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

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.
Emily Faithful

Emily Faithful

Little Miracles Niagara Park

I am so grateful to be working alongside such an inspirational team here at Little Miracles Niagara Park. I love working within the Early Childhood Education Industry and am really passionate about supporting each child’s individual development and growth as well as building strong relationships with each family to help support their journey with us at Niagara Park. 
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.
Ashleigh Hooper

Ashleigh Hooper

Little Miracles Terrigal

I am one of the lucky people in this world that genuinely love their career. I feel humbled to work amongst such an amazing community of children, families and educators. I am someone who admires the small things in life, and no one does this better than children, while I help guide and support their growth they also help me grow and learn.  Each day I am honoured to provide and have opportunities to have a  positive and meaningful impact on the lives of young children and their families  

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.