Management & Educators
Approved Provider, Educator and Service Owner – Erin Adney & Laurence 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 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.
Laura aims to maintain a strong framework within which your children can feel both safe and stimulated while in our care.
MOOSH Assistant Coordinator – Vicky Hayes
Vicky Hayes is the Assistant Coordinator of MOOSH and has been a part of the Mimosa Kids family for over 10 years! Vicky has completed a Certificate III and Diploma in Children’s Services and have had previous experience working in the Out Of School Hours sector prior to working for Mimosa Kids.
Vicky’s aim for MOOSH this year is to create engaging programs and experiences for the children, and assist the children in being creative and expressive in a safe and fun learning environment.
Steph Sadler has been working for Mimosa Kids for 6 years. She previously worked at Mimosa Kids Preschool and Early Learning Centre as a trainee and casually and now works at MOOSH and the Preschool as a Educator.
Steph has completed a Certificate III in Children’s Services and is currently studying for her Diploma in Children’s Services at TAFE.
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.
Kenneth has began finalising his degree in Primary education and is keen to get started working in schools in the coming months (as well as continuing to work casually at MOOSH)
Georgia O’Sullivan is currently studying Architecture at Sydney University.
She loves sharing her passion for art and design with the children through craft activities as well as participating in sport and exercise with the children outdoors. Georgia’s aim for the children in to have fun and enjoy the outdoors.
Kieren Nixon is currently studying Primary Education at Macquarie University and looks forward to becoming a teacher.
Kieren loves spending his spare time playing and watching all kinds of sport, his favourites being rugby union, cricket and soccer. With his knowledge and skill for sports, Kieren has a keen eye in educating the MOOSH kids of different ball skills and games.
Julia Allen is currently studying to be a high school woodwork and textiles teacher at ACU.
Julia was inspired to become a teacher after travelling to India with World Challenge in 2014. It was this experience which opened her eyes to the joys of supporting kids learn and seeing their personal growth. Julia also tutors ‘English as a Second Language’ students in English and thoroughly enjoys seeing their development and personal growth.
Gus Bailey attended Belrose Public School and then moved onto high school at St Paul’s college in Manly. He is currently studying a Bachelor of Security Studies at Macquarie University. Gus has a love for all things sport and enjoys participating in any activity possible and loves to share his experiences with the children at Mimosa to keep them interested and active.
Cameron Hill has lived in Australia since she was 8 years old. She spent most of her childhood growing up in Frenchs Forest. Cameron is currently studying Fashion and Textiles at UTS and loves getting creative and helping out the children with their art and craft experiences.
Jack Crombie grew up in the Frenchs Forest area and is currently a student at Macquarie University, studying Commerce and Psychology.
Jack has loved sport his whole life, in particular, rugby and cricket, and has been playing both since a young age.
Jack really enjoys working at MOOSH, and loves engaging in different sports with the kids and regularly involving his local rugby club in our holiday club programs.
Maddie Coleman is our newest MOOSH member and brings strong knowledge and experience of the early childhood sector to the team. Maddie is currently studying her Early Childhood Teachers degree at Macquarie University, as well as nannying for a local family in Belrose, and is a part time waitress Glenrose Stella Blu restaurant.