Qualified and Nurturing Early Childhood Educators

With decades of experience between them, our Smiley Tots Early Childhood Educators certainly do have a passion for early childhood education and making a difference in the lives of children.

Our team has been carefully handpicked and developed to ensure only educators who share our vision and philosophy are chosen which ensures a strong and cohesive team.

Owner and Director Brooke, ensures a positive, supportive and fun work environment. In return, the Centre boasts low staff turnover and long-term educators who love where they work. The result is a wonderful family atmosphere and the development of strong relationships and lasting bonds with families and their children.

Brooke Bechaz Smiley Tots Director

Brooke

Co-owner / Director

I have worked at smiley tots since way back in 2000. My favourite part of being the director/owner is the relationships I have with my team of educators, families and their children. I love to laugh, spend time with family and friends, and to camp and travel. I am happiest when I am eating food, talking about food or thinking about food.

Erin Smiley Tots owner

Erin

Co-owner

I am a mother of two beautiful girls. I love surrounding myself in the beauty of nature and enjoy a great outback adventure! I’m a devout foodie, a serious bookworm and love to be beside the ocean in the sunshine!

Beck Smiley Tots staff

Beck

Diploma in Early Childhood Education

I absolutely love my job and have worked at smiley Tots since 2007. I love my relationships with the children and our Smiley Tots family and feel extremely blessed to be part of every child’s learning journey. My favourite thing to do with children is to engage in creative play and to encourage a love for nature. What makes me happiest is to be with my soul mate of 28 years, my 2 beautiful teenage boys and to live here in paradise!

Bri Smiley Tots staff

Bri

Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching

My favourite thing to do with children is to watch how they create their own representations of the ideas they hold about the world around them through play and creativity. What makes me happiest is living by the beach and starting the day with a meditation by the water.

Maddi

Diploma in Early Childhood Education

I have been in the Childcare industry since 2014 and have learnt a great amount along the way. I have always had a passion for caring, nurturing and engaging with children. It is very rewarding watching each child grow, learn and reach their goals. I am happiest when I am spending time with my son Xavier and exploring this beautiful world we live in.

Bella Smiley Tots staff

Bella

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care

I’m enthusiastic, positive and free spirited and love nothing more than hearing children laugh and making a difference – big or small. My favourite thing to do with the kids is to simply listen to them as they tell their funny, little stories. What makes me the happiest is being surrounded by the people that mean the most to me, my dog Harley and a really good quality burrito.

Heidi

Diploma in Early Childhood Education

I am a passionate educator with an open-minded philosophy to enhance learning, social skills, imagination, creativity and confidence by providing children with a fun, active and educational program giving them the right tools to reach their full potential in life and within their community in a loving and caring environment. I love keeping fit and healthy by going to the gym. Spending time with my daughter brings me endless joy and happiness.

Sally

Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching

After making a sea change up north I have been blessed to join the Smiley Tots team. I love to contribute to children making meaning of their surroundings and assisting them to become competent and resilient citizens of the world. My favourite pastime is spending time with my family and enjoying the beautiful swimming spots along the coast.

Jamie

Diploma in Early Childhood Education

To me early childhood education is not work but a place I love to go each day, feeling honoured that I have the opportunity to be a part of making a difference in little one’s lives; the way each child is moulded has a massive impact on their future. In my spare time, I love spending time with my family, friends and partner. My interests are fitness, floristry, creative arts and I’m a massive food lover!

Claire

Diploma in Early Childhood Education

I am originally from England but have lived in Australia since 2008. I have been working with children since 2011 and my favourite thing would be the close relationships I build with children and their families, supporting them to feel safe and happy, away from home. Spending time with my family and friends makes me so happy as we are super close!
I also love music and keeping fit at the gym, particularly through Crossfit!

Jeramie

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Kamusta! (Hello in my native tounge- Filipino) I majored in science at university and graduated teaching in the Philippines where I taught at an international school before moving to Australia in 2021 and am currently studying my Diploma in Early Childhood Education. As an early childhood educator, I understand the responsibility I have, as it is such a crucial time for learning and development in the lives of children. I always try to deliver my very best and guide and support the children’s learning. Being an educator allows me not only to share my knowledge but also to learn new things from the children. Babies and children make me smile and I love engaging in play with them. There is nothing purer than a child’s smile.

