Our Educator Family

Poka Dot Kids believe that high quality educators are vital to providing the best education and care program for children.

Staff qualifications and levels staff to child ratios comply with the Children’s Services Regulation 2017. Rostered staff members work directly with the children at all times.

Appropriately qualified, including First-aid CPR, Asthma and anaphalaxis, Working with Children Check, and fire training

Purposefully aware of their legislative responsibilities and adhere to Centre policies and procedures.

Safety conscious, they arrange play areas to ensure children can be effectively supervised.
All educators are Up-to-date with the knowledge of how children grow and learn. They are skilled in fostering positive and constructive relationships with children (and between children), parents, families and the community.

Advocates of social justice, access and equality for all. They are committed to programming (planning, implementing and evaluating learning experiences and teaching strategies) for individuals and groups of children based on direct and recent observations of the children’s development.

Educators will guide children to develop new skills, become confident learners and make friendships whilst focusing towards developing their full potential in preparation for BIG SCHOOL.

Get to know your director

My Name is Trudy Lloyd the Director and Owner of Poka Dot Kids.
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Poka Dot Kids Early Learning Centre.
We have been up and operating since January 2013 and loving every minute of our fun filled days.
I am a fully qualified childhood educator with over 30 years experience in child care.
I have owned and operated my own centre’s before. I have 9 gorgeous children of my own. The eldest 32 and the youngest is now 17.

Barrack Heights


Certified Supervisor at Barrack Heights. A male educator who has been in the industry for 6 years . University training, diploma in children’s services and certificate 3.
He is devoted to childcare, sometimes our biggest kid.

Oak Flats


Certified supervisor at Oakflats Tara started working at Poka Dot Kids while still at school. With love passion and dedication to the children she has proven herself to be an outstanding educator and everyone loves her. Tara has certificate 3 and Diploma Qualifications.


Our Baby Whisperer at Oak Flats. She has a unique ability to bond with babies instantly and make families feel welcome and accepted.



Certified supervisor at Wollongong.
Zoe has moved up from her roles in both Barrack Heights and Oak Flats to be a very driven enthusiastic educator with lots of dreams and visions for our newest centre. She is excited to move forward after achieving her certificate 3 and Diploma in children’s services.

We encourage the whole team to get to know all the children across the services so there are always familiar faces.

Hayley ECT 3 yrs service
Alyce ECT 1 year service
Carly Cert 3 6 years service
Shanae Cert 3 3 years
Chelsea Cert 3 3 years
Holly trainee 1 year
Ellie. trainee 1 year
Courtney trainee 1 year
Mikayla trainee 1 year
Louise trainee 1 year