Child care educators reading to group of children outdoors at Kids Care Mindarie

Our People

Our People

At Milestones Quinns Rocks, it’s our ambition to create extraordinary care through high standards of safety, education and support. Since 1994 we have taken an innovative approach, focused on the uniqueness of each child and the diversity of their cultural background, personality and interests. Your child will feel at home under the care of our compassionate and experienced educators. We believe in building strong partnerships with your family to enhance children’s motivation and self-confidence.

Meet our Centre Manager

Yolandi Jansen

Centre Manager

Years in childcare: 4 and a half years, teaching for 6 though (I used to work in primary schools)

Qualifications: Bachelor of Education (K-7)

What makes you passionate about working in childcare? I absolutely love working with children and it is such an amazing experience to become part of their most crucial years of development. Children inspire me to enjoy the little things and teach me as much as I teach them. It is a humbling experience to see the “ah-ha” moments on children’s faces when you help educate and assist in their learning and development. The best part is being able to make children happy and to hear them say they love being here with us at the service.

What is the funniest or most memorable moment you can share from working in childcare? We experience funny and memorable moments every day when working with children, but a moment where I knew I was meant to do what I am doing, was when we had a boy who had very limited speech and was diagnosed with Autism. I enjoyed building a strong relationship with the child and worked very closely with him and his family and in a few months, his speech and development had greatly improved and he was very fond of working with me. Being able to give children the opportunity to develop themselves and give them the tools they need to succeed in life is an absolute blessing.

Why do you believe your centre is an excellent choice for parents seeking the best childcare? Our centre is homely, welcoming and we have an amazing and passionate team of educators who strive for the absolute best in education and care. Our staff come from a variety of backgrounds which make our service multicultural and inclusive and we makes all families feel like they belong. Our service accommodates all needs of families and our educators work closely with families to provide children with the support they need to achieve their developmental milestones. We endeavor to create engaging environments and experiences for children to foster and create a love of learning and deem the child’s voice is of utmost importance throughout the service and when planning experiences. At our service, we have serious fun and create shining stars for the future of our community, preparing children to become independent citizens who care for the community and the environment.