Meet our team
Our friendly childcare educators are dedicated to providing your child with a safe, fun and educationally enriching experience. You can learn a little about them below.
Deborah Legg – Children’s Programs Officer
Deborah has extensive experience with children and has worked in her current role for more than 10 years. Along with Bluewater’s childcare service, she has worked at local primary schools and as a senior swimming coach with Colac Swimming Club. Deborah, who has lived in Colac since childhood, also has speech therapy and reading recovery experience, and enjoys attending professional development course to build on her skills.
Kellie Bennett – Childcare Assistant
Kellie has worked in childcare for 25 years and loves her job because she enjoys watching children learn and grow. She grew up in Colac and is currently completing a diploma in children’s services.
Jean Davis – Childcare Assistant
Jean has more than 30 year’s experience working in primary schools, teaching children in the early years at smaller rural schools. Jean has specialist skills in reading recovery and literacy. She has lived in the Colac region for about 25 years
Eric Membrey – Childcare Assistant
Eric has worked in childcare for more than five years, having worked in a variety of centres and volunteered or sponsored with child focused groups such as Kids Hope, Compassion Australia and Free to Be Kids. Eric, who has lived in the Colac region for 15 years, has also travelled overseas to work with children in orphanages.
Gemma Lamanna – Childcare Assistant
Gemma has childcare experience at Bluewater and other local childcare centres. She grew up in Colac and loves that she can raise her family surrounded by family and friends.