The MOOSH Team


Approved Provider, Educator and Service Owner – Erin Adney


My husband Laurance and I are the owners of Mimosa Kids and I am the Approved Provider. I have been educating and caring for children aged 0-12 for over 25 years. Since winning my battle with cancer in 2007 I’m not around as much as I used to be, but I still enjoy playing an active role in supporting my dedicated Team Members and ensuring a high quality of care and education for all children is provided.


Support Manager – Melissa Adney Wolfe 


I have been working for Mimosa Kids for over 10 years. I work as part of our Management Team and am available as a relief educator for both our MOOSH and Preschool services. I enjoy spending time with the children, extending on their knowledge, skills and interests and above all just forming strong relationships and having fun! I am currently Diploma trained and slowly but surely I am completing my Bachelor Degree whilst working.


Nominated Supervisor, MOOSH Coordinator and Educational Leader – Vicky Hayes


I am the Coordinator of MOOSH and have been a part of the Mimosa Kids family for over 12  years! I have 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. I have always been passionate about working with kids and love working as a MOOSH educator. I grew up in Belrose and attended Mimosa Public School. I love musical theatre, playing softball, Italian food, my dog Mack, the colour yellow and glitter.




Steph Sadler Steph. I have been working for Mimosa Kids for a number of years. I previously worked at Mimosa Kids Preschool and Early Learning Centre full time and now I work at MOOSH and the Preschool as a casual Educator. I have completed a Certificate III in Children’s Services and am currently completing my Diploma in Children’s Services at TAFE.
I love being outdoors, my dog and spending time with family and friends.



Cameron. I have lived in Australia since I was 8 years old. I spent most of my childhood growing up in Frenchs Forest. When I’m not working at Mimosa I’m studying Fashion and Textiles at UTS. I love getting creative and helping out the kids with craft experiences. In my free time, I enjoy going to the beach, working out, hanging with my friends and playing with my puppy Oreo.



Kieren. I am currently studying Primary Education at Macquarie University and look forward to becoming a teacher. I love spending my spare time playing and watching all kinds of sport, my favourites being rugby union, cricket and soccer. I also enjoy spending time with my friends and family and taking my dog Jessie for walks.



Gus. I went to Belrose Public School and then moved onto high school at St Paul’s college in Manly. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Security Studies at Macquarie University. I have a love for all things sport and enjoy participating in any activity possible and I love to share my experiences with the children at Mimosa to keep them interested and active.


Piper Piper. I finish school in 2018 and am currently studying nursing at TAFE as I am pursing a career as an assistant nurse because I love to help people.
I enjoy making sure the kids at MOOSH are safe and happy. In my spare time, I love hanging out with my friends and relaxing. 
Sophia Sophia. I finish high school in 2018. In 2019 I will start studying Primary Education at University.
I love working at MOOSH because everyday I learn something new and it provides me with opportunities to build my skills in Early Childhood Education. When I’m not at Mimosa with the kids, I’m at home watching a good movie or out on an adventure with my spoodle dog, Lola. 

Britney. I love nature and adventures and sharing this passion with the children through outdoor activities. I am keen to pursue a career in social work when I finish year twelve (in 2018) as I have a passion for helping and caring for people. In my spare time I love to take my furry friends Bella and Lisa to the dog beach for a swim and walk.



Jack. I’ve grown up in the Frenchs Forest area my whole life. I’m currently a student at Macquarie University, studying Commerce and Psychology. I’ve loved sport my whole life, in particular, rugby and cricket, and been playing both since a young age. I really enjoy working at MOOSH, and love engaging in different sports with the kids.



Julia. I am studying to be a high school woodwork and textiles teacher at ACU. I realised I wanted to become a teacher when I travelled to India with World Challenge in 2014. It was this experience which opened my eyes to the joys of supporting kids learn and seeing their personal growth.  I tutor English as a second language students in English and love to see their personal development. I love anything to do with arts and crafts and playing games with the kids as well as helping them learn new and interesting things.


Tom Tom. Having lived on the Northern Beaches all my life, I have a passion for sports, the beach and food. I play and coach football for Mosman and am studying at Uni to be a miracle worker – AKA Physiotherapist. I am of half Thai half Australian descent.
I thoroughly enjoy playing games with kids, being a master of Jenga. I’ll never turn down a good spaghetti bolognaise. 

Georgia. I am currently studying Architecture at Sydney University. I love sharing my passion for art and design with the children through craft activities. I enjoy participating in sport and exercise and have fun engaging in these experiences with the children outdoors. In my spare time I enjoy seeing friends, listening to music and playing with my black Labrador, Jock.



Marine. I completed a Bachelor of Psychology at the University of Sydney and am currently completing my postgraduate honours year, hoping to eventually work in the developmental psychology field. I’ve been working at MOOSH for just over a year now and I love every minute! There’s so much to learn and share in this fantastic environment and I feel so lucky to be a part of it!



Maddi. I have lived and grown up in Belrose since I was 6 months old, attending both Mimosa Public and Davidson High School. I am currently studying a double degree of Education at the Australian Catholic University. I strive to create an environment to which children are encouraged to participate and feel welcome in order to enhance their social, emotional and academic development. Here at MOOSH I hope to sustain the all-inclusive environment created to support each individual child!