Our People

Our People

Our People

Welcome to Milestones Early Learning Brookside, a place where we learn through positive community relationships. We are a diverse yet tight-knit team of experienced educators and we have created a friendly, warm and supportive environment where your child can learn through play. We respect every child for who they are, taking the time to listen to their ideas and aspirations. With this outlook, we encourage your child to be themselves, developing their own unique identity.

Kristy Whaites

Years in childcare: 6 Years

Qualifications: Diploma in Children's Services

What makes you passionate about working in childcare? Being a part of such a warm and inviting environment where I work with some of the best educators is a huge contributing factor. Every day I get to come in and get inspired by families, children and fellow educators. It’s so amazing that I can form connections to such wonderful families from our community and watch and help their children grow and develop into amazing confidant participants in our community.

What is the funniest or most memorable moment you can share from working in childcare? My most memorable moment was the first year I got to watch my children graduate from kindergarten ready for primary school.

In that moment it had made me so proud as I had been able to be a part of their lives. I got to watch as each of the children went from being shy children who had just stepped into the Kindergarten Studio grow and develop into beautiful confident human beings, each showing bravery and courage as they walked up to collect their graduation certificate. It was one of the proudest feelings in my life.

Why do you believe your centre is an excellent choice for parents seeking the best childcare? Milestones Brookside is the best choice for your child as we aspire to provide quality care and outstanding professionalism that focuses on the needs of your child. Each day we spend every moment focusing on respecting, leading, assisting and nurturing the agency of your child and every one of their needs. We do this by realising the full potential in every child and acknowledging their individuality by encouraging them to go above and beyond.