Our Childcare and Kindergarten Team

Experienced Educators

We understand that your child requires an environment to thrive and become the best version of themselves. Essential to your child’s journey at Embracia Childcare and Kindergarten, is the family of qualified and passionate childcare educators that support, care for, and inspire your child every day.   

Our educators create an environment for our children that emulates an enchanting oasis. Our team focus on supporting your child to thrive in all areas of their physical and mental wellbeing as well as their personal development. 

Embracia Childcare

Our Values

Physical Wellbeing


Language and Literacy


Routines and Rituals



Self Worth

Our Leaders

Sarah Mackenzie - Managing Director

Sarah is the Managing Director of Embracia Group, including Embracia Aged Care, Embracia Education and Embracia Childcare and Kindergarten. Growing up in her family-owned aged care facility, caring for others is engrained in Sarah. As a health care and aged care specialist, Sarah has extensive experience and knowledge in leadership, HR, team development, change management and team empowerment.

Centre Director Apryl

Apryl Littlewood - Centre Director

Apryl has over 15 years’ experience in the childcare industry; starting out as an Educator and working her way through Room Leader, Educational Leader and now Centre Director. She has taken a holistic approach to children’s learning and development and is an expert in the field of education for children.

“I believe in creating a collaborative environment, where we work with the children, families, and team to achieve the best practices and outcomes”.

Childcare Cook Courtney

Courtney Walker - Administration and Logistics

Originally from the United Kingdom, Courtney’s journey in the field of business administration began at PGL, where she started as a catering assistant. Her dedication and talent quickly led her to assume the role of a catering manager, where she honed her organisational and managerial skills.

Passionate about providing exceptional support and fostering a warm and welcoming environment, Courtney is eager to ensure that each family’s journey with us is filled with happy memories. A Kyneton local, Courtneys drive and know-how makes her a one stop shop for all things in our service.

Educational Leader Cynthia

Cynthia O'Donohue - Educational Leader

Cynthia has taken the influential role of our Educational Leader at Embracia Childcare, her passion for early learning started 20 years ago as an Activity Coordinator at a school camp.

Having two children and eight grandchildren herself, she believes providing a nurturing and inclusive environment during a child’s formative years is the cornerstone of fostering a lifelong love of learning and exploration.

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