ANDY AND SUE TURNER
OWNERS

Hello, We are Sue and Andy Turner, owners and directors of Blue Skies Child Care. With Andy taking responsibility for the administrative side of the business and myself heading up the care of the children, families and staff.

We are proud parents of 3 adult children and promote a family atmosphere in our centre. I have over 40 years experience in child care qualifying in the UK, working as an English nannie and senior nursery officer for Family and Community Services, pre-school and supply agency work.

You are guaranteed a warm welcome and a highly professional standard of care here at Blue Skies. Do not hesitate to call myself or Alison, our Assistant Director. We will endeavour to fulfill all your child care needs.

ALISON RUNNER
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

My name is Alison Runner. I am the Assistant Director at Blue Skies.

Since I started at Blue Skies in May 2003 I have been fortunate enough to assist in developing some policies and procedures, routines and program formats as well as assist in the Quality Improvement process. This has provided me with some fun challenges and shown me the “other side” of a child care setting.

I completed the Diploma of Child Care in 1998 and have since worked full time in child care. Seeing each child develop and learn new skills is what makes this job so rewarding.

I now also have the pleasure of raising my own son, Jack, who was born in December 2008. In life and in my work I always aim to follow the Centre’s motto – it’s not just the children who are “Having Fun In Child Care”.

UDANI WICKRAMASIRI

BABY ROOM TEAM LEADER
I completed my Diploma in Children’s Services & am now the Baby room team leader. I began working at Blue Skies in February 2011.

I love watching movies and reading; and I believe Neil Gaiman and Phillip Pullman are the best authors of all time.

I have a daughter who was born in 2008. I’m from Sri Lanka & have now made Adelaide our new home.

RACHAEL REEVES

TODDLER ROOM TEAM LEADER
Hi my name is Rachael. I have 3 beautiful children.

I have now completed the Diploma & work as the Team Leader in the Toddler Room 4 days a week.

I am enjoying every minute of it!

KELLY-ANN HOWARD

KINDY ROOM TEAM LEADER
My name is Kelly. I have a young adult son & a granddaughter who was born in May 2016. I started at Blue Skies in September 2015 and I work in the Kindy room. I have worked in the child care profession for many years in different roles and different settings.

I grew up having a number of children around which lead to my passion to work with children from an early age. I look at children as being our future. I believe there is nothing more rewarding to assist the individual child through this time with their development.

I have completed the Diploma in Children’s Services, the Diploma of Professional Counseling and an Advanced Study Major in Child Development and Effective Parenting.

BEVERLY LIONELLO

Hi my name is Beverly. I commenced working at Blue Skies in November 2014.

I have completed my Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and I work in the Toddler Room 4 days a week.

Having two children of my own has helped me in both interacting and assisting with children’s development.

CHRIS THUEN

I am a father of 4 children and have 1 grandson.

I have worked with children for many years and have been at Blue Skies since the centre opened on the 10th of March 2003. I work in the Toddler room.

I find the work very rewarding as you see the children develop their social skills and become confident in their environment.

My aim is for all children to be in a safe, friendly and positive environment and to enjoy each day.

COLLEEN BERMOSER

Hi, my name is Colleen Bermoser. I have worked at Blue Skies since February 2004 and have been in the industry for many years. I have a Diploma in Children’s Services and have always worked with children.

I work in the Baby room & have previously worked in both the Toddler & Kindy rooms.

ELLEN JAMES

My name is Ellen James and I have been working at Blue Skies since mid-2004. I started as a Volunteer covering morning and lunch breaks.

I have now completed the Certificate 3 in Children’s Services and work 4 days a week.

HONG HUYNH

Hi, my name is Hong Huynh & I am the mum of 3 children. I had 7 years of experience working as a teacher in Vietnam.

I really love working with children and I have chosen Early Childhood Education for my career.

I have completed the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and I began working at Blue Skies in February 2017 as a relief staff member in the Baby Room.

I feel lucky to join the Blue Skies family with all the lovely staff & children.

HYUNMI BAE

Hi my name is Hyunmi. I moved to Australia from Korea in 2008.

I have one child who gives me a big smile.

I have a  Diploma in Children’s Service and joined the Toddler room in 2016.

I’m enjoying spending time  with the toddlers and hope we have lots more fun!

INDIA-ROSE TURNER

Hi, My name is India-Rose. I began working at Blue Skies in 2011 and have now completed the Diploma in Children’s Services. I love working with children and meeting all the families.

I feel lucky to be able to join Sue and Andy, my mum and dad, to make the centre truly a family business.

In my spare time I like to go swimming and sing.

