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

Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching

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.

Chanelle Smiley Tots staff

Channelle

Diploma in Early Childhood Education

I am bubbly, friendly person who loves nothing more than putting a smile on everyone’s face. I love animals, being crafty and music. My favourite thing to do with children is to be fun and silly playing games and dancing and getting big squeezy cuddles! What makes me happiest is cuddling fluffy animals!

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.

Claudia Smiley Tots staff

Claudia

Diploma in Early Childhood Education

I hold my Diploma in Early Childhood Education and care and have been working at Smiley Tots for 2 years and I absolutely love it! My favourite thing to do with children is to read stories and to do cooking experiences. What makes me happiest is to come home and see how happy my dog is to see me.

Corinne Smiley Tots staff

Corrine

Diploma in Early Childhood Education

I have worked in the Childcare industry for over 9 years and love that each year brings amazing friendships with children, families, and colleagues. The best part of my day is watching and guiding children as they reach their milestones and have heaps of fun exploring friendships and their environment. I am a very family-oriented person and love my huge family gatherings or just chilling with my five siblings.

Diane Smiley Tots staff

Diane

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

I love horse riding, wining and dining and visiting different places in my campervan.  My favourite thing to do with children is to bring magic and wonder to their day through reading stories, singing, messy fun art and simply listening to them. I am happiest when I am spending time with my family.

Hayley Smiley Tots staff

Hayley

Diploma in Early Childhood Education

My husband and I are lucky enough to have 3 wonderful children and we love the beach, camping and laughing. My favourite thing to do with the kids is singing/dancing, extending on their interest’s and watching/listening to them in the process. I am happiest when I am spending time with family and friends.

Kerri Smiley Tots staff

Kerri

Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Being in the industry since 2007 has taught me a lot about the joy that children bring to our lives. Being part of the Smiley Tots team and the beautiful home like environment, means that my time and my relationships with the children are very organic, calm and creative. I enjoy building strong trusting bonds with the children in my care and playing with them in our beautiful outdoor play space!   I love leading a healthy, conscious life and living by the beach!

Kylie Smiley Tots staff

Kylie

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

I have been in the childcare industry for 30 years and am currently studying a Diploma in Children’s education and care. I have two adult children of my own and I simply adore working with all children, especially children with behavioural issues. I am happiest when I am love spending time with my family.

Kym Smiley Tots staff

Kym

Diploma in Early Childhood Education

I am a mother to two adult children and have been working at Smiley Tots since 2007. I am currently studying my Bachelor of Teaching and really look forward to finishing it! I love working with preschool children, using natural materials for art to allow the children to express themselves in their own ways and incorporating an Aboriginal perspective in our everyday play. I love watching the children grow and then sending them off to school knowing that we have prepared them well socially and emotionally for the next chapter in their school years.

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.

Michelle Smiley Tots staff

Michelle

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

I am fun loving, with a bright & bubbly personality, and always loves to laugh. I love music, dancing, dressing up and reading stories with children. Hearing children laugh together & seeing the magic in their eyes when they discover something new & exciting makes me so happy that I am able to share in that experience with them. What makes me happiest is when my son Jordan gives me big cuddles & I see him smiling back at me, walking along the beach at sunset & being surrounded by the people I love the most.

Sophie Smiley Tots staff

Sophie

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

I have just begun my career in early childhood joining the Smiley Tots team and completing my certificate III in Early Childhood Education in 2018.  I have grown up on the Tweed Coast and live in Cabarita Beach. I love to sing with the children, to dance and watch them grow. What’s makes me happy is decluttering and a good slice or two of pepperoni pizza

Tracey Smiley Tots staff

Tracey

Diploma in Early Childhood Education

I have my diploma in children’s services and have worked at Smiley tots since 2009. My favourite thing to do with children is to create projects, exploring their interests and seeing where we can take their learning.  Spending time with my little boy Levi and my family makes me happiest.

Sue Smiley Tots staff

Sue

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

I have been an Early Childhood Educator for 26 years and worked at smiley tots since 2016. There’s nothing I enjoy more than reading a story to a small group of Children whether indoors or outside, as soon as a book is produced, you’ll soon have a little audience eager to listen to the story! What makes me happiest is taking long walks with my beautiful and loyal dog by my side.

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