Our People

Our People

Our people

The educators at Aussie Kindies Blue Haven are dedicated to providing real and exciting learning opportunities to all of the children who pass through our doors. With our Early Childhood Teachers and passion educators we provide every child with an individual and personalised learning journey. Family and community input is also extremely important to us and we regularly communicate with you and members of the community to include your individual ideas, traditions and values in our curriculum, where possible.

We have bilingual and diverse educators that speak:

  • Mandarin
  • Portugese

Meet the Centre Manager

Raechele Banfield

Years in childcare: 19 Years 

Qualifications: Bachelor of Teaching (Early  Childhood Education)

What makes you passionate about Early Childhood Education? The first five years of a child’s life are so important and I am passionate about ensuring that every child is provided with the tools needed to be successful.  Seeing the wonder and excitement through a child’s eyes as they achieve a new skill, tell you a story or make a new friend keeps me coming back year after year. 

What is your most memorable moment at the centre? They happen daily- something magical is always happening.  I do love it when we can help a family member who may be having a rough day, and all they need is an ear and a shoulder.  We are not just there for the children but also the families, we really are a child and family centre. 

Why do you believe your centre is an excellent choice for parents seeking the best childcare? We support children and their families and really go above and beyond to build those partnerships.  Our view of the child is a holistic one, and this is also our approach to education. Our service offers large natural yards, freshly cooked meals, gardening and harvesting great produce, caring for chickens and more! 

Fun fact about you: I am an avid cook who loves to cook delicious meals for others.