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 twelve 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

People and Community

My role is to provide development opportunities for our staff and parents to reach their full potential. The five areas we are currently offering or working towards are, development in Leadership, Talent, Spirituality, Relationships and Emotional Health.
Brianna Coombs

Brianna Coombs

Operations Consultant

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

Operations Consultant

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.
Susan Noble

Susan Noble

Quality Assurance & Compliance Consultant

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.
Renee Noble

Renee Noble

Curriculum

I am excited to be supporting and mentoring our amazing educators. I am very passionate about Early Years Education and care. I enjoy coming alongside our educators and using my passion and knowledge to help educators reach their full potential and create positive impacts on the children.  

Nominated Supervisors

Jen Smith

Jen Smith

Little Miracles Toronto

“I am very passionate about developing the holistic child’s development through solid partnerships with educators, the children, parents and the wider community. It’s my privilege to watch the children grow in respect and love for each other – and watch my educators develop and grow as well.”

Emily Faithful

Emily Faithful

Little Miracles Niagara Park

I have been working within in the child care industry since 2012 so i understand how important it is to support each child’s individual needs and recognising the small achievements each child makes on a day to day basis. I am here to build strong bonds with all our Niagara Park families to create an environment where you feel you belong and have a sense of security. I feel honoured as a Nominated Supervisor  to be working alongside such an inspirational team who share with me the same passions. We can’t wait to support you through this new chapter and to help your little ones grow and develop into the champions that they are.

Hollie Penny

Hollie Penny

Little Miracles Tuggerah

I am  passionate about providing the very best education and care for children and believe that early education sets foundations for life. I believe all children deserve a warm, loving and stimulating environment to flourish and grow according to their own individual needs. I am blessed to work with such an amazing team who strive towards best practice.

Alana Montgomery

Alana Montgomery

Little Miracles Rutherford

I am so honoured to be working alongside and leading such an amazing team at Rutherford. I am so passionate about working with children and their families to ensure they have a positive transition into Early Childhood Education. I love empowering our educators to use their individual strengths to build amazing relationships with the children, families, and their fellow educators. I look forward to meeting you and supporting you through your journey with Little Miracles.

Stephanie Wall

Stephanie Wall

Little Miracles Blaxland

I’m so excited to be able to offer children the support they need to learn and grow as well as support educators to feel significate, valued, and understood in their work environment. I’m very excited to share this new journey with you all.

Jorgia Heap

Jorgia Heap

Little Miracles Point Clare

I am supported by a team of educators who deliver high quality care and education. I have a passion for play-based learning developed through children’s interest and strengths and am an advocate for school readiness support through holistic approaches to physical and emotional development. I enjoy collaborating with my team and codeveloping solutions and practices that benefit the service as a whole.

Marissa Leota

Marissa Leota

Little Miracles Mt Riverview

An environment where everyone feels valued, significant and safe is something that I strive to create and I’m super excited to be able to support the wonderful educators, families and children through their Little Miracles journey too.

Margo Rodrick

Margo Rodrick

Little Miracles Swansea

I am excited to be given the opportunity to lead the Amazing Swansea Team. I love getting to know the Children, their Families and Educators. I am passionate about helping the children to reach their full potential and setting them up to succeed.
 
Helen Coonan

Helen Coonan

Little Miracles Terrigal

I feel so blessed to be able to come to work everyday and further develop the bonds and relationships I have with the fellow educators, families and children. Every person I come into contact with I endeavor to make them feel significant, appreciated and understood. Being part of the Little Miracles family for over five years now, I have been able to grow in my own development as an educator and leader. I love to see others reach their full potential and know that what they do truly does matter. 
 
Susan Noble

Susan Noble

Little Miracles Medowie

I am very passionate about early education. I believe every child is unique and should be provided with the opportunities to grow and develop in a safe, secure and enriching environment.