Our Team


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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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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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. Recently, I have been given the opportunity to take on the Educational Leader role for the Urangan centre. This new role allows me to share my knowledge with other educators at our centre and work alongside an amazing team to achieve group and individual goals, both professionally and personally

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hi, my name is Charlotte. I'm currently in grade 12, my final year of high school I am studying for my Certificate III in Early Childhood Education, as well as being a gymnast and gymnastics coach. I'm energetic, friendly, and excited to work at Bay Explorers as a school-based trainee.


Hi, my name is Charne and I have recently relocated to the Hervey Bay region. I am excited to continue on with my passion for working with children. I hold my Diploma of Early Years, and have experience working with the ages 6 weeks to 6 years old, within the profession since 2017. I am excited to develop new relationships with both the children and families here at Bay Explorers.


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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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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Hi, my name is Erika and my family and I relocated to Hervey Bay a while ago now. My partner and I have 3 children and I have 4 stepchildren - 7 beautiful babies! I have worked within the childcare profession for 3 years, holding my Certificate III in Early Childhood and currently studying towards my Bachelor of Early Education.

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Hi, I'm Hana and I've been married for over 10 years with two handsome young boys. I completed my Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care in 2020 and always bring a positive vibe to the day. I cannot wait to meet everyone at Bay Explorers and be part of the Bay Explorers Family.


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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Hello, my name is Jasmine and I have recently joined the Bay Explorers team in a job I really enjoy! I am currently studying my Cert lll in Childcare and look forward to watching all the children grow over the years to come and working with such lovely coworkers.


Hi, my name is Jasmine. 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 back in September 2021.

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Hi, my name is Jess, and I am new to the industry but have always liked being around children. I was born in Hervey Bay, moved away and since came back to live. I am from a large family and have four siblings. I enjoy outdoor activities on the weekend and I am so excited to be working at Bay Explorers.


Hello, I'm Kalisha, and I've just started on my journey. I obtained my Certificate III in Childcare in 2022 and feel incredibly fortunate to be working at Bay Explorers. With six siblings, five younger than me, my passion for childcare stems from caring for my siblings. I'm eager to continue growing and learning each day.


Hi, my name is Kathleen Adams, and I started my career in childcare at Larrapinta Early Learning (Child Australia) in Alice Springs. It was amazing to experience all the diverse cultures there and I also learnt some indigenous language. I have six children including one for whom I have learned sign language, 10 grandchildren so far and I am currently studying my Cert III in Early Childhood.

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Hi my name is Kelly. I have recently moved to beautiful Hervey Bay with my husband Kev, youngest son Noah and our kelpie dog Charlie after almost 30 years of living on the Gold Coast to enjoy and appreciate the quieter lifestyle the Fraser Coast has to offer.

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Hello my name is Kerrie and I am currently studying my Diploma of Early Childhood. I love to encourage the children that come into my care to be the best that they can be.

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Hi my name is Kirralee and I have recently moved to Hervey Bay from the Whitsundays, where I completed my Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. I am looking forward to continuing my Childcare journey at Bay Explorers.


Hi my name is Kyella, and I am currently in year 11 working towards my Cert III in e\Early Childhood as a school-based Trainee. I have always had an interest in early childhood as I have looked after my twin younger brothers and younger cousins over the years. Having completed my work experience at Bay Explorers Urangan I was so excited to get the opportunity to work as a school-based trainee and to watch the children learn and grow through their experience here and I feel privileged to be a part of their education in such a supportive team.

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Hi, my name is Lily and I am currently in Year 11. After completing my work experience at Bay Explorers Urangan in 2023, I was fortunate to be given a school-based traineeship. I am very grateful to be working with kind and supportive staff however I am most excited about working and connecting with the children as they learn and grow.

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Chef Lincoln

Hi, my name is Lincoln and I enjoy being around food and cooking for others, having been a Chef for quite a few years.

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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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Hi my name is Mia and I am new to the childcare industry. I have five siblings and love to socialize on the weekend and enjoy the beach. I am excited to be a part of the Bay Explorers team.


Hi, my name is Michaela. I am new to the childcare profession after making a switch from retail, and am from a huge family with a younger brother that I absolutely adore. When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time at the beach and love cooking, expecially for my family. I am so excited to be working in childcare and being a part of the Bay Explorers team.


My name is Millar and I completed my Certificate III in Early Childhood and Education Care at Hervey Bay Tafe in 2022. I started with the Bay Explorers team at the end of 2022 but can't wait to continue my journey here.

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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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Hi my name is Sarah and I've lived in Hervey Bay for 10 years with my amazing husband and two beautiful step daughters. I started in childcare in 2007and obtained my Cert III in 2010. I am currently studying my Diploma and so looking forward to nurturing some little souls at Bay Explorers.


Hi, my name is Shannon and this is my first year in the Childcare profession, having completed my Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. I enjoy watching children grow and watching their faces when they achieve milestones.

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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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Hi my name is Tahlia and I am excited to be a part of the Bay Explorers Team. I'm a mum to two beautiful children, both now in 'big school'. I've loved being around babies and children my whole life - I even wanted my own child at the age of five and the love hasn't stopped since. I love nurturing and caring for children, and I can't wait to further develop my career as an educator here at Bay Explorers.