Our Centre Manager


Hello, my name is Emily and I am the Centre Manager of LEAD Childcare Sunrise. I have been in the Childcare Industry since 2009. I have completed my Certificate III in Children’s Service, Diploma in Children Services and Advanced Diploma in Children Services. I have been in Charters Towers most of my life before coming to Mackay, I started my LEAD Journey at Sunrise in 2019 and continued to build on my knowledge.

I have been on stations with my 3 sisters most of my life and this has provided a different outlook with animals and farming. I am a strong believer of paddock to plate and educating children on where their food comes from.

I enjoy being able to support all children with their individual development and learning. As well as introducing them to new experiences and engaging their want to learn.

I have two daughters and I have had many different life experiences and understanding the importance of support within our community. It takes a community to raise a child and as part of the journey within the Early Years it is important to make our children feel safe and secure.

I have undertaken several hours of professional development to enrich my learning. I am very passionate about building strong teams with a common goal of working with families and children to provide best practice learning experiences. When we are working with children, we are embracing a future generation.

If you are looking for a home away from home for your children, call us today! Our team will be  happy to help with any questions you may have. 


"From the very first introduction, you have made the huge decision to place our pride and joy in the care of another woman, so much easier. My husband and I are very grateful that you and the other educators take the time to greet us everyday with a smile. We are pleased to see her come home full of giggles and smiles, to see that she has been involved in creating arts and crafts. The staff are so very pleasant and genuinely have our daughters best interests at heart. We would and have highly recommended the centre to other families."