St Mary MacKillop
Early Learning Centres

Meet our Centre Director

Jackie Twist 

Director, St Mary MacKillop Early Learning Centre KIRWAN

My name is Jackie Twist and I am the Director of St Mary MacKillop ELC Kirwan. I have worked in the child care industry for nearly 30 years in many different parts of the world, including England, Africa Germany, Brunei and my latest adventure was to Papua New Guinea.

I first joined St Mary MacKillop in 2005 as a Lead Educator and progressed through to Director over a 10 year span. In 2015 I left this amazing centre to join my husband in Papua New Guinea to embark on another new journey.

Returning as the Director of St Mary MacKillop ELC Kirwan it is my aim to provide an environment that is warm, nurturing and educational for children, whilst being respectful and supportive of families within the community.

I believe the experiences that I have been involved in over the years has expanded my childcare knowledge and has given me a greater understanding of children’s needs and their development. Each child will learn and develop at their own pace and it is our role to support, guide, encourage, excite and nurture these children who are after all our future.

I look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful centre.