Denise and Michel migrated to Australia in 1962 with two children Gilda aged 4 and Harry aged 2. Denise was a teacher and Michel an accountant. Settling into Australia at that time and finding childcare was not an easy task. Councils of that day were not open to new concepts and were reluctant to give approval. Eighteen months of hard work, perseverance and Denise's determination resulted in Denise convincing them that the need for a long day care centre was there and the rest is history. "I am happy to take a step back now but i still have the last word" - Denise
Pride of Australia Award. "After migrating to Australia in 1962, Denise worked for ten years to save enough money to start Crows Nest Kindergarten, the first long day care centre in NSW, supporting children with parents experiencing hardship" The Daily Telegraph.