Meet our Centre Directors

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Teresa Harnett

I am honoured to be leading the educators at Cranley House. This brings together over 35 years of experience in the early childhood sector. For the past five years I have set up and assessed early child hood settings, with the most recent experience being a lead assessor with the Education Standards Board.


Bower Education provides outstanding quality learning spaces which embrace the Reggio Emilia values, allowing children to lead their learning through play. The innovative facilities provide a vision of exploration that will expand on children’s learning in a welcoming and thought-provoking environment.

I look forward to sharing this beautiful facility with families and children


kirsty lake

I’m so excited to be working with a team of educators that are passionate in supporting your child reach their full potential as they embark on their learning journey full of discovery and wonder.
I have had great opportunities to experience different positions within the sector for over 20 years from educator, assistant director to director. I strive to create a culture within the service that is warm and caring. An environment where you feel and know as parents that your child is safe, secure and listened to.
At Ashgrove House we believe childhood is a time for discovery, exploration, investigation and imagination. Play based educational programs and natural environments that engage your child’s five senses, provoking wonder, curiosity and intellectual engagement.

We look forward to sharing our space with you and embark on a magical learning journey for you and your child. ”

Our Educators

We understand the importance of employing highly trained and experienced educators and recognise the crucial role it plays in ensuring quality educational and care outcomes for children in our environments.

We employ passionate individuals who strive towards developing the bright minds of tomorrow. We work hand-in-hand with you to develop suitable goals for your child. All educators undergo training programs, as well as mentoring and professional development courses so that their skills are always of the highest standard.

Our educators are comprised of a variety of qualifications, ages and cultural backgrounds which assist in diversifying our programs and practices and ensures they are stimulating and engaging. These include:

  • Early childhood teachers

  • Diploma and

  • Certificate III qualified.

Our educators also hold all the following qualifications and are aware of their obligations in ensuring your child’s safety in our care. This includes:

  • first-aid, including CPR

  • emergency asthma management

  • anaphylaxis management

  • responding to abuse and neglect

  • holding a current criminal history screening check

  • understanding their roles and responsibilities in ensuring that all requirements of child protection are being met.