Our People

Our People

At Milestones Blair Athol, our centre community is made up of a close-knit team of professional, qualified and passionate educators, teachers and staff.  

We are responsive and caring educators who endeavour to build positive relationships with your family and loving connections with your child. We recognise your child’s individuality and are committed to nurturing them and instilling the skills and curiosity they need to confidently step into the world as lifelong learners.    

Meet Our Centre Manager

Name: Samantha Cummins

Years in Child Care: 14 years

Qualifications: Bachelor of Education (Birth to 5 years)

What makes you passionate about Early Childhood Education? I am passionate about providing a high quality, nurturing and supportive environment for young children and their families. I strongly believe that the first 5 years of a child’s life are vital in their lifelong learning journey and I love that I am able to be a strong part of this journey. Seeing children achieve their own personal goals and the joy and excitement on their faces is a highlight of job. I am passionate about leading my team to reach their full potential, supporting them in their own professional development and guiding them in their programming and practice.

Why do you believe your centre is an excellent choice for parents seeking the best child care? I believe that from the moment a family contacts us, whether it be by phone or in person that they are instantly part of our Milestones Early Learning Blair Athol FAMILY. We treat each parent and child with respect, individual care and attention. Our team go above and beyond when responding to individual needs and requests and do everything we can to accommodate these. We support children’s development through our exceeding programs and our embedded practices challenge children to reach their goals.

Fun facts about you?
• I have two little boys of my own.
• I can juggle.
• I love to snowboard in the Winter time

Meet our Assistant Centre Manager

Meet our Assistant Centre Manager

Name: Keyten Gardner

Years in Child Care: 5 years

Qualifications: Certificate 3 – Studying Diploma in Early Childhood Education

What makes you passionate about Early Childhood Education? What makes me passionate about Early Childhood Education Is that the children remind me of how amazing and exciting the world can be. Each day the children find something so small and make it into something so magical and it really just makes me realise the importance of taking in every moment and living it with the children, I feel so lucky that I have the opportunity to be a part of their the Early Childhood Development.

What makes your centre different from others? What makes our centre different from others is that we show great care and compassion to all our children. We ensure the children feel happy and safe while they’re in our care. We provide a quality Education Program which helps all our little minds development and grow to the best of their ability.
Meet our Third in Charge & Educational Leader

Meet our Third in Charge & Educational Leader

Name: Charity Sang

Years in Child Care: 5 years

Qualifications: Diploma in Early Childhood Education

What makes you passionate about Early Childhood Education? It’s a rewarding job seeing the positive impact I make in the little children’ lives. Being able to provide a good learning foundation for them and providing the highest quality care I can makes me happy and of course seeing the little smiles each morning makes my day.

What makes your centre different from others? Milestones Early Learning Blair Athol has a fun environment for both educators and children. The educators are welcoming and have built a safe and comfortable environment for children to be in which makes any new child, family or educator feel at home.

How would you apply the National Quality Standards and EYLF for Educational Programming? By ensuring that our educational program reflects the National Quality Standards and the Early Years Learning Framework by maintaining the cycle of planning to ensure the program focuses on each individual child’s needs. We also ensure that family expectations ad provide age appropriate learning experiences to foster each child’s development.