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Who We Are

At Kids Club we understand and embrace the fact that 83% of any one person’s learning is within the first five years of their life. Chief executive officer Corie Stone has worked alongside with a handpicked team of key professionals to ensure that Kids Club offers the best education and care facility available.

Kids Club Early Childhood Learning Centres have been established to ensure that all children and families receive the best quality care and education. We do this through our carefully selected professionals and our ever-changing philosophy.

Meet the Support Team

CEO – Corie Stone

Corie has been involved in childcare for over 17 years in both Long Day Care and Before and After School Care, with significant and direct experience in all aspects of Long Day Care operations including site  notification, development, construction, licensing process (council, DEC, ACECQA – and all other required approvals), operations and management, programming and HR. He is also a member of a number of industry bodies (both regulatory and private). Corie is primarily responsible for new business development and operations.

Operations support & Events Co-ordination – Sally Stone

Sally has over 10 years of experience in the Early Childhood Education Industry and currently holds her Diploma in Children Services. With a strong passion for business and as a highly motivated member of the team, Sally prides herself on exceptional customer service and plays an integral role in ensuring that our parents and children receive the best experiences and attention they deserve by working with the team in designing and organising fun-filled events.

Chief Financial Officer – Ian Fionda

Ian has spent 20 years working with a range of companies from early stage high growth ventures, through to large, established multinational organisations, including working closely with a number of early education providers. Prior to joining Kids Club, Ian was a Managing Director at PwC and was previously a Director at Barclays Capital. Ian is passionate about the industry, and has joined the Kids Club team to provide financial leadership and support for the continued growth of its premium quality early education services

NSW Area Manager

Operations Manager – Lauren Whitehead

Lauren was fortunate to find her career passion early on and has more than 9 years sector experience. Throughout this time she has journeyed through working directly with our future generation: Educational Leadership or Centre Management and loves being a leader of leaders in her Area Manager Role. Her ambition is to ensure our services are of the highest quality, providing beautiful, quality learning environments for children where they are encouraged to learn without limits. She believes on engaging children through their interests, offering a play based curriculum that is exciting and empowering and creating citizens of our community who have a lifelong love of learning and ongoing quest for knowledge

Head of Sales & Marketing – James Horton

James has a Masters in Marketing and a Bachelor in Visual Arts and Design. With over a decade of various marketing practices from big corporates to start-ups, James has a wide portfolio of campaigns across both agency and client-side work. He has a love for combining analytics with creative design and strategic thinking to develop marketing activities that leave a lasting and engaging experience. James works closely with the whole team at Kids Club to make sure that all marketing, branding and communication activities showcase the amazing services and offerings that our company brings to both children and their families alike.

Sales Manager – Megan Bradbury

Megan is a solutions-driven sales manager, who creates value-adding programs fuelling national growth, competitive advantage and transformative change across the Kids Club Business. She is skilled in conceptualising and executing sales programs from start to finish. With a strong, highly-competitive agency background providing a wealth of experience in client solutions and services, Megan manages complex business milestones while adapting to changes and shifting priorities.

Site Acquisition Manager

Site Acquisitions – Jasmine Brown

Jasmine has been in business development within the residential and commercial property sectors for over ten years.  For the last years Jasmine has worked solely in the childcare space from a property perspective, sourcing potential sites and negotiating contracts to reflect the intricate and unique requirements for childcare, whilst following current LEP and government legislation. Jasmine has direct experience in the full process of establishing a childcare centre from sourcing the property, site due diligence, agreeing terms, working with consultants and project management of the development application, communication with Councils, compliance, site visits, troubleshooting potential issues through to development application approval.

Project Manager – Justin Peebles

Justin is responsible for overseeing the development of our new early learning centres and the maintenance of our existing centres.

He is an experienced Construction Manager and a licensed Builder. Justin previously managed and completed upgrades of property and facilities across Queensland child care centres.

HR consultantHR Consultant – Jenny Kemp

Jennie has 27 years of experience both in child care and in all aspects of human resources relating to child care.

She has undertaken extensive training in a range of relevant workplace areas of employment and will be a great support to the whole team. Jennie is striving to maintain a friendly and rewarding workplace culture at Kids Club for the benefit of all members of the team.

Kids Club Educational Director

Educational Director – Shelli Hanson

Shelli Hanson has been in the early childhood field for over 22 years and holds a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood.

To say Shelli is an asset to Kids Club is an understatement. Shelli’s passion for helping shape a child’s future is inspiring and is matched only by her knowledge in the field of early childhood development. Shelli works closely with the Kids Club Centre Directors to ensure the best practice and education is being delivered to exceed the National Quality Standards.

QLD Area Manager

QLD Area Manager – Paula Wright

Paula has over 15 years’ experience in education and an Advanced Diploma in Child Care. During this time she has seen many exciting changes in the industry and has enjoyed learning and developing her skills while working with children and families.

For Paula, the best part of working in this profession is watching the children reach their developmental milestones while developing a love of learning. She believes that by building strong relationships with the children and their families we will create a safe and happy environment in which the children will thrive in.

VIC Area Manager – Renee Elliot

Working in the Early Childhood Education sector for the last decade, Renee is a degree qualified educator, having attained a Bachelor of Education. Through her studies, many years of experience and passion for the industry, she have developed a thorough understanding of what it takes to maximise your children’s early learning and development.