Sugar Gliders Room Staff

Darushka

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.

Claire

Assistant Educator

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

I completed my Diploma of Early Education in 2012 and since then I have been enjoying my chosen career in this field. It fills me with a sense of personal satisfaction to know that I have a positive influence on our children, especially during this important part of life’s journey.

I have an interest in sustainability which I enjoy incorporating into daily practices at Noah’s Ark. This will help lay the foundations for the future generations.

Salina

Assistant Educator

Hello my name is Salina Parvin and I’m from Bangladesh.  

I have worked at Noah’s Ark since 2016. I have successfully completed my certificate lll child care services and I’m now studying by Diploma. I became an Early Childhood Educator because I love educating and caring for children. Their individual personalities make everyday unique and special. I have a back ground in food and nutrition so enjoy talking to the children around this on a daily basis during meal times. I believe children are our future, they are like plants, and they need proper care and love.

I love working at Noah’s Ark because it’s like a great big family and so welcoming to everyone.  They provide a different range of educational activities for the children while also providing nutritious healthy food for the children.

Noah’s Ark if surrounded by wonderful children, families and educators.

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?!