Child care educator helping group of children to tie shoelaces in child care classroom at Papilio Artarmon

Our People

Our People

Our Exceeding-PNG.png & experienced and highly qualified team at Papilio Artarmon are passionate about preparing your child for school life and beyond. To achieve this, our educators nurture each child individually through their early education journey, to help them develop a lifelong love of learning. We take pride in providing a stimulating environment for children of all ages, while also providing the support, encouragement and parent updates to help each child progress.

Many of our educators have been teaching here for five years or more, and our professional development program ensures they keep up with changes in the Early Childhood sector. Our multi-cultural team includes Korean, Mandarin, Polish, German, Tagalog and English speakers.

Whether your child is enrolled in our nursery, toddler child care, preschool or prep program, our staff have the knowledge and skills to grow your child's natural interest in learning. Our Healthy Children program incorporates Chinese bilingual classes, yoga, soccer, cooking and gardening in our weekly routine. This helps your child become an adaptable and fast-paced learner from an early age, which will benefit them for years to come. We encourage you to come in and meet our team!

Meet Our Centre Director

Name: Gemma Noake
Qualifications: ​Diploma in Early Childhood Education
Years in childcare: 12 years
What makes me passionate about Early Childhood Education? 
I love that no single day is the same! I am passionate about  making a difference in the lives of young children every time I come to work! I get to see children’s development and Lifelong learning firsthand as children grow and flourish under our care.  In many family's parents rely on childcare so they can work, so they entrust us with their children, it is such a privilege to play a role in children’s lives during those vital first five years.
Why do you believe your centre is an excellent choice for parents seeking the best childcare? 
Our philosophy is all about encouraging your child to discover their own unique abilities and individuality. We do this by providing engaging educational programs, learning environment and activities and resources that will inspire your child. Our professional and highly qualified educators genuinely want to see your child succeed and will go over and above to tailor their approach to support your child’s unique development. Our centre is forever growing and evolving to ensure we continue to offer an Exceeding service for our families. We are proud to be a very multicultural centre where everyone can feel welcomed and accepted with kindness and support.
What is the funniest or most memorable moment you can share from working in childcare? 
Having the privilege of working with children means I am able to see countless funny and memorable moments each day. It is always a special moment watching a child who was here when taking their first steps to then graduate from our Prep class to start school. It is such a privilege to be part of a child first 5 years, reaching their milestones and playing a small part in their promising lifelong learning journey.

Meet our Assistant Campus Director

Meet our Assistant Campus Director

Name: Malisa Prak
Qualifications: ​Diploma in Early Childhood Education
Years in childcare: 8 years
What makes me passionate about Early Childhood Education? 
Being able to contribute to a childs lifelong learning journey! As it is the fundamental building blocks for life, this makes me passionate to be in Early Childhood Education! Seeing a child’s face light up each and every day when they build upon new skills or milestones is also a great plus!
What makes Papilio different from other childcare providers?
Papilio is set out to be one of the new and upcoming childcare providers as we are always growing and improving our services to provide exceptional and quality care to current and new families. Papilio is always one step ahead with our competitors and having a dedicated support system from educators, management to our head office is truly beneficial in selecting the right provider.
Meet our Third in Charge

Meet our Third in Charge

Name: Stacey Weiss
Qualifications: ​Diploma in Early Childhood Education
Years in childcare: 4 years
What makes me passionate about Early Childhood Education? 
Being able to see, experience and be involved in their learning, success, and achievements. I enjoy being involved and helping children become the best version of themselves. The reward and satisfaction are like no other feeling, and I couldn't see myself doing anything else!
What do you consider important when communicating with children?
Making sure the children can feel safe and supported and communicating in ways that make the children feel important, valued, and heard.
Meet our Educational Leader

Meet our Educational Leader

Name: Lisa Kim
Qualifications: ​Bachelor of Education
Years in childcare: 3 years
What makes me passionate about Early Childhood Education? 
I believe that early childhood is the most critical period and early childhood educators take a significant role in promoting the positive differences in the lives of young children. Working in Early childhood education allows me to take children’s learning journeys together and observe their growth closely. These reasons keep me motivated to be more creative to plan a range of learning experiences. Further, as an early childhood teacher, I am very proud of supporting and working together with families and being able to mentor and guide team members to provide the best learning environment for young children to achieve their positive potential outcomes.
How would you apply the National Quality Standards and the EYLF for educational programming? 
The National Quality Standards (NQS) and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) assist early childhood educators in providing a child-centred educational program. It also helps educators to provide the best teaching practice to support children’s learning journey. The Papilio Artarmon team apply the NQS and the EYLF for educational programming by utilising the EYLF planning cycle to ensure that the learning opportunities are meaningful for the children. Moreover, the Papilio team regularly reflects on our teaching practices through Quality Improvement Plan and critical reflection tool to provide high-quality teaching and program to support young children’s learning.