About our team

Director and Co-ordinator

Chabad Glen Eira Creche founder and director Esther Malka Groner (EMG) is committed to offering quality educational care for children in the Jewish community. She offers an environment where educators, families and children are welcomed and respected. With 8 children of her own (and 2 grandchildren!), she has a deep understanding of the joys and challenges of parenting. She has been in the field of education for over 30 years and has a Bachelor in Education and a Diploma in Early Childhood Education. She has a great passion and respect for children and is very approachable to all.

Educational Leader

Leanne Peer has worked with children for the past 17 years, 7 at Chabad Glen Eira, and she has proven her outstanding leadership skills as Room Leader in the Blue Room for the past few years. Leanne is tirelessly hardworking, easy going, dedicated and passionate about childcare. She is well loved by staff and parents alike.


Diana Chetritt is Diploma trained with 10 years’ experience in childcare which includes the roles of educational leader, assistant coordinator and room leader. She is passionate about supporting each child in their own individual journey, nurturing their wellbeing and empowering their confidence.


To ensure the highest standards of quality,  Mendy and Esther Malka take the utmost care in employing qualified and experienced staff that respect children, have an enthusiasm for early childhood education and are effective team players.

Educators who are employed must have a current working with children checks, Safeguarding Children Accreditation, Food Safety Certification, first aid and anaphylaxis and Asthma training. They must follow the Safeguarding Children policies, are expected to attend professional development workshops both in-house and externally and have a dedication to continued learning.  Most importantly they must have a special interest and love for this time called “childhood.”