Our People

Our People

Our People

The Papilio Early Learning Essendon educators are a dedicated and close-knit team, striving to become the best early childhood educators they can be. Our educators are enthusiastic about providing the children in our care with warm, nurturing and fun environments.

Our teachers and educators are the shining stars that deliver high quality early education and care every day. We encourage you to come in and meet our team!


Jess Foster

Years in childcare

10 years


Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

What makes you passionate about working in childcare?

Working as an Early Childhood Educator provides me with an insight to young children’s minds on a day to day basis. I love knowing that each day brings fun, laughter and enjoyable moments. Being able to watch the children learn, grow and develop into their own individual personalities as their outlook on life becomes more magical throughout their early years. I enjoy being able to see a child challenge themselves day in and day out, the expression on their faces when they succeed is indescribable.

Being a leader of an Early Education Services enables me to be able to mentor and guide our educators to provide a curriculum that is not only educational but fun. I believe in our educators developing their programs to focus on the rich learning that takes place.

Why do you believe your centre is an excellent choice for parents seeking the best childcare?

Here at Papilio Early Learning Essendon we are committed to offering a partnership of respect, kindness, trust and honesty to ensure that not only the child, but the families are including in the child’s learning and development.

We create a rich learning environment, which enables those involved to feel respected, safe, secure and supported. We provide a service that endeavours to uphold a high standard of commitment to ensure that the highest Quality Education and Care is maintained as well as reflecting and practising our communities’ values and beliefs.