Just as our bee represents the balance in nature, we are committed to supporting our children to understand the impact that we all have on our precious environment. We have mindfully chosen resources which complement nature, including natural timbers and sustainable products. Through our “Garden to Gourmet” program, children learn about gardening, recycling, sustainability and healthy eating, while getting to enjoy the flavour of their work.
Darlene Wadham – Approved Provider (owner)
I believe that trust, kindness, understanding and finding what it is that inspires and excites others are essential keys to unlock the potential of every individual.
I began my education and care journey as a Primary School Teacher in Queensland in 1992. Always looking for a challenge I took on the role of Principal of a small school in the Darling Downs QLD before moving to early education and care in the year 2000. After 10yrs of senior management roles including 5yrs as a General Manager I entered the world of consultancy in 2010 with the desire to empower educators to make a positive difference in the lives of children in the early years. After years of supporting services to be the best they could be, I am excited to embark on this new journey with my husband. As well as a Bachelor of Teaching I have achieved a Diploma of Business – Frontline Management and am committed to ongoing professional development and learning. I am passionate about supporting others on their learning journey and see positive relationships as essential to all learning and development. Andrew and I are dedicated to providing an outstanding service to families and children and a place where our team are proud to belong.
Molly Gallop – Nominated Supervisor (centre director)
I pride myself in meeting every individual with a great deal of respect, enthusiasm and a smile.It is my belief that every person no matter their age is a strong, capable, creative, competent human being with all the skills and resources needed to change the world.I have always been driven to teach and empower others to reach their potential.I began my education journey as I began relief teaching in 2009.I fell in love in providing children with their fundamental right to play, learn and participate in an educational process that respects, builds relationships with others and the world around them.I completed my Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) at CSU in 2013 where I developed a lifelong commitment to foster and strengthen my philosophy in early education and care.Now, I continue to advocate for all children and make every voice visible. I believe it is my role as an advocate and educator to create a safe, welcoming and open-ended learning environment where children and educators can co-research and explore children’s big ideas, thoughts and concepts.I am passionate about supporting and respecting each child’s and families unique learning journey and am committed to working closely with children, families and educators and other support agencies to develop a responsive and inclusive curriculum to support the success of each child.
Karyn Edwards-Todd – Educational Leader (senior mentor)
I studied my Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching at CSU Mitchell and graduated in 1995. In recent years I completed my Certificate IV in Assessment and Training. I have worked in a range of Early Childhood services since 1995 and worked as an Educational Leader in several services including Community based Preschools and Long Day Care. I have worked as a Consultant for a national Family Day Care service, as well as children and women escaping domestic violence in a Women’s Refuge. I am also a Justice of the Peace.I am a country girl at heart. I grew up on a farm in Grenfell and now have my own small farm in Bathurst. We have chickens, cows, and I love succulent plants. I am married and have a beautiful son who loves rural life! I am at my happiest surrounded by children. They are such a gift to my world…