NAVIGATION

Our Team

Sene

Centre Director, Nominated Supervisor

M.Ed (Research)
M.Ed (Early Childhood Education)
B.Ed (Early Childhood)
Diploma in Children’s Services

Sene has been working as Centre Director/Nominated Supervisor at BLCC since 2005. She completed Master of Research (2017); prior to that she completed Master of Education (2005), Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) (2002), Diploma in Children’s Services (1999) and Certificate III in Child Studies (1997). Sene is currently doing her PHD. Her research title is A study to explore the leadership experiences of ECE directors from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse background in high-quality ECE settings and she HOPES to complete it at the end of 2025.

Sene arrived in Australia, newly married, in 1992.  In 1998, she entered the world of Early Childhood Education as a casual educator while studying Cert III in Child Studies.  Since then, Sene has worked as a qualified educator, early childhood teacher, room leader and acting director in various centres. Her passion is providing the best and highest quality education for all young children, the most affordable ECEC service for families, and the friendliest working environment for all BLCC staff.  Her personal philosophy is: Happy teachers/educators = happy children = happy families = happy community.

Sene has balanced work, study, and family life with her husband and three grown up daughters and son.

Ruby

Early Childhood Teacher and Educational Leader

M.Teaching (Early Childhood)
B.Business (Accounting & Finance)

Ruby joined at Boundary Lane as a placement student in Guwing room in 2021. After her placement experience, she has been working as a casual educator. Ruby became an Early Childhood Teacher (ECT) since she completed her Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) degree at the University of Sydney.

Ruby is currently working full-time in Guwing room as the room leader. As ‘With great power, comes great responsibility’ (said Uncle Ben from Spiderman) – learned from Guwing children. This further inspires Ruby to value collaboration and teamwork. Working collaboratively with the children, families and team members and supporting them to involve in shared decision making is the highlighted part of her teaching philosophy. Ruby loves creative arts and diverse cultural learning experiences.

Ruby has a twin sister who is currently living in Melbourne. Warm and close sibling relationship with her sister also inspires Ruby to pay attention to the impact of young children’s sibling relationships on their social and emotional development.

Felicity

Early Childhood Teacher and Team Leader

B.Ed (Early Childhood Education)
Cert IV in Training & Assessment

Felicity has been working as an Early Childhood Teacher at Boundary Lane since early 2008, having completed her Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) at Macquarie University in 2007.  Felicity has worked across all age groups and rooms and led the team in Birrung (0-2 year olds) for the past 4 years before moving up with the children transitioning to Yanada (2-3 year olds) in 2023.  Occasional stints as Acting Director have exposed Felicity to different parts of the profession, and allowed for an appreciation of diverse perspectives and approaches to Early Childhood Education.  A fascination with child development initially drew Felicity to the profession, and remains a motivating interest.  Observing this development, along with daily discoveries, strong relationships with children and families, conversations with children, and shared learning are her favourite parts of the job!

Felicity and her husband James have two children, Annika & Oliver, both Boundary Lane alumni.

Janelle

Child Care Educator (Qualified)

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Janelle has worked at Boundary Lane since 2001.  She completed her Diploma of Children’s Services in 1999 and worked previously in a Long Day Care centre in Bronte.  Janelle has worked across all age groups, undertaken various roles at Boundary Lane and enjoys the different challenges that each age group provides.  She is one of the professional educators of the centre who likes to take risks to provide rich and stimulating learning environments to young children, where they blossom to their full potential and develop their skills further.  Janelle is Chilean/Australian, and loves working with a great mix of people from many different backgrounds where she earns everyone’s respect with her energetic and genuine personality.

Janelle has two children, Lillian (a Boundary Lane alumna) who is in high school, and Micah (a Boundary Lane alumna) who is in primary school.  Janelle is currently working in Guwing room.

Dan

Child Care Educator (Qualified)

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Dan has been working at Boundary Lane since 2011.  Following her practicum at the centre, she earned her place on the Boundary Lane team with her never ending energy and pleasant personality.  Dan has worked across all age groups and improved her professionalism in the field by implementing her learnings and attending training opportunities.  She enjoys working with diverse families, children and staff, and most of all loves helping children achieve optimal growth.

Dan completed her Bachelor of Education at Charles Stuart University. In her spare time Dan enjoys jogging, diving and painting.

