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Our Staff - Prestons

With a team of dedicated and passionate Early Educators, the Platinum Staff are trained in the most current and cutting practices in Early Childhood Education. This allows us to ensure that your child is as well prepared as possible for the social, emotional and academic challenges that they will face in their transition to primary school.

We require all of our staff to have the following to work at Platinum Pre School:

Tick A Working With Chldren Background Check.
Tick A current First Aid Certificate (Apply First Aid: HLTFA301B).
Tick A Degree, Diploma, Certificate III or strong identifiable background in the education and care of young children.
Tick A passion and enthusiasm for Early Education and a sense of kindness!  


Jo and Nich


Joanna O'Brien & Nichola McLean

Positions - Owners / Directors

Joanna's Qualification - Bachelor of Teaching & Education and Diploma in Children Services

Nichola's Qualification - Bachelor of Education and Diploma in Children Services

Joanna is the Owner / Director here at Platinum. She has over 17 years experience in Education with the majority of it dedicated to infants and the Early Stage One Curriculum. Joanna has a Bachelor of Teaching in Primary Education, Bachelor of Education and a Diploma of Children Services. Joanna tries to bring a holistic approach to teaching by focusing on all developmental areas to ensure children have access and are encouraged to reach their potential. To create a love of learning and to help others is her passion.

Nichola is the Owner / Director and Teacher here at Platinum. She has over 17 years experience in Education. Nichola has a Bachelor of Education and Diploma in Children Services. Nichola has a passion or the Creative Arts, Literacy and Numeracy and for developing positive life long learners. Her enthusiasm and humour is endless making a wonderful learning environment.




Belinda Keepence

Position - Centre Manager

Qualification - Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching

The early years of a child’s life are busy. Belinda believes learning is happening all the time and is interwoven through all developmental domains. These include: physical, social/emotional, cognitive and communication. Therefore, the goal of my program is to make this ongoing learning experience safe, positive, and fun, nurturing the whole child as I strive to guide them into the next stage of development with confidence in themselves and an excitement for continued learning.

Children need the assurance of being loved and cared for while they are enjoying an educational environment. Teaching children is my passion. Security and trust are very important components as well, of my relationship with each child.




Jess Ford

Position - Educator

Qualification - Certificate 3 Early Child Care & studying a Diploma in Children's Services

Educational Focus Area - Creative Art & Craft

Jess believes the early years of children’s lives are the most critical when it comes to their development. I believe that it is very important tfor children to be in an environment that is consistent and secure. Children need to be able to form secure attachments not only with their parents but also their teacher. Simply being in a loving and nurturing environment forms these types of attachments. I want the children to feel as comfortable and secure as they would in their own home.




Gracelyn Martin

Position -Educator

Qualification - Certificate 3 Early Child Care & studying a Diploma in Children's Services

Educational Focus Area - Teacher Release - Literacy, Numeracy, HSIE and Creative Arts

Gracelyn believes that in a safe caring environment we can not only educate children but teach them to become responsible for themselves and their own learning.We can instill an early enthusiasm for learning that will stay with them for many years to come,by giving them the tools they need to believe in themselves.

Witnessing children blossom and grow gives such personal enrichment.




Funda Dilek

Position - Educator

Qualification - Certificate 3 Early Child Care 

Educational Focus Area - Physical Education

Funda believes that every child is a unrepeatable miracle and should always be nurtured and supported in a positive manner to have the confidence to develop emotionally, physically, intellectually, and socially in a caring and stimulating environment. 

As a primary carer I believe it is my role to guide each child to reach their full potential whilst giving them the opportunity to learn, grow and discover. To be able to see each child develop through various stages is extremely rewarding.


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