Our Team

Jayne

Hello everyone, my name is Jayne and I am so pleased to be the Director of our beautiful Bay Explorers at Urraween. I am married with one son and a "Nanni" to two beautiful girls. Like all parents, family is so very important to me and I love spending time with my son and his family.

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Letitia

Hi! My name is Miss Letitia and I am the Urraween Kindergarten teacher. 2020 is my first year teaching at Bay Explorers, however this is my 14th year teaching Kindergarten. I love Kindy - I love all the learning, exploring, growing, investigating and fun we have.

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Ange

Hello, my name is Ange. I lead the team in the Junior Kindergarten room here at Bay Explorers Early Learning - Urraween.

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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 Ash

Hi, my name is Ashutosh or Ash. I am a hospitality and administration graduate and hold a post-graduate diploma in advanced culinary. I am the service and nutrition chef at Bay Explorers, Urraween. I have been in Hervey Bay for almost 4 years now. My previous work experience in Hervey Bay was with Salt Cafe for more than 2 years and for a very short time with Arkarra Gardens and Bay Fusion catering.

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Chloe

Hey there, my name is Chloe Pellant. I'm young, full of energy and absolutely love working with children. I'm married to my wonderful partner Aedan. Although we don't have any children yet, we are very excited to have children in the future.

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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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Esther

Georgia

Hi I'm Georgia. I'm new to the Early Childhood Education and Care profession and I already love it.

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Jasmine Sc.

Hello my name is Jasmine and I have recently commenced my childcare career, following my passion and love for children. I strive to make every child feel included and loved and thrive on guiding their learning and growth.

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Jen

Hi, my name is Jennifer. I love working with children and the wonderful team at Bay Explorers Early Learning. I am currently studying my Diploma of Early Childhood Education. I have two daughters, one of whom is also perusing a career in Early Childhood Education. I moved up to Hervey Bay with my fiance two years ago from casino in New South Wales, and absolutely love the area and people.

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Joanne

Hi, my name is Joanne but you will usually find both the children and staff call me JoJo.

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Kevin

Hi my name is Kevin, or as the children call me, Mr Kev. I joined the Bay Explorers' team in 2020 and am the Maintenance Manager for both our Urangan and Urraween Services.

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Kristy

Hi I'm Kristy, I have worked in Early Childhood Education and Care for 20 years. I have experience in Long Day Childcare, Family Day Care and have worked internationally as a nanny.

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Leanne

Prior to working in childcare, I worked for a financial institution for 30 years. I have always been involved with children from an educational perspective. I coached and managed my children's soccer teams and am an accredited Calisthenics coach and assisted in establishing the Hervey Bay Calisthenics Club many years ago.

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Lena

Hi, my name is Lena and I'm excited to be an Assistant Educator in the Urraween Bay Explorers Early Learning Service. I finished my Diploma last year and gained experience in all age groups through my vocational placement and casual employment for over a year.

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Maria

Hi, my name is Maria and I really feel honoured and grateful to be part of a dynamic team who provide high quality Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) to our Hervey Bay children.

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Marissa

Hi my name is Marissa, I hold my Diploma in Children's Services and am very excited about joining the family here at Bay Explorers.

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Michelle

Hi my name is Michelle Greig and I have been in the childcare industry for 12 years. I believe each child is an individual and that their uniqueness should be celebrated and encouraged. I understand that families and children need to feel safe and secure within their environment to be able to learn and grow.

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Mikayla

Hello, I'm Mikayla and the children call me Mikki. I'm young, energetic and love working with children. I'm so excited to be a part of the Bay Explorer's team.

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Olivia

Hello, my name is Olivia and I am excited to work with all ages in the centre as I am a Trainee Assistant Educator at Urraween.

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Pam F.

Hervey Bay has been home for the most part of 40 years and I love the area in which I live. I have met so many wonderful families in my working life as a childcare worker, a career I commenced in 1999.

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Pinki

Hi! My name is Pinki and I'm so grateful to be a member of the Bay Explorers' team at Urraween,

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Ruth

Hello! My name is Ruth, and I am an Assistant Educator at Bay Explorers Early Learning where we focus on creating an atmosphere of being safe and sound that is essential for learning. A peaceful and secure childcare environment helps toward the formative years from a social development point of view. I am qualified with a Diploma of Children's Services (Early Childhood Education and Care).

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Shannen

Hi, my name is Shannen and I am an Assistant Educator in the Junior Kindy room here at Bay Explorers.

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Summah

Hi! My name is Miss Summah. You will find me down the big end, crazy socks daily... and probably doubling the children on bikes or ... jamming out to some music! I am loud eccentric and bubbly. I LOVE to get messy, if you have a child in my care, pack spare clothes because I can guarantee lots of fun will be had. I like to think of myself as responsible, respectful and resilient. I always strive my hardest and love to try new things. On the weekends you will find me climbing mountains, four wheel driving or chilling at home with my 2 parrots, Bean and Honey, my partner Nick and our two beautiful dogs Kip and Billy.

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Syrena

Hi, my name is Syrena, in early 2020 I moved to Hervey Bay from Toowoomba.

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Tara

Hi, my name is Tara.

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Taylah

Hey! My name is Taylah but feel free to call me Tay. I've recently moved to Hervey Bay from a small-ish town on the Victorian and New South Wales border. Spending all of my life by the Murray River, we decided that it was time for a sea change. My partner Logan, myself and my daughter Mila touched down in The Bay in December 2019!

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