Our Team

Meet Rob & Susanna Bateman – Original Founders and visionaries

Rob worked for Scholastic as the Director of Finance and IT until 2004, when he and Susanna were looking for a change in direction. Susanna had been looking after the family and heavily involved in community work with children, youth and women.

They were looking for a business opportunity – one through which they could make a big difference in people’s lives. Both passionate about helping families and encouraging children, Rob and Susanna looked at many businesses before deciding that childcare was the way to go and Little Miracles was born!

Over the years, they had both observed and experienced that parenting can be such a challenge at times  so a key focus at Little Miracles today is speaking life and encouragement to staff, children and parents. Check out our Speaking Life blog.

Rob and Susanna have lived on the Central Coast since 1975, and have four children (all involved in the business) and ten gorgeous grandchildren. They’re also involved at Hope Unlimited Church, @ Central Coast Leagues Club in Gosford, NSW.

Read More about How We Love Our Staff!

Tuggerah Services Consulting Team

Anna-Parry-Jones

Anna-Parry-Jones

Training & Quality Assurance, Curriculum, Resources

It is my role to encourage and empower the support team: Our curriculum coordinator, Loving Language coordinator and administration management. In order to move forward in the same direction we all look to our policies and procedures which are developed here at Tuggerah Services. We are always examining the daily practices and current guidelines to reflect on our policies and procedures. I have the privilege of marrying all these components together so that we can advise on providing a caring, loving educational environment for our precious little miracles. 

Michael Bateman

Michael Bateman

Construction

Michael oversees the construction of our new building and landscaping projects. Michael also oversees the maintenance of our existing buildings and backyards.

Daniel Bateman

Daniel Bateman

Operations

Daniel oversees the operations and development of our new and existing centres. Daniel is passionate about developing the Little Miracles leaders and educators to reach their full potential.

Ben Bateman

Ben Bateman

Leadership Development/Construction and Maintenance

Ben plays a varied Role for Little Miracles. He partners with Susanna to develop the directors leadership capacity as well as working on maintenance and construction projects for current centres and future ones.

Brianna Gough

Brianna Gough

Area Manager

I love working alongside our amazing Nominated Supervisors and helping each centre flourish. I enjoy encouraging educators to dream big inside and outside of Little Miracles. I also enjoy giving educators the opportunity to continually grow. I believe that if an educator is reaching their full potential and loving their job, the atmosphere will transform and this will have a domino effect into the children’s lives.

Emma Happell

Emma Happell

Area Manager

I am really excited to take on this position and look forward to helping support the amazing team of educators in both the Blaxland and Mt Riverview centres.

Bethany Rochford

Bethany Rochford

Quality Standards Supervisor

I work between our Management team, Administration Team and Directors to ensure that all Standards, Regulations and Policies are met and followed. I love using my strengths of Administration and System development to empower Educators, Directors and Management to provide a high standard across all our Centres.

Katrina Martucci

Katrina Martucci

Curriculum

I have been a part of the Early Childhood field for over 25 years as an educator, director, lecturer and researcher. I am passionate about mentoring our amazing educators and supporting language and literacy programs in our centres. 

Nominated Supervisors

Cath McMahon

Cath McMahon

Little Miracles Toronto

It’s my privilege to watch the kids grow in respect and love for each other – and watch my staff develop and grow as well.

Lauren Farlow

Lauren Farlow

Little Miracles Niagara Park

I enjoy teaching children about anything and everything. I can’t wait to watch your children grow, explore, develop and learn!

Susan Noble

Susan Noble

Little Miracles Tuggerah

I am privileged to be leading a team of professionals who are dedicated to instilling a sense of belonging and self value into children as well as preparing them for lifelong learning.

Jessie Klaasson

Jessie Klaasson

Little Miracles Blaxland

We just love watching the children grow and develop as we strive to provide the best environment for them to flourish.

Liz Welsby

Liz Welsby

Little Miracles Point Clare

I am honoured to be able to work with and lead a wonderful team of educators here at Point Clare. I am so passionate about giving all children the best possible education and care in their early childhood years . I love engaging with families to support  their children to reach their full potential as they learn, explore and develop in all areas.

Emily Milson

Emily Milson

Little Miracles Mt Riverview

I just love watching children be children as they explore, experiment and challenge their understanding of the world around them. I am privileged to work alongside and lead the wonderful team at Mt Riverview to provide an environment that is everything you’ve hoped and dreamed for your child/ren.

Samantha Gilmour

Samantha Gilmour

Little Miracles Swansea

I am honored to lead and mentor our amazing team here at Swansea to reach their full potential as educators, whilst providing individualised education and care to our wonderful children and their families. It is my pleasure to empower our children to explore and develop in a safe and respectful environment.

Stacey Keens

Stacey Keens

Little Miracles Terrigal

I am passionate and committed to providing an early learning environment that enables children to explore, create, imagine and reach their full potential. While most importantly creating a place where children, families and the educators are celebrated for their uniqueness