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Ooranga preschool educators are trained in Early Childhood Education and come with a wealth of experience.

Ooranga preschools follow the Early Years Learning Framework within the National Quality Framework and our program is designed to meet the individual needs of the children attending our preschools designed to meet the individual needs of the children attending our preschools. 


Abby Musgrove has a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and over 5 years’ experience working in early childhood.

"It is such a privilege to be a part of children's early childhood education. To witness their wonder, celebrate their achievements and share their developmental journey is thoroughly rewarding."


Corrina has a teaching degree and extensive experience in early intervention for children with additional needs.

“Through fun, hands on, play based learning children reach their full potential in their own way and time. This is achieved by educators knowing each child in their care and providing a fun and interesting environment for them to participate and learn in. As an Educator, my reward is to see each child achieve their milestones no matter how big or small.”


"I believe educating children is a privilege bestowed upon us by parents.
Children are individuals and should be treated as such.
By providing quality education and care we can ensure all children develop and become the best they can be."


Lana Boxsell has a Diploma in Children’s Services and has over 10 years’ experience working in early childhood education. Lana is an educator at the Curlewis Preschool. 

"I aspire to create a secure and fun filled space for children to learn through play. I believe that through strong and respectful relationships with families, we can support a child to reach their potential."


"I believe that children are the core of their own learning. Children draw from their primary care givers, their environments as well as the wider community to expand and build on their own view of the world.
I value diversity, and strive to partner with parents, families, caregivers and the community to provide a healthy and inclusive environment with positive guidance for all children."


Paula Neader has a Cert III in Children’s Services and over 20 years’ experience working with children from ages 3-12 years. 

"At Boggabri Preschool we believe every child is special and unique and learn while playing, therefore we endeavour to provide lots of different experiences and activities to enhance their learning opportunities and extend on their individual strengths and interests within a safe, happy environment. We welcome all families and are respectful of each family's cultural, religious traditions and beliefs and encourage children to do the same."


Shai Knight has a teaching degree and has over 10 years’ experience working with children and families. 

"Through my work, I enjoy watching the children change, evolve and grow. It is such a delight to see the world through the eyes of a child. I am fortunate to be an educator of young children."


"I believe each child is an individual with their own unique talents. It is our job as educators to help and guide them on their own learning journey.

I believe community is an important and valuable asset in assisting children's learning and development and welcome their involvement in our service."


"I have a strong passion for nurturing and supporting children in their play.
I believe that children learn in their own unique ways, and it is because of this that I encourage children to explore new ways of learning, extend on their strengths and work towards new goals.
I believe that by scaffolding childrens' learning and promoting positive play experiences they will reach their full potential."







Gemma O’Brien has an Associate Diploma in Social Science (Child Studies) and has worked with children and families for over 15 years. 

"I believe that each child is an individual and learns at their own pace. A child's earliest influences are their most important. Along with a child's parents, as a childcare educator, I am among the architects that helps shape the emotional, social, cognitive and physical blueprint that makes up a child."


Ooranga Family Mobile Resource Unit Assoc. Inc. has developed policies and procedures which govern the day to day operation of its services.

Printed copies of our policies are located at the Ooranga office, each preschool venue and in the playgroup van and are available to all members. Ooranga policies are developed by staff and Ooranga members in accordance to the seven areas of the National Quality Standard. The policies, along with supporting operational procedures, assist staff and members to ensure the safety of children and adults in attendance at Ooranga services and guide the provision of quality early childhood education and care.

Policies are regularly reviewed by staff and the Ooranga Management Committee. Families are encouraged to read the Policies, ask staff if they have any questions and provide any suggestions for changes to improve the quality of Ooranga services.

All staff, volunteers and members are expected to abide by the Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics.
A copy of these is available at Ooranga centres or online at the ECA website.

Early Childhood Education Act, Regulations and Guidelines