Our Staff

Tharuka (Director)


Tharuka has a Bachelor for Early Childhood and has been working at Nepean TAFE Children Centre for last nine years. She is the Centre Director and also a teacher in the pre-school room. Tharuka currently holds certificates in Apply First Aid and Asthma and Anaphylaxis.

Tharuka grew up in Sri Lanka and is fluent in French, Sinhalese and Tamil. She enjoys forming wonderful relationships with families, whom I come in contact.

Annie (Advanced childcare worker)


Annie holds a Certificate III in Children's Services. She is currently studying a Diploma of Children's Services (Early Education and Care). She has been working with children from diverse backgrounds for many years. She can speak fluent Tagalog, Visayan and Waray Waray. Annie has a strong passion for working with children. She currently holds a Certificate in Apply First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis.

Cheryl (Early childhood officer)


Cheryl is one of the team members working in the 3-5 year room at the Nepean TAFE Children’s Centre where she has worked for three years. She is originally from South Africa but migrated to Sydney in 1974.

In 2011, Cheryl fulfilled a lifelong dream and completed the Diploma of Children’s Services. Working with children has always been her aspiration and she is passionate about educating and inspiring all the unique individuals in her care.