Dan is currently working in Birrung Room.

Emine

Child Care Educator (Qualified)

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Emine joined the Boundary Lane in 2018 as a casual employee. Emine was a Certificate 3 qualified educator when she began and obtained her diploma education whilst working in 2021. She has worked with all age groups. Emine enjoys working with the children and is very enthusiastic about their care and development.

Emine is of Turkish background. Her and her husband have two children, her daughter in university and her son in his final year of high school. Emine is currently working in the Birrung room with 0–2-year-old children.

Ming

Child Care Educator
Birrung Room

Certificate III in Children’s Services

Ming has been working at Boundary Lane since 2005.  Her love of young babies kept Ming working in nursery thenceforth.  Ming enjoys providing a loving, caring, safe and home-like environment where children, families and educators feel safe, secure and respected.  As a bilingual speaker, Ming introduces Chinese songs and words to develop children’s language awareness further.  Ming also brings her green thumb to Boundary Lane, helping to make the garden a beautiful and relaxing space for everyone.

Ming is a team member of Birrung Room.

Yalda

Child Care Educator (Qualified)
Yanada Room

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Yalda start working at Boundary Lane in 2008 as a childcare worker with Certificate III in Children’s Services.  While working at Boundary Lane she got married, and now has 3 young children and has completed her Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.  Yalda’s older son is one of BLCC’s alumni and her other two young ones are following in his steps.

Previously Yalda worked with all age groups – she is currently working in Yanada Room from Monday to Wednesday.  She is known for her friendly and happy personality, and enjoys being one of Boundary Lane’s professional educators.

Hatice

Child Care Educator (Qualified)
Yanada Room

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Hatice joined in Boundary Lane team in 2016.  Because of her enthusiastic and pleasant personality she became one of the most wanted educators by the children.  Hatice’s creativity and flexibility completes her other professional skills to work with and motivate young children where she finds the joy and success in each and every day.

Hatice lives with her husband and two primary school-aged children.  She is currently working in Yanada Room (Toddlers).  She enjoys balancing her personal life and work at Boundary Lane.

Rui

Child Care Educator (Qualified)

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Rui arrived in Australia in 2004 and studied Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care at Bankstown TAFE. She did one of her prac at Boundary Lane CC in 2015, then joined our team till now.

Previously, Rui worked as a personal carer of the attendant (PCA) with people who had autism spectrum disorder. She enjoys working with children, caring for them with love, making a warm and welcoming place, and watching them learn and grow in a safe and secure environment. She is a person who gives extreme happiness and positivity in the environment she is in.

Rui and her husband have a lovely son who is in primary school. She hopes to further develop her skills by attending training and courses in early childhood. She is currently working in Yanada Room with 2-3 years old children.

Linda

Child Care Educator (Qualified)

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Linda has been working at Boundary Lane since 2007.  She completed her Diploma in Children’s Services and worked previously at Lucas Street Child Care Centre.  She enjoys working with children, observing them grow and develop, sharing lots of laughs, learning and special moments with them. With her caring and gentle nature, Linda is one of the most influential role-models for the Boundary Lane children.

Linda has worked with all age groups and is currently working in Yanada room.

Angela

Early Childhood Teacher and Team Leader

B.Ed (Early Childhood)

Angela started as a casual educator at Boundary Lane Children’s Centre since July 2022. As she completed her Bachelor of Early Childhood Education degree at the University of Sydney, she started to work as a full-time Early Childhood Teacher in Birrung room. As a developing early childhood teacher, she had several experiences of working with children aged 0 to 5 within different services across Sydney. By supporting children with diverse interests, needs and abilities in different age groups, she believes that children are all competent and capable learners who enjoy explorations and adventures in their early years. Her philosophy is to support children’s early learning and development through play and meaningful interactions. While children learn from her, she is also learning from children and learning with children as a community. As English is her additional language and she has spent eight years studying in a foreign country, she is also particularly passionate about supporting children who learn English as an additional language to develop language skills based on their own learning pace, interests, and abilities.

Angela had started her journey in Australia as an international student after studying in Alberta, Canada for three years.

Caroline

Early Childhood Teacher and Team Leader

B.Ed (Early Childhood)

Caroline is currently working in the Yanada room. She graduated from the University of Sydney after completing her bachelor degree of Early Childhood Education. She has done four placements during her study and worked as a casual educator for agency before she join in the BLCC. After having her last internship at BLCC, she chose to stay and started her ECT career here.

