Meet Our Team

At Leaping Learners the selection of our team is of critical importance to us to maintain our high standards and we take the utmost care in employing qualified and experienced staff that are dedicated to their roles. Each educator is exclusively handpicked for their unique personal qualities as well as their qualifications and professional skills to ensure that only the very best educators join our teams.

We are proud of every educator that we employ in our Early Learning Centres and believe they have all the essential characteristics required for their important role of guiding and nurturing children; such as professional knowledge, skills and maturity, special talents, dedication and enthusiasm as well as a friendly, caring, compassionate nature. 

We truly value continuity of care and our low staff turnover rates and our all permanent part-time and full-time team enables us to refrain from casual agency educators and ensure your child is cared for by the same familiar faces year after year.

We employ educators with a wide range of qualifications, experience and expertise for each room and all staff have current Working with Children Checks and First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis training. Additionally, we have above the required educator-to-child ratios with regular permanent float educators.

We are committed to providing on going professional development to ensure all educators maintain their knowledge and are up to date with the latest trends in the sector with regular in-house and formal training. Our university-trained Early Childhood Teachers are all NESA Accredited.

 

Leaping Learners Management Team 

Taneka Smith – Co-owner / Director (Camden Park)
- Early Childhood Teacher
- Bachelor of Teaching Degree

Amanda Whitmore – Co-owner / Director (Camden Park)
- Early Childhood Teacher
- Bachelor of Teaching Degree

Kelly Hungerford - Authorised Supervisor (Mount Annan)
- Early Childhood Teacher
- Bachelor of Teaching Degree


Ingrid Hockey
- Authorised Supervisor (Leumeah)
-Early Childhood Teacher
-Bachelor of Teaching Degree 


Natalie Noonan-
Authorised Supervisor (Camden) 
-Early Childhood Teacher
-Bachelor of Teaching Degree 

 

 

Staff

Kelly Hungerford

Kelly Hungerford

Nominated Supervisor Early Childhood Teacher (Bachelor of Teaching Degree)

Taneka Smith

Taneka Smith

Director/ Co-owner Bachelor of Teaching Degree (Charles Sturt University) First Aid Certificate

Amanda Whitmore

Amanda Whitmore

Director/ Co-owner Bachelor of Teaching Degree (Charles Sturt University) First Aid Certificate

Natalie Noonan

Natalie Noonan

Director Bachelor of Teaching Degree (Charles Sturt University) First Aid Certificate