Who We Are

Our Priority Is To Ensure Your Child Is Well Cared For

After working in the industry for several years, Caroline Surtees and Murray Surtees founded Olive Grove Centre of Early Learning. Caroline believes that children’s minds develop quickly, and you should see this time as a perfect opportunity to enhance your child’s curiosity, socialization and learning skills.
It’s important, Caroline says, that you choose an early learning centre that offers your child a personalised and flexible, natural learning program that’s full of fun. This way, your child is not forced to learn what educators believe is appropriate for their age. At Olive Grove our educators offer an individualized and personal approach to stimulate each child’s learning and development from 3 months to 6 years, which enables them to grow and become a life-long learner.
At our centre, we’re guided by the REGGIO EMELIA philosophy which allows a child to investigate their world and learn from it at their own pace as they develop and grow. Our programs and environments encourage critical-thinking skills and intellectual curiosity that will build a strong foundation and fuel success in children when they start school.
Our experienced, and certified early childhood practitioners are highly committed and passionate about children’s early years learning and their well-being. The educators have a great understanding of a child’s early years learning and development and how this can impact their life further down the track.

Meet our Exceptional Early Childhood Educators

Caroline Surtees

Managing Director

Shannen Walker

Working Towards Diploma
Cert Three In education and Care
Diploma of Education and Care
Diploma Of Education and Care
Centre manager – Diploma of Education and Care
Diploma of Education and Care
Diploma of Education and Care
Assistant Manager/ Cook Diploma of Children’s Services.
Diploma of Children’s Services

Maria Cristina Ligutan

Diploma of Education and Care

Our Values

We understand that children learn differently. Through observation, listening and family input, we encourage each individual’s unique learning styles.

We believe every child has a right to equal opportunity, to be treated with respect and nourished with love and care. Thereby every child will flourish.

We also believe cultural diversity enriches us and identifies us as individuals, families and as a community. Therefore; every culture is embraced and appreciated so as to enrich our centre.

We actively encourage strong partnerships with families and our extended community as this creates a wonderful sense of belonging that is vital to the learning environment of our children.