Caroline was born and raised in China and has been living in Australia for almost 9 years since 2014. She can speak both English and Mandarin. Caroline is passionate about discovering and sharing different cultures with children as she recognises diversity as important parts of her teaching philosophy, she always celebrates the benefits of diversity with children and enables them to understand and acknowledge each other’s cultural backgrounds.

Caroline also loves exploring different instruments, she is proficient in Piano and currently learning Ukulele and Violin. She has two dogs and four cats at home, she loves spending time with her pets during her leisure time.

Amanda

Child Care Educator (Qualified)
Guwing Room

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Amanda started at Boundary Lane since 1999 and was employed on cleaning duties for 15 hours per week. She started her position as an Educator since she completed her Diploma degree in Early Childhood Education and Care. Apart from working with young children, Amanda is also interested in music and photography. Her natural abilities as a performer makes Amanda one of the most cheerful and favourite educator at Boundary Lane.

During her years at BLCC, Amanda brings her passion and creativity in working with the children. She is currently working part-time in Guwing room with children from 3 to 5 years.

Doganay

  Child Care Educator (Qualified)
Guwing Room

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Doganay is a Diploma-trained educator and enjoys working at Boundary Lane with young children, helping them grow and develop in a positive way.

Doganay has been working at Boundary Lane since 2014.  She has a background as a Biologist, having completed a degree in Biology at Istanbul University in Turkey.  While studying for her degree, Doganay undertook pedagogy and education subjects in order to be able to teach Biology.

Doganay and her husband have a beautiful daughter who is in primary school. She wishes to further develop her skills by attending training and courses in early childhood.  She is currently working in Guwing Room with 3-5 years old children.

Michelle

Early Childhood Teacher and Team Leader

B.Ed (Early Childhood)

Mary has been working as an Early Childhood Educator at Boundary Lane since 2004.  She completed her Diploma of Children’s Services at Petersham TAFE in 2003 and is halfway through a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education at Charles Sturt University.  Mary also completed a University course in China.

Mary has worked across all age groups and rooms, and is currently working in Birrung Room with 0-2 years age group.  Working with children is Mary’s passion and interest, as she loves children’s natures and is fascinated by their milestones of development.  She also enjoys integrating her Chinese background in education which allows children to explore different cultures and languages.  Mary has a daughter who is currently studying at University of Sydney.

Serap

 Child Care Educator (Qualified)
Guwing Room

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Serap has joined in Boundary Lane team as a part-time cook in 2018,  worked in our kitchen on Thursdays & Fridays, and often worked on Mondays-Wednesdays as a casual educator across all rooms. Serap has completed her Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, Certificate III in Commercial Cookery in previous years and completed her Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care at the start of 2019.

Serap has experience working with special needs children for 7 years in her hometown.  She enjoys interacting with children and supporting their learning and development in all areas. She is currently working in Guwing Room (3-5 years old) and enjoying being a part of the team and spending time with children.

Nilufer

 Child Care Educator & Cook
All rooms

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Nilufer joined the Boundary Lane Team in June 2018. She completed her CERT lll Early Childhood Education and Care at Randwick TAFE in 2017. Prior to her career in early childhood education she was working in food industry as a chef.

Nilufer works as a casual educator across all rooms at Boundary Lane. She also became a part-time cook in March 2019  and works every Thursdays and Fridays in the kitchen cooking delicious foods for our children.

Nilufer has three children, her daughter is in high school and her two boys are currently attending primary school. Besides her love of educating children she is also a devoted gardener growing herbs and vegetables at her backyard as well as Boundary Lane staff courtyard.

Sennur

Child Care Support Worker – Cook

Food Handling and Menu Planning

Sennur joined Boundary Lane at the end of 2005 as a trainee cook.  She worked as a full time cook for years.  After her two young sons graduated from Boundary Lane and started school, Sennur reduced her working days to Monday-Wednesday.

Sennur is an excellent cook as she always ponders what children may enjoy to eat.  She is an expert in cooking healthy foods and camouflaging vegies in daily meals!  Veggie puree, pizza sauce, pumpkin cake, pogača, and spinach cake are some of her specialties.