Our Team

We are a small team of Qualified and Passionate professionals working at Kidopia child care and preschool with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to meeting you. 
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Jessica Stringer

My name is Jessica and I am the Centre Director at Kidopia child care. I have had the pleasure of working in this industry for almost 19 years. I love that each day I still learn something new from the children, they manage to still surprise me with how quickly they grow and develop. I have a three year old daughter so I would say that my passion is her and watching her grow more and more each day.

The early years is a vital part of a Child's development and my goal is to help scaffold children's learning any way I can. I believe each child learns differently and at their own pace, therefore I believe my role is to ensure each child is treated with the respect they deserve and allow them time to achieve their goals.  I hope to bring my bubbly personality to the centre with an open- door policy, please come and have a chat with me. I would love to get to know you all and your families. I will oversee the educators and their programs to ensure your children are in a safe and wonderful environment.

Nelufa Ali

My name is Nelufa and I am the Supernova Room leader. I have my diploma in early childhood education and care and have been working with children for over 4 years. I am strong and passionate about children. I believe that children learn through play.  I believe that the environment plays a major role in the success of an early childhood program. It should enhance the children's interest in all developmental areas.


The early years of a child's life are busy. I believe learning is happening all the time and is interwoven through all developmental domains. These include: physical, social/emotional, cognitive and communication.  Therefore, the goal of my program is to make this ongoing learning experience safe, positive, and fun, nurturing the whole child as I strive to guide them into the next stage of development with confidence in themselves and an excitement for continued learning

Nicola Burdon

My name is Nic and I am the room leader of the preschool room Milkyway.


I am an Early Childhood Teacher with experience in all age groups. I believe that children should be able to take their time exploring, discovering and inquiring to be able to process their ideas, thoughts and opinions in all areas of development. Through hands on exploration, children gain an understanding of their world and the world around them including sensory play, land art, and loose part materials. 

The childrens interests often lead us to our own adventure that have a life of their own and is only limited by their imagination. it is my goal to create a fun, engaging environment that captures the children's interests, that is flexible, adaptable and fosters their inquiring minds. 

Valeska Vega

My name is Valeska and I am a multi age educator. I have worked with children's education for 13 years in primary and early years. my first language is Spanish and I am very excited to teach this to the children. I particularly enjoy watching the children grow and develop their skills. I think there is nothing more rewarding than seeing and interacting with children learning through play. I am very happy to be a part of this wonderful team here at Kidopia.