Our Team

Owner operator of Prodigy Early Learning

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Karen Ng & Cliff Yeo

Karen Ng

Karen is highly regarded and respected as one of Victoria’s leading childcare operators. Karen is particularly renowned for the high quality and professionalism of the centres she operates. Her strength includes her commitment to quality and continuous improvement of the centres that she operates.

With her friendly and generous nature, Karen has established many long lasting and trusting relationships with both parents and staff over the years. Karen has a loyal team of dedicated teachers and educators who have worked for her for the last 20 years.

Prior to her involvement in the childcare industry, Karen has 18 years in her profession as a Legal Executive in Malaysia and a few major law firms in Melbourne.

Cliff Yeo

Cliff has considerable expertise and experience in managing and developing childcare centres in collaboration with Karen. Cliff’s experience in Graphic and Interior Design has allowed him to meticulously assist the architects in the indoor layout design of the various centres which have been designed for the better enjoyment for the children and efficient working environment for the staff.

Cliff’s knowledge of the required amenities and facilities for the operation of an excellent childcare centre has been admired by many.

Cliff has 20 years of customer service as a member of the Cabin Crew with Qantas Airways Limited. He places particular emphasis on safety and the wellbeing of the children, families and staff when designing each centre. The safety aspects apply to both indoor and outdoor areas of the childcare centres. Cliff acted as the Project Manager for the centres we have constructed over the past 20 years.

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Lauree Watson

Lauree Watson

Nominated Supervisor/Operation Manager

I am a devoted Early Childhood Educator, Centre director and Operations Manager.

I have been in the industry for over 20 years now, I started as a Nanny in the UK, I then Moved to Australia as a chef, I worked hard to achieve my certificate 3 in Children Services, Diploma in Early Childhood Education, I now hold my Advance Diploma in community sector management.

I believe in the highest quality of Early childhood Education and care to all children and families who attend our services.

Health and safety of all children will always be my highest of priority.

I believe in making our centre like a home like environment as much as possible.

I look forward to sharing your journey through Early Childhood Education at our services.

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Linda Scullin

Linda Scullin

Centre Manager

I have worked within the childcare sector for over 20 years, 17 years running my own Family Day Care business then the past 4 years in Long Day Care while raising 4 boys. I have a Diploma in Children’s Services and currently studying my Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management.

I am passionate about educating children while at the same time being able to offer them a safe, friendly, inviting and exciting environment. I believe the environment children are in is what will encourage them to explore, develop and learn.