5-7 Civic Ave, Singleton, NSW, 2330
(02) 5553 0960

Our People

Our People


Monette David

Centre Director

Monette began her journey in Early Childhood Education and Care 14 years ago.

Monette holds a Bachelor of Teaching (Birth to 5 Years) degree as well as a Diploma in Children’s Services. Monette has held various roles during her time in Early Childhood such as Lead Educator, Teaching Director, Director and an advisory role for ACECQA (Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority).

Monette is passionate about creating a centre culture that is a home away from home for children. A place where children can be in the moment, embrace the experience and learn through play, be nurtured and feel at home.

Monette can be contacted on director@civicaveearlylearning.com.au.


Ivona Lozanovski

Education & Operation Support Manager

Ivona Lozanovski began her Early Learning journey 12 years ago and holds a Diploma of Children’s Services.

Ivona commenced her career in 2008 as an Assistant Educator and has since worked her way up within the industry, going on to hold various positions within the sector.

Ivona’s greatest passion is working alongside our industry leaders to support them in providing an enriching program and environment for our children that will provide them with the best possible early learning journey, our Early Childhood Industry has to offer.

Ivona can be contacted at ivona@ccdo.com.au


Our Educators

Learn About Our Team...

We believe that our Educators are our greatest asset.

They have the most important job in the world; caring for and educating our children, this why it is vital that we have an amazing team of caring, committed and experienced Educators.

At Civic Avenue Early Learning our Educators will inspire our children with their energy, passion and creativity. They will care for our children with respect, love and encouragement. They will educate, guide and teach our children, they will protect and challenge our children and they will interact, play and have fun with our children.

This is our promise to you.

We will always support and encourage our Educators to never stop learning. We embrace all professional development opportunities and urge our Educators to further their knowledge, skills and experience personally and professionally.


Steve Murphy

Managing Director

The owner of Civic Avenue Early Learning has extensive experience and a proud history in the Early Childhood Education sector. In 2004 Steve Murphy and his wife Larissa Murphy purchased their first childcare centre in Queensland after identifying a need for a family owned and operated boutique early childhood education service. Having two children of their own, gave Steve and Larissa a personal understanding of the importance of early childhood education and care and the motivation and drive to make a difference in the industry.

Steve brings a unique set of skills, industry experience and knowledge to the Civic Avenue Early Learning family. He is committed to providing state of the art learning studios and environments and educational excellence. He is also passionate about investing in a high quality staff and viewing early childhood education and care through a parent’s eyes.


Emma Lamendola

General Manager

Emma Lamendola commenced her career in Early Childhood Education twenty two years ago.

She hold a Diploma in Community Services, Advanced Diploma of Children Services and Certificate 4 in Workplace Training and Assessing. Emma has held several positions in the industry, varying from centre level at a number of services to management level with corporate, private and community based operators.

Emma’s passion for children and high quality pedagogy is evident in her dedication and enthusiasm. Emma manages our centre operations and spends her time at our service developing, supporting and training our educators.

Emma can be contacted at:  emma@ccdo.com.au.