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

Miss 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. She has been leading the Frenchs Forest team for many years and looks forward to…

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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

Careers Manager

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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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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Melissa Laverty

Glenhaven Director

Miss Melissa has thoroughly enjoyed leading the Kindalin Glenhaven team and is always excited about the next great adventure. Melissa joined Kindalin in 2007. She has a Diploma in Children’s Services and a Bachelor of Early Education 0-5 years. Miss Melissa passionately believes in providing children with inspiring learning experiences and an enriching transition to…

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Larissa Green

Kellyville Ridge Director

Miss Larissa joined Kindalin in 2010 and has her Diploma in Children’s Services. She is currently studying for her Bachelor of Education. For as long as she can remember Miss Larissa has always wanted to work in early childhood education. Watching children explore and discover is genuinely close to her heart. Miss Larissa comes from…

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Nancy Franceschina

West Pennant Hills Director

Miss Nancy joined Kindalin in 2003 and has a Diploma in Children’s Services. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Education (birth to 5 years). She has worked at our Kindalin Cherrybrook Shops, Castle Hill and Kellyville centres and has been at Cherrybrook for the past three years as Assistant Director. Miss Nancy has a…

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Meena Sadozai

Cherrybrook Director

Meena is Director at Kindalin Cherrybrook. She’s an important member of our team since 2010 and has worked in many roles with us including Director at Glenhaven. Meena completed a Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching and holds a certificate III in Children’s Services, Diploma in Children’s Services. Meena’s signature warmth and depth of experience culminate…

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