Sugar Gliders Room Staff


Senior Educators

My name is Darushka and l am from South Africa. I have studyied towards obtaining my Montessori Diploma , certificate lll and a Diploma in Early Childhoos Education and Care. I believe children are the future and my role as an early childhood educator is to support and guide children as they grow and develop. 

I am friendly easy going and enjoy engaging inquisitive mind as about the world we live in.


Assistant Educator

Hello, my name is Claire and I have been working at Noah's Ark since April 2016.

Since I qualified with a Diploma of Early Education in 2012, I have been enjoying my new career in childcare.I like working with young children and watching them as they grow and develop into unique young people. Its such a joy to know that I have had a positive influence, especially during this important part of their life journey. It is such an honour.

When I'm at home I like to collect, repair Art Deco period furniture. I also love to get into the beautiful outdoors to garden!


Assistant Educator


Hi, My name is Anu.


I am originally from India. I have been living in Canberra for one year now. I have completed a Certificate III in Child Care Services. I have worked at Noah’s Ark for 6 months as a casual educator where I filled in for the permanent staff. l'm now working full time as Assistant educator for the Sugar Gliders room. I believe that learning through play is a wonderful opportunity for young children to enhance their knowledge. I enjoy working with young children and watching them grow and develop. Watching children smile and laugh makes my day. It is a pleasure to be part of the wonderful team at Noah's Ark. I would love to work with families and staff to know children more and ensure best care.



Senior Educator

Hello my name is Melissa McDonald. I’ve been working in childcare industry for 15 years and have experienced working with children from birth to 5 years. In this time I have obtained my Advanced Diploma in children’s services.

My role at Noah’s Ark is program cover for the Joeys and the Sugar Gliders room. I have been working at Noah’s Ark since March 2013.

I love working with all age groups of children, helping support and educate them with life skills and preparation for Preschool. We are really fortunate to be located near a beautifully maintained park and oval where we enjoy spending time outdoors and exploring nature.

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