Group of children in outdoor garden area at The Learning Tree Yarralumla

Our People

Our People

At Papilio Early Learning Yarralumla, we really get to know your child. Our passionate educators love to see each child grow and develop their own identity. We value the bonds within families, and aim to partner with you in these exciting early years to provide the very best care and learning opportunities for your child. 

We pride ourselves on our creative approach to teaching and encourage our educators to use their own knowlege and skills to develop the children within our Centre. A number of our educators are proficient in a second language and we encourage them to share this with the children and their families. By exposing the children to other languages and cultural customs the team at Papilio Early Learning Yarralumla are able to provide a unique and enriching learning experience. 

At our centre we speak:

  • Bahasa Indonesia 
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Korean 
  • Sinhalese
  • Yoruba  

All children at the Centre are also lucky enough to be serviced by an onsite Chef who focuses on seasonal, healthy and nutritionally balanced meals. With an emphasis on Healthy Bodies in all Papilio Early Learning Centres our team is proud to bring this to life in an environment that may facilitate further learning opportunities for children. 

Meet our Centre Manager

Name: Virginia McFadyen known as Gini 

Qualifications: I have a Diploma of Teaching Early Childhood along with a Diploma of Management.  Over my years in the Early Education and Care Sector I have also achieved Circle Of Security Family Educator certification and I also have Parents as Teachers.

What makes you passionate about Early Childhood Education?  I get great pleasure in  seeing  the children grow and develop to their full potential.  When learning is visible there is so much joy and enthusiasm with both children and educators. I am committed to the educator team developing  to their full potential for the benefit of our children and community.  The open friendly and positive relationships you develop with children, their families and educators is the key to all we do and so very important to me. 

What is your most memorable moment at the centre? Our field of Mushrooms - Smurf Village according to the children .  Not to mention the everyday encouragement and support I receive from educators and families.

Fun fact about you: Through my father's mother I am directly descended from Fletcher Christian of Mutiny on the Bounty fame.