Our Leadership Team

Michelle Bennett

Michelle is dedicated to creating a nurturing and secure environment where every child can thrive. As Centre Director, she prioritises building strong relationships with children and their families, ensuring a supportive atmosphere for learning and growth.

With a background in early childhood education, Michelle brings a wealth of experience and a commitment to high-quality care and education. Her leadership fosters a collaborative and dynamic team focused on delivering exceptional outcomes for all children at Junee Kids.

Outside of her professional role, Michelle is an avid equestrian and water sports enthusiast. These pursuits reflect her dedication and passion in all aspects of life. Her well-rounded interests contribute to her holistic approach to early childhood education.

Hayley Bond

With 10+ years in the education industry, Hayley enjoys creating stimulating and inspiring programs that encourage children to explore and flourish.

Besides guiding children in their first steps of the learning journey, Hayley loves to incorporate the natural environment into educational programs. She’s also committed to building a sustainable service and forging a strong relationship between Junee Kids and the larger community.

Hayley completed her Bachelor of Education in 2019 and is undertaking studies at CSU to become primary qualified.

When she’s not immersed in education, Hayley is either working out at the gym, travelling, spending time with family and friends – or watching a Harry Potter film!

Lauren Nicoll

A long term resident of Junee, Lauren has been working in the early childhood sector for 14 years.

Through her career, she has educated and cared for children of all ages. And she prides herself on building meaningful relationships with both children and their families.

Lauren holds a Diploma of Children’s Services and enjoys working as part of a team to inspire and educate children to be their best selves.

When away from work, Lauren spends time with her children, family and friends, which often involves camping or water skiing… ideally with a nice cheese and dip platter.