Our EducatorsWelcome to Eltham Woods Childcare Co-operative

Eltham Woods Child Care Cooperative is made up of a team of highly educated early childhood professionals who hold all a qualification in children's services. Our educators also undergo regular training in first aid, anaphylaxis management, asthma management, OHS, child protection and children's development.

Our educators are:

Aprille Aldenhoven - Centre Coordinator (Nominated Supervisor)

Aprille has worked at Eltham Woods since 2007 and is a qualified Early Childhood Teacher. Aprille has worked in the childcare industry since 2003 and is very passionate about providing quality care for children in the crucial early years. Please contact Aprille if you would like to come in and view our centre.

Mel Cody - Centre 2IC Possum room leader

Mel has worked at Eltham Woods since 2012 and holds a Diploma of Children's Services. Mel is our centre 2IC and also runs our possum room. Mel works full time at EWCC.

Andrea Don - Centre 2IC

Andrea has worked at Eltham Woods since 1993 and holds a Diploma of Children's Services. Andrea currently works in the possum room.

Peta Johnston - Preschool teacher

Peta has worked at Eltham Woods since 2016 and is a qualified Early Childhood Teacher. Peta runs our funded 4 year old kinder program that operates at Eltham Woods on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Nicole Bressanutti - Possum room leader

Nicole has worked at Eltham Woods since 2008 and holds a Diploma of Children's Services. Nicole works in the possum room and runs the 3 year old program at Eltham Woods.

Laura Trueman - Butterfly room leader

Laura has worked at Eltham Woods since 2013 and holds a Diploma of Children's services. Laura is the room leader in the butterfly room.

Paula Ellis - Wombat room leader

Paula has worked at EWCC since 2001 and holds an Advanced Diploma in Children's Services. Paula works 2 days per week and leads the wombat room alongside Peta.

Claire Beauchamp - Butterfly room

Claire has been working at Eltham Woods since 2012 and holds a Diploma in Children's Services. Claire works in the butterfly room on a full time basis.

Debra Gebert - Butterfly room

Debra has worked at Eltham Woods since 2004 and holds a Diploma of Children's services. Debra works 3 days per week in the butterfly room.

Emily Shearer - Possum room

Emily has worked at Eltham Woods since 2011 and holds a Diploma in Children's Services. Emily works in the possum room 5 days per week.

Emma Jarvie - Butterfly room

Emma has worked at Eltham Woods since 2015 and holds a Diploma in Children's Services. Emma works in the butterfly room 5 days per week.

Tenille Said - Wombat room

Tenille has worked at Eltham Woods since 2013 and holds a Diploma in Children's Services. Tenille works in the wombat room educating children aged 3.5-5 years.

Brigette Saviane - Possum room

Brigette has worked at Eltham Woods since 2015 and holds a Diploma in Children's services. Brigette works in the possum room 5 days per week.

Elizabeth Gerraty - All rooms

Elizabeth has worked at Eltham Woods since 2009 and holds a Diploma in Children's Services. Elizabeth works in all rooms at Eltham Woods.

Maree Vega - All rooms

Maree has worked at Eltham Woods since 2012 and holds a Certificate III in Children's Services. Maree works in all rooms at Eltham Woods.

Libby Igoe - All rooms

Libby has worked at Eltham Woods since 2016 and holds a Diploma of Children's Services. Libby works 5 days per week in all rooms at EWCC.

Lisa Baruta - Butterfly room

Lisa has worked at Eltham Woods since 2011 and holds a Diploma in Children's Services.  Lisa works in the butterfly room 3 days per week at Eltham Woods.

Elizabeth Ardley - Casual educator

Elizabeth is a casual educator who has previously worked permanently for Eltham Woods. Elizabeth holds a Diploma in Children's Services.  

Kathy Reardon - Casual educator

Kathy is a casual educator who has previously worked permanently for Eltham Woods. Kathy holds a Diploma in Children's Services. Pam Beauchamp - Centre Cook Pam is the cook at Eltham Woods and has worked at Eltham Woods since 2011. Pam has extensive experience in the hospitality industry.