The Leor team is a group of individuals who are bound together by their passion to help your child achieve positive outcomes. They are driven by quality outcomes, high standards of safety, and above all, the ability to ensure children’s needs are being met.
Andrea is the Founder and Managing Director of Leor. Andrea oversees the Operations Team and has significant experience in business and operations management. Andrea is a lawyer who spent time in corporate law before making the decision to follow her passion for human rights, an area she worked in for almost a decade before establishing Leor.
Andrea has consistently been engaged in the community sector, and it is this passion for making the world a better place that drives both her personal and professional values. Andrea is the President of the peak body for In Home Care, the Australian Home Childcare Association, and is an Apiary Fellow, a fellowship that focuses on creating systemic change for all stakeholders in the early childhood sector.
Andrea holds a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and a Master of International Law. She is also a solicitor admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, a member and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member of the Law Society of NSW, and has taught law at various Australian Universities. Andrea was recognised as community lawyer of the year in the NSW Women Lawyers’ Association Awards in 2013, and was nominated in the Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards in 2019.
Manager – Families, Quality & Practice
Vanessa is responsible for family and Educator support, maintaining quality standards, and ensuring that your child is cared for in a safe environment. Vanessa has over a decade of experience in education settings, including owning and operating her own family day care, and delivering learning support in primary and secondary school settings. Vanessa is passionate about creating environments where children can achieve positive learning outcomes, whilst also ensuring that Educators are working in locations that are safe, comfortable, and will allow them to use their skills and expertise to benefit children.
Vanessa holds a Diploma of Community Services (Children’s Services) and is a member of Early Childhood Australia.
Anna is a Chartered Accountant with over a decade of senior leadership experience in the finance teams of large organisations. Anna brings her passion for maintaining quality standards and risk management to Leor, with a wealth of knowledge that delivers significant benefits to both Leor clients and our operations. Anna holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant Australia.
Abigail is a Certified Practising Accountant with over a decade of experience in financial management. She has a deep understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and is passionate about supporting families to receive quality care in a manner that fits within their budget.
Abigail holds a Master of Accountancy, a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, currently studying a Diploma in Leadership and Management and is a member of CPA Australia.
Human Resources Co-ordinator
Danka oversees Leor’s wellbeing program, whilst also maintaining high standards amongst those who represent Leor and support families on a daily basis. Danka is responsible for onboarding new staff, whilst also supporting staff with any challenges they face to ensure their personal and professional needs are met.
Danka holds a Graduate Certificate in Human Resources.
Kylie is responsible for our recruitment program, to ensure that Educators are identified that can meet the needs of families and support children across the country. Kylie is passionate about children and families gaining access to quality early childhood education and brings her own knowledge as an Educator to the fore to ensure Educators’ skills are showcased to assist children in achieving positive outcomes.
Kylie is currently studying a Bachelor of Sociology and Community Development and holds a Certificate III in Children’s’ Services.