Sugar Gliders Room Staff


Senior Educator

Hi there my name is Darushka and l am from South Africa. I have been working at Noah`s Ark since 2017. I am a qualified Montessori educator and I have a certificate lll and a Diploma in Early Childhood 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 during these formative years. I enjoy engaging inquisitive minds about the world we live in and look forward to exploring nature and the world at large.

I believe children should be part of an environment that is both stimulating and safe. Each child`s needs differ and I am constantly working with my team and the amazing families within our centre to make sure the child`s needs are met. This entails a collaborative partnership between our parents and the trusted educators within the Sugar Gliders room.


Assistant Educator

Hi my name is Mina and I have work at Noah’s Ark since 2008. I have completed my Certificate 3 in Children Services and love working with all age groups.

In my spare time I love to cook and sew while also spending time with my husband. I enjoy meeting new families and working with you all to ensure your children receives quality care.



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?!