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Meet the Staff

 ll MPC teaching staff hold specialist early childhood qualifications. MPC benefits greatly from the staff's depth of experience and professional expertise in early childhood education. They are committed and dedicated to the children and families who are part of our centre each year and strive to enact the philosophy in their daily practice. Ongoing professional development, learning and reflection are promoted and valued.

Additional needs assistants are employed from time to time to support children as required.

Newer staff members are learning from old hands, that this is a place for staff members to look for possibilities and opportunities rather than constraints.


Shirley 2015

 Shirley Slater has been our Unit 1 teacher since 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Education (EC) and works full time at MPC. Shirley loves gardening and shares this with the children creating vege and flower patches during the year.

Elke 2016

Elke Arndell  has worked at MPC as an Assistant for the past 11 years. It was through her 3 children all attending MPC that she developed her love of working with young children and is now in her final year of studying a Bachelor of Education (EC).

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Hayley Swain  has a Bachelor of Teaching and a Grad Dip in Education. Hayley started at MPC as our After Hours Co-Ordinator in 2004 and continued in this role until she took on the role as Assistant in 2009. Hayleys 2 sons also attended MPC. Hayley is taking on a new position in 2018 as Teacher of the MPC 3's group.


Louise Wood 2017

Louise Wood has been a teacher at MPC for over 12 years and holds a Bachelor of Education EC. She loves working with young children and developing strong bonds with the children and their families. Louise's 2 sons also came to MPC and when the opportunity for a job came up, she said "I want to work at MPC" and has been here ever since.


Sheree Ward is now in her 17th year working as an Assistant and has a Certificate III in EC.  Her own 3 children attended MPC and it was from many parent rosters that Sheree was inspired to pursue a career in Early Childhood education.

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Anna Dutney  has a Bachelor of Education (EC) and commenced with MPC in 2016. Anna has quickly become a highly valued member of our staff team. and has 2 young children who have also have attended MPC.

Sue H 2015

Sue Helsdon has been working for over 27 years at MPC.  Sue has worked alongside many teachers during this time and is a valuable member of our staff team. Sue is now a very proud grandmother and spends her holidays visiting her in Falls Creek. 


Leanne 2016

Leanne Hunter has a Bachelor of  Teaching (Early Childhood) and has worked as a teacher at MPC since 1992 In 2017 Leanne was presented with Honourary Life Membership of MPC for her years and dedicated service to MPC. For the past 17 years she has also held the role of Co-Director and for the past 5 years as Director.  Leanne also teaches 3 days per week.

Toni Gibson 2017

Toni Gibson has a Bachelor of Education and on moving to Brisbane in 2014 with her family she accepted the position of Assistant. Toni had previously taught for many years in the State School system and was ready for a change to the Early Years and has loved the opportunity to work with kindy age children.

Kim Y 2015

Kim Yarnton commenced as an Assistant in 2010. When Kim returned to MPC after the birth of her daughter she had completed her Bachelor of Education (EC) and was appointed to the role of teacher in 2013. Kim has been teaching the MPC 3's group since 2015 when it commenced.

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Hannah Hamilton commenced in 2015 as the Assistant Teacher in the MPC 3's group. She holds a Diploma in ECE and is now studying towards a Bachelor of Education (EC and Primary). Hannah has a strong interest in sustainability and nautre and can often be seen pottering and planting in our gardens.

B & A STAFF      

Jo Ward 2016

 Jo Ward has a Diploma of EC and commenced working as a Special Needs Assistant in 2016. In 2017 she joined our  B & A Care staff team working several mornings and afternoons per week.  Jo has 3 young sons who all attended MPC and are now in Primary School.  IN 2018 Jo will join our teaching team as an Assistant in Unit 1, 3 days per week.

Pamela Infanti

 Pamela Infanti  has a Diploma of CS and joined our B & A Care staff team in 2016.  Pam works 3 mornings a week and is regularly also seen working during the day as a Special Needs Assistant.  She has 3 young daughters who are all in Primary School.  

 Selvi 2016

Selvi Ganeshanathan has a Cert 111 in CS and started at MPC in late 2016. Selvi works across many shifts during the week so most of the children attending B & A Care will know Selvi.  Selvi is a great cook and often brings in samples for the staff to share!




Janette 2015 Mobile

Janette Draper has been working at MPC for the past 3 years in a support assistant role. Janette is a qualified Early Childhood teacher who wears many hats in the centre as Relief Teacher, Support person and After Kindy Care supervisor. Janette's 3 children have all attended MPC.

 Pam Cramb 2017

Pam Cramb commenced at MPC in 2015 as an Additional Needs Assistant. She has worked alongside the Unit 3 staff team since then and is always willing to work in other rooms as a relief assistant whenever required. Pam also attended MPC herself and she has a daughter who attended MPC and is now in High School.

 Kim H

Kim Hughes has been working as our cleaner for over 12 years and during this time completed her studies and gained a Certificate III in EC. Kim often assists in the After Care program and can be seen most afternoons spending time talking with the children before commencing the daily clean.







Upcoming Events

  • 2nd December: Playgroup (0 to 5 yrs) 9am to 10.30am
  • 8th December - Kindy finishes for 2017!
  • Monday 22nd January 2018 - Kindy resumes


kindy-provider-CMYK-B1 MPC is a Queensland Government approved Kindergarten Program Provider. Read more.