Our People

Our People

At Papilio Boxhill, our centre community is made up of a close-knit team of professional, qualified and passionate educators, teachers and staff.  We are responsive and caring educators who endeavour to build positive relationships with your family and loving connections with your child. We recognise your child’s individuality and are committed to nurturing them and instilling the skills and curiosity they need to confidently step into the world as lifelong learners. 

Meet Our Centre Manager

Name: Qi Duan

Years in Childcare: 7 Years

Qualifications: Diploma of Early Childhood Education 

What makes you passionate about Early Childhood Education? I am passionate about working with young children of all ages because  I find it very rewarding being part of their learning and developmental journey. I feel so blessed every day when I see them turn up with a smile on their face and learning through the activities set up by our lovely educators.
Why do you believe your centre is an excellent choice for parents seeking the best child care? 
Box Hill Papilio is such a homely and joyful childcare centre. We promote a child-centred and interest-based approach. We have a group of loving, caring and passionate staff with professional skills to deliver high quality curriculum and nurturing environment for children. We also establish the collaborative relationship with our families and the local communities.
Fun fact about you? I love teaching children Mandarin at work.

Meet our Assistant Centre Manager Box Hill

Meet our Assistant Centre Manager Box Hill

Name: Rachel Reid

Years in Childcare: 11 Years

Qualifications: Studying Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

What makes you passionate about Early Childhood Education? The childcare industry has always been a passion of mine because it’s one of the most rewarding jobs. You get to be involved in shaping and educating young children, watching them grow and being a part of something special. Children are the future so being able to be a part of that makes it all worth it.
What makes your centre different from others? Being a part of a small centre like Box Hill is so rewarding. I’ve gained a closer connection with the families and the children. I can confidently say I know all the children and the families in ways you wouldn’t get in a larger centre. Our centre is home like and we’re all a family. It makes coming to work more enjoyable knowing I fit in.
Meet our Assistant Centre Manager Box Hill North

Meet our Assistant Centre Manager Box Hill North

Name: Jiajing Tao

Years in Childcare: 7 years

Qualifications: Graduate diploma of Early Childhood Education

What makes you passionate about Early Childhood Education? I am most passionate about seeing children’s learning and development and wanting to be a part of their journey. I am willing to building secure relationships with children, families and educators who I am able to work beside.  I enjoy being there to provide comfort and help children settle into a new environment and bond with their educators and peers. I love to encourage children to become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing. I am also passionate about children to develop dispositions for learning, such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination, and reflexivity. It’s a real privilege for me to observe a child’s confidence grow.

What makes your centre different from others? The team at Papilio Box Hill North is like a unique family. We work together to ensure all children to actively explore their environment and support them to form and develop trusting relationships with other children and educators. We strongly believe that early childhood education is the foundation of a child’s future. We believe in providing children with the highest quality of care allowing each and every child to reach their fullest potential, by enhancing all areas of growth and development, in a warm caring and home like environment that is a reflection of our children, families and our community. We believe it is important to be aware of diversity and multiculturalism within the community in which we live.  We aim to reflect diversity throughout our Centre, as well as in our programming.