Mel & Mike Comerford – Owners

As the proud new owners of Arden Early Learning and teachers themselves Mel and Mike are highly passionate about early childhood and ensuring each child has a bright and nurtured early childhood experience.

Mel is the Director and Founder of Astute Early Years Specialists, a boutique early childhood management consultancy in Brisbane. Mel is also an experienced early childhood professional with more than 25 years working in the early years sector and is passionate about and dedicated to the quality of education & care for all children.

Mel has spent 10 years in senior executive roles with Goodstart Early Learning and C&K Association Limited, both large not-for-profit early childhood organisations that together deliver exceptional early childhood education and care to more than 100,000 children nationally.

Mike has been a high school teacher for over 30 years. He has worked in various schools throughout Brisbane and most recently teaches manual arts at Forest State High. When Mike is not teaching, he is a dedicated cyclist and very talented handyman. Mike has spent many years in early childhood centres helping with odd-jobs and handyman tasks.

Mel & Mike are parents to four beautiful children and together and are both very excited to be the new owners of Arden Early Learning.

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