Koalas Room Staff

Jessica

Senior Educator

Hello Families my name is Jessica and I am the Senior Educator in the Koalas Room. Having worked in this industry for over 12 years I have been in many roles throughout my career, ranging from room assistant, room leader, educational leader, Assistant Director and Director.

Having the privilege to work with a range of age groups and different team environments it has enabled me to gain a plethora of knowledge and experience which I hope to impart to my team and to you and your children. I value inclusion of all children, cultures an abilities as well as working in partnership with families and communities.

Anna

Senior Educator

Hello my name is Anna,

I am one of the Senior Educators in the Possums room. This is my 3rd year at Noahs Ark. I first started as a casual for Noahs Ark in 2014. I am currently studying my diploma and my bachelors in education (Birth – Year 6) at the University of Canberra. I’m also very interested in studying paramedicine later on.  The reason I enjoy working with children is because I get to watch them learn, grow and develop.

Charlotte

Assistant Educator

Hi my name is Charlotte,

 I’m an assistant educator in the Koala’s room. I joined the Noah’s Ark team in February 2018 as I began my traineeship and im currently studying my certificate lll in Early Childhood.

I love working with all children and supporting them to learn and grow into confident and involved learners. Developing trusting and respectful relationships with all children and families at Noah’s Ark allows the best possible learning outcomes for the children.  

Nabila

Assistant Educator

Hi my name is Nabila and I work as an assistant educator at Noahs Ark. I work in a number of rooms and also prepare the children’s morning and afternoon tea. I work with a great group of educators in a friendly environment. All educators work together to provide the best education and care for your beautiful children.

I and currently studying, my certificate lll in Early Childhood Education and Care and have been provided wonderful support.

I am a mother of 5 beautiful children, and love cooking, in particular my traditional food, which is afgahan food on the weekend. Deserts are my favourite to cook with and for my children. In my spare time I love spending time with friends, relaxing watching movies, listening to music reading books and shopping. As a family we enjoy going to different parks together across Canberra.

I love my job because I love to see the children smile and be happy.  

Melissa

Senior Educator

Hello my name is Melissa Nash.

I’ve been working in Early Childhood Industry for 20 years now and have experience with children birth to 5 years. In this time I have successfully completed my studies to an Advanced Diploma level.

Starting as an assistant educator many years ago and building upon my education I became a centre director. I enjoyed this role however being a mother as well I found I wanted a better balance between work and home. This is why I love my part time role here at Noah’s Ark covering Senior Educators for non-contact time.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, weekends away and keeping active outdoors. 

Dani

Senior Educator

Hi my name is Dani (Danielle),

I currently work part time in a senior educator role, covering Senior Educators when they are absence from the room. I have worked at Noah’s Ark since 2011 I various capacities, while most of the time was spent as the senior educator in the babies room.

I am currently in my 3rd year of a four year degree at uni, studying to be a nurse and paramedic.

My favourite part of working at Noah’s Ark is watching the children grow from babies to string, confident and inspired pre-schoolers ready to make their own footprints in the world.

Also, who doesn’t love playing and creating all day?!