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Buddies centres are led by a team who welcome and support children, parents and staff from their office situated at the entrance. They are always available for discussions and to answer any queries families may have.

Our qualified educators bring experience, passion and dedication to their role as leaders in the journey of learning, wellbeing and development for our children. 

 
  Gina Rosenberg   I’m so fortunate to follow my life’s passion….making a positive difference in children’s lives. In my 35 years of teaching, nothing has given me more satisfaction than assisting the team and working with the children and their families at Buddies. The joy I receive from watching children develop strong self-esteem, offering them a world of discovery, exploring their heritage and cultural background and helping them become the best that they can is merely a reinforcement of my personal core values. Leading Buddies ELC, which provides excellence in education and Jewish cultural experiences is a privilege and a truly exciting endeavour.

Gina Rosenberg

I’m so fortunate to follow my life’s passion….making a positive difference in children’s lives. In my 35 years of teaching, nothing has given me more satisfaction than assisting the team and working with the children and their families at Buddies. The joy I receive from watching children develop strong self-esteem, offering them a world of discovery, exploring their heritage and cultural background and helping them become the best that they can is merely a reinforcement of my personal core values. Leading Buddies ELC, which provides excellence in education and Jewish cultural experiences is a privilege and a truly exciting endeavour.

   Neta Drucker    Buddies is the first and only place that I have worked at since I arrived 9 years ago from Israel. I feel that it’s my home – the love, the passion, the friendship and the atmosphere behind Buddies is something special.

Neta Drucker

Buddies is the first and only place that I have worked at since I arrived 9 years ago from Israel. I feel that it’s my home – the love, the passion, the friendship and the atmosphere behind Buddies is something special.

   Rachel Dascal    I am passionate about giving children the opportunity to learn through play and by exploring their environment, helping them to become future leaders.  I am good at listening to others, being organised, hardworking, kind, caring and also creative.   I love working at Buddies because it is like a family to me. It’s a one-of-a- kind workplace where all the team support one another and have fun at the same time.

Rachel Dascal

I am passionate about giving children the opportunity to learn through play and by exploring their environment, helping them to become future leaders.  I am good at listening to others, being organised, hardworking, kind, caring and also creative. 

I love working at Buddies because it is like a family to me. It’s a one-of-a- kind workplace where all the team support one another and have fun at the same time.

  Tania Fernando   Buddies is filled with so much love and it’s a family. It is a place filled with so much love, happiness and education for all the children parents and educators and whoever walks in through the doors.

Tania Fernando

Buddies is filled with so much love and it’s a family. It is a place filled with so much love, happiness and education for all the children parents and educators and whoever walks in through the doors.

  Bow Gray   Since I have started working at Buddies, it feels like a home away from home. Everyone is super supportive and has a lot of love to give to the children, families and each other.

Bow Gray

Since I have started working at Buddies, it feels like a home away from home. Everyone is super supportive and has a lot of love to give to the children, families and each other.

  Sam Rosenberg   Supporting the team at Buddies and observing them deliver amazing educational programmes gives me great pleasure and pride. Having the responsibility of offering young children an environment which allows them opportunity to develop their personality, social skills and thirst for knowledge is indeed inspiring and a unique honour.

Sam Rosenberg

Supporting the team at Buddies and observing them deliver amazing educational programmes gives me great pleasure and pride. Having the responsibility of offering young children an environment which allows them opportunity to develop their personality, social skills and thirst for knowledge is indeed inspiring and a unique honour.

  Sveta Davidov   Buddies is one BIG family that welcomes everyone and treats them with love and respect. It is fun working at Buddies!

Sveta Davidov

Buddies is one BIG family that welcomes everyone and treats them with love and respect. It is fun working at Buddies!

   Sarah Crombie    Buddies is a place where you feel happiness, love and support. It is a place where we get to be with our work family and express our love for teaching. I love sharing my passion and creating a positive interactive environment for all children.

Sarah Crombie

Buddies is a place where you feel happiness, love and support. It is a place where we get to be with our work family and express our love for teaching. I love sharing my passion and creating a positive interactive environment for all children.

  Maria Volaris   When I started at Buddies I questioned myself if I had made the right decision but the love and support I received was something I had never experienced in my nine years working in childcare. The way the team work with the children and the caring nature for their co-workers is a special gift and I am thankful to have been given the privilege to be part of this amazing family.

Maria Volaris

When I started at Buddies I questioned myself if I had made the right decision but the love and support I received was something I had never experienced in my nine years working in childcare. The way the team work with the children and the caring nature for their co-workers is a special gift and I am thankful to have been given the privilege to be part of this amazing family.

  Rhianne Fein   It is wonderful to be in an environment like Buddies. Everyone is so welcoming and it feels like one BIG family!

