Our People

All staff at Kids of the Castle are committed to providing high quality child care and believe in providing an environment where children can learn and grow together. Currently our staff consists of the following qualified individuals:

Sam Heath

Sam Finau

Centre Director

Possum Room Leader (3-5 years).

School readiness Leader

I have worked in the child care industry since 1998, completing my Certificate III in 2001. I then completed my diploma in 2012. In this time I have cared for 0-6 year old children and have been responsible for catering a nutritious menu for 50 children.

Elise Harvey

Melissa Jack

Assistant in Possum Room (3-5 years)

I began my traineeship in 2011 at Kids of the Castle. I completed it in 2012 and have worked in the possum room caring for children ever since.

Jessie Gray

Jessie Gray

Assistant in Koala Room 0-3 years

I have worked in the childcare industry since 2012 completing my Certificate III in 2013. I joined Kids of the Castle in 2014 and during this time I have worked in both the Possum room and the Koala room.  

Catherine McCabe

Krissie Lane

Koala Room Leader (0-3 years).

I have been working in child care since I finished my Associate diploma in 2006. I have worked in both the Koala and Possum rooms and enjoy the challenge of all age groups. I am currently studying my Bachelor of Education 0-5 years.

Rebecca Pearsall

Lesley Jones

Additional needs educator

I'm originally from the UK, and completed my training in BTEC national diploma of childhood studies. I have 2 children of my own and after returning to work after my maternity leave I worked in an out of school hours centre, as well as a preschool, before relocating to Australia and begining work at Kids of the Castle.

Lynda Syme

Nonna Sabir

Casual Assistant in Possum and Koala room.

I hold my Certificate III and have worked casually at Kids of the Castle in both rooms since 2014