Meet the Staff

Jane Hely, Co-Director:

Originally from Brisbane, Miss Jane has been an Early Childhood Teacher and Director of a variety of C&K  and Lady Gowrie affiliated and other not-for-profit Kindergartens for 39 years. She has lived on the Gold Coast for 37 years and has worked as Director at Broadbeach Waters for 25 of those years.

Jane has been nominated and shortlisted for National Excellence in Teaching awards on two occasions and was awarded Queensland Director of the Year in 2012 and 2014.

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Lauren Regan, Co-Director:

Lauren is the newest member of our team. Lauren has a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) from the University of Southern Queensland. Lauren has over 3 years of experience working in Kindergartens affiliated with Lady Gowrie QLD.

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Mandy Bodna, Assistant:

Miss Mandy came to our centre initially as a parent. After completing her Early Childhood studies, she joined us as an Assistant 14 years ago. She works each week with both groups of children.

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Kate Galvin, Additional Needs Assistant:

Kate joined us 10 years ago as an Additional Needs Assistant. Each year since then, she has worked with a number of children within our groups. Kate, a mother of 4 teenage children, began her career in Early Childhood Education in Sydney.

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Jakki Benton, Additional Needs Assistant and Centre Administrator:

Also originally a parent at our centre, Jakki joined us in 2013, bringing her combined skills in working with children with Additional Needs and in Administration.

She currently works solely as our Administrator and relieves as an Assistant when necessary as she holds a Certificate III in Child Care Studies.

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