Rhianne Fein

It is wonderful to be in an environment like Buddies. Everyone is so welcoming and it feels like one BIG family!

  Shelly Spilkin   Buddies is home away from home. I consider Buddies as my family and it has embraced me with open arms. It is a place of warmth, love, happiness, education, Jewish culture and a nurturing environment. As the office is the hub of Buddies, I feel privileged to be able to help, guide and assist families in all that they need to ensure their journey with us is as smooth and enjoyable as can be!

Shelly Spilkin

Buddies is home away from home. I consider Buddies as my family and it has embraced me with open arms. It is a place of warmth, love, happiness, education, Jewish culture and a nurturing environment. As the office is the hub of Buddies, I feel privileged to be able to help, guide and assist families in all that they need to ensure their journey with us is as smooth and enjoyable as can be!

   Jennifer Karim    I love working in Buddies because it’s very warm and welcoming. I can clearly see that Buddies purpose is to nurture children, and to make a difference in their lives. Buddies is a small center allowing educators and children to support and care for each other. It's like having another family.   I love that Buddies offers both general and Jewish programs. I also believe cultural identity is the foundation of each child’s development.

Jennifer Karim

I love working in Buddies because it’s very warm and welcoming. I can clearly see that Buddies purpose is to nurture children, and to make a difference in their lives. Buddies is a small center allowing educators and children to support and care for each other. It's like having another family.  
I love that Buddies offers both general and Jewish programs. I also believe cultural identity is the foundation of each child’s development.

  Leigh Macaullay   I love working at Buddies because of all the love and support and nurturing that is shared between staff and children. The environment fosters growth, happiness, learning and exploring and is a place that you'll never want to leave once you experience it. It is my home away from home! 

Leigh Macaullay

I love working at Buddies because of all the love and support and nurturing that is shared between staff and children. The environment fosters growth, happiness, learning and exploring and is a place that you'll never want to leave once you experience it. It is my home away from home! 

  Sveta Fishman   I'm passionate about children being well fed with healthy and satisfying meals. I love to work at Buddies because I love seeing children and staff with smiles on their faces. I have lots of fun and enjoyment every day surrounded by music, singing, dancing, experiments and of course cooking and baking with the children.

Sveta Fishman

I'm passionate about children being well fed with healthy and satisfying meals. I love to work at Buddies because I love seeing children and staff with smiles on their faces. I have lots of fun and enjoyment every day surrounded by music, singing, dancing, experiments and of course cooking and baking with the children.

  Melissa Godenzi   I don't see Buddies as a place where I come to 'work' I see it as a place to connect with great people who all share the same passion and drive for quality education. It always brings a smile to my face when I walk into Buddies.  

Melissa Godenzi

I don't see Buddies as a place where I come to 'work' I see it as a place to connect with great people who all share the same passion and drive for quality education. It always brings a smile to my face when I walk into Buddies. 

  Victoria Davidson   Buddies is a great big warm family and makes you feel happy and passionate about your work every day! All our educators are valued and respected for their uniqueness and what they can contribute to the centre. Number one priority for each and every one of the educators is that our children will be safe, nurtured, stimulated and happy.

Victoria Davidson

Buddies is a great big warm family and makes you feel happy and passionate about your work every day! All our educators are valued and respected for their uniqueness and what they can contribute to the centre. Number one priority for each and every one of the educators is that our children will be safe, nurtured, stimulated and happy.

  Danit Carmeli   For me, Buddies was love at first sight... As a mother and educator this warm and homely kindergarten reminds me of my upbringing on a kibbutz in Israel (It's probably one of the most similar childcare centres I have come across here in Melbourne!). As a Hebrew & Jewish studies teacher at Buddies I love the way we celebrate all the Jewish festivals and have Kabbalat Shabbat every Friday, including making our own challahs!

Danit Carmeli

For me, Buddies was love at first sight... As a mother and educator this warm and homely kindergarten reminds me of my upbringing on a kibbutz in Israel (It's probably one of the most similar childcare centres I have come across here in Melbourne!). As a Hebrew & Jewish studies teacher at Buddies I love the way we celebrate all the Jewish festivals and have Kabbalat Shabbat every Friday, including making our own challahs!

  Jessica Lourie   I am passionate about teaching and guiding children to be the best that they can be. I am inspired by all my educators around me. I learn so much from them! I love working at Buddies because of the warm and happy environment in the centre. I also love the warm and welcoming nature and all the Jewish festivals we celebrate here with the children! 

Jessica Lourie

I am passionate about teaching and guiding children to be the best that they can be. I am inspired by all my educators around me. I learn so much from them! I love working at Buddies because of the warm and happy environment in the centre. I also love the warm and welcoming nature and all the Jewish festivals we celebrate here with the children!