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.


Jardie - Ann Brigham is our Centre Manager. She has worked in both long day care as an educator and before and after school care as coordinator. Her passion lies with working with children and families on developing children's growth and wellbeing.


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 Jardie - Ann to support our team of staff, manage the centre finances and manage our building and assets.


Seniz Alpozgen is our Educational Leader. Her role will be to work in direct contact with the team and support the services educational program. 


Our nursery team is led by  Maria Matios along with Monica Nekic, Bansi Patel and Nikki Sidhu.


Room 1 (1-2 year old room) is led by Caitlin Patterson along with Magaret Fava, Nancy Sethi, Ruth Careless and Jesma Chandra.


Room 2 (2-3 year old room) is led by Cassandra Murat along with Stacey Hawryluk, Briony King, Niloo Singh and Tammy Van.


Room 3 (3-4 year old room) is led by Rachuel Melrose along with Ranjit Sandhu and Terri Jones. 


Our Kindergarten is led by Preeti Gulati along with Vanessa George and Trudie Stainwell.


Our meals are prepared by  Jacqui Blackburn and Jacob Melrose who are our centre cooks/chefs.