Our Team

Below is some information on our wonderful team of Educators. All staff members have been at the centre for 5 years or more and hold the required qualifications and certificates.


Iduna Taylor


(Diploma Qualified & Nominated Supervisor)

I am the Director of Whitfords Occasional Child Care Centre.

My history in Childcare goes back to 2011 where I began my Traineeship. Working in a 20 place Kindy room I quickly found my passion, and from there I completed my Certificate 3 and Diploma.

In 2014 I started working as the 0-2 room Qualified Educator at Whitfords Occasional. I worked my way up from educator to 2IC to finally the position I hold now of Centre Director. I have been running the centre since 2015 and absolutely love my job. 


Courtney Shaw

2IC & Kindy Room Leader

(Diploma qualified, 2IC and Educational Leader)

Hi Everyone, My name is Courtney and I have been in the Childcare industry for 14 years and counting. Childcare is a huge passion of mine. I have worked at Whitfords Occasional since 2013 working in both the 0-2 room and at present the Kindy room. I also currently hold the role of Educational Leader of the Centre and 2IC.


Gladys Lothian

0-2 room Educator


Hi Everyone, My name is Gladys and I am originally from Peru. I am a mother to 4 wonderful children and a grandparent to 6.

I started off at Whitfords Occasional as a work experience student whilst studying my Certificate 3. soon after completing my hours I was offered a part time job. I have since worked my way up to full time and I have also started studying for my Diploma. 


Nola Garcia

Kindy room Educator


Hi Everyone, my name is Nola and I am a part time Educator, I work mainly in the kindy room but sometimes I help out in the 0-2 room. I share a full time position with Lauren and between us we cover 5 days a week. I have worked in childcare for roughly 17 years, caring for a variety of ages. I am a mother of 3 and I have 2 wonderful grandchildren. 


Lauren Van Ranzow

Kindy Room Educator


Hi Everyone. my name is Lauren and I work part time in the kindy room. I split share 5 days with Nola. I have been in the childcare industry for 12 years. 


Lily May

Kindy Room Educator

(trainee cert 3 educator)

Hi Everyone, my name is Lily and I work full time in the Kindy room. I previously worked as a Nanny and through this I found my passion for working with children.I am currently studying towards my certificate 3.