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Gemma O’Brien has an Associate Diploma in Social Science (Child Studies) and has worked with children and families for over 15 years. 

"I believe that each child is an individual and learns at their own pace. A child's earliest influences are their most important. Along with a child's parents, as a childcare educator, I am among the architects that helps shape the emotional, social, cognitive and physical blueprint that makes up a child."




Paula Jones, as the Ooranga Toy Librarian, enjoys working with children and families in the Toy Library. Paula also supports the preschool and playgroup staff with the supply of specific toys and resources to ensure diverse and stimulating experiences for children using Ooranga services.

"As a member of the Toy Library for 3 years prior to commencing employment with Ooranga, I understand the benefits that toy libraries have to offer. My goal is to assist parents in their endeavour to promote play and encourage a child's imagination."


Ooranga Family Mobile Resource Unit Assoc. Inc. has developed policies and procedures which govern the day to day operation of its services.

Printed copies of our policies are located at the Ooranga office, each preschool venue and in the playgroup van and are available to all members. Ooranga policies are developed by staff and Ooranga members in accordance to the seven areas of the National Quality Standard. The policies, along with supporting operational procedures, assist staff and members to ensure the safety of children and adults in attendance at Ooranga services and guide the provision of quality early childhood education and care.

Policies are regularly reviewed by staff and the Ooranga Management Committee. Families are encouraged to read the Policies, ask staff if they have any questions and provide any suggestions for changes to improve the quality of Ooranga services.

All staff, volunteers and members are expected to abide by the Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics.
A copy of these is available at Ooranga centres or online at the ECA website.