About Our Leadership Team
General Manager/ Nominated Supervisor- Advanced Diploma of Community Services (Children's Services)
Raeleen has extensive experience as an Education Professional with over 25 years’ experience in both the Early Education sector and Outside School Hours Care Sector. Raeleen has worked extensively in these spaces undertaking a multitude of positions ranging from childcare assistant right through to National Executive level. Raeleen has spent the last 11 years in various senior level leadership roles. Whilst working as the General Manager of Wilston Kids Care Raeleen has also been appointed as a Director of the QCAN & NOASHA Boards which are the peak body for the Outside School Hours Care Sector in Queensland and Australia. Raeleen has worked in private, publicly listed, and community not-for-profit sectors managing and leading multiple early education services on behalf of private owners, companies, and investors. Raeleen also has extensive experience in providing operational and business consultation to Approved Providers/owners of both established and start up Services.
Coordinator of Operations- Diploma of School Age Education and Care
Emma Bannerman has worked at Wilston Kids Care for over 10 years. Emma has acquired extensive operational experience over this time in a multitude of roles within both the Early Years and Outside School Hours Care space. Emma started as an Educator and has progressively worked hard, being promoted during this time, and now sits as the Coordinator of Operations assisting the General Manager to manage the operations at Wilston Kids Care. Emma holds a Diploma of School Aged Education and Care and specialises in operational knowledge, staffing arrangements and professional development opportunities for our team. Emma is a great role model, coach, and mentor for the staff at WKC and spends many hours working hands-on with staff coaching them to achieve their professional goals. Emma’s passion for providing positive learning outcomes for children in a natural play-based environment, drives Emma when creating professional development opportunities team. Emma has been involved in the Wilston community and is committed to providing high quality learning opportunities and care for all children that attend Wilston Kids Care each and every day.
Coordinator- Diploma of School Age Education and Care
Ashley comes to Wilston Kids care from a private school OSHC Service, working in the role as a “Responsible Person” undertaking the duties of a Coordinator in a catholic school system. Ashley has been undertaking this role for several years and was excited for an opportunity to come over to a fast-paced Super Service to work with a team of like minded professionals, to oversee and support the Before and After School Care and Vacation Care sessions.
Ashley has an impressive background undertaking study in a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Language and Linguistics and undertaken a Certificate 4 in Dance Teaching Management, at the Australian College of Dance. Ashley currently teaches part time in Dance Teaching Management and works directly and facilitates opportunities for children with additional and supported needs to participate in dance class. Ashley’s extensive experience within these sectors has allowed her to provide high quality education and care and support and continue to provide high quality care and support to all children and families here at Wilston Kids Care.
Coordinator (Admin Management & Operations Support) - Bachelor of Psychological Science
Michaela has a diverse amount of experience and expertise working in the OSHC Sector for the last several years. Michaela has worked at Wilston Kids Care since 2015 and has progressed through a number of different positions from Educator and working her way up to her current position as Coordinator. Michaela has studied and completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science which she uses every day dealing with and supporting our children and families in the Wilston Kids Care community.
Michaela is experienced and passionate about all things ICT. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) is a broader term for Information Technology (IT), which refers to all communication technologies, including mobile phones, computers, software, videoconferencing, social networking, and other digital media applications. Michaela prides herself on being a consummate professional focusing on high customer service experiences and making sure all families successfully can enrol and are integrated via an orientation session when first commencing at our Service.
Educational Leader- Diploma off School Aged Education and Care
Jason has diverse amount of experience and expertise working in customer service sectors and the Outside School Hours Care sector for the last five years. Jason has worked at Wilston Kids Care since 2016 and has progressed through a number of different positions from Educator, to Educator Mentor, Education Support and he now holds the Educational Leader role.
Jason comes to us with a very diverse and varied background with interests in circus, flying trapeze and e-sports. As an Educator Mentor, Jason created the now famous E-Sports Club that cultivates an environment for children to participate in healthy competition, winning and losing, and learning good sportsmanship in a non-sporting environment.
Jason has a passion for an inquiry based Curriculum where the children have opportunities to explore, navigate and examine the endless possibilities on offer to learn through play in a school aged setting.
Assistant Educational Leader- Diploma off School Aged Education and Care
Dylan has been an Educator at Wilson Kids Care for since 2018. Dylan is the Assistant Educational Leader here at WKC assisting the Educational Leader in activity programming and supporting his fellow colleagues to gain the experience they require in the workplace. Dylan completed a Diploma of school age care in 2022. Dylan has past experience and expertise in customer Service.
Dylan prides himself in being an energetic and active role model to all children within our care. Dylan enjoys guiding children to develop the appropriate skills necessary to excel by developing meaningful relationships with each other and gaining life skills through a play-based environment. Dylan is passionate about creating unique learning opportunities drawing on his experience growing up in a rural town. You will often find Dylan in the midst of testing new STEM activities to ensure maximum enjoyment from the children at Wilston Kids Care.
About Our Educator Team
At Wilston Kids Care we understand that Outside School Hours Care offers rich and unique leisure and play-based learning opportunities for school-aged children. When supported by a safe and secure environment where each child's rights and ideas are valued, children are able to flourish into confident, caring, and effective learners and members of their community under the charge of our highly skilled and experienced Educators.
Wilston Kids Care has an experienced and diverse educator team made up of unique and interesting people representing different cultures and backgrounds, who are experienced and have particular expertise in working with school-aged children. Our team has various qualifications with over 50% of our team being determined as 2-year qualified Educators ensuring we more than fulfilled the compliance requirements set by the Department of Education Early Childhood Education and Care ECEC.
Join Our Educator Team
Please click the button on the right to express your interest in joining our amazing Team of Educators. For further information on working at Wilston Kids Care please email Emma Bannerman, Coordinator of Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.