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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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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Elle Phillips

Cherrybrook Director

Hello! My name is Elysia and I am the acting Director for Kindalin Cherrybrook. I have my Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching) and Post Graduate Certificate in Psychology. I have 10 years of experience working in the Early Childhood Industry across various age groups. I am passionate about children’s education and instilling a deep…

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Miss Megan

Kellyville Ridge Director

Hi, my name is Megan, and I am the Director of Kindalin Kellyville Ridge. 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…

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