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Our People

George Quinney
Centre Manager

George Quinney has been the Centre Manager at Lollipops Educare Birkenhead since 18 December 2006. Ln fact, George and his wife Judy were joint venture partners with Lollipops until the Evolve Group bought Lollipops in April 2015.

George has two adult children and two granddaughters who hold his heart in their hands. George loves to see children safe, happy and learning so Lollipops Birkenhead has an environment that has high standards in all these areas.

Sunita Perikala
Assistant Manager

I have joined the team at Lollipops Birkenhead in 2012. I have worked within a variety of early childhood

centres. I have particular interests in arts and science and love to share my passion for creativity with the children. Another area of interest is in learning new languages, I speak Telgu, Hindi and Farsi (Persian and Afghani). I enjoy documenting children's creative arts. I like to travel when possible and indulge her love of cooking and reading. I am looking forward to meeting new wonderful families that come through our lovely Birkenhead centre which is home away from home. It's very rewarding to be involved in helping children to learn, explore and discover. One of the wonderful parts of the job is that I also get to learn new things each day too!

Janelle Smith
Team Leader

My love for teaching started when visiting my Mums centre who was also an Early Childhood teacher. After spending a few days volunteering I realised this was the job for me. I then went on to study at AUT for 3 years, studying a Bachelor of Education. Lollipops Birkenhead is my first job and I have been here over six years now and really enjoy working here. I have a passion for the under 2s, and believe children in early childhood should be having fun. Their experiences should delight and enhance their lives, where they feel valued, they have space and time to learn at their own pace, and they regularly experience success. I want children to remember and treasure their memoires of just being a kid!

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