Our people

Meet our families

"We have been proud to be associated with the centre and encouraged friends to enrol their children there and they too in turn have been extremely happy.

It's a difficult task to leave our children with others we don't know well but at this centre we have been welcomed and treated like family from day one!"

- Matt and Bec*, parents with Kallangur Early Childhood Centre

*Names have been changed for privacy reasons.

"We really like family day care because of the small numbers and relaxed environment. Both of our children have attended and it has been a wonderful experience! They have made very special friends and have developed close relationships with their 'day care Mum'."

- Rachael and Anthony, parents with Jamboree Heights Family Day Care

"We have nothing but praise and admiration for the North Buderim Early Childhood Centre and all its staff. It’s always been easy and enjoyable, with wonderful supportive staff who have embraced our children.
We’ve enjoyed watching our girls develop friendships and important life-long social skills, especially as their personality traits differ so greatly!"

- Matt and Sonia, parents with North Buderim Early Childhood Centre

 

Meet our carers

"I would thoroughly recommend becoming a foster carer to anyone. Within seconds of our first child arriving, we knew it was the best decision we'd ever made."

- Barry & Cate, Foster Carers

"It's their trust. They look at you with those innocent eyes ready to trust again and, in turn, you give them the love they need. You want to make them feel valued and loved, but it's the children who impart those feelings to you."

- Jane, Foster Carer

 

"Being able to care for these beautiful children and see the change in them have made me happier and more content than I've been in a long time. I have all the confidence in the world."

- Sue, Foster Carer

 

"The difference a hug makes to a child is indescribable. And the joy you see in their faces from something so simple, a gift or whatever it may be, is just magical."

- Debbie, Foster Carer

 

"Helping these children is the best thing we've ever done. I tell everybody to do it because it’s so rewarding for both you and the children. They get so much out of it."

- Steve & Lisa, Foster Carers

 

 

Meet our team

"It is gratifying when we see good outcomes for children and young people who have suffered trauma, and we know that we have made a positive difference in their lives."

- Carol Strawbridge, Operations Manager

"We work closely with staff from different Government services to reunite children with their families, so I feel we are actually making a positive difference in the lives of families."

Jane Carter, General Manager

"We support our fellow colleagues and volunteers and work hard to develop innovation to meet the needs of clients.  I feel that I work for an organisation that continues to focus on improvement and creating real change for vulnerable people."

- Kate Martin, Program and Practice Development Manager

"The most rewarding part of my role is visiting a service and seeing the work I do at my computer being transformed into everyday practice!"

- Cathy Brandon, Quality and Compliance Officer, Early Childhood