Educators in the Murrumba Downs area

Hi my name is Jenny D’Abrera


Hi my name is Norma de Waard

Norma de Waard

10 Baybreeze Crescent  Murrumba Downs   Qld 4503 Contact:  38863613 or 0401955839

Welcome to Norma’s Family Day Care, and to the de Waard family.

My family consists of myself my husband John, who is an Ingredients Expeditor at Arnott’s Biscuits, our adult children, Ben aged 33 who lives at Wynnum West, with his wife Katherine, and our beautiful granddaughter Olivia aged 2. Jacky aged 30, who lives at Bridgeman Downs, with her husband Dwaine, and our 2 beautiful granddaughters Alexis aged 3 and Zoe aged 1. And our youngest Andrew aged 27 who lives at home. We also have a beautiful little dog called Lucky, who just loves being a playmate to the children.

I have chosen to be an Educator with Bramble Bay Family Day Care, as I have a genuine love of children, and enjoy helping them to grow and develop into responsible members of our society.

My aim is to provide:

  • a safe and clean environment
  • a warm, caring, nurturing and loving environment
  • a happy home with lots of laughter and smiles
  • learning experiences to encourage growth and development
  • a positive guidance in helping children to learn behavior that is socially acceptable
  • a healthy outlook on life to encourage good nutrition and eating habits
  • a home care program that provides activities and experiences that are inclusive of all cultural backgrounds

Philosophy and Goals – I aim to provide a safe and secure family environment where each child’s individual needs are recognized and respected. My philosophy regarding children and early childhood is based on a firm commitment towards providing an environment that is “a great place to be a child!” Childcare needs to be a “good place to be a child, a good place to learn, a place to be me (not just another child) and a place that supports the values and goals of each child’s family”. This service bases its efforts on creating that good place.


Hi my name is Kanchan Mala

I love watching children grow with their strengths, abilities, language and personalities.

I have 12 years of experience working with children. I worked as an educator in 2006 for C&K in Fortitude Valley, then moved to Carseldine C&K in 2011 till 2014.

After the birth of my daughter in 2014, I began as a Family Day Care Educator in 2016. This has enabled me to provide a warm and nurturing environment for the little ones to enjoy. We spend many hours engaging in indoor and outdoor play and exploring heuristic materials.

I have completed a Diploma in Children’s Services in 2009 and have met all the schemes requirements. Now I have joined a fabulous team which is Bramble Bay Family Day Care.


Hi my name is Elaine Okkerman

At Hands On Family Day Care (A place where your family becomes part of ours) you can expect high quality care, a quality educational framework, a clean and safe environment. The close relationship between me (your educator) and your family ensures that the interests of your child and family are accommodated wherever possible.

I recognise that every child is an individual; therefore I incorporate into each child’s play an atmosphere of warmth and acceptance. Using the Early Years Learning Framework a plan for each child’s individual needs. I feel that children benefit from routine while still being flexible to the children’s immediate needs.

I am a mum of 2 young school age boys.  When my kids are not at school, they enjoy spending time with the Day Care kids.

Cert III qualified in Children’s Services.
All current First Aid certificates.
Over 2 years experience.
Regular outings for fun and engaging in stimulating activities.
I also do school drop off & pick up from Undurba State School, Murrumba Downs.

My day care offers, learning through play with a homely environment.

For further information or to arrange a visit, please feel free to contact me on
 0413 605 712 or handsonfdc@gmail.com