Our People

Alison Wharton

Kellyville Director / Kindalin Founder

Kindalin was created by Alison Wharton in 1988. Her years of experience directing early childhood centres and her extensive knowledge of early childhood learning and development form the foundation of Kindalin today.

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Ashlee Clews

Frenchs Forest Director

Hi, I’m Ashlee, and I have been a part of the Kindalin team since 2009. During this time, I have been fortunate to work with children of all ages. Over the years, I worked at several Kindalin centres, including West Pennant Hills and Glenhaven, where I was a Room Coordinator and Assistant Director. I have…

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Courtney Wharton

Castle Hill Director

Miss Courtney is the Director of Kindalin Castle Hill. She has worked for Kindalin since 2008 in Assistant Director and Room Coordinator roles.

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Melissa Laverty

Rouse Hill Director

Hi, my name is Melissa, and I joined the Kindalin team in 2007. Since then, I have worked at the Dural, Cherrybrook, Kellyville Ridge and Glenhaven centres. I have completed my Diploma in Children’s Services and my Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching) from Charles Sturt University. I am passionate about providing children with inspiring…

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Nancy Franceschina

West Pennant Hills Director

Hi, my name is Miss Nancy, and I have worked for Kindalin since 2003, engaging with all the different age groups. I am a qualified Early Childhood Teacher and hold a Bachelor of Education. I have three children of my own, Dominic, Marcus and Gemma. I enjoy being with my family in my spare time,…

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Ali Russell

Cherrybrook Director

Hi, I am Miss Ali, the Director of Kindalin Cherrybrook. I began my career in childcare in 2001 and joined the Kindalin team in 2009. I have worked as a Room Coordinator at Kindalin Castle Hill, and Kellyville and previously held the position of Director at Cherrybrook. I hold a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood…

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Joanne Bernal

Cherrybrook Village Director

Jo is the Director of Kindalin Cherrybrook Shops. She has a Diploma in Children’s Services and is currently studying for her Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education. Joanne has been a part of the Kindalin team since 2020 and was previously the Centre Manager of Kindalin Kellyville. She spends her spare time going for hikes, swimming…

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Megan Dwyer

Glenhaven Director

Hi, my name is Megan, Director at Kindalin Glenhaven. I started with Kindalin in 2009 as a Trainee and have since completed my Bachelor of Early Childhood Education at Charles Sturt University. I have been lucky enough to have gained invaluable experience at our Castle Hill, Glenhaven, Cherrybrook and Kellyville Ridge centres and worked with…

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Bianca Bertram-Griffiths

Kellyville Ridge Director

Miss Bianca joined the Kindalin team as a trainee in 2016 and now holds her Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. She is now studying towards a Bachelor of Education. A natural with children, she loves being around them and playing a part in their development. “I am a mum of beautiful twins Bryson…

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