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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Amanda Sales

West Pennant Hills Director

Amanda is Director at Kindalin West Pennant Hills. She has enjoyed leading the team this year and is looking forward to a great year in 2018. Amanda has been with Kindalin since 2006 in varying capacities including Room Coordinator and Director at our centres in Castle Hill, Frenchs Forest and Kellyville Ridge. She has her…

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Ashlee Clews

Frenchs Forest Director

Ashlee has a Degree in Early Childhood and holds a Diploma of Children’s Services. She has been a part of the Kindalin team since 2009. Ashlee has worked at our Kindalin West Pennant Hills, Glenhaven and Frenchs Forest centres. In her spare time, Ashlee loves cooking, dancing, spending time with friends, and going to the…

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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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Jasmin Barkby

Centre Support

Jasmin began working in children’s services in 1999. She became a part of the Kindalin team in 2003. She has a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and was previously a Kindalin Director prior to taking on the role of Centre Support. Jasmin lives in the Hills District with her husband Andrew, and three beautiful children Leila,…

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Meena Sadozai

Kellyville Ridge Director

Meena is currently Director at Kindalin Kellyville Ridge. She is in the final stages of completing her 4 year Degree in Early Childhood at University. Meena has completed her certificate III in Children’s Services, Diploma in Children’s Services and her 3 year degree in Bachelor Early Childhood Teaching. Meena has worked for Kindalin since 2010…

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Michelle Oake

Cherrybrook Village Director

Miss Michelle is the Director of Kindalin Cherrybrook Village. She began her career with Kindalin in 2004, working in Assistant Director and Room Coordinator roles. Michelle has completed her Bachelor of Early Childhood Education at Charles Sturt University and also holds a Diploma of Children’s Services. Michelle was once a Kindalin child, having attended the…

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Simone Macauley

Kindalin Enrolments

Simone has completed a Bachelor of Education in early childhood and was previously a Kindalin Director before taking on the role of Enrolment Officer after having 3 children of her own. Simone enjoys meeting our new families and supporting them through the enrolment and orientation process.

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Debbie Vumbaca

Careers and Professional Development Manager

Debbie began her career in childcare in 1993 and has been an important part of Kindalin since 1996. In that time she has worked at a number of Kindalin centres in various capacities including Director. Outside of work, Debbie loves spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys cooking with friends and seeing live music.

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Nicole Reid

Cherrybrook Director

Nicole is Director of Kindalin Cherrybrook and has been with Kindalin since 2003.  She has a Diploma in Children’s Services and has a great depth of experience with children of all ages. During her spare time, Nicole loves to spend time with family and friends, scrap booking and going to see all performing arts.

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Melissa Laverty

Glenhaven Director

Melissa has thoroughly enjoyed leading the Kindalin Glenhaven team this year and is looking forward to another great year. Melissa joined Kindalin in 2007. She has a Diploma in Children’s Services and a Bachelor of Early Education 0-5 years. Melissa passionately believes in providing children with inspiring learning experiences and an enriching transition to school….

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