Meet the Team

Dedicated & Certified

Carol McDonough 

Director, Nominated Supervisor, Early Childhood Teacher 

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Amy Crossman 

Assistant Director, Administration Officer 

Lead Educator 

Hi, My name is Amy, I'm 23 years old. I was born and bred in Ingham.  I have a 3 year old daughter who I love more than life itself. I have 2 Purebred American Bulldogs names Crunchy and Luna 

I am very passionate about my job and do everything to the best of my abilities. I enjoy the endless amount of hugs given by all the children. It's what makes this job so lovable. 

My name is Shannon Abraham and I am turning 26 years old this year. i have been working in the childcare industry for 2 years and I am currently studying my diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care 

I have lived in the Herbert River District my entire life and when I'm not at work, I enjoy fishing and spending time with my family. 

Lead Educator 

Shannon Abraham

Angelica Peters 

Lead Educator 

Hi, my name is Angelica Peters. I am 37 years old. i was born in the Philippines and moved to Australia with my mum and older sister when i was 11 months old. I grew up in Bowen and I lived there with my parents and my 2 sisters. I moved to Ingham from Townsville 3 years ago. 

I have been working in the childcare industry for 19 years. I have been here at IELC for 2 years. I currently hold a certificate 3 in Children's Services and Studying my Diploma.

In my spare time I like shopping, watching movies, going to the beach and spending quality time with my fiance' Dave, my family and friends 

Tyler McDonough 

Lead Educator

Hi I’m Tyler McDonough, I am a Lead educator at Ingham Early Learning Centre.


I’ve 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 

Lead Educator 

Hello, my name is Sarah Shaw. i ma 26 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 5 years. I have obtained my Certificate 3 in Early Childhood and currently studying my Diploma. 

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

Jeanette Crossman

Hi, My Name is Jeanette but everyone knows me as Jenny. I'm a very proud grandma to 3 grandchildren. I enjoyed watching Netflix, Shopping at Kmart and spending quality time with my family. 


I'm Currently studying my Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education. My goal is to be qualified by the end of the year. 

Emma Panzenbock



My name is Emma Panzenbock and I am a current Educator at Ingham Early Learning Centre. I have recently acquired my Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and am currently studying my Bachelor of Education (Primary) at James Cook University, externally. I enjoy reading, watching Netflix, cooking, building with LEGOS and spending quality time with family and friends.


My favourite subject is history and I am very interested in psychology and neuroscience (how the brain works). I believe that every child deserves the right to feel safe, supported and included in an environment that fosters creativity and critical thinking skills.


My goal as an educator is to provide an inclusive environment that fosters play-based learning and experiences in which children are actively involved in their own learning.

Ingham Early Learning Centre - 54/56 Cartwright St, Ingham Qld 4850 -