Hi, my name is Taryn Allis

My Roles at Kiddie Academy include:

Centre Director

Educational Leader

Hi my name is Miss Taryn and I am the centre Director and Educational Leader at Kiddie Academy Alexandria.

I have begun my degree in Early Childhood Studies at Charles Sturt University, and have worked within the child care industry for 15 years, 8 of which have been spent in management.

My aim…

To provide a loving, caring, safe and home- like environment that is welcoming, warm and inclusive of all cultures, nationalities, abilities and family situations.

Provide an environment where children, parents, families and educators feel safe, secure, respected and supported and comfortable to approach myself and each other to contribute to the growth of their rooms, the service and the community.

Ensure our service maintains a strong commitment to providing high quality care and education, and that will continue to reflect upon its practices, beliefs, needs and the community.

Since commencing the role of Director of Kiddie Academy Alexandra, I can see that I have finally found a company that supports and has allowed me to utilize my education and experience in children’s Services, as well as my passion for promoting the wellbeing of children and their families.

My career has given me the ability to independently conduct assessments and provide help to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other diversified backgrounds.

While my    `credentials attest to my professional qualifications, I have many additional personal experiences that support my knowledge and sensitivity. I offer commitment, excitement, organization, passion and professionalism, qualities that are necessary for providing leadership and promoting a positive work environment and positive parent relationships.

Hi, my name is Karren Crudden

My Roles at Kiddie Academy include:

Room Leader of the Blue Room (Preschool)

Children’s Yoga Instructor

Inspirational Officer

Hi I am Miss Karen,

I have over 6 years’ experience and is passionate about education in the early years.

Recently I have moved to Australia from Ireland and I hold a Bachelors of Early Childhood teaching degree which is recognised by ACECQA. (ACECQA monitor and promote the consistent application of the Education and Care Services National Law and support the children’s education and care sector to improve quality outcomes for children.)

I have recently completed Forest School Training. My learning programs will be tailored to support the Australian National Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework. I will aim to implement the Forest School learning approach which will benefit all our children in any environment, as well as reconnecting our children with meaningful experiences in their local communities and environments. This teaching methodology provides opportunities for Children’s holistic development. The approach links to self-esteem, resilience and emotional intelligence

I run the children’s yoga Program at Kiddie Academy. I have international training and several years of experience as a professional children’s yoga instructor.

I pride myself on being a vibrant and creative Preschool Educator, with a dynamic and professional approach to teaching which will further enhance our objective of ensuring that your child has an enjoyable, safe and purposeful learning experience at Kiddie Academy.

Hi, my name is Yamile Florez

My Roles at Kiddie Academy include:

Room Leader Orange Room (2-3 Years)

Events and Community Officer

Work Place Health and Safety Officer

Head Teacher of the Spanish Language Program

Hi my Name is Mrs Yamile I pride myself on being a resourceful and highly organised Childcare professional. I have over 5 years’ experience as Diploma Trained Educator. I am currently working on completing a bachelor’s degree in Business.

I am Bilingual and have created a Spanish Language program with my fellow team member which has been a huge success.

 “I aim to provide stimulating and secure environment for all the children. I believe that children learn through their interaction and play with their families, peers & educators.

In relation to children I aim to implement an educational program and environment that reflects both individual and group needs and one that promotes each child’s; interests, culture, learning, development and individuality through play.

Where children are successful, capable and confident learners. A place where children are comfortable and confident to engage in learning relationships with their educators and peers. I will endeavour to help them understand they have the right to belong and contribute to many communities and groups and they are part of the greater world – and in so have shared responsibility for the natural and built environments.

When working with families I want them to understand that they are and always will be the most important part of their child’s life and education and as an educator believe that they are a fundamental part of our role in teaching. In this I ask families to contribute to their child’s learning in the Service through parent involvement and input.

I understand that time can be an issue and always aim to make this easy for the parents and families by adapting communication styles to best suit the individual family needs. Within my role in the early childhood education sector and my service – I aim to be forever passionate, patient, caring, fair, fun and educated. I will follow policies, procedures and regulations to the best of my knowledge and ability always, if I am unsure, I will always ask and seek advice and aim to further my knowledge and skill. I have high expectations of myself and colleagues and expect nothing less than 100% effort.

I believe that the cost families pay to have their children in our service deserves our best and nothing less than that. We have a very important role to the children and families in our care and it is therefore our responsibility to ensure that we are up to date with the latest in education regulations, practices, professional development, first aid courses and criteria. I am always willing to mentor fellow colleagues and students as they are an integral part of our industry and feel that everyone needs the opportunity and guidance to learn in a safe, friendly and educational environment”.

Hi, my name is Diana Ortiz

My Roles at Kiddie Academy include:

Room Leader of the Purple Room (1-2 Years)

Infants Assistant Director in Training

Hi, my name is Diana, I speak fluent Spanish and assist Miss Yamile with the Spanish Language Program at Kiddie Academy Alexandria.

My aim is to work in collaboration with families to gain knowledge and a better understanding of their child. This knowledge will be used to form a child/interest-based curriculum. Diana aims to provide many opportunities for children to engage with one another to develop trust. Friendships, acceptance and a sense of belonging. Encouraging the children to explore and celebrate similarities and differences within our community.

