Our Team

Our team of staff at Ermington OSHC are highly dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate about working with children. The staff aim to create a fun, nurturing and safe environment for the children at the centre and each have various qualifications in the Childcare field.

Have a look at our permanent staff’s profiles and get to know them a little better.

Our Director, Allison Van Hilst
  • Roles: Educational Leader, Certified Supervisor
  • Qualifications: Associate Diploma Social Science (child studies)
  • Years of Service: Allison has been the Director since 2000
Our Coordinator, Cathy Neitz
  • Roles: Nominated Supervisor
  • Years of Service: Cathy has been the Coordinator since 2008
Permanent Staff

Emily Loughrey

  • Roles: Team Leader, Certified Supervisor
  • Years of Service: Emily commenced as a casual Educator at the centre in 2010 and has since become a Permanent Educator and Team Leader.

Leala Kwag

  • Roles: Permanent Educator
  • Qualifications: Diploma in Children’s Services, Certificate III in Children’s Services, Certificate in Children’s Art education, IDAS Advanced studies in Graphic Design and Bachelor of Graphic Design.
  • Years of Services: Leala has been with the centre since 2015 and has 1 daughter.
Casual Staff

Abbey Moore

  • Roles: Certified Supervisor, Casual Educator
  • Qualifications: Certificate III in Children’s Services and currently undertaking a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)
  • Years of Services: Abbey has been at the centre since 2014.

Katie Jones

  • Roles: Certified Supervisor, Casual Educator
  • Qualifications: Certificate III in Children’s Services
  • Years of Services: Katie has been at the centre since 2009 and has 1 daughter.

Ashleigh Cannon

  • Roles: Casual Educator
  • Qualifications: Currently undertaking a Bachelor of Education (Primary).
  • Years of Service: Ashleigh has been with the centre since 2013.

Renee Cannon

  • Roles: Casual Educator
  • Qualifications: Currently undertaking a Certificate IV in Tourism and Events.
  • Years of Service: Renee has been at the centre since 2014.

Harini Dissanayake

  • Roles: Casual Educator
  • Qualifications: Currently undertaking a Bachelor of Education (Primary).
  • Years of Service: Harini has been at the centre since 2014.

Rebecca Gray

  • Roles: Casual Educator
  • Qualifications: Currently undertaking a Bachelor of Arts.
  • Years of Service: Rebecca has been at the centre since 2014.

James Rijke

  • Roles: Casual Educator
  • Qualifications: Currently undertaking a Bachelor of Education (Primary).
  • Years of Service: James has been at the centre since 2014.

Tegan Kilby

  • Roles: Casual Educator
  • Qualifications: Currently undertaking a Bachelor of Education (Primary).
  • Years of Service: Tegan has been at the centre since 2015.

Victoria Georges

  • Roles: Casual Educator
  • Qualifications: Currently undertaking a Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education. She also holds a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and a Certificate IV in Community Services.
  • Years of Service: Victoria has been at the centre since 2015.