Management and Leadership
Licensee / Approved Provider
Robyn Briggs along with her family have owned and operated Prior Street Child Care & Development since 2007. Prior to this, they designed and built Tarragindi Child Care & Development (1993) and established Carina Heights Child Care & Development (1999).
Robyn is a qualified teacher holding a Diploma of Education. She identified back in 1993 when opening her first centre the community’s need for high quality care and education in a long day care setting. Since then Robyn has been employing professional, qualified staff including teachers to implement the learning programs.
Robyn is very hands on in the operation of the centre, readily available to support the staff and families. She carefully selects staff who will uphold her philosophy about dedication to quality care and education in a well maintained and resourced, safe and hygienic environment.
Angela first commenced working at Tarragindi Child Care & Development in 1995 as the kindergarten teacher. She moved to Carina Heights Child Care & Development in 1999 taking on the role as centre Director through until 2008, before moving to the role of Operations Manager for the three associated centres.
She holds a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) and a Bachelor of Education; is a Registered Teacher with the Queensland College of Teachers, as well as holding a Food Safety Supervisor qualification. Angela also holds a Certified Supervisor Certificate.
Angela’s role sees her visiting each of our three centres across the week to support management and staff in the HUGE task of operating a long day child care and development centre.
Human Resources Manager
Louise played a vital role in setting up and establishing Prior Street Child Care and Development, working hard to meet the opening date in January of 2007. She originally commenced work as the preschool teacher at our Tarragindi centre in 2000. December 2015 saw Louise stepping into her new role as Human Resources Manager.
Louise is a registered teacher with the Queensland College of Teachers, holds a Bachelor of Teaching and a Bachelor of Education Studies. She has diverse education experience working in the Early Childhood sector as well as primary schools in Australia and the UK.
Louise’s role will see her visit the three associated centres across her week. Her role is to support management and staff to maintain quality care and education.
Liz has completed an Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services and is currently studying a Bachelor of Education, has worked in various roles (from Assistant to Director) in early childhood education since 2003. She joined Prior Street Child Care & Development in 2009. She values working in child care and is committed to caring for and educating children in a creative, safe, welcoming and engaging environment. Liz recognises and values the importance of relationships with children by fostering respect, individual growth and development; all the while striving to ensure this is reflected in all aspects of our services to children and their families.
Vanessa, who is a registered teacher with the Queensland College of Teachers is the Educational Leader and Kindergarten Teacher of Prior Street Child Care & Development. She joined the centre in 2010 first working with the 3 – 4 year olds before moving in 2012 to the Kindergarten room. Vanessa graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor in Creative Industries (Drama) from QUT. Following work at the Queensland Performing Arts Complex and with a law firm, she returned to study in 2009 when she went on to completed a Graduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood).
Vanessa believes in the value of play and loves learning along with her children in the Emu Room. She loves their questions; how they see things; how they interact with each other; the different ways they learn; and their eagerness to explore and discover. As their teacher, she aims to support each child, whatever their needs are each week/day/moment, encouraging their passion for asking questions, learning new things, and approaching challenges with enthusiasm and confidence.
Vanessa’s work was instrumental in the centre being endorsed by Nature Play Queensland as a Bush Kindy.
MaTe joined the Prior Street Child Care and Development team in 2016. MaTe enjoys working with the toddler group, supporting them as they discover, create and explore their sense of being – she is the assistant educator in the Possum room each Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Since moving from Venezuela in 2016, MaTe has studied hard and now holds a Diploma in Children’s Services. On Thursdays and Fridays you‘ll find MaTe cooking up delicious, nutritious meals in our kitchen.
In her spare time she enjoys hiking, mountain biking, traveling, cooking and outings with friends.
Tayla enjoys reading books in her spare time and loves to share her enthusiasm for books and reading with the children in her care. On the weekend Tayla likes to spend time with her family and friends.
Emu's Room & Approved Kindergarten Program
Accounts & Administration
Kendall has worked in childcare since 2004 and joined Prior Street Child Care and Development in 2007 not long after the centre opened. She has travelled overseas to Europe and Asia and has experienced many different cultures. Kendall loves taking photographs not only of her own children but of the children in care – capturing the moods, environments and play.
Kendall has her Diploma in Children’s Services and is keen to extend her knowledge with ongoing professional development sessions. Kendall believes that providing children with a safe secure and enjoyable environment, rich with a variety of experiences and resources, will allow children to develop and grow confidently. She feels that children are individuals who grow and learn at different rates and each and every child’s needs and interests should be met on a daily basis. Kendall believes that by working as a team, valuing and respecting each other’s opinions and providing a happy, nurturing and safe environment this will provide high quality care for all children.
Vivian joined our centre in December 2015. Vivian graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor in Arts with Honors and post graduate diploma of education. She taught Chinese literature in high school from 1994 to 2006 in Hong Kong. After moving to Brisbane with her family, she completed a Certificate III and Diploma in Education (Early Childhood) . She has worked in child care since 2009. Vivian believes the children are entitled to a child care environment which is safe, healthy, happy and supports their development. Vivian believes all children are unique individuals with differing personalities, needs, wants, interests and levels of development and they learn in different ways and at different rates. Vivian likes to facilitate children’s learning by integrating individual needs into their daily programme. She respects the special relationship between children and their families and incorporates this perspective in all her interactions with children.
Vivian and her husband Samson have two boys, who are studying at Brisbane Christian College. Vivian enjoys reading and bush walking at her leisure time.
MaTe Each Thursday and Friday, you will find Mate working in our kitchen as the Food Safety Supervisor. She has completed a Food Safety Supervisor’s course and is passionate about using fresh produce and ingredients when creating exciting, nutritious meals.
MaTe joined the Prior Street Child Care and Development team in 2016, and when she’s not in the kitchen, you’ll find her enjoying her days as the assistant educator in the Possum room.
In her spare time she enjoys hiking, mountain biking, traveling, cooking and outings with friends
Prior Street Child Care & Development
14 Prior Street Tarragindi QLD 4121
Prior Street Child Care & Development is located in Brisbane’s South.
The centre is close to bus routes / stops.
From the North, take the Marshall Rd exit on the South East Freeway.
From the South, take the Gaza Rd exit on the South East Freeway.