About Us

PFC Philosophy

Parap family centre provide an environment that is safe, friendly and welcoming to all members of the community. We believe we create an environment where meaningful relationships are developed, and a strong sense of community is maintained.

We believe the children who come through Parap Family Centre develop secure relationships with the educators which supports them through their learning journey as they develop lifelong skills and qualities.

We view the children as active participants and decision makers, we believe they bring their own diverse knowledge and skills to their learning.

We aim to develop environments that are aesthetically pleasing and are rich and provide opportunities for learning and exploring. Our educators encourage the children to respect the environment through our sustainability practices.

Our educators are highly valued and respected for their experience and knowledge in the Early Childhood Care and Education field.

Meet Our Team

Jade Johnson - Director

Jade Johnson - Director

I moved to Australia, from Ireland, in 2013 and Australia has now become my second home. I started at Parap Family as a group leader in the Gecko room (toddlers) in early 2018, I became the Assistant Director in mid-2018 and Director in March 2019. I have over 10 years’ experience working in childcare centres in Ireland, Sydney and Darwin. I have always enjoyed working with children and developing my knowledge and skills to support the early years learning and development of the children in my care.

Alice – Educational Leader/ Tadpoles team Leader

Alice Moyo – Team Leader Tadpoles

Originally from Zimbabwe, I hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. I have 10 years working experience as an Educator and commenced at the Centre in 2018. I have experience working with children from 6 weeks to 5 years, with much of my experience educating 0 to 3-year old’s. Working as an Educator is rewarding, watching children grow from crawling to going to school is a great experience. I believe that children learn through play. I always try to provide opportunities for children to explore, discover, create and imagine while having fun in a calm and safe environment.

Niamh - Co Assistant director/ Gecko team Leader

Niamh - Co Assistant director/ Gecko team Leader

I am originally from Ireland and that is where I studied my diploma. After my studies I started working in various daycare centres and also a Nanny to a beautiful family. I moved to Darwin in 2015 and started working for PFC in 2016.
I have loved my time here watching all the children grow from babies to then go on to preschool. It has been an amazing experience and I love building strong relationships with each child and their families.
every day.

Lidiane– Co-Assistant director/ Crocodile team Leader

Lidiane– Team Leader Crocodiles

I relocated from Brazil to Australia in 2010 and completed my Diploma of Early Childhood Education in 2017. Since then I have been working in the Child Care Industry and have had the pleasure of working in Canberra, Sydney and now in Darwin. I love to help children to develop their skills, discovering talents and exploring their own world.

Catherine (Kate) - Cook

Catherine (Kate)

Most people know me as Kate, I have worked at the Centre for 2 years. I started as an Educator in the Tadpoles room and then moved into the kitchen making lots of yummy food for the children to eat. My favourite dish to make is lasagne!



I have been an educator for five years and worked at Parap Family Centre ever since. I enjoy working with children because I get to support and play with them and just have fun. This Centre is amazing and working here was one of the best decision I have ever made.



I’m a proud Territorian and have worked at the Centre for almost 10 years. I enjoy working at the Centre, we are like family here.



I’m an Assistant Educator studying towards a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. I have worked at the Centre since 2019. I love being involved in the children’s learning and look forward to seeing them develop and grow throughout the year.



I commenced at the Centre in September 2019, having relocated from Sri Lanka to Darwin in 2018. I’m studying Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. I enjoy working with children it is wonderful and lovely experience to work at the Centre, providing a safe and supportive environment for early learning.



Hi I'm Karen. I'm originally from Ireland & have lived in Australia for 5 years, calling Darwin Home for the last 2 years. I have completed my certificate 3 in early childhood education and began working at Parap family centre. I love working in a family centred environment , alongside a great team of educators and fantastic kids& families.

Join Our Team

We are able to provide high quality care thanks to the professional and caring team of educators.

For more information on how to join our team, please contact our director.

The Committee

Our Committee is a group of passionate parents. To get in contact with the Committee please contact: admin@parapfc.nt.edu.au

President:  Kamal Ali
Philippa Hunter
Treasurer: Eliane Lefebvre
Secretary: Zara Sanders
General Member (Director):  Jade Johnson
General Member: Janice Noone
General Member: Erin Maczkowiack
General Member: Emily Fanning
General Member: Ciara Bergin


What Our Families are Saying

It is a learning haven which allows for my daughter to grow, explore and learn with other children the same age. We are happy to be part of the PFC family and are thankful for all the support and enabling my child to flourish.

PFC means family. The staff have welcomed my child into their care like one of their own. Nothing is too much trouble, very accommodating.

PFC is a second home for my son and I appreciate all that the educators do.

Staff are welcoming when entering the centre, makes it feel like a safe place for my son

PFC is a community to help influence my child’s growth and development.

PFC is a welcoming and fun place to play and learn.

Happy kids in the centre.

PFC is family friendly; we love the centre as much as our son, it is a safe home away from home for our son.