JOSPLIN DABREO

Hi, my name is Josplin Dabreo. I have completed my Diploma in Early Childhood Education and care. I started working at Blue Skies in July 2015 as a relief staff member in the Toddlers and Kindy rooms.

I love spending time with my family. I have two young children, Willette and Sammy. I also love cooking and gardening.

I truly believe “Children are great imitators “Give them something of interest and that will encourage them to express their ideas and creativity.

JULIE BAWDEN

My name is Julie Bawden and I joined Blue Skies in 2012. I have worked with children as a trained professional for almost 30 years, and I look forward to working with you and your children.

I work as part of the Kindy room 4 days a week.

I am married with one adult son. I enjoy walking and following/helping the two sports mad men in my life.

KANWAL GABBI

Hello, my name is Kanwal Roop Gabbi. I am from India but Adelaide is my new home.

I have been working at Blue Skies since 2014.I work with the Kindy room children. I love my job because every day is full of new learning and I love bringing joy to children.

I am now a mum to a little boy, born May 2016. I am privileged to bring him along to the centre. I enjoy each and every minute at Blue Skies.

KERRI BROWN

My name is Kerri and I am an Early Childhood Educator. I completed my teaching degree at UniSA in 2014, and have worked in Long Day Care, Out of School Hours Care and Pre-schools since 2007. I have also worked as a nanny in Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

I am a volunteer guide at Adelaide Zoo, I play Roller Derby and I love to travel.

I began working at Blue Skies in May 2017 in the Kindy Room.

KRISTI BAIN

Hi, my name is Kristi Bain. I work as a cook and absolutely love my job.

I am mum to 3 lovely boys and we enjoy camping and fishing.

Being around children makes the days fun. l especially enjoy a cuddle with the babies and am known as “the baby whisperer”.

LISA VINAEV

Hi, my name is Lisa Vinaev, I am currently working as the cook, part-time at Blue Skies. I find working for the kids to be such a wonderful privilege. Although they may be tough critics they are what makes the job all that more rewarding.

As a child growing up in a large Russian family, I was surrounded by many women who shared a great passion for food and flavour. Over the years their passion spread upon me, as I was introduced to their traditional recipes and taught new skills.

I find myself to be very lucky to have such a fulfilling position, for there’s nothing I enjoy more than cooking for a group of deserving (and adorable) people.

MONICA RICHARDSON

PATTIE MILES

My name is Pattie Miles and I have worked at Blue Skies since July 2003.

I have completed the Certificate 3 in Children’s Services.

I have 2 daughters and 3 grand children.

I enjoy working in the Baby room and look forward to coming to work as each day with the under 2’s brings a new adventure.

PRIYA BHALLA

Hi, my name is Priya and I work in the Baby Room. I have completed my Certificate 3 and I am currently doing the Diploma in Children’s Services.

I have been at Blue Skies since October 2015. I absolutely love watching the children reach new milestones and grow. My work gives me positivity and makes me smile for the entire day. Thank you.

RANI HARRISON

My name is Rani Harrison. I have completed the Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education.

I started at Blue Skies in 2013 and I now work 4 days a week in the Kindy room.

REBECCA BERNIK

Hi, my name is Rebecca Bernik. I work in the Toddler room and have worked at Blue Skies since November 2013

I began working in child care in July 2000. I have mostly worked with babies and toddlers.

I have two young children, Mia and Lucas.

I enjoy scrapbooking, going for walks and catching up with family and friends.

SAM HERMSEN

My name is Sam and I have worked at Blue Skies since December 2014, working as a cook 2 days a week.

I have two grown daughters and two grandchildren. There’s nothing more I like doing than spending time with my family.

SUPRIYA DEY ROY

I am Supriya Dey Roy. I began working at Blue Skies since January 2016 and have loved every bit of it. I have completed both the Certificate 3 & the Diploma in Early Childhood Education.

In personal life, I have a small family with a loving husband and a beautiful son.

I believe the children need a loving and caring environment to grow and develop and that is what I try to provide to children I work with.

WADE MCGAFFIN

Hi, I am Wade. I started at Blue Skies in 2015 as a relief member of staff and am now working in the Kindy room. I have completed the Diploma in Children’s Services.

My goal is to help all the children grow to become confident, independent individuals.

XIAONI WU

My name is Xiaoni Wu. I moved to Adelaide in 2004.

I have completed my Bachelor of Accounting in 2008, worked as a Chinese teacher during and after my study at Uni.

As I had my first child, I found my interest in Childhood Development, so I started to study the Certificate 3 in Children’s Services and completed it in 2014. I am currently studying the Diploma.

I feel lucky that I could join the Blue Skies family and work with all the lovely children and staff. I am a Mum of a girl and a boy. I enjoy travelling, food and wine, reading, quilting, music and parenting.