Bilambil Community Preschool & OOSH recognises that while sparkly toys may be appealing, there is no substitute for great staff.
The not-for-profit preschool and out of school hours child care service has raised the benchmark for quality in Early Childhood learning by investing in its employees.
Liz Tomasetig and Janice Dorrough have won awards of excellence from the North Coast Institute of TAFE with Liz being awarded for her excellence as a trainee and Janice honoured for her outstanding achievements in Child and Family Services.
B Ed; Grad Dip EC
As a devoted member of our local community, Kris believes in life-long learning and strives to bring out the best of each child’s potential. Her passion is for engaging children in sustained shared thinking. This year Kris is also a guide and mentor for all of the Preschool staff. Her experience, as well as her genuine care for this centre makes her perfect for this role.
Diploma Children’s Services
Blue Group Leader & Red Group Educator
Liz is another of our devoted local community members. Her links with local families ensures that a working partnership is formed to enhance the reflection of each child’s culture in our service. Liz also has a keen interest in children’s music, movement and connection with the natural environment.
Studying Diploma Children's Services
Cert III Children's Services
Gemma is our resident Rainforest Guru! Her love of nature and all things natural comes to the forefront in this role. She is a keen gardener and has developed many of our seed to plate projects. Gemma loves teaching the children about the interconnectedness of living things.
Diploma Children's Services
Blue Group Educator
Amanda began her time here as a student, but she was just too good to let go of. She is an outstanding educator whose heart is to see children and families healthy and whole. She also has a happy disposition and infectious laugh!
Diploma Children’s Services
Red Group Leader
Having started with us as a student, Janice was too valuable an asset to let go, so we gave her a position. She has a beautiful caring nature and treats every child with the utmost dignity and respect. Her current interests include children’s relaxation and body coordination skills.
Studying Cert III Children's Services
Leonie has experience with children with additional needs and approaches OOSH with a view to assisting all children to feel that they belong and are appreciated for who they are. Leonie has two adult children who are a blessing and have helped shape her into the wonderful educator/ leader that she is today.
Diploma in Counselling; Advanced Diploma in Art Therapy
Renae joined our team in 2018 after working with children in schools as well as 4 years in social work. She creates a space for each child to be themselves. Renae has a 9-year-old daughter who is her world. She enjoys being a part of the Bilambil Community.
Certificate IV Education Assistance
Certificate II Community Services
Zoey has been a part of our team since 2017 and has fit in wonderfully. Her experience working with school-aged children has allowed her to make meaningful connections with children quickly.
Zoey has a background in dancing. She brings a refreshing, funky vibe to OOSH!
Studying a Bachelor of Business Management - Accounting
Ryan joined our team in 2019. He also works as a SLSO (Teacher’s Aide) at Bilambil Primary School, therefore he already has a great rapport with the children that come to OOSH. He has a love of NFL and NBA sports. Ryan is also currently completing his Bachelor of Business Management, majoring in Accounting.
Diploma of Children's Service
Felicity joined our team in 2019. She has worked in childcare for the past 8 years and has also volunteered at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary because of her love of animals. She also holds a Diploma in Library & Information Services as Felicity loves to read and learn new things.
Diploma of Justice Administration
Administration & Accounts Officer
Natalie has been working here since early 2017 and has been instrumental in implementing changes to streamline the administrative side of the business. She lives on the Gold Coast with her husband and 3 young children and works three days a week.
Lauren joined us in 2018. She is another Bilambil local. While she is completing her Primary Teaching Degree, Lauren joins us at least 2 days a week, often working alongside Natalie. Lauren is extremely efficient as she provides incredible support to the whole team. There is no task too big or too small that she won’t take on.