Management Team

Addy & Tash (Founder/Owner)

Addy & Tash (Founder/Owner)

Privately Owned & Operated by a Family- “Just Like Yours”

Addy & Tash are the owners, operators and approved provider of Learning Ladder Early Learning Centres. As a parent of two beautiful children (Veronika & Viren), we appreciate as a parent how daunting it can be to find a good quality childcare service. That is why Learning Ladder unique philosophy recognizes the benefits of providing a holistic learning experience for the children in a caring, enriching environment supported by skilled, knowledgeable and passionate Educators who value families and the community. We believe children are more inclined to be inspired and creative when their parents or guardians are involved in their play and education.

Therefore, we aspire to be each child’s extended family, and support them to learn in an exciting and educational manner, as learning through play is a critical aspect in supporting healthy growth and development of young children. I have an open-door policy, and welcome your feedback and communication.

As a privately owned and operated services, our main focus is to be a part of the local community. our centres aim to achieve a sense of wonder, feeling and belonging too, and also love of the land, nature and animals, so that young children will develop lifelong respect as well positive and proactive attitudes toward our environment and a sustainable future. We believe in nurturing and protecting our most precious gifts – our children and our planet.

We at Learning Ladder, envision to support and develop children’s strengths and potential through a child-centred, collaborative teaching, and learning environment inspired by nature, and driven by children, families and community. We are inclusive of all cultures, and respect and embraces the Aboriginal and Torres Strait people. Our service provides one extra educator over and above the child: Educator ratio, as this allows consistency of educators within the room throughout the day.

Our main focus is to connect with you and your family. To which a professional and respectful reception of your opinions will be met that is why we welcome you and your families to come and pay us a visit, to meet and greet the wonderful staff at Learning Ladder.

Ellie Doncovio (Operations Head)

Ellie Doncovio (Operations Head)

Hi my name is Ellie Doncovio and I started my Early childhood Education journey 7 years ago. I started my traineeship in 2014 as an assistant educator and worked my way up through to educational leader and then became Centre Director in 2018. I became a mother in March 2021 to a beautiful daughter named Willow. 

I believe everything I do is about providing the best start for every child. I’m extremely passionate about early childhood education and children’s social and emotional development and believe that all children deserve access to high quality early learning programs. I believe the best part about working in the early childhood education sector is watching children grow, develop and flourish. I believe having a strong relationship with all families is extremely important as they put all their trust into us to care for their little one and trust is built from relationship.  I look forward to working with you and your family to ensure your experience is one to remember.

Mona (Senior Management)

Mona (Operations Head)

My name is Mona and I have over 11 years of experience in the Early Childhood Education industry and I love seeing all our Learning Ladder children and families every day.

I strongly believe in creating opportunities for our children and enabling the development of their unique social, emotional, physical, and cognitive skills. Additionally, I take pride in creating strong community connections with the engagement of our children to enhance their values in conjunction with everyday learning. Getting to know the children and their families is so rewarding and as a parent myself, now I can appreciate how important the relationships between families and our staff is.

I am extremely passionate about high quality Early Childhood Education and strongly believe that all children should be provided with the same equal learning opportunities to quality Education. I love researching and am always eager to learn new things.

I look forward to meeting you and your family and can’t wait to start our new journey together.

Priya (Management)​

Priya (Management)​

Hi my name is Priya and I started my career as an early childhood educator in 2014. I have an advanced diploma in early childhood education and currently pursuing my bachelors in the same. Throughout my time in early childhood education, I have held many roles including assistant educator, lead educator, educational leader and now assistant centre manager at Learning Ladder. In recent times I have truly found my passion in leading teams to deliver quality care and education to the children in our care and helping educators find their passions within their roles.

I went through a stage where I was still discovering my passion But soon realised and absolutely fell in love with the role and made the easy decision to make this my career. Seeing the children I was working with learning, growing and developing throughout the years was incredible to see. I also enjoyed the relationships that I built with the families- I involved them as much as possible in what was happening at the centre.

The biggest thing I have learnt is that no child is the same, and what might work well with one child might not be the best for another. Therefore, as an educator we need to change our teaching styles and way of thinking to achieve the best possible outcome for the children in our care.

I Am passionate about helping children on their learning and life journey. My soul focus has always been to ensure that each child is supported to achieve their full potential in their crucial first five years of life. They are our future leaders and their experiences in their early age will help in shaping their future. Creating that best and stimulating environment where each child is nurtured has always been my goal.



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