ANDY AND SUE TURNER
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.
My name is Alison Runner. I am an 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”.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR AND EDUCATIONAL LEADER
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.
KINDY ROOM TEAM LEADER
My name is Viki and I am an Early Childhood Teacher. I have many years of experience teaching young children.
I am a mother of two adult children and a grandmother of two young grandchildren.
I believe that children are not things to be moulded, but are people to be unfolded. Children need to be taught how to think, but not what to think. I also believe that children are great imitators and we should show them something great to imitate.
SUPRIYA DEY ROY
PRE KINDY ROOM TEAM LEADER
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 two beautiful sons.
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.
TODDLER ROOM TEAM LEADER
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hi my name is Hyunmi. I moved to Australia from Korea in 2008.
I have two children who give me big smiles.
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!
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.
JESS VAN NIERKERK
Certificate 3 relief educator
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.
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.
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.
Certificate 3 relief educator
I have been involved in accounting for the past 20 years and I assist with the bookkeeping in the office, part time.
I enjoy being part of the multicultural staff.
As a green thumb and avid gardener I have been heavily involved in the plant take over. Now all are involved in greening our workplace.
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.
Certificate 3 relief educator
My name is Richa Sharma. I have completed the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. I am now studying the Diploma in the same. I have been working at Blue Skies since July 2017 as a casual relief staff.
I live with my husband and our two children. I love working with children and I believe all children need love and care. When they receive love and care they feel a sense of belonging.
I feel lucky to join Blue Skies as my first employer.
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.
My name is Tayla and I have completed my Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care.
I started at Blue Skies in March 2018, working in the kitchen one day a week. I also do the occasional lunch cover when I am needed.
I have enjoyed watching the children grow and learn as they transition from the Baby Room to the Kindy Room.
My interests are baseball, AFL, travelling, baking, and learning new recipes which I make at home for my mum, dad, and brother. I have a cavoodle named Arnold.
I work as one of the cooks 2 days a week.
I am married with 2 beautiful daughters. Family is important to me.
My interests include gardening and trying new dairy and egg free recipes, as my daughter has these allergies.
I enjoy working at Blue Skies.