Office Staff

Anita |  Sunshine Coast Manager

My name is Anita and I have been with Family Day Care Providers as an Educator for the past 8 years.

I have been an Educator in Dalby, Redcliffe and the Sunshine Coast now totalling 28 years.  I completed my Diploma of Childcare and Education to further my understanding of children, their behaviour and the importance of having Developmentally appropriate activities.

I have been fortunate to work with Ruby and the Sunshine Coast Co-ordinators for the past 4 months in a part-time role and will be transferring from Educator to Co-ordinator in January full time. I am looking forward to visiting all Educators and working in the very busy office. My time as an Educator has come to an end but my time as a Co-ordinator, assisting you where I can is just beginning.  I look forward to the opportunity of working with you all. I have 3 grown up daughters and 2 wonderful Grandchildren who keep me sane.

Karen | Coordinator Sunshine coast

I have been working with children for thirty years and ten of those are caring for children in my Family Day Care Environment. I’ve been so impressed with this scheme and the approach that they have towards the Educators and children, that I expressed an interest in being a Coordinator. In this role, I hope to encourage Educators to meet the National Quality Standards, Early Years Learning Framework, My Time Our Place Framework and the Act and Regulations of Children’s Services while enjoying their very important part of the children that that Care for.

No doubt I will be learning so much from the fantastic Staff already employed in the Scheme and am looking forward to meeting all the Educators and working alongside them as they deliver flexible, good quality care in child-oriented environments.

Coral Cowling-Scaife  | South Burnett Manager 

I hold a Batchelor of Education  Early Childhood, Advanced Diploma of community’s services children’s services.

I am also a co-owner of the service. I have worked in childcare for over 20 years, After school/ vacation care, Nanning/babysitting, Occasional care, Long day care and Montessori.

I love watching children grow and develop.

Nadine |  South Burnett Coordinator

I working alongside Coral looking after the South Burnett, Darling Downs and Western Downs regions.
I am married with 2 beautiful adult children. I have been in the childcare Industry for 17 years, starting as a Trainee and working through to a Director in a centre based Child Care. I am absolutely loving my role as a Coordinator with Family Day Care Providers C&R Cowling Scaife.
I believe every person has the potential to bring something unique and special to the world. I will help guide the Educators and children to develop their potential by believing in them as capable individuals. I will assist the Educators and children in discovering who they are, so they can express their own opinions and nurture their own ideas, in a loving caring respectful environment.
Teaching is a lifelong learning process of learning about new philosophies and new strategies, learning from the parents and community, learning from colleagues, and especially learning from the children. Children have taught me to open my mind and my heart to the joys, the innocence, and the diversity of ideas in the world. Because of this, I will never forget how to smile with the new, cherish the old, and laugh with the children.

Narelle |  Fraser Coast Manager

I have been working in the field of childcare for 25 years. I have held positions in various organisations both state and private.  I am a mother of 3 children and loving grandma. I have always been an involved parent and this is where my love for all children came as I assisted at kindy, preschool and then school.  I enjoy being around children of all ages and especially enjoy it when children recognise me away from the work environment. As my children grew up and left home I was able to still be surrounded by children within my work day. This was always very satisfying and enjoyable.

I enjoy my role with Family Day Care Providers C & R Cowling-Scaife and look forward to being part of this proactive company for many years in the future.

Chris | Coordinator Fraser Coast

I have over 20 years experience as a childcare professional. My own children have grown up and left home (finally). I now spend any spare time I have spoiling my grandchildren. I look forward to being able to spend quality time with your children and assisting them to grow into happy healthy future leaders of our community. My philosophy of childcare is to essentially treat your children as if they were my own, whilst keeping in mind your rights as their parent/s.

I enjoy watching children develop into mature young adults and will nurture, educate and have fun with your kids while keeping you informed of their progress along the way.

Angela | Coordinator Fraser Coast

My name is Angela and I am married and have 2 wonderful children of my own. I have worked in the childcare industry since January 1996 and I hold my Advanced Diploma. My background has been mainly centre based, and I have worked as a Group Leader and Centre Director before making the change to Family Day Care in 2012. I really love what Family Day Care can offer children. I love the smaller group sizes as I believe that this is a big benefit to children as their needs are more easily met than in a large group setting. I love the bond that you form with the children and families. There is nothing better than seeing a child you care for grow and blossom into wonderful independent individuals. My aim is to provide each child with a caring, safe and secure environment where they can grow, develop and have fun. All children in my care become apart of my extended family and I care for them as I would my own 2 children.