Our Team

Jess

Hi, my name is Jess. I am the Assistant Director and a Lead Educator for Bay Explorers Urraween Service. I'm also a proud mum of my son Oliver and daughter Madelyn. My partner and I have been together since high school. I have lived in the Bay my whole life except for 4 years where we moved to Gladstone and then to Bundaberg for work purposes. I have 3 siblings who all live in Hervey Bay, as well as most of my family, who we love spending time with.

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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. I have just moved from Melbourne to Hervey Bay with my husband and young daughter, and I have been working with children of all different ages for the past 11 years.

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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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Asha

Hi, my name is Asha and my family and i have recently moved to Hervey Bay from a very sunny and hot Mareeba. I am the proud mum of 2 energetic and beautiful boys Christiaan and Daniel and a very spirited little girl Nienke. I have a Diploma of Early Childhood and have worked in the industry for 8 years so I am very excited to be a part of the Bay Explorers team.

Bianca

Hi guys, my name is Bianca. I've lived in Hervey Bay for 14 years and am new to Bay Explorers, and very excited for the opportunity to be part of the team! I'm currently studying my Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and upon completion I plan to further my knowledge and skills with my Bachelor of Education.

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Deena

Hello, my name is Deena. I am currently working towards completing my Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and my Bachelor Degree of Primary Education. I am excited to jump start my career in education at Bay Explorers and I look forward to expanding my knowledge through being mentored by the Educators within the Bay Explorers Family.

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Emma

My name is Emma Woods and I'm one of the employees of this fantastic company. I first started working for Bay Explorers Urangan in August 2015, but had some medical issues in 2019. However, these are now under control (YAY) and I'm so excited to be back in the profession to learn and grow with all the children.

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Hannah

Hi Families! My name is Hannah and I have just joined the team at Bay Explorers. I am so excited to be a part of the Bay Explorers team as the room leader in toddler 2, and I have plenty of creative ideas for all of the new friends I am going to meet in there.

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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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Jess

Hi, my name is Jess and I have had the privilege to grow up in beautiful Hervey Bay. I am a mother of two girls as well as a crazy French bulldog Rebel.

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Joanne

Hi, my name is Joanne but you will usually find both the children and staff call me JoJo. I hold a Diploma in Children's Services and have worked in the profession since I was 17, which was many, many moons ago. I hold a passion for educating and nurturing children's development and watching them learn and grow over the early years.

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Kanta

I am a qualified professional early childhood educator and carer, and a dedicated teacher who is passionate about encouraging children to develop socially, emotionally and intellectually. I am also bi-lingual and specialise in developing fun and educational programs based on children's interests. I look forward to getting to know the families and children and being a part of the Bay Explorers family.

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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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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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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Melissa

Hi my name is Melissa (Mel) and I began my childcare journey in 2015 where I completed a traineeship and achieved my Cert III qualification. I am currently working towards my Diploma qualification.

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Rachael

Hi friends! My name is Rachael from the Senior Kindy room. I have been working in the Early Childhood industry since 2023, and am currently completing my Certificate lll and Diploma in Early Childhood & Care, with a goal to complete a Bachelor of Primary Education. I am a family, connection and goal orientated person and am passionate about caring for little people, their milestones and families so feel free to come and have a friendly chat with me.

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Rinky

My name is Rinky Bajracharya and I will be the Lead Educator in the Senior Kindy room. I completed my Graduate Diploma in Education (Early Years) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2015. I have worked in the early childhood industry for over 8 years and as an Early Childhood Teacher for over 4 years.

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Chef Scott

Hi. I'm Scott and I like to cook food that is not only healthy to eat, but tasty as well. I have been cooking for over 40 years and my career has allowed me to travel all around Australia, meeting many people and experiencing a range of different cultures.

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Tara

Hi, my name is Tara and I have recently moved to Hervey Bay from my small (and much colder) hometown, Mitta Mitta Victoria. In my final year of high school I completed my Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and I have 3 younger siblings at home and have always enjoyed working with children.

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Tayla

Hello families! My name is Tayla and I have recently returned to the Fraser Coast with my partner Harry and baby Memphis. I have been working in early education for a few years now with a Cert III in Early Childhood Education and am so excited to be part of the Junior Kindy room at Bay Explorers.

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