Playstation is very fortunate to have such experienced staff that create a warm, safe and fun environment for the children who attend the centre. Scroll down to read more about our wonderful staff.
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Nursery Mornings 9am-12pm
I’ve been lucky enough to have been working at Playstation for over 15 years now. I first discovered this little gem of a centre when a friend suggested I drop my youngest (Tom) off for a break once a week. He loved it and so did I. I was on maternity leave from Primary School teaching. I joked to the Playstation supervisor one week that I would have her job one day. Little did I know that that little joke would come true sooner rather than later!
My husband Richard and I have lived in the same house in Surrey Hills with our 3 children for the last 28 years. We have three gorgeous children, Rosie 25, Alice 22 and Tom 19.
I am so blessed to be working in such a beautiful centre with an amazing group of women looking after an equally amazing group of children. I would like to tell you a little about my beautiful girls whom I have the pleasure of working with on a daily basis. All of the staff have qualifications that are recognised by DEECD and they also have first aid qualification, which are updated every year.
Another one of our girls with a background in Primary teaching. I first met Katrina when she was a parent and brought her youngest boy Harvey to the centre. I thought mmm she’s just what we need at the centre and I asked her if she was interested in a job and thankfully she said yes! So nearly 15 years later Katrina is still with us. (Have you noticed the pattern of staff members who start work and never leave?!) Katrina is a mad keen Essendon supporter and goes to see her beloved Bomber Boys as often as she can. She has three children Marcella 21, Louis 19 and Harvey 17. They are funny and bright kids who live with Katrina in Kew. Katrina possesses one of the best memories I have ever experienced and we rely on her for names of children who have long left the centre. Katrina is also one of those people who knows everyone. Possibly because she is a true “people magnet”
DI “CADBURY” BENTLEY
Another long term staff member who has been at Playstation for over 15 years. Di completed her Diploma of Early Childhood qualifications two years ago. An amazing feat considering she was working every day, looking after her husband and three children AND going to Uni twice a week at night. The children adore their “Dysy” and she always has a small troupe of little fans regardless of whether she’s working in the Nursery or Pre school room! She is absolutely addicted to chocolate and the staff from the chocolate shop in Maling Rd knowing her name is testament to that addiction! Di and her husband Mark (who is a highly regarded painter) have 3 amazingly talented children. Josh 23, Milly 21 and Aiden 19. They are all incredibly talented musically and both Josh and Aiden are in bands at the moment. Joshy’s band “Paper Kites” is enjoying huge success and will be touring America toward the end of the year. Oh did I mention Di loves chocolate?!?
Jacqui supervises the Nursery Room. After a career spanning public relations and marketing, Jacqui discovered Playstation as a mum. Once her children were old enough to move on to school, Jacqui decided to stay. Lucky us! Lucky kids! Jacqui has been at Playstation since 2015. Her two favourite things to do with the little ones is singing and having cuddles, especially now that her older children are not so keen for cuddles any more… Jacqui loves to cook and spend time with her family, especially when it’s not being the taxi driver.