Ayden

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

I have worked in the Early Childhood field since 2018 and enjoy every minute of it! My favourite part of being an educator is watching children grow into unique individuals, guiding their learning as they discover new and exciting skills. I am blessed to be part of a big family and I love enjoy spending time with them and my friends. What makes me happiest is being outdoors, playing sports, gardening, camping and going fishing.

Mel Smiley Tots staff

Mel

Diploma in Early Childhood Education

I’ve been in the industry since 2012, have my diploma in Children’s services and I love my job! My favourite thing to do with children is exploring and listening to their ideas and spending time talking with them. What makes me happiest is spending time in the sunshine with my friends and family.

Midori

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Konnichiwa! (Hello) My name is Midori which means green in Japanese. I am from Tokyo, the big city in Japan. As soon as I moved to Casuarina, I fell in love with the beautiful beaches that surround the coast. I live with my Italian husband Marco, and our lovely daughter Maia. Together we are the team M! As an educator I enjoy watching children growing in their own individual ways and I love to share my culture and language with them. What makes me the happiest is to hug my daughter and kiss her chubby cheek!

Belle

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

I have been working in the childcare industry since completing my certificate III in 2018 and I absolutely love my career. Working with children & their families brings me so much excitement & joy and I particularly love incorporating nature play in children’s learning. What makes me happiest is going to the beach, spending time with family & going out for breakfast.

Zoe

Cert III in Early Childhood Education & Care

I am a super outgoing and enthusiastic person and I love to laugh and make everyone around me smile. I am usually known as the clown of the group, and you will likely hear my laugh from miles away! I may be young, but I have lots of energy to bring into my workplace. I have only worked in childcare since September 2021, but I have loved every single second of it! I love learning and growing alongside of the children especially watching their little personalities emerge. My favourite part of working with children is hearing their little laugh’s and seeing the biggest smiles on their faces throughout the day. I am my happiest in the outdoors, especially around the creeks or rivers and when listening to music.

Paige

Diploma in Early Childhood Education

I have worked in the early childhood industry for over 10 years now. I enjoy creating experiences that allow the children to extend their learning and I love watching them grow into their own personalities. My little family are my whole world and make me happier than anything.

Madelyn

Cert III in Early Childhood Education & Care

I love writing and to be surrounded by people who make me laugh and feel positive. I adore everything about being an early childhood educator but my favourite part is hearing the giggles from children, making them laugh and their cuddles. Working in such a positive environment makes me happy everyday. Fun fact: I went to Smiley Tots when I was a child and Brooke was my Preschool teacher. What makes me happiest? My doggies!

Dee

Diploma in Early Childhood Education

I began my childcare journey in 2019 am absolutely adoring it! I love listening to, exploring and creating with the children. Seeing a smile on their faces or making them laugh is always a beautiful highlight of each day. What makes me happiest is spending quality time with my family, walks on our beautiful beaches and, of course, a good iced latte.

Laura

Cert III in Early Childhood Education & Care

I am a positive and energetic person who tries to make the most of everyday and love to make everyone around me feel loved and special. Laughter is so important to me and seeing people laugh is the best feeling. Since beginning my early childhood career in 2019 I have found it extremely rewarding being able to help guide and watch them grow in all areas of development and I aim to make a positive impact on their lives each and every day. I love engaging with children through play and imagination and I am naturally nurturing by nature and am lucky to be able to use this everyday with the children in my care. I am my happiest when I am out in nature or near the beach and when I am in the company of my friends

Belinda

Cert III in Early Childhood Education & Care

I first started working in the childcare industry almost 20 years ago and what I love most about working with children is being a nurturing presence and allowing them to explore their own individuality. Working with children comes from the heart for me.
My journey of nurturing started at a very young age as my own mother passed when I was 12 and from then I began being a very large part of my two younger sister lives. I have two beautiful boys of my own, Santana and Luca, who have grown into wonderful young adults that I am extremely proud of. My heart is most full when I am able to share love with others!

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