Hi my name is Karen Rhodes and I have worked within the childcare industry for over 14 years.
I have worked my way through positions from Assistant, Group leader, Assistant Director and now Director. I feel this has given me a great level of knowledge and understanding that is needed to provide the highest level of care within a centre.
I am originally from the ACT where I completed my Diploma, after moving to Brisbane 5 years ago. I have been within the Sunkids family ever since which I love being apart of. I am currently completing my advanced Diploma.
I strongly believe in everything Sunkids has to offer and would love it if you could also come along and experience it with us.
My name is Lauren Rodwell and I have worked in the Children’s Services Industry for the past 6 years.
My passion for early childhood education and care started when I was still a student in high school. I was extremely fortunate to do my work experience here at Sunkids Boondall which immediately sparked my interest and I knew that I wanted to be a part of the Sunkids Family. After my schooling I was employed as a Senior Educator where I have been able to build my skills and passion while working alongside some amazing educators.
An opportunity to further my skills presented itself in 2015 where I was offered the role of Assistant Centre Manager at Sunkids Boondall East. This was such a wonderful learning experience for me both personally and professionally. Earlier this year I once again was given another amazing opportunity, this time to step up to Centre Manager back over at Sunkids Boondall. During my years at Sunkids my passion for the care and education of our youngest generation has blossomed. I pride myself on the high level of care I provide to all children and educators.
I enjoy mentoring my staff, passing on any experience I have gained that will benefit all the children within the centre. Part of my role which I thoroughly enjoy is building trusting relationships with the families within our centre. I feel honoured to be trusted with caring for these amazing little human beings and know that the bonds between educators, children and families are the foundation for happy, harmonious experiences