Shannyn Mclnally

Shannyn is the services Nominated Supervisor who manages the service independently.Shannyn holds a Diploma in Early childhood education and care, A Diploma in Business, A Diploma in Business Administration and a CIV in Training and Assessment. Shannyn is currently studying her Advanced Diploma in Community Sector Management.As Shannyn is a Trainer and Assessor, she is also responsible for Training all staff and ensuring they are trained correctly and qualified while working at McDowall Village Childcare. Shannyn does this by working for an Independent RTO alongside McDowall Village Childcare.Shannyn has been in the industry for 15 years and is extremely passionate about inclusion and inclusive practises within the early childhood industry.

Shannyn is a strong believer that all children in her care feel safe and secure and this is embedded within the service and staff. All Children in Shannyn’s care and empowered to create an environment where their voices are heard and their ideas are implemented.Shannyn has 3 beautiful daughters who keep her busy while not at the service.

Meet Our Nursery Staff

Vanessa Christides

Miss Vanessa is the Lead Educator in the Nursery.

Miss Vanessa is also one of the centres Educational Leaders who mentors and supports each educator with their programming and planning to ensure each child’s developmental needs are met whilst in our care.

Miss Vanessa has been with the company for 4 years and has worked with all age groups. Miss Vanessa has a nurturing and soft approach well fitted to caring for our babies.

Miss Vanessa Holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Kirra Lee Pallentine

Miss Kirra is the Assistant Educator in the nursery Room.

Miss Kirra has been with us for 1 year and was a parent at McDowall Village Childcare before starting her adventure in Early Childhood.

Miss Kirra is studying her Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. When she is not studying she is a busy Mother to 2 boys.

Miss Kirra offers a warm, motherly touch to our nursery room and babies ensuring all of their daily needs are met and they feel safe and secure.

Meet Our Senior Nursery/Toddlers Staff

Amy Plumb

Miss Amy is the Lead Educator in Our Senior Nursery, Toddler room. Miss Amy has been with the organisation for 6 years and has worked with all age groups.

Miss Amy is studying her Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and is due to finish and graduate this year. When she is not studying she is a busy Mother to 3 children, 2 boys and 1 girl. Miss Amy offers a wealth of Knowledge as both a childcare professional and a mother. Miss Amy has strong key relationships with all children in her care and we are very lucky to have her.

Deanna Hamson

Miss Dee is the educator alongside Miss Amy in the Senior Nursery/Toddler Room.

Miss Dee has been with the service for 2 years and is studying her Diploma in Early Childhood education and care. Before Dee joined us at McDowall Village Childcare, she worked in an OSHC setting. Dee has a passion for working with children and is enjoying working with the younger children this year.

Meet Our Junior Kindy Staff

Denise Anderson

Miss Denise is the Lead Educator in our Junior Kindy Room.

Miss Denise has a wealth of knowledge and has been in the childcare industry for 27 years and worked in management for the last 10. Miss Denise has recently taken over Natalie’s Role as Assistant Director. Denise has a passion for working with children aged 2-3 and loves any form of messy play!

Peter Mclnally

Mr Pete is the educator in the Junior Kindy room. Mr Pete has been in the childcare industry for 16 years and has worked with various age groups in various roles.

Mr Pete holds his Diploma in Early childhood education and care and has been with the service for 2 years.

Mr Pete is also the centres maintence man and is often found around the service fixing things. Mr Pete is a Father to 3 beautiful Daughters who are now all in school.

Jessica Lambert

Miss Jess is the third educator in the Junior Kindy room.

Miss Jess joined us as a Trainee 2 years ago and we have loved watching her grow and learn within her role here. Miss Jess’s fun nature is the perfect fit for our junior kindy room and everyone who meets her just loves Miss Jessie.

Meet Our Pre Kindy Staff

Ally Keegan

Miss Ally is the Pre-Kindergarten Early Childhood Teacher.

Miss Ally joined the service a year ago bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and passion for teaching the early years. Miss Ally enjoys the 3-4 age group and ensuring they have the skills needed for kindy and prep. When ally isn’t at work she is also a busy mum to 2 beautiful girls.

Kellie Douyere

Miss Kellie is The Educator in the Pre Kindy room. Miss Kellie has been in the childcare industry for 16 years and joined us at McDowall Village childcare 1 year ago.

Miss Kellie holds a Certificate III in children’s services and is currently studying her Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. Miss Kellie has a strong passion for sustainability and is always collecting sticks and natural resources for the service.

When Miss Kellie is not at work she is a busy mum to 2 beautiful children.

Meet Our Kindy Staff

Nicky Mccaul

Miss Nicky is the Early Childhood Teacher in our Kindy Room. Miss Nicky is also one of the services Educational Leaders. Miss Nicky is responsible for mentoring and supporting the staff in the services curriculum to ensure each child’s individual developmental needs and goals are met.

Miss Nicky holds her Bachelor in Early year’s education. Miss Nicky has been in the industry for many years and is passionate about early years learning. You will always find the children in Miss Nicky’s room are always happy and engaged.

Miss Nicky is an asset to the organisation and the kindy children are very lucky to have her.

Mikayla Logan

Miss Mikayla is the Assistant Educator in the Kindy room for 2021.

Miss Mikayla is studying her Diploma of Early Childhood and plans on studying her bachelor of Education next year. Miss Mikayla has a true passion for children and this is seen when her face lights up talking about her job. Her soft nurturing personality makes her the perfect fit for our kindy room.

Tracy Wilkinson

Miss Tracy is the Assistant Educator in the Kindy room alongside Nicky and Mikayla.

Tracy has been in the industry for 29 years and her infectious and nurturing personality is an asset to our centre. Miss Tracy is always busy cleaning and caring for everyone and always has a smile in her face! When Miss Tracy isn’t at work she is a busy mum to her 2 wonderful children and enjoys op shopping.