ANDY AND SUE TURNER

OWNERS
Hello, We are Sue and Andy Turner, owners 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

DIRECTOR
My name is Alison Runner. I am the 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”.

BEVERLY LIONELLO

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR/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.

HYUNMI BAE

BABY ROOM TEAM LEADER
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 Services and joined Blue Skies in 2016. I’m really enjoying being with the children and happy to support them on their learning journey.

I’m lucky to be at Blue Skies with lots of children and families. I’m hoping to see more children in the future to assist their early learning and development.

JOSPLIN DABREO

PRE-KINDY ROOM TEAM LEADER
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.

SUPRIYA DEY ROY

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.

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.

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.

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.

JANE ROHRIG

Hello, my name is Jane. I am a Diploma qualified educator and I have been working in Early Childhood for about 10 years. I started working at Blue Skies in 2020.

I love working with children. I have 5 children and 9 grandchildren of my own.
Life is very busy but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

 

JESSICA BRANCH

Hi, my name is Jessica, and I am a casual educator at Blue Skies.

You may see me across different rooms or in the office.

I am studying a Bachelor of Education (Honours) at Curtin University.

I have always loved being around children and it brings me so much joy to see the children having so much fun while learning new skills.

KAZUMI SHAH

My name is Kazumi and I am a relief educator at Blue Skies & have been since 2018. I have been part of the centre since 2014, first as a parent and now as an educator.

I have completed the Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care.
In my personal life, we are a family of 4. I have a loving husband and 2 beautiful children who have been cared for at Blue Skies since they were babies.

I enjoy every phase of childhood and enjoy watching each child grow differently. It gives me immense joy to be a small part of their journey.

 

KAREN EVERARD

My name is Karen, I have my Certificate 3 in Children’s Services and have worked with children for more than 30 years in a variety of roles.

I’m a mum of 3 and a nanna of 1.

MELINDA TILLACK

My name is Melinda Tillack. I joined Blue Skies Child Care Centre in 2019 and have been loving every moment.

In 2016 I completed my Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education & Care.

I enjoy working in the garden at home and reading.

MINERVA YONZONE

My name is Minerva Yonzone. I am a relief educator at Blue Skies and have been part of the team from April 2022.

I have completed my Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and Child Care. I love working with children and watching them grow.

I am a mother of two and have been living in Adelaide since 2017.

MONICA RICHARDSON

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.

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.

PREETI RANGPURI

My name is Gurpreet, and my nickname is Preeti.

I have completed my Certificate 3 in Children’s Services in 2012.

I began working at Blue Skies in November 2017 as a relief educator. I really love working with children because they make you smile and be happy.

I am blessed with a loving husband and two daughters. I love having fun with my family.

RICHA SHARMA

My name is Richa Sharma. I have completed the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. 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.

SANDY PHILCOX

Hello, my name is Sandy, I feel very lucky to have started as a cook at Blue Skies Child Care in April 2022. Thank you to all the lovely staff for making me feel so welcome.

I am a mother of 3 boys, they have kept me very busy over the years with all their sports and hobbies and friends.

I hope I can bring some exciting, new and delicious meals to this lovely centre as I love to experiment with food and have worked for many years feeding beautiful young children in child care.

Outside of working I love walking, camping watching all my boys play sport and I love to see my family and friends.

I am very excited to be working here and I look so forward to getting to know all the children, parents and staff at Blue Skies.

SUNETRA KARANDIKAR

My name is Sunetra Karandikar. I began working at the Blue Skies Childcare Centre since November 2019 after receiving my certification in Early Childhood Education.

I am blessed with a loving husband and two kids. I like to visit new places in this beautiful country.

I have always loved working with children, so working in the baby room is an absolute pleasure!

TAYLA CONRY

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.

ZIBA ALIZADEH

My name is Ziba Alizadeh. I started working at Blue Skies since September 2018 as a relief educator.

I have Diploma of early childhood education and care, I’m also working at preschool and schools as a bilingual support worker and SSO.

I enjoy supporting children with their learning.

I live with my husband Azad and 2 lovely daughters.