ELITE FAMILY DAY CARE SUPPORT
The elite support team are experts in supporting family day care educators through respectful and reciprocal relationships. Our team is skilled in supporting families to ensure they receive the education and care they expect.
Elite Family Day Care is committed to supporting elite educators to build and maintain successful businesses through the process of quality improvement. Elite Business Development Managers work with elite educators to establish shared business goals to ensure the ongoing provision of quality education and care services to the Western Australian community. Elite provides ongoing professional development opportunities including exclusive conferences and workshops, specialised training plans. Find out more about the Elite support team below.
Approved Provider & General Manager
Hello I'm the Approved Provider and owner/ operator of Elite Family Day Care, With over 28 years’ experience in FDC. I have undertaken many roles throughout my career in the industry from a teenager growing up in a FDC home, to establishing my own business as an FDC educator, to now owning elite and supporting FDC educators throughout WA.
One of our strongest values at Elite include respectful and reciprocal relationships. This underpins my practice and I ensure all business decisions are considered from both the view points of educators operating in their home and the legislative requirements in operating a service.
My qualifications include an Advanced Diploma in Children's Services. Additionally, I have completed courses in education (teaching) hospitality, nutrition, business and franchising.
LECHELLE BARRADEEN - Child care subsidy manager
I'm Lechelle and based in the Albany Office, my role is Office Support & Processing Coordinator. I have been with Elite (formerly LGSFDC) for 12 years. I was an Educator myself from July 2007 through to December 2008, when I made the decision to close my service. I was then offered a position alongside Sonya in the office. I have been in my role here at the office for 10.5 years and counting! My role includes nearly anything and everything to do with Child Care Subsidy and Compliance.
I have been working for Elite since April 2014 from the Albany office. My background being in accounting and general administration. I have achieved my Certificate III in Business Administration, heavily focused on accounting.
My current role is as the parent payment coordinator and accounts payable and receivable. This requires me to reconcile every bank account, credit card and prepaid card each month. I also handle
all records and accounts for our Business Development Managers and from time to time debt collection lodgements with our debt collector for unpaid fees.
As you can see I’m quite the busy bee!!! I'm also very much a facts person, due to the requirements of my role.
I have had no previous experience with day care except as a parent that preferred family day care over long day care centres. I could foresee my child being lost in the system and preferred the homeliness of family day care for my own children.
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From Perth to the Pilbara Regions, Elite Family Day Care Educators are located in most areas across Western Australia. But we are always looking for more!