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.
Bradley Green – Assistant Coordinator
Brad joined The BOOSH Centre as a young educator in 2017, since then he has realised his passion for childcare and has relished his time here working with the Children to promote their learning and happiness. In January 21 he took the next step and accepted a role as Assistant Coordinator whilst also starting a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Continuing his career in Childcare, he works with families and children to get the best out of our service.
Andrew Park – Educational Leader
Andrew joined The BOOSH Centre in the start of January 2021. After different juggles in studying different courses, he has found that Education was his choice and completed this Bachelor of Teaching. He has been working in the OOSH industry for more than 5 years at different levels of position and companies. He is highly interested in getting to know all children and families, sharing feedback and ideas to provide best possible service for all children and families in a safe environment.
Astrid Rath – Office Manager
Astrid has joined the BOOSH family 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 and HR, helps parents with their CCS and statements and is happy to pick up the phone to answer any of your questions.