Child care educator with young child in child care classroom at Papilio Dundas Valley

Our People

Our People

Our team may be small, but their hearts are big. Here at Papilio Early Learning Dundas Valley, each staff member is passionate about providing the best care possible for the children and families at our centre. Our team encourages parent involvement and we often run family events to foster this.

Meet our Campus Director

Name: Sophie Cheung   
     
Qualifications: Bachelor of Education Birth to Five Years

Years in childcare: 18

What makes me passionate about Early Childhood Education? 
I enjoy working with children. I feel blessed everyday when I see them turn up with a smile on their face and have fun from all the experiences provided by the centre. I have a lot of passion in helping them build their future through developing strong foundation in areas such as languages, literacy, numeracy and social emotional wellbeing.
 
Why do you believe your centre is an excellent choice for parents seeking the best childcare? 

We promote a child-driven, interest-based approach to early learning that fosters “indikiduality”. Our environment promotes risky play, respecting each child’s exploration of risks in a safe and nurturing environment. We have a group of loving, caring and passionate staff with professional skills to deliver high quality curriculum and nurturing environment for children. We also establish the collaborative with our families and the local communities to support children to become  successful learners, confident and creative individuals and active and informed citizen.
 

Meet our Assistant Campus Director

Meet our Assistant Campus Director

Name: Sunnie Qing Miao
Qualifications: ​Master of teaching Birth to Five Years
Years in childcare: 13 years

What makes me passionate about Early Childhood Education?
I enjoy helping children grow, develop and learn. I have a sense of achievement from providing opportunity and support for the children to grow socially, emotionally and intellectually with their cultural and linguistic diversity embraced and acknowledged.  
 
What makes Papilio different from other childcare providers?
Papilio valued each child as a unique and special individual. We work hard to provide the children a high quality pedagogy and intentional teaching as well as to create an inclusive response and inspiring learning environment to engage the children and  encourage them to investigate imagine and explore.

 
Meet our Educational Leader

Meet our Educational Leader

Name: Caroline Joma
Qualifications: ​Diploma in Early Childhood
Years in childcare: 15 years

What makes me passionate about Early Childhood Education? 
I love providing children with quality care and education. I enjoy watching children grow and learn from our teachings with consistency and seeing them thrive from our pedagogy.
 
How would you apply the National Quality Standards and the EYLF for educational programming? 
I am using all of the outcomes from the EYLF in al our experiences and activities we provide for the children in many different forms to enhance the learning further using the outdoor environment as our third teacher as well as ensuring out practices are following the National Quality Standards.