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Meet the Team

Passionate & Dedicated 


Miss Kara 

Owner / Director

Kara is the Owner and Educational Leader at Chapter 1. Kara has been working in the early childhood education field for the past 10 years.


Throughout her career she has gained a wealth of experience and knowledge from a variety of roles. On an academic level Kara has studied current best quality practices and completed a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education).

Kara's passion for children has driven her to open a boutique family centre that provides the highest quality care.


Mr Jarrod 

Owner / Director

Jarrod is the co-owner of Chapter 1 and has a background with children in the learn to swim environment. He has supported Kara throughout her career while she supported his journey to compete for Australia at the Rio Olympic Games for the Men's Water Polo team.

Post Olympics Jarrod completed a Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) and graduated with Distinction.

Jarrod represents a rarity in the Children Service's industry by providing a male presence at the centre on a daily basis


Miss Esther

Director View Street

My personal professional philosophy involves creating an environment where every child feels safe secure and supported. I aim to make every child feel like they belong to ensure the best for their individual growth and learning. I enjoy working in a team environment to ensure best results are achieved. Working with and supporting parents through the journey of parenthood, providing advice and supporting where possible is something I take pride in.


Miss Nat

Worldly Wombats Room Leader

As an Educator at Chapter 1, I strongly believe in embracing each child and educator's individuality. Everyone brings something special to the environment we participate in. As educators it is our role to care and nurture children through play and learning experiences. My passion is for the pre-school room. I take pride in planning fun, educational experiences that prepare children for school and positive life-long learning dispositions.   


Miss Emma

Emu Room Leader

I believe that each child is an individual and as their educator I aim to develop each child’s strengths, interests, skills, and knowledge to extend their learning. Children learn through play, providing opportunities for children to explore, discover, create and image plays an important role in their early childhood development.


Miss Bella

Director Karimbla Road

As an Educator, I believe that a child’s early years are the most fundamental time of their life in terms of learning, growth and skill acquisition for their future. A child’s well being is important and as an educator I ensure that I support children's rights to feel safe secure and supported.


Miss Lexi

Koala Room Leader

As an Educator, my personal professional philosophy is the assure a safe secure and supported environment during a child’s early years of development. I believe a child should always feel a sense of belonging and be treated with fairness and respect. This relaters to our Chapter 1 philosophy and I strive to provide high quality care for all children which is fundamental for a safe secure and supported environment.


Miss Tiana

Possum Room Leader

As an educator, I believe that the early stages of the children’s lives are key to building important skills. My professional philosophy is to create a safe and supportive environment to allow children to grow and develop skills for their future, while also creating new and fun ideas for each child to learn.


Chapter 1 Early Learning has a team of extraordinary, inspired and inspiring educators. So, if you're interested in joining the team we'd love to hear from you.

Please E-mail your resume to if you would like to join the team.

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