Our Team

Expert and Passionate

The early years are the most critical stage of children’s development and our educators will be committed to doing all they can to nurture this during their time with us. Our team will follow the certified Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standard (NQS) for early childhood education. The EYLF in particular supports play-based learning through the guiding principles of Belonging, Being and Becoming.

Let them discover their Wildhood!

At Mango Hill Early Learning our expert team will take the value of early childhood education very seriously, so will provide you with regular updates about what your child is experiencing during the day. You will be confident that your child is happy, safe and well cared for by people who are caring, capable, trustworthy, honest, knowledgeable and reliable. Our communications with you will also be insightful and respectful, so we can both work together to enhance your child’s potential for happiness and greatness.

At Mango Hill Early Learning shoes will be optional, getting dirty will be compulsory and our inclusive, unique and play-based learning experiences will instil in your child a lifetime love of learning!


Tegan is the Director of Mango Hill Early Learning and has been in the early childhood sector for 8 years, holding her Diploma of Early Education and Care. She has experience as an Educational Leader and has researched many Early Childhood Theorists that help support her role guiding and mentoring our Educators at Mango Hill Early Learning. Tegan understands the importance of family connections, having a good relationship with the children and to develop their skills that will set them up for their future in more ways than one. She believes in allowing children to play, explore and lead with their imagination and curiosity and her goal is to make all families and children feel welcome, safe and supported along with working together to achieve amazing outcomes for all children.


2IC & Educational Leader
Shahde is our 2IC and Educational Leader at Mango Hill Early Learning and has been in the early childhood sector for 13 years and has a passion for providing high quality care for children of all ages. Shahde believes in providing all children with positive, rich learning experiences where they feel safe to explore, initiate learning and feel a sense of freedom to express themselves. Her belief is that security and trust are important components when forming relationships with children, families & staff. She will always aim to help create a safe place where everyone can feel welcomed, valued, appreciated and supported. Happy children, Happy Families and Happy educators, that’s always her goal.


Early Childhood Teacher
Alyssa is in the final year of studying a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) through the University of Southern Queensland. She has been supporting children on their educational journeys since 2013, with the majority of her experience being in Learning Support roles in schools. Her personal philosophy and teaching style is inquiry – based learning through play, modelled on the Reggio Emilia approach. She believes children are competent and capable individuals who deserve respect and have the right to input into decisions affecting their lives, including their education. It is her goal to build respectful, reciprocal relationships with the children in her care; fostering a love of learning and independence; and supporting their creativity and wellbeing.


Early Childhood Teacher
Tyla is in the final year of studying a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) through Central Queensland University. She has been Part of the Early childhood educational world for over 7 Years and quickly went from finishing her Diploma of Early childhood care to starting her studies towards her Bachelor. Tyla’s personal Philosophy starts with building a relationship with the children first and foremost, making sure each child feels confident within their environment, as she believes this will help them achieve their best learning results. The teaching approaches that align with her beliefs are the Reggio Emilia, Montessori and especially the environment as the third teacher. She believes children are capable of anything and within our classroom encourage s them to explore positive self – talk and wellbeing practices, embedding positive affirmation work and deep breathing times within their routine. She hopes that when a child leaves her care that they take the ability to have a positive disposition towards learning, that they can be an active and engaged part of society and that they have the ability to regulate their emotions and show empathy towards others.


Centre Chef
Miss Widi is our Centre Chef. Widi has been in the early childhood sector for 6 years, holding her Diploma of Early Education and Care and Food Safety Supervisor Certificate. Widi has also worked in the restaurant and hospitality sector for many years. Widi combines her knowledge and passion in providing the children with healthy and delicious meals following the Australian food guidelines for Nutrition.