Our People

Our People

At Samford Papilio, our centre community is made up of a close-knit team of professional, qualified and passionate educators, teachers and staff.  We are responsive and caring educators who endeavour to build positive relationships with your family and loving connections with your child. We recognise your child’s individuality and are committed to nurturing them and instilling the skills and curiosity they need to confidently step into the world as lifelong learners.

Meet Our Centre Manager

Hi! I’m Sam, the Centre Manager of Papilio Early Learning Samford. I have been the Centre Manager here at Samford for 9 months and an Educator for 15 years as well as running my own successful family day care on the Central Coast in NSW.

I am very passionate about empowering, inspiring and fostering Papilio’s magnificent Educators and share the joy of the big and small moments with each and every child in our centre. I encourage the Educators to use their personal interests and skills to build strong relationships with the children in our care and their families. Our Enrichment Programs are an amazing representation of this in action as our educator’s run music, art, STEM and language programs throughout the week.

Assistant Centre Manager - Amanda Carter

Assistant Centre Manager - Amanda Carter

I assist Sam, our Centre Manager, in leading our team of Educators. I have over 10 years of knowledge and experience educating children and I am passionate about sharing this with our team and our community. Our tightknit Papilio community is made up of both families and Educators who are supportive, kind and thoughtful and who go above and beyond to create a safe and enriching environment for children to learn and grow.