Our team of dedicated Educators are training, or trained and qualified in Early Childhood Education. They aim to provide the very best care and preparation for your child’s educational future.

Romaine Ratnawibhushana is the Director of the centre and has been with Stepping Stones since 2024. Her background in childcare is an invaluable resource in the overall planning and day-to-day running of the centre. She has more than 20 years experience in childcare and has managed a not-for-profit childcare for 17 years.

“I have dedicated my professional life to developing our most precious resources,” she said.

“By having patience, creativity and enthusiasm for children and meeting both their needs and the expectations of parents is the rewarding part of my job.”

“It’s very gratifying to know the community trusts myself and my staff to give their children the fundamentals that will allow them to grow and progress.”


Stepping Stones Board Members

Harold Preston
The Chairman of the Stepping Stones Board since Oct 2016 and member since March 2016, Harold is currently involved in the Aged & Community Care industry and is a CPA with 40 years finance and management experience. His vision for Stepping Stones is to provide a great care and educational environment for young families.

Darren Smith
The Secretary since July 2021 and a board member since September 2019. Darren is a proud parent of both a current and former Stepping Stones student. He is passionate about supporting WA families and his local community. His vision is that all Stepping Stones students are equipped as confident and keen learners.

Trevor Darch
Trevor is an experienced secondary educational leader having taught in both private and government schools for over 25 years. Trevor has served in a variety of positions including Assistant Principal for both Curriculum and Pastoral Care during this time. Trevor completed his MBA in 2017 and was the Business Operations Manager at an Independent College for a number of years. He is looking forward to serving the community and providing a quality educational experience.

Nicole Jordaan
Nicole is a qualified nurse and midwife who sits on the Board of Stepping Stones.

Joseph Daniels
Joseph is the current Chairperson of East Fremantle Baptist Church and sits on the Board of Stepping Stones.

Pastor Michael Bullard
Michael is the current Interim Senior Pastor of East Fremantle Baptist Church and sits on the Board of Stepping Stones as an Ex-Officio member.