Diana will provide many opportunities for children to engage with one another to develop trust. Friendships, acceptance and a sense of belonging. Encouraging the children to explore and celebrate similarities and differences within our community. Young children have an enormous potential for growth and achievement. It is in their early years where exposure to a range of experiences and interactions with their families, peers and educators are a vital part in helping to mould their early learning.

Hi, my name is Cheneara Walker

My Roles at Kiddie Academy include:

Room Leader Red Room (0-1 Years)

First Aid Officer

Cheneara is a trained Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Services, she had 4 .5 -years’ experience

Cheneara has worked as a Montessori teacher and is looking forward implementing parts of Montessori methodology within our learning environment. The Montessori Method of education is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children.

Cheneara is very passionate about children and we can’t wait to see what she brings.

“I adore working with children, it is my true passion and I am always improving myself in this field to offer the children I work with new experiences and genuine care. I believe the first 5 years of a child’s life are the most important and I love to be a part of their lives during this stage.

Hi, my name is Siobhan Moraga

My Roles at Kiddie Academy include:

Room Assistant Red Room (0-1 Years)

Events and Community Assistant Officer

Work Place Health and Safety Assistant Officer

Hello, I am Siobhan I have 4 years’ experience in childcare and I’m very excited to be here at Kiddie Academy. I support children to explore many cognitive concepts through their play and creative explorations.

I believe I have a positive impact and enjoy nurturing children’s intellectual, physical, emotional, social and cultural wellbeing. I love all things wonderful such as music, art, science, culture, health, nature, arts & craft and caring for children! I also have experience in sustainability within the early childhood setting. 

My professional practice fosters aspects that involve building and nurturing relationships, curriculum decision-making, teaching, and learning. Play-based and holistic teaching provides an opportunity to nurture a sense of wonder in the learning environment. 

I recognize that families are children’s first and most influential teachers. My goal is to create a welcoming environment where all children and families are respected and actively encouraged to collaborate with educators about curriculum decisions in order to ensure that learning experiences are meaningful.

Hi, my name is Emilija Angeleski

My Roles at Kiddie Academy include:

Family Care Officer

Floater across all age groups

Hi name is Emilija,

I have 1-year experience in the Early childhood sector and 4 years’ experience in business administration and customer service.

My aim is to ensure open communication throughout the enrolment and orientation process as well as support and work closely with our parent committee.

Family participation is an important part of making the service a true part of the community. I believe in creating an environment that is welcoming and inclusive and supports a sense of belonging for children, families, and educators.

Positive relationships with families’ turn into a partnership as together we share a common objective and responsibility for reaching goals for children.

Hi, my name is Kaylah Ohara

My Roles at Kiddie Academy include:

Room Assistant Orange Room (2-3 Years)

Child Safety Officer

Hi, my name is Kaylah,

I am a Diploma trained educator who has been in the early childhood sector for 6 years.

I have extensive training in the Montessori teaching methodology. I have worked and trained with Taryn (Director) for 5 years of my career and believe we a dynamic team when it comes to creating an inclusive and educational program that caters to creating opportunities for all children to strive towards reaching their age appropriate Milestones.

I aim to provide a supportive learning environment and program, gaining inspiration from the children and families. Thoughtfully planned experiences and environments encourage the children to feel a sense of control over their actions, be curious and investigate, and explore their understanding of themselves, others, and the world around them.

Hi, my name is Mark Omus

My Roles at Kiddie Academy include:

Room Assistant Blue Room (3-5 Years)

Fire Warden

Hi, my name is Mr Mark.

My Teaching Philosophy is that children need the assurance of being loved and cared for while they are enjoying an educational environment.

Teaching is my passion as I have been in the early childhood industry for 2 years. I focus on building trustful relationships with all children and families.

I have a love for sports and a passion for planning and implementing the Move and Munch program at Kiddie Academy

I endeavour to create a physical environment that is safe for all children at all times.

I believe educators role is to foster the physical and psychological development in children by encouraging physical activity that is, extends thinking and offers opportunities to take manageable risks.

I am committed to supporting families to understand the importance and benefits of adventurous play for their children. I believe that for children to learn effectively and prepare for life-long skills, it’s important for them to experience challenging situations in our physical environment that is managed effectively to minimise negative outcomes, not eliminate risk.

Hi, my name is Umesha Steele

My Roles at Kiddie Academy include:

My Roles at Kiddie Academy include

Room Assistant Orange Room (2-3 Years)

Animal Caretaker / Gardening Officer

Hi everyone, my name is Umesha, I am the newest team member of Alexandria, I have a love for children and am excited that I can be studying by Traineeship under the best in the business at Kiddie Academy


Umesha, “Children should be given choices, responsibilities, and opportunities to initiate their own learning. I believe observations and assessments are excellent tools to use when planning curriculum. Observations not only aide in creating the curriculum but also give insight into the development, knowledge and skill levels of each individual child”.


Children need the assurance of being loved and cared for while they are enjoying an educational environment. Teaching children is my passion.



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