Our team

We pride ourselves on our friendly, caring and professional team of educators. Each of our educators have:

  • Qualifications in Early Childhood Education or Primary Education (or in the process of obtaining)
  • A current Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • First Aid Qualifications
  • Child Protection Training
  • Regular professional development

Gurpreet Baidwan
Nominated Supervisor/Educational Leader

Diploma in Early Education and Care Services

Gurpreet is an experienced children’s services educator and leader and has been working at After School Connect since 2015. Gurpreet is passionate about working with and inspiring school-age children and builds genuine relationships and partnerships with all the children and their families.

Dipti Banerjee
Second in-charge

Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care Services

Dipti has had experience working in a variety of children’s services and has been an After School Connect educator since 2015. Dipti brings her energy and enthusiasm to our After School Connect program and believes in celebrating children’s play, discoveries and creating opportunities for learning.

Sultana Thanawala
Director

Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years)
Master of Educational Leadership (current)

Sultana is an early childhood teacher with over 11 years’ experience. As ASC’s Director, Sultana ensures that the children, families and educators are happy, included and supported. Sultana is a transformational leader with a strong belief in participatory leadership practices to support our educators in their daily practices and curriculum and promote the growth of our emerging leaders.

Sultana is also the Director of Westmead Early Education Centre (After School Connect’s head office). For more information, visit Westmead Early Education Centre.

Margaret Wilson
Manager

Diploma of Teaching – Early Childhood
Master of Educational Leadership (current)

Margaret is an early childhood teacher with over 30 years’ experience in the management and provision of education and care for children aged birth to 12 years of age. Margaret is closely involved and monitors all aspects of After School Connect in her role as Sydney Early Education Centre’s Manager due to her passion for high quality outside school hours services and the enjoyment she gets from working with a dedicated team of early childhood professionals.

Sydney Early Education Centres

After School Connect’s head office is located in Sydney Early Education Centres’ Westmead Centre, at 106-108 Railway Street, Wentworthville. SEEC has been educating and caring for children aged birth to 6 years of age since 1997, and school aged children since 1998. SEEC has a long-standing reputation of providing exceptional care and education guided by current research and evidence-based practice.

For more information, visit SEEC’s website: educhildcare.com.au