Our Team

Educators

Our team of educators at BPCC are highly dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate about working with children. The educators create a nurturing, fun and safe home-like environment for the children during their time at the centre. Each educator brings with them many and varied talents and skills that are used to cater for children’s individual needs and interests.

All staff have Working with Children clearance and are qualified to provide emergency first aid in an education and care setting, which includes management of Asthma and Anaphylaxis.

Director / Nominated Supervisor - Janet Carpenter

Janet Carpenter

Janet has been employed at the centre for 34 years. She has formal qualifications and much experience working with 5-12-year olds. Janet has special interests in sport and outdoor activities. ​

Janet has a passion to support and develop children in all facets of their life and development. She acknowledges the importance of guiding and mentoring the Educators to ensure they have the skills and knowledge needed to best support the children at the centre. Janet also has great skills in guiding the Educators in the programming and evaluation of each child’s learning, play and development.

​Janet completed:

  • Certificate in Child Care
  • Associate Diploma in Social Science (Child Studies)
  • Course in Emergency Asthma Management
  • Course in the First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis
  • Handling Food Safely
  • (AASC) Community Coach Training Program
  • Current Working with Children’s Check
  • Child Protection
  • Austswim Certificate
  • First Aid

Co-ordinator / Educational Leader - Jackie Samiri

Jackie Samiri

Jackie has been employed at the centre for 22 years. She has formal qualifications and experience working with 0-12-year olds. Jackie is particularly keen on art and crafts and sports activities and sharing her skills with the children.

​Jackie completed

  • Certificate III in Community Services
  • Diploma in Community Services (Children’s Services)
  • Course in Emergency Asthma Management
  • Course in the First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis
  • Handling Food Safely
  • (AASC) Community Coach Training Program
  • Current Working with Children’s Check
  • Child protection
  • First Aid

Assistant Co – Ordinator / Educational Leader -Mel Fontana

Mel Fontana

Mel has been employed at the centre for 31 years. She has qualifications in OOSH. Mel enjoys working with 5-12-year olds. She enjoys art and craft activities and sport.

​Mel completed

  • Certificate in OOSH Studies
  • ICS Studies Child Care Diploma
  • Course in Emergency Asthma Management
  • Course in the First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis
  • (AASC) Community Coach Training Program
  • Current Working with Children’s Check
  • Handling Food Safely
  • Child Protection
  • First Aid

Educational Leader – Joy Fernandez

Educational Leader – Addie Levy

Educational Leader – Phoebe Goodwin

Casual Educators

  • Daniel Maittlen
  • Therese Pavic
  • Lauren Baird
  • Emily Ronning
  • Sean Tortensson
  • Daniel Sykes

Soccer Sports Coach - Tony Ikonomou

Committee

The BPCC is managed by a Committee of parents who volunteer their time and expertise.  The Executive Committee consists of the following office bearers; President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary.

Committee Members

  • Justin Parry-Okeden – President
  • Taryn Young – Vice President
  • Amy Carr – Legal/Governance
  • Yvonne Cooper– Treasurer
  • Elinor Faulkner – Secretary
  • Rebecca Ball – Communications
  • Kerry Rogers – General Committee
  • Jason Ford – General Committee
  • Kellie Osta - General Committee
  • Sam Alexopoulos - General Committee
  • Genevieve Le Bars - General Committee
  • Tracey Gillan - General Committee