Our Educators

Our team are fully qualified childcare professionals. They are dedicated to providing quality care for your child and all children at our centre.
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Lisa Oates - Centre Director
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Lisa Oates is a director at AELC. Lisa has over 10 years’ experience working in the Early Childhood
environment and holds a Primary Teaching degree and a Diploma in Early Childhood education.


Lisa passionately leads the AELC team in providing quality care and a nurturing environment for your children. Lisa was previously the director at our sister school Waratah Preschool and Nursery in Berowra.

Sa Chen - Centre Director

Sa has over 20 years experience in early childhood education and holds a Diploma of Teaching, Early Childhood Education.


Sa is one of our most experienced early childhood teachers, she brings a wealth of experience and a love of early childhood teaching to her role.
Sa is part of the AELC management team, acting as relief/assistant director.

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Helen - Green Room Leader
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Helen holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Education.

Rubina - Blue Room Leader
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Rubina holds a Diploma of Children's Services.

Michael and James - Red Room Leader​s
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Michael is working towards a Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education and holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Education.

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James has a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and has over 30 years of experience.