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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.


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 2 days per week.

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 in 2017 completed a Bachelor of Education (EC).

Pamela Infanti 2016 Mobile

Pamela Infanti  has a Diploma of CS and joined our B & A Care staff team in 2016.  In 2018 Pam will be working with Leanne and Elke in Unit 1 and working 3 mornings a week in Before Care. She has 3 young daughters who are all in Primary School.  

 Shirley 2015

Shirley Slater has been our Unit 1 teacher since 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Education (EC) and now works 3 days per week at MPC. Shirley loves gardening and shares this love with the children creating vege and flower patches during the year.

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.  In 2018 Jo has joined our permanent staff as Assistant in Unit 1. Jo has 3 young sons who all attended MPC and are now in Primary School.  

Vanessa Griffiths 2018

Vanessa Griffiths  has a Diploma in Child Care and Education and has worked with young children for over 13 years. Vanessa has been working as a relief assistant at MPC and in 2018 joins the Unit 1 teaching team in the 3 day group.Vanessa has 2 school age children and has been a parent at MPC herself.


Louise Wood 2017

Louise Wood has been a teacher at MPC for over 13 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 18th 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.

Janette 2015 Mobile

Janette Draper has been working at MPC for the past 5 years in a support assistant role. Janette is a qualified Early Childhood teacher who wears many hats in the centre as both Relief Teacher, Support and Relief Assistant. In 2018 Janette will be working 5 days per week in Unit 2. Janette's 3 children have all attended MPC.

Anna 2016 closeup Mobile

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. 




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 began teaching the MPC 3's group in 2015 when it commenced and now teaches 3 days in Unit 3.

Hannah Hamilton Mobile

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. Hannah will be working as Assitant in both Unit 3 groups in 2018.

Hayley 2015

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 position as Assistant in 2009. In 2018 Hayley is excited to be taking on a new position as Teacher of the MPC 3's group. Hayley's 2 sons also attended MPC. .

B & A STAFF      

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!

Kim H

Kim Hughes has a Certificate III in CS. For over 12 years Kim was cleaner of MPC and did a great job.  From 2018 she has hung up her mop and broom and will be working in the Before and After Care program.

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 Kimber Greed has a Cert III in CS and has been working in this area for over 6 years. Previously she worked as a Nanny overseas.  Kimber joined our B & A Care staff team in 2017 and will continue in this role during 2018.

 Madonna Corboy 2018

Madonna Corboy has a Bachelor of Teaching EC and has a Grad Dip in Counselling. Madonna has over 25 years experience with children. She  previously worked for MPC as Co-Ordinator of our B & A Care program for a period of 7 years and returned to us in late 2017 working as a relief assistant and also in our B & A Care program.  Madonna will be  working in our B & A Care program during 2018 and relief/support when required.


 Chris and Sue in tree for website

Chris Nicoll and Sue Huby together form our MPC Admin team. Chris initially volunteered her time as Treasurer when her eldest son commenced at MPC in 1993 and has not left since! Employed as the first Admin Assistant of MPC in 1995 the position has grown over the years from a few hours per week to 3 to 4 days per week.  Chris has a Diploma in Accounting and is a Commissioner for Declarations.  Sue Huby commenced as an Admin Assistant in 2013 and enjoys her time in the office assisting families at the front counter and performing a variety of Admin tasks behind the scenes. Sue has 2 school age children who also attended MPC.






Upcoming Events

  • 29th January: Meet & Greet 7pm and AGM
  • 10th February:  Playgroup 9am - 10.30am
  • 25th February: Family morning at MPC


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