Management and Leadership
Licensee / Approved Provider
Robyn along with her family designed and built Tarragindi Child Care & Development in 1993. Then later in 2007 designed and built Prior Street Child Care & Development.
Robyn is a qualified teacher holding a Diploma of Education. She identified back in 1993 when opening Tarragindi Child Care & Development the community’s need for high quality care and education in a long day care setting. Since then Robyn has been carefully selecting professional, qualified educators (including Early Childhood Teachers) to ensure a welcoming, professional centre is maintained; while also upholding her philosophy of dedication to quality care and education.
Robyn is very hands on in the operation of the centre, readily available to support the staff and families.
Director / Nominated Supervisor
Monica joined Tarragindi Child Care & Development in 2009.
Initially Monica completed a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood) and started working immediately in child care, moving very quickly to the role of Director. She recognised that child care was moving into a new era and went back to part time study, completing a Graduate Diploma of Education (Educational Management).
Monica has previously worked in a small number of centres, in a variety of positions, including a role as a mentor to other Directors.
She had sometime away from the industry to have 2 children.
Monica is always willing to learn new skills and is committed to quality improvement through continued professional development.
Her greatest reward is being able to support a strong, committed team.
Angela first commenced working at Tarragindi Child Care & Development in 1995 as the kindergarten teacher. She moved to Carina Heights Child Care & Development in 1999 taking on the role as centre Director through until 2008, before moving to the role of Operations Manager for both this centre and Prior Street Child Care and Development.
She holds a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) and Bachelor of Education; is a Registered Teacher with the Queensland College of Teachers, as well as holding a Food Safety Supervisor qualification. Angela also holds a Certified Supervisor Certificate.
Angela’s role sees her visiting both our centres across the week to support management and staff in the HUGE task of operating a long day child care and development centre.
Human Resources Manager
Louise played a vital role in setting up and establishing Prior Street Child Care and Development, working hard to meet the opening date in January of 2007. She originally commenced work as the preschool teacher at Tarragindi Child Care & Development in 2000. December 2015 saw Louise stepping into her new role as Human Resources Manager.
Louise is a registered teacher with the Queensland College of Teachers, holds a Bachelor of Teaching and a Bachelor of Education Studies. She has diverse education experience working in the Early Childhood sector as well as primary schools in Australia and the UK.
Louise’s role will see her visit both our centres across her week. Her role is to support management and staff to maintain quality care and education.
Amy who holds a Bachelor of Children’s Services, a Diploma of Community Services (Children’s Services) & a Certificate 3 in Community Services (Children’s Services) has previously worked at our Prior Street and Carina Heights centres. She has extensive experience in managing early childhood centres, while being very creative – knowledge and skills which we are fortunate she can apply when supporting the centre community via her administration role.
Yan (Emma) enjoys sharing her Chinese culture – this is where she was born and raised.
When working with children in the early childhood years, she enjoys supporting children’s learning and exploring. She aims to create a fun-filled, caring, playful, multicultural, and interesting environment where children find comfort and happiness.
Anika who holds a Diploma of Early Childhood and is currently studying a Bachelor of Early Childhood joined our centre in 2019, following 5 years in the early childhood sector. She has worked in various roles including Assistant Educator, Lead Educator and Educational Leader. In November 2019, Anika joined us after returning to work from 12 months maternity leave. When not caring and having fun with children, Anika is with her family making memories and visiting the beach, park and zoos.
Elisa loves to learn and believes the children teach her more than she can teach them – this is why she loves children as they are raw and authentic.
Keiko enjoys sharing her Japanese culture – this is where she was born and raised.
When working with children in the early childhood years, she feels glad to be involved in supporting children’s learning and development. She aims to create a warm welcoming place where children find comfort and security.
Erina joined Tarragindi Child Care & Development in 2021. She was born and raised in Japan. She has over 10 years of experience in retail as she loves fashion in Japan and Australia. She is currently studying towards a Diploma in Early Childhood Education.
From a young age she dreamed of being a teacher, now she has a passion for children and seeing them grow and achieve many milestones in their life. At home she keeps busy with her little boy and enjoys taking a dip in the ocean. She loves to explore nature.
Koala's Room / Queensland Government Approved Kindergarten Program
Finn joined Tarragindi Child Care and Development in 2018. He is presently studying a Certificate 3 in Children’s Services.
After School Care
Kelsey joined Tarragindi Child Care and Development at the beginning of 2017 as an After School Care educator and room support. He is currently studying a Bachelor of Social Work through QUT. Kelsey is also studying a Certificate 3 – in Early Childhood Education and Care.
Giovana (Assistant educators / After School care) joined us in 2020 as a student completing a Certificate 3 in Children’s Services. She is now studying a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. Prior to early childhood studies, in her birth country of Brazil, Gi graduated from University with a degree in Physical Education.
Gi believes that children learn through play where they have opportunities to create, explore, discover and imagine. She values the diversity and individuality of each child as she believes we can all learn through other people’s experiences.
Giovanna likes to have good conversations to share experiences and knowledge. She also loves nature, discovering new places and enjoys outdoor activities in her free time.
Daisy who holds a Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care joined us in 2020. She is passionate about developing children’s potential while providing quality care for all children. Daisy has experience working with children from birth to school age.
Mailyn has recently joined our support team. We will tell you all about Mailyn soon.
Kumari joined Tarragindi Child Care and Development in 2021. Kumari was born and raised in Sri Lanka. She holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and has been in the industry since 2013. She enjoys spending time with children of all ages and has two grown-up children of her own. Kumari believes that she can help create a nurturing and supportive environment for the children and feels lucky to work alongside other friendly staff members at our centre.
Akiyo who works between both our centres (Prior Street Child Care and Development & Tarragindi Child Care and Development) joined us in 2021. She is currently studying for a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood and Primary.
Akiyo, believes it is important for all children to become confident and involved learners, who grow and develop in their own time. She is flexible and supportive, providing children with reflective, open-ended play-based experiences, which foster a sense of belonging, being and becoming. Akiyo is passionate about sustainable practises and really enjoy nature and respect animals.
Young has completed a Kitchen Operations Course. She joined Tarragindi in 2020. You’ll find her in the kitchen from Wednesday to Friday. She is certainly a ‘foodie’, so much so she named her daughter after a very well known chef (Nigella).
Young has attended numerous cooking classes in Thailand and Vietnam, and has worked at various Japanese and Korean restaurants and cafes. She loves cooking, is passionate about different styles of cooking, and has a substantial library of cook books. She also loves experimenting and creating new recipes
Young strongly believes that providing nutritious meals to growing children is important and is very excited to be cooking meals for the Tarragindi children.
Kriti (on maternity leave) joined Tarragindi Child Care and Development in 2019. She comes to us from Perth and with 4 years experience in early childhood including as a food safety supervisor and room support. Kriti holds a Food Safety Supervisor Certificate and a Certificate 3 in Children’s Services. She is passionate about cooking healthy, nutritious and flavoursome meals for the children with a special interest in food from different cultures. In her spare time, Kriti enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, listening to music and watching movies.
Tarragindi Child Care & Development
311 Toohey Road Tarragindi QLD 4121
Ph: 3892 6044
Tarragindi Child Care & Development is located in Brisbane’s South.
The centre is close to bus routes / stops.
From the North, take the Marshall Rd exit on the South East Freeway.
From the South, take the Gaza Rd exit on the South East Freeway.