Meet The Staff 

Bay Island Early Learning and Care is committed to the recruitment and retention of highly qualified, dedicated and professional educators as an employer of choice. Further education and training is supported and ongoing professional development opportunities are provided.

Petrae Owner/Nominated Supervisor/Relief Kindergarten Teacher Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Arts
Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education & Care
Bluecard, First Aid & CPR, Food Safety Supervisor
Paul Owner/Maintenance Co-ordinator Bluecard, First Aid & CPR
Tiana-Jade
Lead Educator/ Inclusion SupportStudying for Diploma in Early Childhood Education & Care, Blue Card, First Aid & CPR

Jade
Bus Co-ordinator /Events Coordinator / AdminDiploma in Community Services, Diploma in Counselling
Bluecard, First Aid & CPR
Toni Bus Co-ordinator /Assistant Educator Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care , Certificate III in Education Support, Bluecard, First Aid & CPR
Ursula Bus Co-ordinator/Assistant Educator/Certified Supervisor Certificate III in Children’s Services
Bluecard, First Aid, Food Safety Supervisor
   
Lisa Educational Leader/Kindergarten Teacher Bachelor of Education - Primary
Diploma in Children's Services
Bluecard, First Aid & CPR
 

LyndonEarly Childhood Cook & Qualified / Early Childhood Educator
cert III in Early Childhood Education, 15 years experience planning and preparing nutritionally balanced meals in the early childhood industry.

 
Michelle
Nominated Supervisor/ Lead EducatorCertified Supervisor, Cert 3 in Children's services, Diploma in Children's Services, Advance Diploma in Children's Services. Cert 4 in Training & Assesment, Bachelor of Child & Family Studies.
Bluecard,First Aid & CPR
Amy Lead Educator/Certified Supervisor Diploma in Early Childhood Education & Care, Bluecard, First Aid & CPR
Kirra Inclusion Support/Relief Lead Educator Studying Diploma in Early Childhood Education & Care
Bluecard, First Aid & CPR
Breahn Inclusion Support/Assistant Educator Studying Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care
Bluecard, First Aid & CPR

Abbey
Inclusion Support/Assistant EducatorStudying Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care
Bluecard, First Aid & CPR
Maria Lead EducatorBachelor of Education Early Years 
Bluecard, First Aid & CPR
   
Budi Inclusion Support/Assistant EducatorStudying Diploma in Early Childhood Education & Care
Bluecard, First Aid & CPR
Lennert Maintenance Assistant Bluecard, First Aid & CPR

 

Our Director and Nominated Supervisor

Director, Petrae McLean, is a qualified Early Childhood Teacher, holds a Bachelor in Business and the Arts, a senior first aid and CPR certificate, approval to work with young children, and Food Safety Supervisor Certification. With 20+ years experience in Finance and Information Technology, Petrae understood the importance of Early Childhood Education to our community and having previously chosen to raise their family on Macleay Island, together with partner Paul, took over the operation of the Macleay Island Childcare in mid 2010. Mother of twin boys, Petrae initially took on the role of After School and Vacation Program Co-ordinator, until 2013 when, having graduated as an Early Childhood Specialist Teacher. she became the Kindergarten Teacher and more recently the Director and Nominated Supervisor. Petrae believes that our children are this nations most precious resource and that educating our children, the future leaders of the nation, is a great privilege and even greater responsibility.

Our Educational Leader and Kindergarten Teacher

Kindergarten Teacher, Lisa Mooney, who holds a Bachelor in Primary Teaching which combined with a Diploma in Children's Services, is an Early Childhood Specialist Teacher, with a senior first aid and CPR certificate and approval to work with young children. Lisa has vast teaching experience in Primary, including Prep, as well as Kindergarten and childcare, and is respectfully known as the 'child whisperer'. As the Educational Leader for our service, Lisa supports all Educators in development and delivery of the children's educational programs and in the Educators professional development, facilitating in-house training, formal qualification study sessions and work placements.

Our Lead Educators and Relief Lead Educators

Lead Educators are qualified Assistant Educators who have also completed (or are currently completing studies towards) a Diploma in Early Childhood Education or equivalent, hold a senior first aid and CPR certificate, an approval to work with young children, and training in Basic Food Handling. Lead Educators develop and with the assistance of Relief Lead Educators deliver and document our learning programs and the individual learning journeys of the children in their care.

Our Assistant Educators

Assistant Educators hold (or are currently completing studies towards) a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education or equivalent, hold a senior first aid and CPR certificate, an approval to work with young children and training in Basic Food Handling. Our Assistants support Lead Educators in the delivery of our learning programs and in the care of the children.

Our Bus Co-ordinators

Bus Co-ordinators hold (or are currently completing studies towards) a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education or equivalent, hold an open Australian Drivers License, a senior first aid and CPR certificate, approval to work with young children and training in Basic Food Handling and the fitting and age appropriate use of child vehicular safety restraints. As many of the children attending this service transit to/from home via the courtesy (free) buses, our bus co-ordinator's are front-line service representatives providing an essential communication channel with many families.

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Phone:    (07) 3409 4433
Email:     admin@biearlylearning.com.au

172 High Central Rd
Macleay Island QLD 4184