Elermore Vale OOSH Staff Members

Our Elermore Vale OOSH team are qualified and experienced educators committed to meeting the needs of your child. Each member of our nurturing staff will help your child engage with their peers through play and leisure activities, in our safe, relaxed and happy environment.

We are lucky to have a dedicated team of friendly, approachable and qualified core team of early learning educators, who are ably supported by an enthusiastic group of casual staff.

Contact us today to discuss your child’s enrolment.


My name is Lizzie and I’ve worked in OOSH for the past 10 years. I have a diploma in children’s services and attend regular training courses each year to further my skills. I knew from a very young age that I wanted to work with children, and I can’t see myself doing anything else. The children surprise me daily with their imagination, creativity, endless energy and their ability to make my inner child come out on a daily basis.

My interests outside of the workplace include wakeboarding, dancing, beach and spending time with my friends and family.


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.
Assistant Director

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 Hillsborough and Wallsend South 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.
Assistant Coordinator and Educational Leader

My name is Kaneisha, I have had 3 years’ experience in the childcare industry and currently hold a Diploma in Children’s Services. I started as assistant coordinator and educational leader with Elermore Vale OOSH in 2018 and have loved working with the family and staff to help guide the children through a fun and inviting environment. As Educational Leader I like to get the children involved in creating a program that interests all the children for participation and socialisation.

When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time with my family, going on holidays and experiencing new adventures as I watch my own little boy grow.

Sue D
Certified Supervisor

Hi! My name is Sue. I am a mother to 3 wonderful children (a daughter and 2 sons.)
I hold a certificate IV in OOSH and have been working at Elermore Vale OOSH for 7 years. Prior to working at OOSH I was leading the creative arts department at Macquarie Life Church for 15 years which encompassed music, drama, dance, major productions and pastoral care for all ages.
I love discovering and nurturing children’s hidden talents and empowering them in their areas of interest. I also enjoy giving the children opportunity to develop leadership which encourages responsibility.


My name is Jenni and I am the proud mother of 2 sport obsessed sons! I hold a Diploma in Teaching (Primary Education K-6) from NCAE Newcastle University where my main focus was in Special Education.
Supporting families and assisting children to grow into confident and resilient young adults is my passion, and it has been my pleasure to meet and care for the children who have attended Elermore Vale OOSH over the past 7 years.

Sue H
Office Manager

Hi! My name is Sue and I work in the office as the Administration Manager.
I have had 16 years experience in child-related positions and have been at Elermore Vale OOSH for 4 years.
I have 2 sons, 2 beautiful daughters-in-law and 3 gorgeous grandsons.
I enjoy music and karaoke and love spending time with my family and friends.

Casual Educator

I’m Lauren. I started working at both Elermore Vale and Hillsborough OOSH just under a year ago. I am currently in my final year of studying a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) with my main focus being Health and Physical Education. Encouraging children to be physically active in sport and their own games is something I am passionate about. Working at OOSH allows me to encourage children to explore their personal interests and passions which I look forward to learning about each day.

If I’m not at OOSH I usually spend my time completing study, hanging around netball courts, watching soccer or enjoying quality time with my friends and family J