Meet the Team

Dedicated & Certified


Carol McDonough 

Director, Nominated Supervisor, Early Childhood Teacher 


Amy Crossman 

Assistant Director, Administration Officer 

Lead Educator 

Hi, My name is Amy. I was born and bred in Ingham. I have a 4 year old daughter and 2 Purebred American Bulldogs names Crunchy and Luna.


I have worked in the childcare industry for 3 years. I'm currently studying my Diploma of Early Childhood Education and hope to further my career and study a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. 


Shannon Abraham

Lead Educator 

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. 


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 am  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. 


Samantha Neitz

Lead Educator 

My name is Samantha Neitz and I am 27 years old. I have lived in Ingham since I was 4 years old, I am originally from South East Queensland.


I live with my husband and our 2 (soon to be 3) children. We have 2 dogs, Leo (Long Coat German Shepherd) and Tilly (Mini Foxy x Australian Terrier). I love spending time with my family and friends, reading, sunflowers and watching Grey’s Anatomy. 

I have recently started studying my Diploma in Early Childhood Education and I am a Lead Educator at Ingham Early Learning Centre.