Like Mother, Like Daughter
A dynamic mother and daughter team focused on providing a safe and natural environment for children to learn, play and thrive.
Founder and CEO
Sheela has created an holistic, hands-on learning environment for Aurora children, designed to encourage them to achieve their full potential.
Co-Founder and COO
Simone is passionate about supporting Aurora’s staff to grow and flourish via positive leadership, communication, creativity and innovation.
We only work with the best.
Highest Quality Team
At Aurora, we only work with the best. All our teachers are well versed in early childhood education best practice and share our commitment to nurturing your child in a safe, supportive learning environment. Their dedication makes all the difference.
Our professional early childhood educators maintain an up-to-date knowledge of recent pedagogical research and best practice. They ensure approved National and Victorian Learning Frameworks guide our programmes.
Centre Manager Doncaster
Kellie holds and an Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services and is an experienced and passionate leader. She enjoys coaching and mentoring educators to be the best version of themselves, and continues to work closely with children and families to support in anyway she can.
Centre Manager Rowville
Kate brings knowledge and experience to our team with a Diploma in Children Services and an Advanced Diploma in Community Sector Management. She is bright and bubbly and has wonderful skills in supporting children, families and staff with any needs they may have throughout their time with us.
Mary Jane Donnellan
MJ is passionate about Early Childhood Education and enjoys seeing ‘wow moments’ as children learn, grow and develop within environments which offer opportunities to explore, discover and ignite their creativity and learning.
Melinda holds an Advanced Diploma in Community Sector Management. She has been in the Early Education industry for 15 years. She is enthusiastic and involved in ensuring Aurora’s operations run smoothly.
Jess has been in the industry for 6 years and has recently joined the Aurora Team. She has worked with all age groups but has spent most of her experience running a babies room. Jess has a calm and happy personality, which is a lovely addition to the Aurora family.
2IC & Seamist Studio Leader, Rowville
Kirby holds a Bachelors of Education specialising in Primary school. She found her passion when working in an Early Childhood Setting and has fallen in love with children between the ages of 0-3. She is highly knowledgeable, experienced and an amazing mentor to the many staff working in her Studio.
4yo Kindergarten Teacher Rowville
Indika believes that each child is unique, and Indika works alongside them to maximise the full potential of their individual learning experience. Indika holds a Bachelor in Early Childhood Studies and is passionate about connecting with each family and child to create a seamless transition into school.
4yo Kindergarten Teacher Doncaster
Ranked in the top 15% of graduates, with a First Class Honours in Education from Monash University, Shwan has a passion for research and quality, ensuring your child receives the best education in their year before school.
3yo Kindergarten Teacher Doncaster
Putting her Bachelor of Early Childhood degree into practice, Jessie always engages, motivates and inspires children to follow their dreams and continue to learn throughout their lives. She is fluent in Mandarin and English and works hard to support our bi-lingual and new children and families transition into the service.
3yo Kindergarten Teacher Rowville
Despina is currently completing her Bachelor’s in Early Childhood and has had many years working with Aurora to develop her skills in leadership and early childhood development. Despina is comfortable working in all age groups and has recently found a passion working with our 3-4yr olds watching them blossom before they head off to Kinder.
Seamist Studio Leader Doncaster
Jennifer has an Advanced Diploma and is currently studying her Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (0-8 years). She has been working with Aurora for 9 years and loves nurturing and teaching children and seeing them reach their full potential.
Supporting our team to do its best work. We emphasise ongoing training and professional development so your child gets the very best experience at Aurora.
Rowville | Seamist Studio Team Leader
Rowville | Chef
Doncaster | Chef