Our People

Our People

Our People

Our team consists of highly qualified early childhood educators who provide guidance and ensure high quality care is provided always. Our educators hold either bachelor of teaching degrees or advanced diploma qualifications in early education. Together, we design and promote learning experiences that inspire your child.

Meet our Centre Manager

Glen McKenna

Years in childcare: 11+ years

Qualifications: Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/ Bachelor of Creative Industries (Drama), Masters of Early Childhood Education

What makes you passionate about working in childcare? Early childhood is a field in which we teach and foster growth of the whole child (socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively) and the most amazing thing is that we do this through fun and games so that the children might not even know they are learning and growing. That and the many, many hugs.
 
What is the funniest or most memorable moment you can share from working in childcare? I don’t have any one standout moment because everyday is filled with laughter. There is nothing funnier than bursting into laughter with a child over nothing at all. The most memorable moments for me were the end of the year graduations with my Kindergarten class because I would naturally be thinking about how much they had grown and changed over the year and feeling pride in them for everything they achieved.

Why do you believe your centre is an excellent choice for parents seeking the best childcare? Tadpoles Cashmere is a centre that celebrates the natural state of children. Our centre is all about celebrating and incorporating the warmth and love of home along with the joys of learning, exploration, and play. We don’t shy away from messy, natural play but rather we embrace it.

Fun Fact about you: I unwind and cut loose by playing Dungeons and Dragons as a Paladin Warlock each week… Yes, I’m that cool.