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 joining the team at Bay Explores Urangan as Kindergarten teacher. 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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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 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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Chef Andy

Hi, my name is Andrzej (Andy). I have worked as a Chef for almost 17 years now and I REALLY enjoy it.

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Becky

Hi my name is Becky, I am new to the childcare profession and I am very excited to be a part of the Bay Explorers' Team.

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Bobbie

Hello my name is Bobbie Fisher. My partner Stephan and I moved to the bay one year ago to be closer to family. We lived in Cairns for the eight years prior.

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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 & I am so excited to be a part of the Bay Explorers' team!

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Bridgette

My name is Bridgette and I have two children and have recently moved to Hervey Bay from Victoria.

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Brontie

Hi, my name is Brontie! I moved to Hervey Bay three years ago from Sydney and am currently a senior student at FCAC in grade 11 .

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Carolyn

My Name is Carolyn. I have been married to my wonderful husband Jeff for over 20 years, and have three children - Hayden, Caitlin, and Emily. We have recently moved to a beautiful home at Pacific Haven, from our family home in Brisbane. We have 2 dogs, 24 chickens, and 3 budgies as our pets.

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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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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 5 years.

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Dani

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

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Danica

Hi, I'm Danica - I am a mum to my 13-year-old daughter, Laura. We moved to Hervey Bay four years ago and are enjoying the lifestyle here.

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Georgia

Hi there, my name is Georgia and I am an Educator here at Urangan. I have completed my Diploma in Early Childhood just this year and I am now currently studding my Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.

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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 Sh.

My name is Jasmine , I am in my early twenties, I live with my Mum, sister and twin brother. I have completed a Certificate III in Early Childhood Educations and Care in 2019 and have since thoroughly enjoyed working in the profession.

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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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Jess

Hi, my name is Jess! I am the Assistant Director and a Lead Educator for the Bay Explorers' Urangan Service. I'm also the proud mum of my son, Oliver.

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Karen

My fiance, three children (a son and two daughters) and I moved to Hervey Bay for a sea change. I completed my Certificate 111 in Early Childhood Services then started working in the industry straight away. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with a variety of age groups in my time with Bay Explorers.

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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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Lucy

Hi my name is Lucy!

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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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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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Sarah

My name is Sarah and I began my journey as an Early Childhood Educator in 2012 undertaking placement whilst completing a Cert 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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Shauna

Shelby

Hi I'm Shelby, I have lived in Maryborough my entire life. I am 17 years old and have 18 months left of 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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