique individuals.

Why do you believe your centre is an excellent choice for parents seeking the best child care? I believe our centre is an excellent choice for parents seeking the best quality care as we have passionate Educators who strive to provide authentic learning experiences that support each child’s strengths and abilities to assist them in reaching their fullest potential. We also have a large outdoor learning environment that supports each child holistically as they are able to engage in sustainable practices such as gardening and observation of our ‘Bee movement’. Practices like these foster a wide range of development whether it be self-regulation, care for their world, physical skills or working collaboratively as a team. The opportunities are endless!

Meet our Educational Leader

Meet our Educational Leader

Name: Florife Chatelu

Years in Childcare: 8 years

Qualifications: Bachelor of Education (Birth to 5 years)

What makes you passionate about Early Childhood Education? Being the key person to witness a child achieve a milestone and celebrate their growth! It gives me a sense of achievement to support and guide the children in their learning and reach for their full potential. It’s a pure joy to be a part of a child’s journey and make a difference to their lives.

How would you apply the national Quality Standards and EYLF for Educational Programming? It is impeccable that the children’s interest is carried out in our curriculum. Collaborating with the stakeholders and also with the community. Mentoring and supporting our team in implementing NQS and EYLF in their goals and practices will help us carry on a meaningful experience for the children
Meet our Assistant Centre Manager

Meet our Assistant Centre Manager

Name: Chloe Rookes

Years in Childcare: 9 years

Qualifications: Certificate III in Early Childhood Education

 What makes you passionate about Early Childhood Education? In the first 5 years of a child’s life their brain develops faster than any other time in their life and is the most important time for a child’s development, I love being a part of a setting where I can support and nurture a child’s learning and development. Working in Early childhood education offers the most rewarding experiences from a child’s first word, first step, the first time a child writes their name to a child’s last day in our prep room. As an educator I am fortunate to have the opportunity to be apart of a child achieving of those milestones. 

What makes your centre different from others? At Milestones Early Learning Raby, we pride ourselves on going above and beyond. Our team of diverse educators are experienced and offer a world of knowledge and deliver programs that supports and nurtures each child’s individual learning. At Milestones everyone is family and we have established well connected bonds with each of our families and have been a part of the Raby Community for over 20 years and we hold the highest reputation with our local community. We also offer a range of extracurricular programs that promotes and supports  21st century thinking skills that sets the foundation of their lifelong learning journey.