Our People

Our people

Jelli Beanz Budgewoi is a longstanding part of the Budgewoi community, having educated over two generations of children. Our educators are committed to keeping this legacy alive whilst creating meaningful learning opportunities for the children in our care today. From the children’s identity to their wellbeing, we create learning experiences that suit each developmental stage and each individual child.

Meet our centre manager

Lucy Gates

Centre Manager

Years in childcare: 4 years

Qualifications: Bachelor Education (Early Childhood and Primary), IV in Frontline Management

What makes you passionate about working in childcare? Being able to be a part of the children’s and their family’s life. It is wonderful to see them grow and develop over the years and the relationships you build with their families stay with you well after they leave the centre.

What is the funniest or most memorable moment you can share from working in childcare? Being welcomed each day by hearing your name yelled across the playground, followed by children running in all directions to give you a cuddle and say hello.

Why do you believe your centre is an excellent choice for parents seeking the best childcare? We are a centre full of passionate educators who are always striving for the best. We focus on sharing fun and meaningful experiences with the children. When walking into the centre you are immediately greeted with a warm home-like feeling and you can see the love shared around the centre. Sustainability is one of our centre passions. Our educators are constantly creating wonderful resources and play spaces using recycled and natural objects.