Meet the Owner
Elena created, owned and operated a successful 130 place Early Learning Centre and Kindergarten in Docklands, Melbourne. The site was a heritage listed building and the service was especially designed for the space with a well considered modern fit out. Under Elena’s leadership, the facility developed into a highly successful business, which lead to her selling the business to the Mayor of Monash and his family in 2015. This further instilled her drive to create and operate her own high quality services as Elles Belles Early Learning. Part of her role as the owner saw her managing up to fifty staff at any given time and a proven track record of excellent leadership, business, management and training skills. Elena is hands on in her campuses and involved in all operational matters from heading staff meetings, marketing, advertising, planning the curriculum, to teaching the children. She builds the campuses from the ground up with her own vision and creates a welcoming and nurturing environment, allowing innovation to be brought into the child care sector. During the planning and building stages there are always obstacles however, Elena was there with the tradesmen, builders, architects and council planners, ensuring that quality work was achieved whilst maintaining a hands on approach in the building of the business. The interior design palette, resources and equipment are carefully selected by Elena and the Department of Education and Training are always impressed by what is achieved shown through numerous flawless Service Approval’s. Over 250 interviews are undertaken by Elena to find the strongest team to lead, educate, care and cook for the children. Elena has strong networking connections after many years in the industry and she aims to seek out and employ people for Elles Belles Early Learning campuses with as much drive and passion as she has.