OSHC Educators

Who We Are

OSHC Educators

Meet our friendly team of Educators

Meghan Orr

Meghan Orr

Director

Diploma of Out of School Hours Care (OSHC)

Meghan has been the service Director since 2015 and has been with the service since  2004 where she started as a support worker.

Meghan is a passionate educator with strong interests in mindfulness and assisting children to develop skills in emotional regulation.  She has implemented Wellness Wednesdays where children take time to centre and practice mindfulness and gratitude. 

Meghan encourages all educators and oshclings to believe and place trust in the OSHC unit being considered family, ensuring focus is placed  on the service being an extension to home life. The aim is that all children feel safe, secure and supported.

 

Rebecca Dawes

Rebecca Dawes

Assistant Director

Diploma of Early Childhood Education Care

Bec has been the service Assistant Director since 2020. Bec began her OSHC career in 2012 and has developed a strong passion for the sector. Bec is passionate about developing and driving a child-centric program based on the needs of all children.

Bec enjoys being active and you will often find her outside joining in sports with the children. She strongly believes that each child is a capable of learning and succeeding. One of Bec’s strengths is that she is able to build trusting and meaningful relationships with all of the children which helps them recognise that OSHC is a safe and inclusive space for everyone. 

Kate Dohnt

Kate Dohnt

Educator

Diploma of Out of School Hours Care (OSHC)

Kate has been with the service since 2004, starting as an unqualified educator and building her knowledge and skills to become diploma qualified. Her Trauma informed approach ensures children always feel validated and understood. 

Kate is an intergral part of the team flashing her contagious smile to all who enter the service.  She is passionate about documenting children’s learning and ensures that communication with parents and caregivers is always open.

Akela Anderson

Akela Anderson

Educator

Currently studying Bachelor of Education

Akela has been with the service since 2018.

She is a highly creative educator who endeavours to develop environmental awareness and promotes sustainability through her daily practice.  She seeks opportunities for children to look at ways that they can reduce their environmental impact and become agents of change.

Taylor Buck

Taylor Buck

Educator

Bachelor or Education

Taylor has been with the service since 2016. She is a regular releif teacher in southern schools.

She is an enthusiastic educator who can often be found engaging and playing games with the children.  She is approachable and has developed strong connections with children.

Harrison Hards

Harrison Hards

Educator

 

Harrison has been with the service since 2019.

Harrison loves the outdoors and can often be found kicking the footy or playing cricket with the children.  He is a friendly and energetic team member who brings his love of ICT to our future OSHC gamers. He is an active community member in the Christies Beach SLSC.

Mark Dutton

Mark Dutton

Educator

Currently Studying Certificate 3 Early Childhood Education 

Mark has been with the service since 2020. He also works as an SSO in the school. 

Mark is a reliable and motivated educator who is passionate about helping children who are struggling with big emotions.  He is a kind and soulful spirt who provides opportunites for children to explore their own ideas and passions.

Zac Scott

Zac Scott

Educator

Cerificate 3 Early Childhood Education and Care

Zac has been with the service since 2019.  He also works as an SSO in the school.  He has strong connections with the school and has built positive relationships in the local community.

Zac has developed strong relationships with our older children, he is a fun and energetic educator who advocates strongly for child voice and for working with children to develop their own voice so that they are confident to share thier ideas and have input into the program.

Jacqui Kuerschner

Jacqui Kuerschner

Educator

Diploma of Early Education and Care

Jacqui has been with the service since 2017, she also works as an SSO in the school helping her to develop deeper understanding of  restorative and trauma informed practices.

Jacqui is a calm and easy going educator who brings a positive energy to the service.  Her bright and bubbly personailty helps children to feel safe, secure and supported in the OSHC learning community.

Ellie Staples

Ellie Staples

Educator

 

Ellie has been with the service since 2020.

Ellie is a calm and kind educator who loves playing and chilling with all children.  She is creative and provides opportunites for children to explore their own creativity using a variety of mediums.

Ben Michelmore

Ben Michelmore

Educator

Currently studying 

Ben has been with the service since 2020. He also works as an SSO in the school.

Ben is a gentle and approachable educator who is a new valued member of our team .  He is active and energenetic and provides opportunites for children to strengthen their skills physically, socially and emotionally.

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