Welcome to Narnia Young Parents Waratah
Welcome to Narnia Young Parents. We are delighted that you are interested in learning more about our centre.
Narnia Young Parents exists to provide a supportive partnership for our parents who are studying at the Young Parents Hub. This site has been designed to introduce you to our program and the unique environment it provides for nurturing the development of your child.
We understand that as much as our young parents are determined to improve their own circumstances, their motivation is to provide a loving environment for their little ones and to improve the future prospects for their babies.
Our fully qualified Christian Educators understand that the first few years of a child’s life are a time of extraordinary development. Whilst their parents are studying in the classroom, the children are engaged in a stimulating, early learning program.
The student classroom is adjacent to Narnia, enabling the parents to participate in the daily nurturing of their children. The curriculum for some of the courses studied by the parents also incorporates activities planned for the babies.
Each baby and toddler we care for is a special gift and uniquely created. We are eager to get to know each child and watch their journey of discovering all that God has created them to be.
Leaders in Early Childhood Education and Care
Meet Our Staff
Narnia staff are educated and experienced in Early Childhood education. We follow the Early Years Learning Framework to provide developmentally appropriate activities which are stimulating, challenging and creative and which cater for individual needs and interests. We provide flexible programs which promote self-discovery, spontaneous learning, independence and a positive self-esteem.
Our greatest aim is for all children to feel safe and secure in a loving Christian environment. This is the greatest entry point for learning.
I love to work in partnership with families to provide quality early childhood education. I place immense value in learning through play and ensuring that children have every opportunity to reach their utmost potential. I have been extremely blessed to work within the St Philips community as a Director for both early childhood and OOSH services since completing my Associate Diploma in Social Science. I am currently completing my Degree in Early Childhood Education. My husband and I have three beautiful children and attend The Rock Church in Port Stephens
I have been working in early childhood for many years and hold a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood.
I have worked in a variety of settings including 5 years in an Inclusion Support Service prior to commencing at Narnia Young Parents in 2018.
I am passionate about supporting children in reaching their full potential and love that they think outside the box. I am married, a mother of three and love spending time with my family, catching up with friends over coffee and worshiping at Northlakes Salvation Army.
I have a dual degree in Social Work and Theology. Since I was little I have always had a passion for working with others especially children and their families. I love supporting others to grow and believe in walking along side families to assist them in reaching their goals.
When I am not at work I am usually spending time with my Husband and Daughter playing at the river near our home.
I started in Early Childhood Education (almost by accident!) as a nanny.
Children are fantastic and I learn so much from them! I started working with young parents in 2002 and am loving being part of the Narnia team.
I also enjoy making creative things from scrap wood and metal, old movies and camping. I am married and have two wonderful step daughters!
Hello my name is Karen and I have been working at Narnia since 2014. Prior to coming to Narnia I was working in Aged Care, but have always worked with children through my involvement in Kids Clubs and Sunday School. I am passionate about Early Childhood Education, and love being a part of children’s learning and development. I am married and have three amazing young adult children. My favourite way to relax is by walking at the beach or watching a good movie. I’m excited to be a part of the team at Narnia Young Parents.
Working with children is a strong passion of mine. Being able to show Gods love to the children through their early years is a big goal of mine.
I started working with Narnia in April 2018 as a trainee and have since finished my Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. I am currently studying my Diploma.
I have always been interested in Early Childhood as I find so much joy in building relationships with little ones. I have a background in musical theatre and I love to sing and dance with the children as often as possible, I think I have as much fun as they do! I spent my teen years living in Darwin and I bring a real interest and passion for Aboriginal culture and inclusion. Working at Narnia has been such an incredible opportunity for me. I have learnt so much from the wonderful team I work with and look forward to continuing to partner with them as we see our children grow and learn.
I am a proud Aboriginal woman from the Kamilaroi nation. In 2014 I obtained certificate 3 in early childhood whilst working as a trainee. I love my culture and everything about working in the early childhood sector and in turn this has driven my passion and interest in teaching children about Aboriginal culture in early childhood. I hope to share my cultural knowledge with the staff and families of Narnia Young Parents Waratah