MEET THE TEAM

Shae McNAlly

Centre Director
Hi my name is Shae McNally and I have been working in the childcare industry for over 7 years. I have a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and am currently studying my Bachelor in Early Childhood. I started out in the industry with a love for looking after children and watching them grow, develop and achieve their milestones. I believe children learn best through active learning, each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring and stimulating atmosphere in which they are able to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially. As an educator I believe children are able to achieve their full potential by creating a positive and nurturing environment. As the Director at Create Imagine Learn Kiama Downs I look forward to ensuring myself and our educators will be providing only the best for you and your children.

Amanda Reynolds

0-2 Room Leader
Hi there, my name is Amanda and I am the room leader for the nursery room. I have been working in the childcare sector for the past 14 years, 10 of them with babies 0-2 years. I currently hold my Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching degree. I have a great passion for the first years of early education, especially through mathematics, music and science. I believe by creating reciprocal relationships with families and children are the foundation and most important aspects of my role as a Teacher. I thoroughly enjoy seeing children from 6 weeks of age progress through the service until their first day at primary school. I enjoy playing softball and spending time with my friends and family.

Gabrielle Hussey

2-5 Room Leader

Hi, my name is Gabrielle Hussey, I have been a part of the childcare industry for 4 years. I began my work with children from a young age through coaching gymnastics. I have always enjoyed working with children especially when I get to see children development and learning firsthand as they grow under my care. I think it is a privilege to play an important role in the children’s lives during those vital first five years. I enjoy the outdoors and being active, and try to incorporate a lot of physical activity into my program, as well as using the children interest to create fun experiences.

Jessica Nolan

0-2 Room Assistant

Hello, My Name is Jess Nolan and I’m in charge of our toddler’s! I have been working in Early childhood for Two years, Completing my certificate III here at Create Imagine learn. I am now currently studying for my diploma. I adore working with children especially toddlers as I am able to guide them through their early stages of development when things start to get just that little bit trickier, I love building relationships with each child and watching them flourish and grow as their confidence grows stronger in the environment that we have created. I am really passionate about animals and try to incorporate animals into my program as much as possible, all whilst incorporating a lot of sensory exploration to allow each child to extend their horizons just that little bit further. 

Bree Wills

2-5 Room Assistant
Hi, my name’s Bree I’m the room assistant in the 3-5 room. I currently hold my certificate III in early child care education, I started working in childcare in 2017. The reason I chose to work in childcare is because I love to see the children’s face’s as they learn and achieve something new, being there and seeing that is one of the best feelings. I love knowing that I can help guide the children to grow and learn and become the little human’s they are, not only do I help the children learn but I always learn something new from them.

Katie Hall

Centre Cook
Hi my name is Katie, I am the mother of 2 and have lived on the South Coast all my life having been born at the old Kiama Hospital. I have over 25 years experience in the hospitality industry having owned and operated restaurants and cafe’s in the local area. I love to cook good wholesome home made food and am looking forward to making a few changes to the menu including lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. I also run a Sous Chef program with the children to help ignite a love of cooking and healthy foods early on.

Olivia Foster

Trainee

Hi my name is Olivia Foster, I am 16 years old, I love to play sports and hang out with my friends. I chose childcare as a career because I love looking after the children and I really enjoy being around them! I love watching them learn new things and grow! My favourite colour is the colour pink and I also have 2 dogs named Willow and Koda. 

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