Meet the Team

Dedicated & Certified


Carol McDonough 

Director, Nominated Supervisor, Early Childhood Teacher 

Hi my name is Carol McDonough and I am too old to say I have lived in the Ingham district for the majority of my life. I live with my husband and Daughter (Who won't leave home). I also have a son who lives in Townsville. 

I have a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education & can. I have been the Centre director at IELC since 2012


Jacinda Verner

Assistant Director/Lead Educator/ Studying Early Childhood Education - 4th Year

My name is Jacinda Verner. I am 38 years young with 5 beautiful little cherubs of my own. I have a Certificate 3 in business administration, a Certificate 3 in Education support and am in my final year of my Bachelor of Education- Primary. I have worked as an administration officer, a Station hand and for 10 years as a teacher's aide.


In my spare time (Ha ha what's that?)  I enjoy reading (Just not Uni Textbooks). 


Tyler McDonough 

Educational Leader


Hi, my name is Tyler McDonough, I am the Educational Leader at Ingham Early Learning Centre. I have worked at this Centre since 2017.


I have lived in Forrest Beach my whole life with my Mum, Dad and Brother.


My favourite hobby is talking and singing songs with the kids, I love to have a good chat with people, feel free to talk my ear off any day.


Sarah Shaw 

Adminstration Officer/Lead Educator 

Hello, my name is Sarah Shaw. I am  27 years of age. I was born and raised in Ingham.  I am the only child in my family.

I have been working in the childcare industry for 6 years. I have obtained my Certificate 3 and Diploma in Early Childhood Education. 

In my spare time I enjoy collecting Harry Potter memorabilia, camping and 4wding. I have a fluffy gold retriever called Bailey, who enjoys visiting the children at Ingham Early Learning Centre.


Katelyn Fredericks

Lead Educator 

My name is Katelyn Fredericks. 

I am currently studying a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and care. I have lived in a variety of different places, I have 3 children of my own and love to express myself through my hair and nails.

In my spare time I enjoy any movie horror related. 

Samantha Peters




Hayley Parker


I currently have my Certificate 3 in Childhood Education and care.