Child care educator playing with toya with group of children in child care classroom at The Learning Tree Barton

Our People

Our People

Our qualified and professional educators are experts in their field, and are dedicated to making sure that your child gets off to the very best start. The majority of our educators hold a Diploma of Early Childhood Education, and our preschool room co-ordinator is Bachelor qualified. All our staff carry a minimum of a Certificate III qualification. Our wonderful team of educators truly care about the development of your child.

Katelyn Pollard

Centre Manager

Years in childcare: 4 years

Qualifications: Working towards Diploma of Early Childhood Education & fully trained in First Aid, Asthma, and Anaphylaxis

What makes you passionate about working in childcare?
I believe that every child deserves an opportunity to learn and grow in a nurturing environment where they feel protected and safe. My main priority here at Papilio Early Learning Barton is to ensure all of the children are comfortable and confident in their own skin, and help children discover their own agency by realising they have the ability to make their own decisions and control their own lives

What is the funniest or most memorable moment you can share from working in childcare? 
It’s really hard to narrow this down, each and every day these children amaze me. My most memorable experience would have to be when I moved to Barton & I met Jamie. Jamie has down syndrome & a heart condition which means he has to be connected to a breathing machine at all times. The inclusion Jamie experiences here is exactly the same as every other child, I feel so lucky every day to have met such a courageous and independent child like Jamie, he truly changes my outlook on the world.

Why do you believe your centre is an excellent choice for parents seeking the best childcare?
I believe that here at the Papilio we help children build lifelong friendships, we encourage and assist them to step outside of their comfort zones and develop their very own sense of identity.

Here at Papilio Early Learning Barton we will put your children first, we do this by working collaboratively with the families and educators to ensure the children are receiving the highest Quality Education and Care
Our Vision
Papilio Early Learning Barton strives to ensure the children know they have their own agency and their own voice, we provide the children with never ending opportunities to support their intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth and push their boundaries.