The Sanctuary at Hillside is an early learning centre for children.

Our Team

The Sanctuary At Hillside is owned by Kellie Normington.


We would like to introduce the team of professionals who work together with the children and families to create the service it is today.


Caitlin Patterson is our Centre Manager. Her passion lies with working with the educators, children and families on developing children's growth and wellbeing. Stacey Hawryluk is our Educational Leader, her role will be to work in direct contact with the team and support the services educational program.  


Nicole Hageman is our Business Manager.  Nicole has worked with Kellie for many years in Human Resources and Finance roles.  Nicole's role is to assist Kellie & Caitlin to support our team of staff, manage the centre finances and manage our building and assets.


Our nursery team is led by Maria Matos along with Alisha Custo and Sheakeira Hamilton.


Room 1 (1-2 year old room) is led by Marlee Willmott along with Shelli Kaur, Bansi Patel, Ranjit Sandhu and Ruth Careless.


Room 2 (2-3 year old room) is led by Margaret Fava along with Elisha Punicki, Trudie Stainwall, Jesma Chandra and Joanne Davidson.


Room 3 (3-4 year old room) is led by Aneesa Ali along with Mona Goyal, Tegan Vince and Terri Jones.


Our Kindergarten is led by Vesna Georgiou along with Monica Nekic, Cassandra Mora and Rebecca Tran.


Our meals are prepared by Jacqui Blackburn and Cathryn Zaccaria-Pistritto who are our centre cooks/chefs. 


Alisha Quill, Monique Florrimell & Karen Galea are currently covering planning and annual leave.


Tammy Van is our activity co-ordinator.