Managing Director Phyllis began her career in the travel industry. Shortly after starting her family and returning to the workplace, Phyllis struggled to find adequate child care for her daughter. Having always had an interest in early childhood learning, coupled with flexibility needed to be a working mother, Phyllis completed studies in Early Childhood and attained a Diploma in Children Services. After extensive research including consulting with the owners of other centres, Phyllis opened her first Centre – Little Peoples Place in East Fremantle in 2006.
Managing Director Vijay Narula arrived in Australia from India in 1996 on a student visa, working as cleaner and baker to pay for university. He left a banking career to start a childcare centre. He obtained a diploma in children services and opened his first childcare centre in 2006. Within eight years he opened a further eight centres, now employing more than 100 staff. Vijay supports a number of national and international charities. – See more at: www.40under40.com.au/Winner/Vijay-Narula
Operations Manager Hello, my name is Laura, I have worked within the childcare industry since 1995; after gaining my qualifications and working initially in the UK I decided to move my life and career to Australia and I have been here now since 2008. I have worked for Little Peoples Place for my entire time in Australia, it has allowed me to gain continued experience and furthering my skills as an Assistant Director, Director and now the Operations Manager.
I am passionate about early years and I aim to provide high quality care and education that promotes an environment fostering security, peace, harmony and a sense of belonging. I believe that early childhood forms a foundation for the development of skills needed for life; therefore I aim to provide each and every child with the best possible stimulation, education, development and care. I believe in broadening the children’s understanding of the world in which we live, to explore the diversity of culture and the community around us.
My role as Operations Manager allows me to work closely with Managers, Directors and Educators to ensure that their personal philosophy’s, as well as my own, are developed, challenged and achieved therefore creating an environment for the children that establishes self-esteem, resilience, healthy growth and capacity to learn.