Our Team

Nadine

Hi, my name is Nadine, I have been in the childcare profession since I was 15 years old and in that time I have gained a lot of experience. I have grown so much more in my time at Bay Explorers achieving success in my Diploma of Children's Services, being appointed the Director's role in our Urangan Centre, celebrating my engagement than marriage and the birth of my now 18 month old daughter Hadlee. I have truly accomplished some very big personal milestones just not in that specific order.

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Donna

Hi my name is Donna and I am delighted to be the Kindergarten teacher at Bay Explorers Urangan . I have a Degree in Teaching and Learning and I am currently undertaking further study into learning and behavioural difficulties, child mental health and counselling children.

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Naomi

Hi, my name is Naomi and I have been a Lead Educator at Bay Explorers for four years and am now also the Educational Leader for all three of our centres. I have worked in Early Childhood for 28 years, with brief periods of time taken to raise my two children into adulthood, and to travel the world. I have been lucky enough to visit Great Britain and Europe several times and I know that it has enriched my life and believe everyone should travel if given the opportunity.

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Alicia

Hi my name is Alicia. I have worked in the childcare profession for over 8 years, starting off as an external student volunteering hours to complete a Certificate III in Children's Services, and then 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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Chef Andy

Hi, my name is Andrzej (Andy). I have worked as a Chef for over 15 years now and I REALLY enjoy it.

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Becky

Hi, my name is Becky and I have been working in Child Care at Bay Explorers for almost 1 and a half years. I finished my Diploma just before Christmas 2021 and am feeling so blessed to work and be a part of such an amazing team.

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Bobbie

Hi, my name is Bobbie Fisher and I have worked in the Childcare Industry for 17 years as both Lead and Assistant Educator. I completed my Diploma in 2010 with Honours and Distinctions. I was previously in Senior Kindy here at Bay Explorers for 2 years and now in Junior Kindy 2.

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Bree

Hi my name is Breeannon and I have been working in the Early Childhood Education and Care profession since 2009. I thoroughly enjoy watching the children learn and grow. I am engaged to my partner Paul and we have two beautiful children together.

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Breeze

Kia Ora! I'm Breeze and I started with Bay Explorers in July 2021. I returned to early childhood education after being in venue management for 10 years, and am currently working towards my Diploma in Early Childhood. The time I have had at Bay Explorers has been so much fun and I look forward to building more strong relationships with the team and especially the families.

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Bridgette

My name is Bridgette and I have three children and have moved to Hervey Bay from Victoria. I have been working in the profession for over nine years, loving every single minute of it.

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Brontie

Hi, my name is Brontie. I have been a part of the Bay Explorers Urangan family since the beginning of 2021 and I am currently studying my Certificate III in Early Childhood Education while finishing my final year of high school.

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Carolyn

My name is Carolyn, and I started my childcare adventure after leaving year 12 to work in a local childcare centre. When I moved to Hervey Bay, still having a passion for childcare, I was lucky enough to join the Bay Explorers team and thoroughly enjoy my time here.

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Cecilia

Hi! My name is Cecilia. When I was 23 years old, I left Peru (my country of origin) to pursue my dreams in America. Even though my degree is in Early Childhood Education, I have experience working with students from different ages and backgrounds since 1995.

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Chloe

Hi my name is Chloe and I am new to the childcare profession. I am currently studying a Certificate in children's services.

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Chef Craig

Hi children and parents of Bay Explorers, my name is Craig and I have been working as a Chef at Bay Explorers for over 7 years. Working for the children at Bay Explorers is the most fun I have had in my career, spanning 39 years now.

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Dani

Hello my name is Dani. I have been a part of the Bay Explorers family for 5 years now and I have loved every moment of it. I started as a school-based student and studied my Certificate III and I now have my Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.

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Danica

Hi, I'm Danica - I moved to Hervey Bay with my daughter in 2015 and love the lifestyle here, being close to family and spending time with our pet dog Daisy and budgie Jack.

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Georgia

Hi there, my name is Georgia and I am an Educator at Bay Explorer's, Urangan. I have completed my Diploma in Early Childhood.

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Jacinta

Hi my name is Jacinta and I am born and raised here in Hervey Bay. I graduated in 2021 from Urangan State High School, having completed my Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care there, so I could start my career in childcare right away.

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Jade

Hi, my name is Jade and I am very excited to be a part of the Bay Explorers' team. I have a son, Cooper, who is always making me smile and laugh. I have a Diploma of Children's Services and have been working in the Early Childhood Education and Care industry for over 17 years. I have been in many different roles from Assistant to Lead Educator and worked with children of all ages.

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Jasmine Sh.

Hi, my name is Jasmine and I have been working with Bay Explorers for just over 2.5 years now and have loved every single part of it. I have worked in all the rooms, mostly in Junior Kindy 2, Senior Kindy and the Nursery both as an assistant as well as a Lead Educator for a little while after I completed my Diploma in September 2021.

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Jayme

Hello, my name is Jayme, and I love being a part of the team at Bay Explorers. I am truly lucky to be working with such amazing team members and the wonderful families who attend Bay Explorers.

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Karen

Hi, my name is Karen and I am one of the assistants in our Senior Kindy room. I completed my Certificate III in Early Childhood just after arriving in the Bay, and have since added a Certificate III Community Services and a Diploma of Early Childhood to my qualifications.

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Kyla

Hello my name is Kyla. I have three older siblings and a niece I adore, and I have spent most of my life living in Hervey Bay. Currently, I am studying a Certificate III in Early Childhood and when finished I plan on continuing to study a Diploma in Early Childhood.

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Lucy

Hi my name is Lucy! I chose to enter the Early Childhood Education and Care profession because I am from a big family off five siblings. I also have a son, two nephews and a niece that I absolutely adore.

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Matt

Hi my name is Matthew but everyone calls me Matt. I have been a part of the Bay Explorers team from afar since my beautiful wife Nadine joined and more importantly as the fix it guy with all things needing maintenance.

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Monique

My name is Monique-Hollii, but mostly people just call me Mon. I am energetic, loud and new to the childcare profession, and am very excited for what it will bring to my life. I am studying my Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, and aim to then achieve my Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.

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Sam

My name is Samantha and I have been working in the childcare industry for almost 10 years now. Before working in childcare I worked in the hospitality/events industry, which was busy and lively.

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Sarah

My name is Sarah and I began my journey as an Early Childhood Educator in 2012 undertaking placement whilst completing a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education. I continued in the profession once I graduated from school in 2014 and later furthered my studies by completing my Diploma in 2018.

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Shelby

Hi I'm Shelby and I have lived in Maryborough my entire life. I am just starting my long-term career in Early Childhood, studying towards my Certificate III and hope to continue that journey after I am finished school.

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Stacey M.

Hello my name is Stacey and I have lived in Hervey Bay for most of my life, originally coming from a small country town in NSW. Whilst spending most of my childhood growing up in beautiful Queensland, I have developed a love for the ocean, always surrounding myself with the water and any activities that it involves.

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Taylah

Hi my name is Taylah and this is my second time working with Bay Explorers. I first joined the team as a trainee back in 2014 where I spent the next three years building my career as an Educator and gaining my Diploma. After this I decided to moved to the UK for a bit of an adventure.

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