Our Team

The Ballykin Team

At Ballykin we care, with the needs and wellbeing of each child is at the core of everything we do. Our nurturing and highly experienced team delivers educational programmes that help the children become confident, creative and curious thinkers, with an enduring love of learning.

Ballykin Mosman

Lucy – Centre Director
Ballykin Mosman

I have over 15 years’ experience in Early Childhood Education in both teaching and Directing roles. I come from a family of teachers and grew up surrounded by storytelling, music and imaginative play! love my role of Director at Ballykin Early Learning Centre because it allows me to develop relationships with each and every child and family, with a balance of time teaching, leading the team and centre operations. I am passionate about engaging children in the creative arts and fostering each child’s curiosity and love for learning. I enjoy working with our community of supportive families and forming links within the wider community to extend children’s learning and experiences whilst they are at Ballykin.

Early Childhood Teacher
Nominated Supervisor
Centre Director since 2018

Arri – Educational Leader
Ballykin Mosman

I’m a dedicated Educator who comes from the North of Spain. I speak three languages and teaching Spanish to the children is one of my passions. I also love sharing my culture with the children, families and staff and organising different events which recognise my traditions and customs. I’m very excited to be the Educational Leader of Ballykin Mosman and keep implementing the wonderful programs which Ballykin offers.

Educational Leader & Spanish Teacher
Responsible Person
Educator at Ballykin since 2016

Elise – Early Childhood Teacher
Ballykin Mosman

I have been working in the Early Childhood field for more than 20 years and hold my Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) as well as my Associate Diploma in Social Science. With my years of experience, I feel I have been able to build an established reputation as a dedicated Early Childhood Educator. I bring with me my practical skills, my expertise and my passion as an educator and teacher. I get a lot of joy out of caring and educating children and sharing in the children’s learning journey as they transition to school. In my spare time I like to travel, especially to Hawaii and New York, see musicals and spend time with my family and friends.

Early Childhood Teacher
Responsible Person
Teacher at Ballykin since 2018

Heather – Early Childhood Teacher
Ballykin Mosman

Originally from Scotland, I moved to Yorkshire and kept travelling south until I settled in Australia over twenty years ago. Following a career which involved children was a natural progression for me as I loved being one, and coming from a large family I always loved being around children. I gained a Nursery Nurse Diploma in England and hold an Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services. I then completed by Early Childhood Education degree in 2014. My special interests are social and emotional intelligence, resilience, empathy, social justice, literacy and numeracy, and the creative arts.

Early Childhood Teacher
Responsible Person
Teacher at Ballykin since 2013

Vahid – Certificate 3 Educator
Ballykin Mosman

I was born and raised in Tehran/Iran. I used to teach in private Schools in Tehran for five years. I immigrated to Australia in 2018 and started working in different Early Childhood services on the Northern Beaches and then settled at Ballykin in 2019. Sports have always been my passion. I have played soccer for several years. Working at Ballykin has given me a great chance to combine my passions (teaching and sports). At Ballykin I support children to develop and improve their physical skills through a range of different skill based games and sports.

Certificate 3 Educator
Educator & Sports Coordinator
at Ballykin since 2019

Asma – Diploma Educator
Ballykin Mosman

Originally from Bangladesh, I moved to Australia with my husband in 2012 and am a Mum to an 8 year old son. I highly value my lovely family – my Mum and my siblings. I value being a kind, honest and hard working person. I hold a post graduate degree in Geography and as well as my Diploma in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy spending time with my friends from childhood and love being outdoors, appreciating the natural beauty of our local area.

Diploma Educator
Permanent Full Time
Educator at Ballykin since 2019

Maria – Certificate 3 Educator
Ballykin Mosman

I am originally from Peru but since 2007 when I arrived in Australia I fell in love with this country and its people. I speak two languages – English and Spanish. I am an Educator who is passionate about interacting with children, fostering and promoting their learning by sharing singing, dancing and storytelling experiences.

Certificate 3 Educator
Permanent Full Time
Educator at Ballykin since 2014

Rojina – Diploma Educator
Ballykin Mosman

I was born and brought up in the beautiful country Nepal, which is rich in its culture and traditions. I graduated in 2018 from Nursing School however my passion for teaching children drove me to this profession. I migrated to Australia in 2018 with experience working with children from many different backgrounds. I focus on building responsive, positive, nurturing relationships with each child in my care. I completed my Diploma in January 2021 and strive to continue my professional journey through continuous reflection and professional development.

Diploma Educator
Permanent Full Time
Educator at Ballykin since 2020

Paris – Diploma Educator
Ballykin Mosman

As the eldest of six children I have always enjoyed acting as a second Mum to my siblings. I have always had an interest and passion for teaching and have known I wanted to work in Early Childhood Education since I was very young – about the same age as the children I now teach!

Paris - Diploma Educator
Permanent Full Time
Educator at Ballykin since 2022

Audjima – Cook
Ballykin Mosman

I have worked in corporate catering for ten years and also ran my own cooking school many years ago before coming to Ballykin four years ago. Cooking is my passion and I love teaching children about cooking and developing healthy eating habits. When I am not working at Ballykin I teach children with disabilities.

