Children's Service Staff

Mr Brian Newman

Manager Children's Services, NZFKU Dip, Grad Dip Ed.
T: +61 3 8344 0960
E:
b.newman@unimelb.edu.au

Brian is responsible for the overall management and operation of the University's Children's Services. He works with the Centre Directors and the Administration Coordinators on staffing, budget and programs, and liaises with many areas of the University, as well as servicing the Child Care Management Advisory Committee and the Child Care Advisory Committee.

Trained as a Kindergarten Teacher in New Zealand, Brian has many years’ experience in the early childhood field, including working in services and child care advocacy organizations in London. More recently he worked for many years teaching child studies in TAFE. He has presented conference papers and workshops on a variety of issues around equity and social justice in early childhood, and has also contributed chapters to several early childhood texts on gender and sexuality issues, and innovative early childhood programs.

Ms Amy Poynter

Administrative Coordinator, Children's Services
T: +61 3 8344 9621
F:
+61 3 8344 9471
E:
apoynter@unimelb.edu.au

Amy is the Administrative Coordinator for both the Children's Centres, and is able to provide answers to queries about childcare, waiting lists, student rebate and enrolments. Current users can contact Amy if they have a query about their booking or accounts.

Amy has previous experience in education as a teacher and in Executive Education at the Melbourne Business School.

Ms Anthi Stamatakos

Administrative Coordinator, Children's Services
T: +61 3 8344 9621
F: +61 3 8344 9471
E: anthis@unimelb.edu.au

Anthi is the Administrative Officer for both of the centres, a role which she shares with Amy Poynter on a Part time basis. Anthi is able to answer any queries about childcare, waiting lists, enrolments and student rebate. Anthi can also assist current users with any queries they have relating to their booking or accounts.

Anthi has come from a Marketing background working in Business Development for the Melbourne Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Queensberry Children's Centre

Ms Cathy Simpson
Director, Diploma of Children's Services

Cathy leads the team of Early Childhood Professionals and is responsible for the staffing and educational programs provided

Cathy has worked for the University's Children's Services for many years, and has also worked in child care settings overseas. Within Children's Services she has gained a wide experience by working in a variety of roles and settings.

Ms Melinda Clancy
Assistant Director, Master of Education

Melinda is room based some of the time but also assists Cathy in the educational and administrative operation of the centre.

Name

Position

Ms Alice Xu

Early Childhood Educator (Diploma)

Ms Amber Dwyer

Early Childhood Educator (Diploma)

Ms Anna Yeoh

Early Childhood Educator (Diploma)

Ms Aubree Garber

Early Childhood Educator (Diploma)

Ms Beatrice Walter

Early Childhood Educator (Diploma)

Ms Bernadet Kreso

Early Childhood Educator (Certificate III)

Ms Bronwen Jefferson

Early Childhood Educator (Diploma)

Ms Damyanthi Ethakada

Early Childhood Educator (Certificate III)

Ms Danni Watson-Moore

Early Childhood Educator (Degree)

Ms Dafina Bytyqi

Early Childhood Educator (Certificate III)

Ms Effie Saganas

Early Childhood Educator (Diploma)

Ms Eliana Elias

Early Childhood Educator (Diploma )

Ms Eva Caruana

Early Childhood Educator (Certificate III)

Ms Flavia Pinto

Early Childhood Educator (Diploma)

Ms Georgina Carpenter

Early Childhood Educator (Certificate III)

Ms Georgina Colella

Early Childhood Educator (Diploma)

Ms Gracie Vincitorio

Early Childhood Educator (Diploma)

Ms Heidi Artmann

Early Childhood Educator (Diploma)

Ms Jane (Hui) Tan

Early Childhood Educator (Certificate III)

Ms Jodie Hood

Early Childhood Educator (Degree)

Ms Karen Morrow

Early Childhood Educator (Certificate III)

Ms Maddison Clancy

Early Childhood Educator (Diploma)

Ms Maria Arvanitidis

Early Childhood Educator (Diploma)

Ms Mitra Behboody

Early Childhood Educator (Diploma)

Ms Monika Putri

Early Childhood Educator (Diploma)

Ms Paola Signorelli

Early Childhood Educator (Certificate III)

Ms Shirin Isabekova

Early Childhood Educator (Certificate III)

Ms Sue Devincentis

Early Childhood Educator (Certificate III)

Ms Tash Soumalis

Early Childhood Educator (Certificate III)

Ms Teresa Lay

Early Childhood Educator (Diploma)

Ms Vi Nguyen

Early Childhood Educator (Diploma)

Swanston Street Children's Centre

Ms Annie Mok
Director, Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

Annie leads the team of Early Childhood Educators at Swanston Street Children’s Centre and is responsible for the staffing of the centre and the educational program that is offered to the children.

Annie has many years’ experience in Early Childhood Education. She has worked in a variety of organisations including community not-for-profit, local government, TAFE and the private sector. She has been the director of several Early Childhood Centres and has been an active participant in Early Childhood community associations, networks and child advocacy committees.

Name

Position

Ms Annette Saniga

Early Childhood Educator (Certificate III)

Ms Depi Papapetrou

Early Childhood Educator (Certificate III)

Ms Gina Wang

Early Childhood Educator (Diploma)

Ms Greta Swan

Early Childhood Educator (Diploma)

Ms Hanning Ki

Early Childhood Educator (Certificate III)

Ms Lian (Julia) Zhu

Early Childhood Educator (Diploma)

Ms Martina Kapusta

Early Childhood Educator (Degree)

Ms Melissa Graziana

Early Childhood Educator (Diploma)

Ms Michi Mitsuhashi

Early Childhood Educator (Degree)

Ms Mirta Torres

Early Childhood Educator (Diploma)

Ms Revi Theresia da Gomez

Early Childhood Educator (Diploma)

Ms Risa Aoyama

Early Childhood Educator (Certificate III)

Ms Sam van Duuren

Early Childhood Educator (Diploma)

Ms Sandra O'Connor

Early Childhood Educator (Certificate III)

Ms Si Ai (Sylvia) Huang

Early Childhood Educator (Diploma)

Ms Vui Huynh

Early Childhood Educator (Certificate III)

Ms Zhenghong (Chris) Wu

Early Childhood Educator (Diploma)