Cassowary Coast Regional Council

Family Day Care: Coordination Unit Family Day Care: Coordination Unit

Jacqui Szafran: Special Projects Co-ordinator, Senior Co-ordinator of CCRC Family Day Care, Nominated Supervisor

Hello my name is Jacqui and I hold a Bachelor in Social Science, Advanced Diploma of Children’s Services and Cert IV in Workplace Training and Assessing. 

I have worked in the council for over 24 years and in family day care since 1994, in this time I have spent 5 years as president of the Family Day Care Association Qld. 

I believe that it is important to communities to be resilient and self-reliant, providing a locally owned and operated high quality childcare service, is a step in the right direction.

Janelle Beasley: Educational Leader, Assistant Coordinator

Hello my name is Janelle Beasley and I am the Educational Leader for the Cassowary Coast Family Day Care Scheme.  I have worked in a previous life in the child care industry as well as Education Queensland.

I have a Cert IV in Training and Assessment, Cert IV in Business and Cert IV in Frontline Management as well as being a Justice of the Peace (Qual).  I am currently studying my Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.

I pride myself on being an active participant in the workplace as well as in the community.  I love working with children and watching them grow and develop into smart, independent individuals who are constantly striving and thriving.

I am excited to be working with the Educators, the rest of the Coordination Unit and families.

Cara Turner: Administration Officer

Hello my name is Cara Turner and I am the Administration Officer for Cassowary Coast Family Dare Care Scheme.  I began my family day care journey in 2016 so I am still a fledgling in the world of child care. 

The role I provide is administrative support for our educators and families in the Cassowary Coast Region.  I love being part of a proactive team and take great pride in my work. 

I love the community aspect of my role and liaising with families.  Community events such as the Baby and Children’s Expo as well as our Family Day Week Celebrations are where I can meet new people and engage the community which is what I love to do the most. 

Hope to see you all at our community events in the future.