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Meet The Management Team

Deeply gained experience and ongoing professional development are combined by our team.

Leanne Nehring

Smart Tots Centre Director | Advanced Diploma In Early Education Additional Course Certifications in 3a Practitioner Professional Learning Program Emergent Curriculum Language Learning; Reggio Emilia; Infant & Toddler Nutrition; Behaviour Management and Positive Parenting.

I am an advocate for children and am passionate about their care and wellbeing. My vision is to make Smart Tots a “home away from home” for the children under our care and to provide a stimulating, fun-filled environment for them where they can grow and learn in security and comfort. I have over 20 years experience in childcare and love working with families. Please feel free to drop in for a chat at any time.

Lisa Nehring

Assistant Director and Educational Leader.

Diploma of Child Care and Education

Hello, my name is Lisa. I have worked in early childhood education for over 20 years and have been privileged to watch children grow and learn from nursery to outside school hours care. I have always had a passion for working with children – to help develop their foundational skills and for lifelong learning, to work with their families and to provide a safe, secure, and trusting environment for them to develop into strong, independent, and confident children. Advocating for, supporting, mentoring, and empowering educators is also a very an important integral part of my role that l take pride in, to ensure our educators are providing care and education of the highest quality.

Tahleah Underwood

Lead Educator | Junior Kindy

Diploma In Children's Services.

Hi, my name is Tahleah. I am a lead educator at Smart Tots childcare. I have been in childcare since 2007 and have 3 of my own children. I am deeply passionate about education and play based learning. I believe all children are unique, each offering something special. I strive to encourage children to be confident, happy, and to embrace difference and challenge themselves. I aim to provide an environment where children feel safe, while allowing them the opportunity to learn through play, explore their natural environment and stimulate their curiosity. These are the years where children grow, develop and learn so rapidly. I am blessed and excited to be able to enjoy this time with them

Meenu

Diploma In Children's Services.

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Louise

Bachelor of Early Childhood

Diploma In Children's Services.

I am Louise Moranino, and I will be your child & #39; s Early Education Teacher this year, and I look forward to a wonderful learning adventure for 2022. To introduce myself, I would like to share a little information about who I am. I originate from Sydney, and I was very fortunate to have had a wonderful education there. I married and moved to North Queensland, and raised my family on a farming property, and I was employed within the C & K Kindergarten in those years, and Long Day care, and Coordinator for the Family Day Care Scheme. In 2000, we moved to the Gold Coast, where I continued involvement, work and study in Early Childhood, and I completed my Diploma in Childrens Services, and then also my Bachelor of Early Childhood in 2011, from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). I have a close and supportive relationship with my family who all reside in the Redlands and Brisbane and so I understand and appreciate the importance of family. I value the way of learning, where children develop and learn as unique individuals, acquiring a wealth of knowledge within their social context of family and community.

Lisa

Lead Educator | Junior Kindy

Diploma In Children's Services.

I’ve been working in child care for many years and love what I do. I find children to be so creative and imaginative. I truly enjoy being able to help them along their journey in learning and discovering new concepts, ideas and experiences. It’s so

Lauren Shambrook

Diploma in early education and care

Hi, my name is Lauren I currently hold a diploma in early education and care and have worked at Smart Tots for four years. I enjoy watching and being a part of all the learning that happens in the early years and watching the children all grow into capable learners and young people. I believe children are our future; showing them love and support will allow them to accomplish anything. I respect that each child is an individual and enjoy the journey as I develop relationships with each child and their family.

Dakota

Diploma In Children's Services.

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Chantelle

Diploma In Children's Services.

Hi, My name is Chantelle. I am one of the lead educators in the junior kindy room. I
have been in childcare for 5 years. I am very excited to be moving up with the group
of children I have had for the last two years. I am conscious of the fact that every child is unique and brings something special to the environment. I believe that children are the best teachers, giving us something magical each day. I love coming to work, and the moments that happen each day in childcare are incredibly special to me. Hello to the parents and families and children in the Kindergarten room.

Our programs

Long Daycare Alexandra Hills From Nursery To Kindergarten.

Infants

Ages 0-2 years old

Our daycare for Infants is second to none. Our Nursery room is an inviting, safe and nurturing environment where your little ones will be our number one priority and where…

Toddlers

Ages 0-2 years old

Our early childhood education program provides a fun setting for your child to discover and explore their senses. In our toddler room our staff are dedicated to providing a safe…

Junior Kindy

Ages 2-3 years old

Our Junior Kindy preschool program fosters your child’s curiosity and encourages independent thinking. We nurture all children to reach their full potential through development of physical,…

Senior Kindy

Ages 3-5 years old

Our preschool Alexandra Hills Prep program prepares your child for transition into the Kindergarten program. In our senior kindy room your child will be able to…

Kindergarten

Ages 3-5 years old

Our Kindergarten Alexandra Hills preschool program is developed in accordance with Queensland Government Guidelines and is delivered by a bachelor qualified teacher…

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