Meet Our Family.
Hello there, we’re thrilled to meet you.
Here at Pipsqueaks Early Learning Centre, we value our educators and harness the individual expertise that they bring to their roles within the Pipsqueaks family.
We think our educators are our most valuable assets in providing high quality programs that achieve the best outcomes for your little treasures.
Our Director, Belinda, who has over 20 years’ experience working in children’s services, holding a Director’s position for more than a decade. With a passion for working in partnership with families, Belinda is able to get the best care for your children. This comes with a belief that providing challenges for children allows them to take risks in a safe and supportive environment, and nurtures them to develop into the best little people they can be.
Mel has been in early childhood education since 2003 and worked across numerous centres in Geelong over that time.
She is passionate about providing an inviting, welcoming and inclusive place, not only for children, but their families.
Mel is Geelong born and bred – with two pipsqueaks of her own at home, Daisy & Oliver. Crazy about AFL, don’t be afraid to catchup with Mel and chat about the latest game – GO CATS!
Elyce has been working in the children’s services industry for the past 7 years, in that time she has worked across numerous centres, as a nanny in Geelong, as well as taking a gap year to work in a summer camp tucked away in the Californian Forrest in America.
Throughout Elyce’s career she has worked with children of all ages, from babies, right up to the kinder children. This year she will be working in the Golden Wattle room.
Elyce believes that working in the children’s industry not only do you teach the children, but the children teach you as well. She cannot wait to create a warm and fostering environment for your children to grow and learn in.
Molly has been diploma qualified and in the early childhood industry since 2018.
She is a passionate educator who enjoys hands on and child interest based experiences as she believes a child gets the most out of an experience they’re interested in.
Molly likes to make the environment as homely as possible with the involvement of not only the other staff and educators but the families and most importantly the children in the centres care so everyone can feel as comfortable as possible.
Molly is looking forward to this amazing ongoing journey with everyone involved in the centre and can’t wait to see what the future brings.
Danni has been in early childhood education for the last 11 years. She has recently moved back to Geelong from Canberra where she has been living for the last 4 years. She has two young pipsqueaks of her own, a 2-year-old daughter and 5-month-old son who keep her rather busy.
Danni is passionate about creating an inclusive, welcoming and engaging environment for all. She enjoys getting active and creative with the children as they let their ideas come to life.
When she is not at work, she is busy exploring the beach, You Yang’s and different parks with her family, horse riding or experimenting in the kitchen with a 50/50 success rate
Candice has worked in early childhood education for 5 years, one of which she spent as a part time nanny.
Being a Lara local her whole life she is passionate about bringing the local community into the children’s education and seeing them develop a love for the simple things that are always around them.
Candice has danced since she was 3 and always enjoy teaching the children a few moves or just seeing them express themselves through their own dance moves.
Phoebe was born in Hong Kong and has been in Australia for about six years now. She can also speak Cantonese and Chinese. She has been in the early childhood industry for over two years.
She values early childhood education as the foundation for lifelong learning. She strongly believes that each child is unique and should to viewed, respected and treated right.
Phoebe aims to provide welcoming, nurturing, engaging and stimulating environment which provides each child opportunity to learn, play and grow. She is passionate about making a positive difference in children’s lives and seeing them grow, develop and succeed into the amazing little human beings!
Hali has worked the early childhood education sector since 2018, coming straight from graduating high school in that same year.
Before working in long day care she was a qualified gymnastics coach for 3 years in the Geelong region, which sparked her passion for working with children and building connections within the community in a meaningful way.
Hali believes in creating supportive and nurturing environments for all children with an emphasis on community involvement and supplying opportunities for children to become active leaners and build an understanding of themselves and the world around them.
Chelsea has been working in early childhood education for the past 5 years. Over that time she has worked across all ages from birth to five years. She has a passion for holistic approaches and strongly believes ‘it takes a village to raise a child’.
Because of that, Chelsea is driven to build strong, collaborative partnerships with all children, families and the greater community.
Chelsea is excited to be a part of the journey of Pipsqueaks Early Learning Centre and is looking forward to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for the entire Lara community.
Outside of work, Chelsea loves to explore her creative side whether it be through art and decorating, cooking, gardening and photography.
Early Childhood Teacher
With a focus on the importance of children being part of a community and their connection to community, he hopes to influence Lara’s residents in positive and meaningful ways.
He is passionate about creating a warm, inviting and engaging learning space for children to immerse themselves and build new and authentic understandings about themselves and the world.
Ben has been working in the education profession since 2010. During that time, Ben has worked in a number of different teaching roles both in kindergarten and school settings.
Kaycee has been in the childhood education division since 2017, she holds a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and has been working alongside children of all ages since she was 16 years old hosting and helping celebrate children’s memorable moments in life-birthday parties!
At play centres in different suburbs, she has always had a passion to work with children and working with them young is when she commenced her journey in this industry.
Kaycee enjoys helping children grow and become independent and watching them achieve their individual milestones, she is always willing to learn and gain further experience to provide the best quality care.
Kaycee currently resides in Lara with her family and is planning to build her own house this year in the beautiful suburb.
Kylie is our Pipsqueaks Cook and Kitchen Supervisor. She is very much looking forward to serving up some yummy, fresh and nutritious meals every day from the kitchen.
Kylie has worked in childcare for almost 20 years, the last 4 years she has worked in a childcare centre kitchen. She is married and has two children aged 11 and 13. She lives in Bannockburn. She is looking forward to meeting all of the new families and children that she will be cooking for.
“I enjoy cutting up fruit and vegetables. I enjoy doing prep work for cooking. I enjoy cleaning up and getting all the dishes done. I like coming to Pipsqueaks to work because it’s fun and gets me out of the house“
“I like the Kids and all of the staff. They are all so nice. I like cooking for all the kids. I love that the centre is new and smells nice. I like nice things. I love when the kids come up and get food. They say thank you and say my name which makes me happy. I love what I do here.“
Jorja completed her childcare studies in 2017. She will be teaching in the Golden Wattle Room. She has always had such a strong passion for educating and nurturing children, which is the reason she has ended up here, working with amazing children every day.
She is passionate about creating a fun, welcoming and safe environment for all. She believes that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring and stimulating atmosphere to grow and mature.
Jorja is a mum to three beautiful children of her own and since having them her love and passion for children has only grown and they inspire her every day to want to teach to the best of her ability.
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