Hillsborough OOSH Staff Members

 
At Hillsborough OOSH we provide children with a fun and friendly environment that makes them feel safe and gives them a sense of belonging.

We have gathered together an energetic, enthusiastic and capable group of educators who will look after your child while they are with us.

Our core team is supported by a fantastic group of casual staff who bring their own unique talents and skills to our centre.

Contact us as at any time to discuss your child's progress.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Judy
Director

I have been working in child care for more than 18 years and are a mum to two adult children. I started this business in January 2009 and am committed to delivering quality child care where you can relax in the knowledge that your child is being cared for in a fun, safe and friendly environment.
I am mainly involved in running the business and administration of the OOSH but also take pleasure from working hands-on with the children.
I enjoy socialising with family and friends. I find both roles satisfying and challenging. I invite you to visit our centres and look forward to helping you with your child care needs.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tellena
Coordinator

Hi, my name is Tellena Ferry I am an Educational Leader at Hillsborough OOSH. I started out in Early childhood at 16 years of age by obtaining my Certificate III and Diploma, but due to my age I struggled to gain full time work, so after 18 months I ventured down the Business Administration path where I obtained my Certificate III & IV, then worked my way into a Human Resource position where I further gained my Certificate IV. Throughout, the 6 years of being in HR Administration I really did miss one thing, working with children. My passion has always been to work with children, to assist and watch them grow and develop into independent individuals. Which is why I decided to follow my dreams and go back into the childcare field.

So, I am now working permanently at HB OOSH, whilst completing my Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Teaching Degree. I have never looked back since making this decision and love that every day is a new day with challenges, rewards, goals and since being back in this role, I have realised that the children can teach us educators, just as much as we teach them.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kylie T
Assistant Coordinator and Certified Supervisor

Hi, my name is Kylie and I have just celebrated my 10-year Anniversary for being the Assistant Coordinator at Hillsborough OOSH. I started my journey 20 years ago at the age of 16 completing work experience at the Glendon School (now known as Newcastle Junior School) and Hillsborough Public School. Whilst there I realised that working with children with different types of needs and personalities was a career that I wanted to pursue. I then volunteered every school holiday from Year 10 to Year 12 at the OOSH that at the time was in the Newcastle Junior School. I loved every second of it and have never looked back. Over the years I have studied and have obtained a Certificate 3 in Children’s Services as well as a Certificate 4 in OOSH Services.

I have enjoyed and continue to enjoy my time here learning and watching the children grow from Kindergarten and now having children come to visit me that have now completed high school. I am very family orientated outside of OOSH and therefore a strong believer that OOSH is the family in between school and home for the children here. We aim to be a support system for both you and your children and I look forward to learning more about your families during your time at our service. I also have a passion for soccer and love spending time outside playing and refereeing a game with the children. This is also a sport I play on weekends in Winter and I play 6 a side soccer in the Summer. I have a love for animals, spending lots of time with my gorgeous 4yr old Staffy named Roxy and would love to hear, learn and get to know the family pets that the children tell me about at your home.

I will be one of the many friendly faces you will see at OOSH each day and will mainly be assisting you with your accounts and bookings as well as building positive relationships with your children and their families

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charissa
Educational Leader

Hi, my name is Charissa Smith and I am the Supervisor at Hillsborough OOSH on a Wednesday afternoon. I also work as an Educator at our Elermore Vale centre on a Tuesday afternoon. I have my Diploma in Community Services (Children’s Services) and have worked in the industry for over 16 years. My interests include art and craft, yoga, mindfulness and spending time with my family and friends.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Laura
Casual Educator

Hi, I'm Laura and I'm a casual educator at Hillsborough OOSH and I currently hold a Certificate III in Children's Services.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mathew
Educator

Hi I’m Mathew and have been an Educator at Hillsborough OOSH for the last 10 years. I have a strong passion for working in child care and I think every day is a rewarding experience, my goal for every day is to achieve what I call a golden moment which is that point when a child strived past that moment of self-doubt and discovers a part of themselves. At OOSH the children refer to me as the “Silly Teacher” however being spontaneous and fun is not my only role as I also teach the children about risky play and safety, wood construction, science and Nature. At home I’m an avid beach walker and it’s not uncommon for children to see me walking my dog at Redhead beach. I’m a generally a welcoming personality so feel free to say Hi if you see me at work or just out and about,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carolyn
Casual Educator

Hi, my name is Carolyn and I'm a casual educator at Hillsborough OOSH. I hold a Certificate III in Child Care and have a child protection qualification as well. I also have completed training in senior first aid, anaphylaxis and asthma training.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eliza
Certified Supervisor

Hi, my name is Eliza I am an Educator and Supervisor at Hillsborough OOSH. I’ve been in childcare for 7 years and have obtained my Certificate 3. My passion has always been with building relationships with the children and families and learning and growing through their interests, beliefs and cultures
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Toria
Casual Educator

I am currently in my final year of Early Childhood and Primary Teaching at university and have been an educator at Hillsborough OOSH for nearly 2 years. I believe that all children should experience a welcoming, unique and meaningful environment where they feel a sense of belonging. I also believe that all children are unique, confident and capable learners who have the right to feel included and equal to others around them. Along with these values, I believe that our wider community, parents and guardians are of great value.
My teaching philosophy also involves that children have the right to engage in meaningful and spontaneous play opportunities, such as, mud and water play. As an educator, it is a part of my role to incorporate these opportunities in a positive and exciting way.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rebecca Church
Casual Educator

Hi, my name is Rebecca and I'm a casual educator at Hillsborough OOSH. I hold a Certificate III in Children's Services and hold a qualification in Child Protection. I've also completed training in senior first aid, anaphylaxis and asthma.