Captain Bligh Early Learning Centre is currently owned by Kiddie Land Pty Ltd, an Australian family business. Kiddie Land is managed by Nate and Maggie Wang and is based in Sydney, Australia.
Nate holds over 15 year of experience as a Chartered Accountant (CA) and Certified Practising Accountant (CPA). He has worked as a Senior Financial Manager for both local and national businesses. Maggie studied a Bachelor of Teaching in Early Childhood, and holds over 15 years of experience in the industry, having worked as an Early Childhood Teacher, Office Manager and Assistant Director at Gumnut Cottage Macquarie University before she owned Captain Bligh in 2014.
Nate and Maggie also own and manage a childcare centre in the Southern Coast of NSW – Shorebreakers Kindergarten & Early Learning Centre in Pambula. For more information about Shorebreakers please visit their website.
Our staff are highly qualified and well trained. We employ qualified, experienced and caring educators, including university qualified Early Childhood Teachers, Diploma trained educators, and Certificate III trained educators and an onsite Cook.
We are excited and pleased to introduce you to the wonderful, passionate and committed educators who are working at Captain Bligh Early Learning Centre. Please take a moment to meet “Our Family!” We invited each of them to describe why they love working with children.
Director, Nominated Supervisor and Early Childhood Teacher
I have a Bachelor of Teaching in Early Childhood Education and more than 15 years experience in early childhood education and care with KU Children Services and Macquarie University. I believe in the importance of Early Childhood Education and value this time in a child’s life. I believe each day we have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives and education of the young children we teach. I love working with children, working with families and working with other educators.
Nominated Supervisor, Educational Leader, Early Childhood Teacher
I have completed a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching), and have 17 years experience working in the early childhood education and care industry. My passion is to support children to learn and develop to their full potential in a nurturing, safe and healthy way, within an inclusive environment. I love seeing children's happiness and confidence in themselves grow as they achieve goals and milestones no matter how big or small. I believe in building strong partnerships with families to work together to provide a high-quality education and care experience for their children.
Certificate III Educator, Certified Supervisor
I've lived in the Hawkesbury area all my life. I've worked at Captain Bligh Early Learning Centre, full time, since the year 2000. My belief is to respect all children, their feelings, experiences, and their cultural and linguistic diversity. I am passionate in creating a healthy, safe, creative and stimulating environment for children. I creatively strive to encourage learning through play, exploring, experimenting, asking and answering questions.
Diploma Educator, Certified Supervisor
I have worked in early childhood education and care since 2009. I have a Diploma of Children's Services and have worked in varying roles from preschool, before and after school and long daycare. I enjoy working with children, giving them a loving, caring and safe environment to be surrounded in.
Diploma in Education and Care, Certified Supervisor
I have completed a Diploma in Education and Care in 2016. I love my current role as every day is a rewarding day. I am happy when I see children being happy.
Cert. III in Education and Care, Studying Diploma
I have my Certificate III in early childhood. I am currently studying for my Diploma in Education and Care. I have 4 years of experience working with children aged 0-6 years. I believe in providing children with essential care and education to help them become winning learners. I am enthusiastic in creating an environment that is inspiring, fun, safe and adaptive to each child’s individual needs. I have 2 children ages 9 and 6 who keep me busy in my own time.
Inclusion Support Educator
I've completed my Certificate III in Education and Care Services at Captain Bligh in October 2018. My goal is to further my knowledge and implement it in my everyday practice. I'm a mother of two, which both of them have attended Captain Bligh in the past and have had positive experiences. My passion is about children and families. I like helping children grow and learning together, and building strong relationships with the children and also the families at Captain Bligh.
I started with Captain Bligh in 2019, I'm am a fully qualified chef with over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry. I'd like to share my love for food and cooking with the kids of Captain Bligh.
I hold my certificate III in Children’s Services. I have been working with young children aged 0-6 for more than 10 years. My passion is to facilitate children’s learning, help them grow, develop and discover the world around them.
Studying Towards Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care
I’m currently studying towards my diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. Seeing and making a child happy is a very rewarding experience for me and I believe in encouraging that little smile in a safe and happy environment.