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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Morag

Hi, my name is Morag and I have the privilege of being the assistant director here at Bay Explorers, Urangan. I have an Advanced Diploma in Children's Services and have been in the childcare industry for over 20 years. I have held many different roles, from Room Leader to Regional Manager. Through the various roles I have always found that my passion is working more closely with children, their families and a team of educators; I believe that my current role provides me with this.

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Nerida

I have been in the Early Education and Care industry for 16 years now, starting when I was 15, working with my mother in After School Care and Vacation Care.

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Tracey

Hi my name is Tracey Buck I have worked in the childcare industry for 16 years. I have worked in many positions throughout my career in childcare. I have 3 children who are my world and my treasure - even as teenagers they still keep me on my toes. I have completed an Advanced Diploma in Children's Services.

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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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Ange

Hello, my name is Ange. I am the Kindergarten Teacher here at Bay Explorers Early Learning at Hervey Bay - Urangan. I am excited to be heading up this wonderful Kindy team, while Michelle is on maternity leave.

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Beth F.

Hi, my name is Beth Fothergill. I would like to thank all the team and the families for making my transition into the centre welcoming and friendly; I have joined the Kindy room as an assistant to Ange at Urangan. I have worked in the childcare industry for 2 years; before entering childcare I worked in a primary school as a casual teacher aide in the Prep/Year 1 rooms.

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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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Charity

Hi my name is Charity Saxelby and I am proud to be a part of the team at Bay Explorers. The girls have warmly invited me to be a part of their team and we hope to give your child an exciting time and experience.

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Cherie

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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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, and I have recently joined the Junior Kindy room. 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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Kass

Kylie

Leigh

My name is Leigh and I am a full-time permanent assistant in the Kindergarten Room.

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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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Sheree

Hello, I am an Educator here at Bay Explorers. I currently hold a Diploma in Children's Services.

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Sue

Hello my name is Sue Middleton and I am the educational leader in the Senior Kindy room at Bay Explorers Urangan. 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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