Cook & Meal Planner
Permanent Part Time
Cook at Ballykin since 2017

Bandana – Diploma Educator
Ballykin Mosman

Diploma Educator
Casual/Part Time
Educator at Ballykin since 2021

Ballykin Rose Bay

Sara – Centre Director
Ballykin Rose Bay

I have worked in Early Childhood Education since 2009. I studied my Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) at Sydney University and went on to further my studies completing a Certificate IV in Assessment and Training, and also an Executive General Manager Program at Melbourne Business School. I am passionate about creating a strong, supported and informed team who will inspire, co-construct and guide children to be capable, independent and active learners. My personal teaching philosophy is ‘the art of teaching, is the art of assisting the discovery'.

Centre Director
Nominated Supervisor
Director & Educator at Ballykin since 2014

Piera – Educator & 2IC
Ballykin Rose Bay

I was born in Australia and from Italian heritage. I have worked in Early Childhood Education since 2008 and am passionate about helping young children learn and grow. As well as my extensive Early Childhood Learning experience, I speak Italian fluently and pride myself in my communication skills with the children, parents or staff. I love creating inspiring environments for the children and have particular interest in educating the them about Australian Indigenous culture.

Early Childhood Teacher & 2IC
Certified Supervisor
Educator at Ballykin since 2015

Beatriz – Educational Leader
Ballykin Rose Bay

I am a passionate educator with over 25 years experience. I started my career as a primary and secondary school teacher in Brazil. There I completed my studies (Bachelor’s in Education and Master’s in Arts) and was lucky enough to have a varied and fulfilling range of experiences in the educational field. However, it was in Australia that I discovered the joys of working in Early childhood and never looked back. Since then, I have been sharing my love for nature and learning with children and educators.

Educational Leader
Responsible Person
Educator at Ballykin since 2011

Maria – Certificate III Educator
Ballykin Rose Bay

Having started my Early Childhood Education career in 2001, I have been a valued team member at Ballykin since 2013. During this time I have enjoyed the relationships I have formed with the staff, parents and especially the children. An Australian of Italian heritage, I am fluent in Italian language, am creative and love singing and playing games with the children... and I have a sense of humour! I am nurturing, caring and devoted to helping the children achieve their goals by creating an extension of the home environment at Ballykin.

Certificate III Educator
Responsible Person
Educator at Ballykin since 2013

Katie – Diploma Educator
Ballykin Rose Bay

I was born and raised in the South East of England, where I worked in Health and Fitness. I moved to Sydney in 2004 and began studying for my Diploma in Early childhood Education, and am currently studying for my Bachelor's in Education. I love my role within the preschool room and the incredible programs that we have built, including the woodwork program which I introduced to Ballykin.

Diploma Educator
Responsible Person
Educator at Ballykin since 2016

Millena – Certificate III Educator
Ballykin Rose Bay

Originally from Brazil, I have lived in Australia 2017 and have been fortunate enough to be able to further my career in Early Childhood Education since moving here. I get a lot of joy educating children in their early years and nurturing their sense of discovery. Since joining the team at Ballykin my role has included utilising gardening, creativity and imagination play to educate the children.

Certificate III Educator
Responsible Person
Educator at Ballykin since 2019

Amy – Cert IV & Diploma Educator
Ballykin Rose Bay

I have over 14 years of experience in the early childhood education industry. My family has a long history in Early Childhood Education with both my mother and grandmother being educators. I started my career having previously completed a Certificate IV in Child Care Training and a Diploma in Children Services. I have three beautiful children of my own who are so lucky to be First Nations people and I am passionate about including culturally sensitive practices through all our day to day experiences. I have built many wonderful relationships with the children and their families since starting at Ballykin.

Certificate IV & Diploma Educator
15 Years Experience
Educator at Ballykin since 2019

Ruth – Diploma Educator
Ballykin Rose Bay

Having worked in the Early Childhood Learning since 2006, I hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. Before joining the team at Ballykin I ran my own Family Day Care Centre (for 10 years) and through this bring with me a wide range of experience, and passion for early childhood education. I love working with children and At Ballykin support their emotional development and learning through free play, arts and crafts and teacher led inquiries.

Diploma Educator
15 Years Experience
Educator at Ballykin since 2021

Napat – Diploma Educator
Rose Bay

I was raised and educated in Bangkok, Thailand and moved to Australia in 2007 where I successfully completed a Diploma of Education. I am fully bilingual (Thai and English) and love working with babies and very young children. Through kindness and nurturing I make a positive impact on learning and development of the children in my care.

Diploma Educator
Responsible Person
Educator at Ballykin since 2021

Rohaniza – Chef
Ballykin Rose Bay

Born and raised in the Philippines, I moved to Australia with my family in 2016 and completed a Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Services. As a Chef with over 14 years of experience in the hotel and restaurant industry, cooking has always been my passion and I am fortunate to be able to plan and prepare, exciting and nutritious meals for the children at Ballykin.

Chef & Meal Planner
Permanent Part Time
Cook at Ballykin since 2019

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