Our Team

The Emali team is made up of a group of hard working and friendly individuals who are passionate about children and love what they do.  We employ professional and dedicated people who bring energy, fresh ideas and continued innovation to our company. We strive for excellence in everyday interactions and harness a wealth of knowledge to collaborate and provide the best for our families.

Our qualified Educators hold either of the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor in Early Childhood
  • Diploma in Children’s Services – or equivalent
  • Each member of our team, including Head Office and Management has a DCSI Clearance.

Our management team are dynamic individuals with a passion for driving excellence and continuously encourage, empower and support the wider Emali team each and every day.  We believe in teamwork and with this comes a sense of unity, of enthusiasm for common goals and a commitment to all that we do.

Head Office Team

Ali Serhan

Chief Executive Officer

"The main attraction to the early learning and Childcare industry is the fact that it's the only job as such where you are able to recieve unconditional love from the children every single day you go to work! That's enough to want to spend time with the little ones everyday."

Chief Executive Officer

"The main attraction to the early learning and Childcare industry is the fact that it's the only job as such where you are able to recieve unconditional love from the children every single day you go to work! That's enough to want to spend time with the little ones everyday."

Nadine Quarello

General Manager

Nadine has a background in HR and Operations for over 15 years across a variety of industries. She has a passion for implementing strategies to help a business achieve its goals. She believes in a holistic approach when it comes to the quality care and education for children and that every child is unique. Nadine understands that people are an organisation’s most valuable asset and that they also need to be nurtured and treated as individuals. She is passionate about building a strong culture to enable team members to thrive.

General Manager

Nadine has a background in HR and Operations for over 15 years across a variety of industries. She has a passion for implementing strategies to help a business achieve its goals. She believes in a holistic approach when it comes to the quality care and education for children and that every child is unique. Nadine understands that people are an organisation’s most valuable asset and that they also need to be nurtured and treated as individuals. She is passionate about building a strong culture to enable team members to thrive.

Don

Emali's loved Maintenance Officer Don can fix, repair, and install 'almost' anything! Willing to... Read More

Don

Maintenance Officer

Sophie

Sophie has over 25 years’ experience in a broad spectrum of accounting roles including Management... Read More

Sophie

Accounts Officer

Kat

Kat is a HR professional with many years’ experience in a range of industries. Kat believes in... Read More

Kat

People and Culture Manager

Marie

Marie is an expert Finance Manager with over 14 years’ experience in the Fundraising industry... Read More

Marie

Finance Manager

Georgia

With over 5 years of Administration and Operations experience. Georgia has a strong ability to... Read More

Georgia

Quality Assistant

Chris

Chris has worked in a variety of industries both locally and interstate where he has a developed a... Read More

Chris

Finance Officer

Centre Directors

Tash

Through her early childhood career, which began over 20 years ago, Tash has had the pleasure of... Read More

Tash

Salisbury Centre Director

Katherine

Katherine has worked in the Child Care Industry for over 20 years. She is a qualified Trainer and... Read More

Katherine

Brighton Centre Director

Rachael

Rachael has been a part of Emali for 8 years and a Director for 6 years. Rachael lives in the... Read More

Rachael

Findon Centre Director

Leanne

Leanne (Centre Director) and Kayla (Assistant Director) hold the same values when it comes to the... Read More

Leanne

Littlehampton Centre Director

Justine

With over 20 years’ experience in childcare, a Diploma in child psychology, and a leadership... Read More

Justine

Hectorville Centre Director

Carol

As a passionate educator, Carol has been engaged in the Childcare sector for over 20 years. Holding... Read More

Carol

Prospect Centre Director

Adriana

Through her strong beliefs and passion, Adriana is able to lead a highly dedicated team of... Read More

Adriana

Broadview Centre Director

Beth

Beth started her Early Childhood career 14 years ago in England. Since then, she has worked her way... Read More

Beth

Morphett Vale Centre Director