About Oaklands

 

Oaklands is a fully approved provider of child care, kindergarten and outside school hours care, and is owned and operated by Churchie, the Anglican Church Grammar School.

At Oaklands, we provide a secure, stimulating and nurturing environment of the highest standard for children to grow and develop their skills. Through our play-based programs, our qualified and caring educators provide individual and group experiences designed to enhance, extend and challenge children’s thinking and learning. We understand that each child and family is unique.

Our programs are based on learning outcomes set out in Early Years Learning Framework, My Time, Our Place Framework for School Age Care and Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline. Our programs ensure the delivery of high quality early childhood programs that strongly emphasise socialisation and group interaction and dovetail into the Reception year at Churchie.

Oaklands is conveniently located in Brisbane’s inner suburb of East Brisbane (four kilometres from the CBD) and is fully air-conditioned with purpose-built facilities to ensure a stimulating environment for your child. We also provide a nutritionally balanced and inclusive menu of morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, and currently hold a 5 star Food Safety Rating from the Brisbane City Council.

Our team

We pride ourselves on employing educators and teachers not only for their qualifications, but for their professional and caring disposition with children. We employ educators and teachers who are qualified or are studying towards a qualification. All staff have a current first aid certificate, current CPR plus current asthma and anaphylaxis training. Each staff member also has personal medicals, is immunised and must hold a current suitability card.

We provide regular in-service training and professional development opportunities for our staff. We believe this ongoing training is important for professional staff development as it enables us to offer a high quality service.

Name
Position
Qualifications
Experience
Asmaa Belal Director of Oaklands Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, Human Resources Diploma 19 years
Belinda Vanderlinde Assistant Director/ Lead Educator Diploma in Children Services 19 years
Sarah Fairbrother Lead Educator Diploma in Children Services 7 years
Tayla Lewis Lead Educator Diploma in Children Services 2 years
Tegan Lewis Lead Educator Diploma in Children Services, Bachelor in Early Childhood Education (in progress) 7 years
Dimyer Luna Lead Educator Diploma in Children Services 2 years
Deepti Bindra Assistant Educator Certificate III in Children Services 2 years
Teegan Lane Assistant Educator Certificate III in Children Services 5 years
Monica Malit Assistant Educator Certificate III in Children Services 1 years
Ashlea Robinson Assistant Educator Certificate III in Children Services 7 years
Katarina Sedviey Assistant Educator Certificate III in Children Services 2 years
Caitlin Danini Early Childhood Teacher Bachelor of Teaching, Diploma in Children Services (in progress) 2 years
Lauren Denny Early Childhood Teacher Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) 5 years
Mary Hegarty Early Childhood Teacher Bachelor of Arts 2 years
Kayla Read Early Childhood Teacher Bachelor in Early Childhood Education 2 year