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Our Staff



Melinda Petith

Child Care Director

I have been at the Centre since October 1996. In this time I have worked as a Group Leader in all the rooms from Nursery to school age. After many years of experience I became the Assistant Director then to the Directors position. I have my Advanced Diploma in Childrens services, blue card and senior first aid certificate. I reguarly attend in- service training through out the year to keep up to date with changes in the industry. My main focus in managing a high quality centre is to ensure families and children are supported in an inclusive environment.


Renee Taylor

Baby Care Director

I have been working in the child care field since 1997 and have been at Burleigh Waters Child Care Centre since July 2011. I have a Diploma in Children’s Services, current First Aid certificate including asthma and anaphylaxis, current blue card and have attended many professional development opportunities to ensure my skills and knowledge are kept up to date.

During my career I have had experience in all age groups (Nursery to school age) as well as spending 2 years as an Inclusion Support Facilitator.  I am extremely passionate about early learning and creating a secure, supportive, fun and nourishing environment where all children can flourish.

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