SPOILT FOR CHOICE: Readers have given more than 60 names in the search for the region's favourite childcare worker. The Gympie Times' online poll closes midnight Sunday.
SPOILT FOR CHOICE: Readers have given more than 60 names in the search for the region's favourite childcare worker. The Gympie Times' online poll closes midnight Sunday. skynesher

VOTE: Who will be Gympie's favourite childcare worker?

IF EARLY education is key then the quality of Gympie's childcare workers is going to lead to many open doors.

A Facebook callout this week asking for people to nominate their favourite childcare workers in the region brought an avalanche of replies.

A list of 64 names was compiled from the more than 160 comments left on our page.

Who is your favourite Gympie childcare worker?

This poll ended on 23 September 2019.

Current Results

Tahlitha Andrews, CCC Early Learning Centre

3%

Sharon Arthur, CCC Early Learning Centre

0%

Cecilia Baltyn

1%

Toni Bowern, Mary Valley Childcare Centre

3%

Rosie Brown, Uniting Church Childcare

0%

Jane Burge, Parkside Early Learning

0%

Cristie Clark, Gunalda kindy

0%

Amy Collier, CCC Early Learning Centre

0%

Claire Dakin, Goodstart

3%

Rachel Dan, Kitiwah Place

1%

Jade Davidson, Kids Bizz

0%

Helen Davies, Parkside Early Learning

0%

Lissa Dooley, Goodstart

0%

Mikayla Dumschat, Uniting Church Childcare

0%

Holly Elizabeth, Kids R Us

0%

Tahlia Francis, Goodstart

0%

Jayde Gibson, Uniting Church Childcare

3%

Vicki Kerr, Busy Bees

0%

Erica Konecny

0%

Jess Kuronen, Young Seedlings Family Daycare

25%

Jade Labonne, Mary Valley Early Learning Centre

0%

Sharie Lawless Busy Bees

9%

Linda Lochtenberg, Mary Valley Early Learning Centre

0%

Casey Margetts, Uniting Church Childcare

1%

Loren Marshall, Good Start Early Learning

0%

Stacey Martin

0%

Nadia Martynova, CCC Early Learning Centre

0%

Carly McEwan, CCC Early Learning Centre

4%

Karen McNaught, Hilltop Kids

1%

Tara Melidonis, CCC Early Learning Centre

0%

Renia Metcalf, Uniting Church Childcare

3%

Karley Morcsch, Uniting Church Childcare

3%

Kay Nolan, CCC Early Learning Centre

0%

Kristi Nolan, Kitiwah Place

0%

Shirley Robson, Gunalda kindy

0%

Barbara Rooks, Family Day Care Tin Can Bay

3%

Traci Salter, Kids on Calton

1%

Jenni Stokes

3%

Kasey Sutton, Kids Bizz

0%

Kelly Tompkins, Kids R Us

3%

Jessica Walker, Kitiwah Place

0%

Kylie Wheeler, Kitiwah Place

1%

Nikki White, Parkside Learning

1%

Jenny Williams

1%

Miss Demita, Kids Bizz

0%

Mr Doug, Kids Bizz

1%

Wendy, Kids Bizz

1%

Sandy, Kids Bizz

4%

Miss Kay, Goodstart Jones Hill

1%

Miss Kylie, Goodstart Jones Hill

1%

Miss Margie, Goodstart

0%

Miss Tracey, Goodstart

0%

Shani, Kitiwah Early Learning Centre

0%

Colleen, Kitiwah Early Learning Centre

1%

Janis, Kitiwah Early Learning Centre

0%

Erin, Kitiwah Early Learning Centre

0%

Becki, Goomboorian Play Along Centre

1%

Ashley, Goomboorian Play Along Centre

1%

Tina, Goomboorian Play Along Centre

1%

Shelley, Goomboorian Play Along Centre

0%

Emerson, Goomboorian Play Along Centre

1%

Christine, Goomboorian Play Along Centre

0%

Miss Mel, Parkside Early Learning Centre

1%

Miss Jenna, Parkside Early Learning Centre

0%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

 

Many of the names were accompanied by effusive praise.

Ashleigh Jayne Rimmington said Mikayla Dumschat and Karley Morsch "are caring and compassionate and their little 'wombats' adore them"; and Amy Black said: "Miss Jade from Kids Bizz... is one of the best educators I have ever had the pleasure of knowing."

Other readers were grateful to centres as a whole.

 

NSW Health reported that almost 100 child care centre reporting gastro in August.
NSW Health reported that almost 100 child care centre reporting gastro in August. news.com.au

Jasmine Rose offered up praise for "everyone at Kitiwah", Clare Dakin said those at Goodstart Gympie were "amazing", and Rachel Kraak was happy with the work of "all the wonderful people at Uniting Church Childcare Gympie.

"From the ladies in the office to the people in all rooms and the groundsman.

"They all get along and all love the kids," she said.

Kerrie McEwin said making one choice from Kids R Us was an insurmountable challenge.

"If I have to pick one person, I wouldn't be able to.

"Equally love them all.

"I've had numerous staff caring for my three children over the past six years.

"Between the three of my boys they've been in all the rooms.

 

Kids playing with wooden toys. Two children, cute toddler girl and funny baby boy, playing with wooden toy blocks, building towers at home or day care. Educational child toys for preschool and kindergarten.
Kids playing with wooden toys. Two children, cute toddler girl and funny baby boy, playing with wooden toy blocks, building towers at home or day care. Educational child toys for preschool and kindergarten. Contributed

"Never had an issue."

The Uniting Church Childcare Centre was the educator of choice for Leisa Maree Treen.

"... all of them are amazing.

"They are the best, they have taken care of my nephew from toddler through to school and now they have my daughter.

"I love them."

The poll closes at midnight Sunday.

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