FedUni Childrens Centre

Our staff

Our staff provide high quality education and care to all our children, with numerous years of experience and service, providing continuity and security for your child. Educators are trained in anaphylaxis, asthma, first aid and CPR.

Centre management and administration

Sally Matthews, Federation Children's Centres Coordinator

  • Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management, Gowrie Victoria
  • Diploma of Children's Services, University of Ballarat
  • Leading people in early childhood settings, Bastow Institute (2012)
  • Collaborative Partnerships with Families and Communities, Bastow Institute (2013)
  • University Women in Leadership Program (2013)
  • Early Childhood Australia Leadership Program (2018)
  • Sally commenced with Federation Children's Centres in 2001, and is currently the Federation Children's Centres Coordinator, based at the SMB Centre.

Joyce Poh, Federation Children’s Centres- Centre Coordinator, Mt Helen

  • Master of Teaching, Monash University
  • Bachelor of Art (Major in Early Childhood Studies), University of Gloucestershire-England
  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education, ALFA College- Malaysia
  • Joyce joined the team at Federation Children’s Centre in December 2022

Lea McPhee, Federation Children's Centres Deputy Coordinator, SMB

  • Diploma of Children's Services, University of Ballarat
  • Leadership Series, Gowrie Victoria (2019)
  • Early Childhood Australia Leadership Program (2018)
  • Lea commenced with Federation Children’s Centres in 2007 and is currently the Deputy Coordinator Federation Children’s Centres splitting her time between this position and the Room 3 Leader at the SMB centre.

Jodie Petesic, Federation Children's Centres- Centre Coordinator, Churchill

  • Diploma of Children's Services (Central Gippsland College of Technical and Further Education) 1993
  • Certificate in Protective Behaviours (2014)
  • Early Childhood Australia Leadership Program (2018)
  • Jodie commenced as Coordinator in 2003 at Pooh Corner Childcare Centre Gippsland which is now Federation Children's Centre at Churchill.

Lynne Douglas, Accounts Administration

  • Lynne joined Federation Children's Centres in 2006, and currently provides administration and accounts assistance.

Contact us

Mt Helen Campus, K Building
North Terrace, Mt Helen, Ballarat
Phone: (03) 5327 9456

SMB Campus (City), X Building
Lydiard Street, Ballarat
Phone: (03) 5327 8183

Gippsland Campus, Gippsland Enterprise Centre, Churchill
Phone: (03) 5122 6227

Email: childrenscentres@federation.edu.au

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