Our team of educators at The BOOSH Centre are highly dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate about working with children. The educators create a nurturing, fun and safe home-like environment for the children during their time at the centre. Each educator brings with them many and varied talents and skills that are used to cater for children’s individual needs and interests.
All staff have Working With Children clearance and are qualified to provide emergency first aid in an education and care setting, which includes management of Asthma and Anaphylaxis.
Please feel free to discuss with the director or staff any additional needs or interests that you would like to see catered or programmed for at the centre.
Melissa Fyfe – Centre Coordinator
Having previously worked in accounting and audit for 10 years it was moving to Canada to be snowboard instructor that was the catalyst for a career change. Upon returning to Australia, Melissa began working at The BOOSH Centre in 2013 as an Educator while she completed a Masters of Teaching with the intention to move into Primary School teaching.
When Melissa accepted the position of Centre Coordinator in 2015, she realised OOSH was an opportunity to make use of both accounting and teaching degrees and has not looked back since.
With a passion for children’s learning as well as organisation and administration, Melissa took the centre from Working Towards to an Exceeding rating in just over 2 years.
Melissa attributes the centres success to the quality and dedication of her team and supports them to provide a fun, safe, happy and stimulating environment where each child’s individual learning and care needs are met.
Francesca Calabro – Assistant Coordinator
Fran joined The BOOSH Centre in March 2020 and has previously worked in OOSH services for over 10 years, with additional experience in the early childhood sector after completing her Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Fran has worked in a variety of roles within the sector, including OOSH administration and compliance. She has a passion for working with children and providing a safe and secure environment for them to thrive.
Rianne Keiselis – Educational Leader
Rianne has worked in the early childhood education and care industry for over 15 years. In this time, she has worked with children aged 0-16 years of age, in a variety of different settings including long day care, OOSH, kids’ camps and teen camps. Rianne’s personal philosophy places special emphasis on empowering children to take control of their learning journey and values inclusion, diversity, respect, patience and kindness.
Rianne is highly passionate about helping everyone reach their full potential. She believes that this can only be achieved through partnerships with families and communities; engaging with the program, sharing their knowledge, values and experiences to extend on individual learning.
Astrid Rath – Office Manager
Astrid joined the Boosh Centre in June 2014. After many years of working in HR, primarily for IT companies, she is now doing all the magic in our back office. Astrid takes care of our finances, helps parents with their CCS and statements and is happy to pick up the phone to answer any of your questions.