Wombats Room Staff


Senior Educator

Hello my name is Kaori. I have a Diploma of Early Childhood of Education and Care and have been working at Noah's Ark for the past three years. I believe that learning is happening all the time and it is such a privilege that I can see children achieving their own mile stones. I hope each of the children enjoys spending time with me as much as I do with them.

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Assistant Educator

Hi my name is Alexandra Rees and l have my certificate lll in Childcare. This year l am studying my Diploma.

I have been waiting a long time to be in childcare, as of five years ago l had not long left school and wasn't sure what l wanted to do.

I love music, singing, dancing and playing sport. I'm a huge cronulla Sharks supporter and massively dislikes spiders and heights.

Finally having the job of my dreams has helped put everything in perspective. I love coming to work everyday, helping children grow and learn and seeing new things they like.

I love being a Childcare Educator as it brings me lots of happiness everday. I cant see myself doing anything esle and l wouldnt want to change this opportunity for the world.


Assistant Educator

Hi I’m Gail Sadlier and I’m an assistant educator in the Possums room. I have worked at Noah's Ark for the past 7 years across all of the rooms.

I really enjoy caring for and nuturing the children as they grow and develop. I also enjoy coming to work everyday to engage in positive conversations with the children and families.


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.


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. 


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?!