Our Team

Talisha

Hello my name is Talisha and I am your Hervey Bay Director at Bay Explorers Early Learning. I am qualified with Advanced Diploma, First Aid, and Nominated Supervisor status. I am a mother of a precious little girl and boy and believe this is my greatest role to date.

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Alicia

Hi my name is Alicia. I have worked in the childcare industry for over four years, starting off as an external student volunteering hours to complete a certificate 3 in Children's Services, to furthering my career by completing a Diploma in Children's Services. I have two children of my own who are my greatest accomplishment by far.

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Breeannon

Hi my name is Breeannon Muchow and I have been working in childcare for 8 years. I absolutely love working with children. I'm engaged to my wonderful partner Paul and we have two beautiful children; Felicity who is turning four this year and Oliver is turning one.

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Carolyn

Hello, my name is Carolyn, and I have joined the amazing team of Educators here at Bay Explorers Urangan, as Lead Educator in one of the Toddler rooms.

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Cherie

My name is Cherie and I was born and lived in Tasmania for 40 years before my husband and I moved to Broken Hill for 11 years and then onto Hervey Bay.

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Craig

Hi my name is Craig, I am the Centre Chef and part of the fun and professional team here at Bay Explorers Early Learning in Hervey Bay.

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Dani

Hello my name is Danielle but everyone at Bay Explorers calls me Miss Dani.

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Danica

Den

Hi, I'm Den. Prior to coming to Australia I completed a Degree in Financial Administration and worked as bookkeeper for 16 years.

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Emma

Hi my name is Emma Cook, I'm married to my husband Ashley and together we have two energtic little boys, William (2yrs 8months) and Jax (who just turned 1).

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Hannah

Hi my name is Hannah. I have been working in child care for 11 years and I am a qualified Lead Educator, having completed my Diploma in 2011. I have one year's nanny experience, along with my other industry experience and I have enjoyed babysitting for 19 years.

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Jade

Hi, my name is Jade and I am very excited to be joining the Bay Explorers' team. I have a son, Cooper, who is always making me smile and laugh.

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Jasmine

My name is Jasmine and I have lived in Hervey Bay since December 2011 after living in Coldstream, Victoria for the first 12 years of my life.

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Jayden

Hi, my name is Jayden and I am an Assistant Educator in the Kindergarten room at Bay Explorers' Urraween centre. From time to time, you may see me in other rooms helping my fellow educators out.

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Jennie

Hi, my name is Jennifer, but I get called Jennie. I have been with Bay Explorers Early Learning since November 2017; I have my Certificate III and Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. I am an Assistant Educator in Toddler 1 and help in other rooms when needed.

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Jess

Karen

Hello, my name is Karen. Please come and say hello, as I feel it is important that I get to meet all the wonderful families of the children at the Bay Explorers.

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Kristy

Hi, my name is Kristy and I am a new member to the Bay Explorers family. I have worked in the childcare industry for 2.5 years, with taking some time out to raise my family. I have five beautiful children and they are the absolute light of my life, my eldest being 16 and youngest is 1.

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Kylie

Hi my name is Kylie Punton, I am the Lead Educator in the Toddler 1 room and I started here at Bay Explorers in August 2018.

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Nadine

Hi my name is Nadine and I have been in the childcare industry since I was 15 years of age. I have gained so much experience and grown so much in my time at Bay Explorers. I am currently studying my Diploma.

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Naomi

Hi, my name is Naomi and I am a new addition to the Bay Explorers team. I have worked in the childcare industry for close to 25 years, with short periods of time taken off during this time to raise my two beautiful teenage children, and to travel the world. I have been lucky enough to visit Great Britain and Europe twice and I know that it has enriched my life and believe everyone should travel, if given the opportunity.

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Nikita

Hi, my name is Nikita. I am an educator here at Bay Explorers, Urraween.

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Sam

My name is Samantha. I have been working in childcare for seven years now. Before working in childcare I worked in the hospitality/events industry - which was busy and lively.

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Sue

Hello my name is Sue Middleton and I am the Education Leader for Bay Explorers Hervey Bay. I have been involved in the Early Childhood industry for 20 years, I have worked in a variety of roles including co-ordinating the Early Childhood courses at the Wide Bay TAFE for six years. I have a Diploma of Early Childhood, Certificate IV in workplace Assessment and Training, and I am a qualified Enrolled Nurse.

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Tara

Hi, My name is Tara Atkinson, I was born on the Gold Coast and moved to the Fraser Coast when I was 5. I graduated high school in 2014 from Fraser Coast Anglican College where I studied my Diploma of Early Childhood Education. I have been in the early childhood education and care industry for 5 years.

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