Our Team

Our Emali family is made up of dedicated and caring individuals, who are passionate about children’s development and love what they do. We always strive for excellence in our every day interactions, with the provision of a high quality service at the forefront of what we do. We respect the values and needs of our families, who are our primary partners in the raising of their children.

Our talented centre teams consist of Early Childhood Educators, Cooks, Cleaners, Directors, Teachers, Educational Leaders, Assistant Directors, Quality Mentors and Assistant Directors in training, Sports Educators, and a Maintenance Officer. The centres are supported by our hard working Head Office staff who include the Founder/ Managing Director/ CEO, Head of People, Culture and Operations, Financial Controller, People and Culture Manager, Work, Health and Safety Officer, Finance/ Accounts Payable Officer, Finance/ Debtors/ Payroll Officer, Brand Ambassador, and Admin Support Staff.

All our staff are qualified to do their roles, which may include a Bachelor in Early Childhood Education, Certificate III or Diploma in Children’s Services or equivalent and every member of our team, including Head Office and Management, have a current DCSI / DHS or Working With Children Check (WWCC) Clearance.

Head Office Team

Ali Serhan

Chief Executive Officer

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

Chief Executive Officer

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

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

Georgia

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

Georgia

WHS Officer

Chris

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

Chris

Finance Officer

Bakhita

Bakhita Southcott has a Bachelor in Medical Science (Hons) from the University of Adelaide and a... Read More

Bakhita

Head of People, Culture and Operations

Sam

Sam Chapman Read More

Sam

Financial Controller

Lisa

Lisa D'Andrea Read More

Lisa

Brand Ambassador

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

Esther

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Esther

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

Lauren

Lauren Glaister Read More

Lauren

Athol Park Centre Director

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