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

Our Team

The Sanctuary At Hillside is owned by Kellie Normington, Kellie is our Centre Manager.


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 assistant centre manager. Her passion lies with working with the educators, 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 Kellie & Caitlin 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 & Margaret Fava along with Ruth Careless, Jesma Chandra, Mona Goyal and Shelli Kaur.


Room 2 (2-3 year old room) is led by Cassandra Murat & Stacey Hawryluk along with Niloo Singh, Jenny Chohye Lee, Bilijana Trenkovska and Tammy Van.


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


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


Our meals are prepared by Jacqui Blackburn and Baljinder Kaur who are our centre cooks/chefs.