Approved Provider, Educator and Service Owner – Erin Adney
Mimosa Kids is privately owned by Erin and Laurence Adney. The Adney’s have been educating and caring for children aged 0-12 with over 25 years’ experience in the sector. Erin is trained in early childhood education and both Erin and Laurence enjoy playing an active role in supporting their staff members and ensuring a high quality of care and education for all children is provided. Erin and Laurence have three adult children of their own, and being a family owned and run service the Adney’s children are each involved in the service in some capacity.
Nominated Supervisor, MOOSH Coordinator and Educational Leader – Laura Martin
Laura Martin is the new Co-ordinator of our MOOSH team. Laura works closely with all educators to ensure the provision of a high quality programme that incorporates the children’s ideas, wants, needs and emerging interests.Laura has many years’ experience working with children aged 0-12 and has completed her Bachelor of Education at Macquarie University.
Laura has experience working as Primary School Teacher in local public schools. Previously to this role Laura was working as an Early Childhood Teacher at our Preschool in the Kookaburras room and is already familiar with some of our children and families.
Samuel Argyropoulos has been a key educator in the MOOSH team for over 5 years. Over the years Sam has built strong, meaningful relationships with our children and families. Sam enjoys scaffolding the children’s play and chatting with families each day. Sam is well known for his obsessive love of Rugby League, especially the Roosters. Sam is in his last year of studying his cert III in fitness and Diploma of Business, with the knowledge he has gained through his studies Sam brings great skill and additional expertise which is implemented into our program.Sam plans to continue working with us for the remainder of 2016 before finding a job within his new profession… we will miss you Sam (and yes, the kids will throw you a farewell party!)
Melissa Luscri is fondly known as Mel or Mel.L by all of our children, families and educators.
Mel has always has a passion to work with children of all ages and has been inspired by their eager and inquisitive minds to pursue a career in education.
Mel is currently studying her degree in primary education and has been working at Mimosa for at least three years now. Mel is very family orientated and love to be surrounded by people that make me happy. (She is also an excellent tiramisu!!!)
Rachael Martin has worked with children from ages 0-12 for over 8 years. As well as a vast experience in preschool and out of school hours care Rachael holds her Cert III in Children’s Services.
Rachael has been a member of the Mimosa Kids family for over 5 years, and loves working with school aged children. When she is not here she is rock climbing, running, playing basketball, skiing or just enjoying the great outdoors!
Ryan Loduwick has been a part of the Mimosa Kids MOOSH team for over 2 years and has always displayed a love for working with children of all ages. We can always count on Ryan to get any job or task done swiftly! Before coming to Mimosa Kids Ryan worked with children with autism at Vern Barnett in Forestville, and is currently studying environmental science at university.
Ryan’s interests include playing and umpiring grass hockey on the weekends, politics and animals.
Kenneth Morris grew up and has lived in Frenchs Forest his entire life. The kids love to hang out and play with Kenneth and he will boldly tell you that he enjoys the finer things in life such as surfing, fancy dining and serving in the local community. Kenneth is of South American decent and claims he gets his curls from his Mum, he is also fondly looking forward to spending his lunch breaks at the new Glen Street shopping centre once it opens this year! When he is not working at MOOSH, Kenneth is busy studying primary education at Macquarie University.
Annalise Wingham has been a part of the MOOSH team for just over 6 months and has enjoyed forming meaningful relationships and spending time with the MOOSH children.
Annie is currently studying exercise and sports science and the University of Sydney with the intention of doing her masters of education next year.
Annie is extremely passionate about health and physical activity, especially amongst young people, and often encourages the MOOSH children to engage in beneficial gross motor activities including fun ball sports such as soccer and basketball, and running games.
Zoe Jackson is currently studying and enjoying her second year at University studying psychology.
Zoe enjoys playing netball and active outdoor activities, she hopes to be able to implement some of her interests into the MOOSH program, offering stimulating and physical experiences for the children.
Zoe is looking forward learning all about each MOOSH child and building relationships with their families.
Carmen Stoddart is one of the most recent additions to the MOOSH team. Carmen tells us that she is excited to work with such awesome team and engaging group of children. Carmen is currently in her 4th year of a Bachelor of Education at Sydney University, and strongly believes in providing children with opportunities to explore and make sense of the world around them. Carmen looks forward to getting to know the MOOSH kids and their families.
Philippa Nelsson has just begun working at MOOSH this April. Pip has shared that she already loves the MOOSH community stating that “the kids are so fun and everybody is lovely to work with!”
Pip enjoys travelling, but when she is at home she loves to read and look after her plants. Pip is unsure at this stage which direction her career will follow but desires to continue working with children and enter a profession in humanities such as social work.
Renae Gowling is the person who prepares the delicious food that the children devour each afternoon at after school care. More remarkably, Renae is responsible dealing with the monstrous aftermath including a large mountain of washing up! Renae also works as a casual educator and is always around to lend a hand during afternoon tea, engaging in discussions with the children about the MOOSH menu and positive eating habits. Renae has two dogs, Mailey and Snoopy, and loves to spend time out on her boat and father’s jet-ski in Sydney Harbour.
Melissa Adney has been working for Mimosa Kids for over 10 years. As a member of our Management Team Melissa often works as a relief educator for both our MOOSH and Preschool services. Melissa enjoys spending time with the children extending on their knowledge, skills and interests and above all just forming strong relationships and having fun! Melissa is Diploma trained and also completing her Bachelor of Early Childhood education in her (non-existent) spare time.
Michelle Adney works casually at our preschool and MOOSH services. Michelle an enrolled Nurse and is currently completing her Diploma in Children’s services. The children and families love Michelle’s loud, fun personality as she often runs some of our most exciting group games. Being an enrolled nurse Michelle is an invaluable team member who often reminds each educator of the importance of strictly following the services health and hygiene procedures.
Chris Adney is our services on call Maintenance person. Chris is a member of our management team and available as a relief educator often participating in our Holiday Club Program to ensure the smooth running of activities and to be an extra pair of hands when we have particularly busy days. Whenever our room is in need of a face-lift or we have new equipment to be installed we know we will have the pleasure of seeing more of Chris!
Our Office Administration Star
Sharon Stewart (Tuesdays, Thursdays and every second Monday)
Do you need help with your account?? Never fear, we are here to help! – Sharon is able to help you with any account problems/questions or queries. You can call the Centre 94531162, send us an e-mail
to MKenquiries@MimosaKids.com.au or simply visit the preschool office between 9am-3pm.