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 very lucky to work with all ages of children and I have also previously worked at few of the Kindalin centres including West Pennant Hills and Glenhaven where I was a Room Coordinator and…

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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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Michelle Oake

Cherrybrook Village Director

Hi, my name is Michelle and I’m the Director of Kindalin Cherrybrook Village. I began my career with Kindalin in 2004, working in Assistant Director and Room Coordinator roles. before taking on the role as Director in 2015. I have completed my Bachelor of Early Childhood Education at Charles Sturt University and also hold a…

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Melissa Laverty

Glenhaven 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 now Glenhaven centres. I have completed my Diploma in Children’s Services and Bachelor of Early Childhood degree at Charles Sturt University. I have a strong passion for providing children with…

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Larissa Green

Kellyville Ridge Director

Hi, my name is Larissa and I joined Kindalin in 2010. I have my Diploma in Children’s Services and began my Bachelor of Education 0-5 years in 2019. My passion is ensuring the Educators feel supported and have a strong sense of belonging to the team. For as long as I can remember, I always…

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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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