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.
Stacey Rethus

Stacey Rethus

Curriculum

​I am passionate about mentoring our amazing educators and supporting language and literacy programs in our centres. 

Nominated Supervisors

Cath Montgomery

Cath Montgomery

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.

Morgan Kaperonis

Morgan Kaperonis

Little Miracles Blaxland

I have been a part of the Little Miracles family since 2014 and I am so honoured and privileged to work alongside and lead our talented Blaxland team of educators. I could not picture myself working in any other industry! I adore creating beautiful relationships with the children and families, and seeing the children grow, develop and flourish each and every day. I love that Little Miracles embraces and honours our individual strengths, and I love helping my team to utilise their own strengths to reach their full potential in their work life and personal life. 

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.

Kasha Carter

Kasha Carter

Little Miracles Mt Riverview

I enjoy watching children grow and develop into confident little individuals. I am honoured to work alongside families in providing the best possible care and education for their children. I feel privileged to work alongside and lead the wonderful team at Mt Riverview to reach their full potential in becoming respected early childhood educators.

Peta Payens

Peta Payens

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.
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. 
 
Jody Blakeley

Jody Blakeley

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.