"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world".
Meet the Team
Dedicated & Certified
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
Hello, my name is Sarah Shaw. I was born and raised in Ingham. I am the only child in my family.
I have been working in the childcare industry for 8 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.
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.
I am currently study my Bachelor of Early Childhood.
My name is Katelyn Tiedemann.
I am currently studying a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and care. I have lived in a variety of different places, I have 4 children of my own and love to express myself through my hair and nails.
In my spare time I enjoy any movie horror related.
My name is Samantha, but you can call me Sam. I have lived in Ingham for 10 years of my life. Before making the move to Childcare I was a nurse for 4 years.
I have an Autistic child of my own that I have been raising for he past 9 years.
I am currently studying my Certificate 3 in Childhood Education and care. I am very excited for this new chapter in my life.
Sophia Cassidy- Smallwood
I am currently studying Certificate 3 in Childhood Education and care.
I have lived in Ingham my entire life. Having grown up in a big family and being surrounded by little kids I've always been interested in childcare.
My hobbies revolve around sports having played a mix of netball, union and league over the years.
I am currently studying my certificate III in Early Education and childhood.
I have always been interested in working in childcare as I have grown up as the oldest and always been surrounded by kids.
I currently hold a Certificate 3 in Childhood Education.
I was born and raised in Ingham until I got offered a netball scholarship at a Boarding School in Brisbane.
I studied for a year at QUT for a bachelor of Primary Education and did work placement in a childcare centre which is when I found my love for childcare. I then worked in childcare from then on so for the last 8 years.
I love to live a healthy balanced lifestyle so sports keeps me busy.
I am currently studying my certificate 3 in childhood education and care.
I have grown up in Ingham and lived here the entirety of my life.
I am passionate about childcare as I have always been around lots of children as I have a big family.
In my free time I enjoy socializing with friends.
I currently hold a Certificate 3 in Childhood Education and care.