Introducing our Playroom Team

Shamaila – Lead Educator

I have been part of the Playroom team for more that 3 years. I love this age group and am very excited to be here again in 2022 as a lead educator. I obtained Master’s in Human Nutrition from Pakistan and a Master’s degree in Public Health from ANU. Recently I have completed my Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. It’s wonderful to see how children grow up and develop their skills and I am happy to be there for their moments as an educator and to help facilitate this time of learning. I am looking forward to the year ahead, working in partnership with all the families to provide the best possible care for their children.

Eva – Early Childhood Educator

I have been working with MOCCA since middle of 2016. I love working here and seeing our children grow and respond to kindness and care. I graduated with a bachelor’s in science (with honours) and embarked on a successful career in Sales and Marketing in a Pharmaceutical company for 15 years prior to taking up a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. I believe that children are wonderful and unique. They are our future. That is what inspires me when caring for your children. Our future depends on the values our children gain from us. A future of respect, nourishment, compassion, and understanding can only be achieved if our children embrace these values through our example.

Nicki – Early Childhood Educator

My family has strong ties to MOCCA.  My mother taught in the preschool in the 70’s and I attended as a child, as did my own children. I have two teenage children, and I seem to spend the bulk of my time outside of work driving them around Canberra to play sport or catch up with friends! In addition to my early childhood qualifications, I have a Bachelor of Visual Arts, both of which have enriched my professional practice in many ways. The playroom is a vibrant room, full of energy, love, creativity, respect, and humour. I am looking forward to meeting you and your children throughout 2022

Shamsa – Early Childhood Educator

I have been an educator at MOCCA since 2009 and worked in both of our older age groups. I particularly enjoy the energy, loving relationships, and creativity of the playroom. Having initially completed a master’s degree in Statistics and then completing further early childhood qualifications has been incredibly rewarding. In 2022, I will be working from Wednesday to Friday and look forward to getting to know each of you and your children as well as continuing to share in the learning. journey of our existing families.