Our Educators and Staff

All educators and staff at the Amy Hurd Early Learning Centre are trained and passionate about early childhood education, care and development.
 
Tracey S

Our Leadership Team

Director of the Centre.

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

Tracey has over 25 years of early childhood experience and had been employed at Amy Hurd since 2005. Tracey began as the early childhood teacher before taking on the Director's role in 2013. Tracey is passionate about sustainable education. Tracey is also a member of the Wagga Wagga Early Childhood Network Group.

Katie

Educational Leader (Mon-Wed) / Assistant Director

Diploma

Katie has been employed with Amy Hurd since 2004. Katie loves to sing with the children and builds amazing relationships with the children and families. She believes that children flourish and thrive when nurtured through meaningful relationships. Katie currently works 3 days per week Mon-Wed.

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Jali

Educational Leader (Thurs-Fri) Educator Ladybird Room (Tues-Wed)

Diploma

Jali joined the Amy Hurd team in 2020 on a part time basis. She brings fresh ideas and practices to our Centre and enjoys engaging with the children in inquiry based activities and research. She believes with secure and interesting learning environments all children can learn and grow to shape their own destinies.

Our Educators

Bumblebee Room

Katrina

Educator Bumblebee Room- Room Leader

Diploma 

Katrina joined our team in 2019, bringing many years of experience with her. She supports the team in the Bumblebees room, building those beautiful relationships with both families and children. Katrina enjoys sharing her love of yoga with the children. Katrina is our Centre's Munch and Move Coordinator. 

Tracey G

Educator Bumblebee Room

Diploma
Tracey G joined our team in 2009. Tracey came to the Centre as a professional placement student and has never left. She is now employed full time at Amy Hurd. Tracey builds wonderful, supportive relationships with both the children and the families.

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Sam

Educator Bumblebee Room

Diploma
Sam has joined our team in 2022. She creates a very calming and  nurturing environment within the Bumble Bee Room, while also being engaged and creating a lot of fun in the room. You will often hear the children laughing when she is near.

Renee

Educator Bumblebee Room

Certificate III
Renee has joined our team in 2022. 

Ladybird Room 

Chloe 

Educator Ladybird Room- Room Leader

Diploma- Currently studying Bachelor of Education

Chloe E has been employed at Amy Hurd since 2019. Chloe has great relationships with children, believing that each child is an individual to be valued and supported. She provides opportunities for children to explore, discover, create and imagine to develop each child's strengths, interests, skills abilities and knowledge and to extend their learning.

Cherie

Educator Ladybird Room

Associate Diploma

​Cherie has 18 years early childhood experience and has been employed at Amy Hurd for 17 years. Cherie likes to work with the families to support their children and help prepare them for the transition to school. Cherie provides the Ladybird Room with a calm and relaxing environment.

Kerryanne

Educator Ladybird Room

Diploma

Kerryanne works in the Ladybird room on Mondays and Thursdays and then rotates between both the Bumblebee and Ladybird room for documentation cover. She enjoys involving the children in sustainable practices as well as getting them involved in caring for our plants and vegetable garden. 

Michelle

Educator Ladybird Room

Cert III and working towards Diploma

Michelle is employed at Amy Hurd as an Inclusion Support Educator in the Ladybird Room. She has a kind and caring approach which is reflected through her practice. Michelle enjoys reading stories with the children to create a safe, calm space for them. 

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Ange

Educator Ladybird Room

Cert III 

Ange has joined our team in 2022. She is passionate about creating beautiful and inviting environments where the children and families feel supported. She feels it's important to form trusting relationships and to provide the children with the skills to explore and learn through play. She loves to share stories, songs and especially creative arts with the children and feels it's important to create an environment where the children feel safe and supported to make new discoveries on their learning journey. 

Traineeship 

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Sasha

Educator Bumblebee Room

Working towards Cert III

Sasha began at Amy Hurd in 2022.

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Brody

Educator Ladybird Room

Working towards Cert III

Brody has joined our team in 2022

Staff

Donna

Administration

Donna has been with Amy Hurd for 30 years. Donna has been part of many positive changes that have occurred at Amy Hurd and within the early childhood industry. Donna has met a lot of wonderful families and children over the years with some of those children now parents at the Centre. Donna is the first point of call when you visit our Centre.

Megan

Chef

Megan is our Centre's chef on Monday and Tuesday. She provides nutritious foods for the children which reflect the Munch and Move Philosophy. She engages in ongoing research to provide healthy food options. 

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Sky

Chef

Sky is our centre's chef Wednesday - Friday. Sky supports the health and wellbeing of children by planning and preparing nourishing and wholesome meals and snacks.