Our Leadership/administration Team

THE MCCCC SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Sonya Fraser

Sonya Fraser
Executive Director

Sonya is results-focused leader, with a Bachelor of Business and a Master of Human Resources Management. Sonya is passionate about employee engagement and capability development, and leading innovative change towards improved organisational outcomes. Sonya has been part of the senior leadership team at the Research Division at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, the Australian Synchrotron, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, and Melbourne Medical School at The University of Melbourne and the Ambulatory Services Unit at the Royal Children’s Hospital working together to drive innovation and continuous improvement. Sonya was also lucky enough to work at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne and meet the amazing athletes!

Sonya enjoys making a difference and working in organisations that support education and ongoing learning. Sonya was drawn to all these organisations, and MCCCC, as they serve a greater purpose to enhance our community and to enable a lifelong journey of learning. Sonya also enjoys teaching and has taught in the Masters of Human Resources Management Program at the University of Melbourne. Outside of work, Sonya is kept busy spending time with her two beautiful children!

Jodi Green

Jodi Green
Pedagogical Leader

“At MCCCC we value education and care and believe that effective learning requires a healthy collaboration between teachers, children and families. We aim to inspire and nurture children to grow in their sense of belonging to our community and the wider world”

Jodi’s career in education spans over 14 years in Early childhood education and also within the Primary/Secondary school sector. Her extensive insight into education has awarded her the opportunities to collaborate and grow her knowledge to empower children and inspire educators.

THE MCCCC LEADERSHIP TEAM

Daniella Theocharides

Daniella Theocharides
Centre Leader, Dunstan Reserve

“As an Educator I feel, MCCCC strives to create a peaceful and safe learning environment that embraces environmentally sustainable principles and practices. This fosters awareness of caring for the children and their surroundings. When children are connected and contribute to their
world, they become socially responsible and have respect for their environment and their own self”

Daniella began her early childhood journey at MCCCC when she was 17years old. Daniella has worked across all our sites over the last decadewith all age groups. Daniella is currently the Centre Leader for Dunstan Reserve at MCCCC. Daniella has a strong passion for soccer and loves
animals. Her interests have enabled her to scaffold the children’s learning
especially in these areas.

Angelica Furnari

Angelica Furnari
Centre Leader, Mitchell Street

“As an educator and a chef, I have travelled the world to explore how these areas are taught and explored in different countries. Since I returned (6years ago) to Australia, I have a whole new perspective on education and a greater appreciation of the importance of what it really means to be an Educator. I understand how important it is to learn alongside children and let the children guide their own learning. I chose this profession as I wanted to be a part of making a positive difference to our upcoming generation and to explore that in a unique way. One exceeding way I have achieved this is by leading my team in embedding Aboriginal Pedagogy”

Angelica is a qualified Diploma Educator and has worked in the sector for 6 years. Angelica has taught within an Early childhood setting in Egypt for 1.5 years and taught English in the North of India. Angelica is a qualified chef (15 years), a certified nutritionist coach and is currently studying her Bachelor of Education in Primary. Angelica enjoys playing soccer and loves to
cook in her spare time.

Ellle Brookfield

Ellle Brookfield
Centre Leader, Tinning Street

“I believe that every child is unique and special in their own way. I believe children learn and grow when they have a strong sense of belonging and are surrounded by positive energy in a positive environment. I believe children learn and develop through their own interests, beliefs and imaginations”

Elle has been with MCCCC for 11 years. Her passion in early childhood has enabled her to gain experience over the years, to become a Centre Leader. Elle has two wonderful children who have also been lucky enough to be part of the MCCCC family. She is looking forward to the years ahead and continuing to provide quality education and care for all children.

Sharon Saitta

Sharon Saitta
Centre Leader and Educational Leader

Sharon has worked in various early childhood education and care settings since 1987. Sharon has worked at North West Brunswick kindergarten for twelve years and is the Teacher in Charge, Educational Leader; plus teaches the Wattle Group, four-year-old Kindergarten program.

“My aim is to continue to build innovative and collaborative play-based early childhood education and care programs that are fun, positive and harmonious. I believe we will achieve this by supporting children, families, teachers/ educators, plus the broader community to build secure, respectful, reciprocal relationships and strong partnerships with each other by valuing and
embracing the diversity of each person’s knowledge and lived experiences in respectful and equitable ways; creating a safe, warm, friendly and inclusive learning environment; creating ongoing opportunities where children and adults can meet and get to know each other whilst sharing their stories and laughter; and valuing children’s and adults’ ideas and contributions to
the curriculum.

THE MCCCC ENROLMENTS & ADMINISTRATION TEAM

Anya Montogomery

Anya Montogomery
Enrolments and Administration Officer

“I’ve worked across many different organisations within the Early Childhood Sector and I have never found an Early Childhood setting as special as MCCCC. Our Educators really love what they do and it’s so inspiring to see their passions. In this way, I find it so easy to talk to prospective
families about our services and the amazing education and care we can offer their children. My vision for MCCCC is that we continue to grow this amazing community and that we support children and families as they grow and learn”

Anya has worked in the Early Childhood Sector for nearly 7 years. She has worked in different roles and across all age groups, include teaching yoga to both the children and educators at MCCCC. Through all her experience gained, Anya was able to step into the role of Admin and Enrolments Officer at MCCCC.

Melissa Dinh Cameron

Melissa Dinh Cameron
Enrolments and Administration Officer

“As a mother of two, I understand the value of early learning and the importance of high-quality care. MCCCC have a variety of hard working and passionate educators, who have gone above and beyond for all their families. The main reasons from new families enrolling are that they are
given positive recommendations from past families who have come and gone”

Melissa has worked within the Early Child Sector for almost 6 years in different parts of the business. Melissa has worked at One Tree ELC, St Mary’s Kindergarten, Froebel ELC and Melbourne Victory FC. Melissa’s immense knowledge and background have enabled her to jump
on board to assist mcccc in their Enrolments and Administration.

four centres, one community

Our Happy Families

Both of my daughters have attended Mitchell Street and loved it there. When my second daughter started, the family grouping allowed my older daughter to be with her as she was adjusting to the new space. It was good peace of mind to know that they had each other during the day whilst I was working.

- Michelle, Tinning Street

Both of my daughters have attended Mitchell Street and loved it there. When my second daughter started, the family grouping allowed my older daughter to be with her as she was adjusting to the new space. It was good peace of mind to know that they had each other during the day whilst I was working.

- Michelle, Tinning Street

News & Events

MCCCC sleeps at the G

It was that time of year again when an enthusiastic group of MCCCC educators participated in Melbourne City Mission’s Sleep at the G. Sleep at the G is now in its seventh year and raises much needed funds for Melbourne City Mission, who support more than 5,000 people experiencing…

Sustainability at CERES

On Tuesday 26 March 2019, MCCCC hosted a sustainability information session at CERES. Over platters of delicious finger food provided by the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, attendees heard speakers from CERES, Moreland Energy Foundation Limited (MEFL) and Scienceworks. Topics included…

MCCCC childcare vacancies

MCCCC has a number of vacancies at its Dunstan Reserve centre (Everett Street, Brunswick West) in the three to four-year-old age group. MCCCC offers an integrated kindergarten program delivered by fully qualified kindergarten teachers. School-readiness is a major focus of the kinder…

The Moreland SCCCCoop Issue 3

Welcome to the third issue of our new E-NewsletterThe Moreland SCCCCoop! I say it every year around November, but honestly, where has the year gone?! I know many of our families feel the same way. Christmas festivities are only around the corner and before we know it some of our…