Family-owned and operated
Joan and Kerry Mahony own Brooklyn Park Private Kindergaten as well as Glandore Private Kindergarten and Child Care Centre. They have over 20 years experience managing Education Care Centres and promote a happy, friendly, family atmosphere at their centres.
Their mission is to ensure children develop to their maximum potential. They aim to have a positive impact on everyone they work with, and continuously improve the centres’ facilities, policies and educational programs.
Joan and Kerry work with their Directors and Educators to implement innovative learning experiences for children, parents and staff. They are proud of their wonderful staff who promote the Centres’ reputations for excellence in all areas of the National Quality Standards.
Kerry has worked for many years in management of large companies. Kerry is President of the Australian Child Care Alliance SA, and Treasurer of the National Australian Childcare Alliance, which represent the private childcare sector.
He is also on many Government and Childcare Advisory Committees, and is frequently consulted by stakeholders in the Children’s Services sector.
He lobbies State and Federal politicians to gain affordable child care for families, and to promote quality care and education for all preschool children.
Kerry enjoys interacting with the children and families, and attending special Centre events. He is also involved with staff training and supervision as well as overall management of the Centres.
Joan’s career has included Nursing, Teaching and Child Care, and holds Bachelor Degrees in Early Childhood, Nursing and Arts.
She has a Masters Degree in Special Education.
She has taught children with special needs in high school, primary school, kindergarten and child care.
Joan works closely with our Directors and Educators, reviewing our educational programs, policies and practices. She also mentors graduate Early Childhood Teachers.
She loves engaging with the children, and sharing their ideas and interests. She is proud of the way the Educators work with the children to help them develop to their potential. Joan also enjoys meeting and getting to know parents and families.