Staff

Staff

Our Educational team are committed, professional, caring people, who genuinely enjoy building relationships with children and their families. We come from a range of backgrounds , experiences and qualification levels. We work within the National Quality Framework and as such, we strive to deliver high quality outcomes for all children in our care. Our Educators regularly complete group and individual learning stories and observations and record each child’s progress throughout their lifetime at Bumper Bears Early Learning Centre.

All of our Educators  have undergone working with children checks and all hold current First Aid and CPR certificates. Our educators are also committed to developing their skills and knowledge through professional development opportunities presented to them throughout the year. Come in and meet the team today!


Samantha Ahearn is the Operations manager at Giggletree Pty Ltd. Samantha has been a part of this centre since 2005 (prior to opening in 2006). Samantha is a big part of the team and is available to support and motivate the team on a weekly basis. She manages several different centres, both locally and interstate and ensures the centre is always at a high quality level. Samantha visits the centre on a weekly basis, usually on a Thursday.

Tamara has been directing for seven years now and manages all of our day to day operations, ensuring the service maintains and exceeds regulatory requirements and that the team are providing the highest quality care to every one of our children and families. She is the Mum of two, wife of one and has many years of experience. Office hours are Monday - Thursday 7.30am - 4.30pm and Friday 6.00am - 3.00pm. Alternatively, you can send an email to bumperbears@gmail.com. Pop in and have a chat with her, she would love to meet you! 

Nicky is our Assistant Director and the Lead Educator of our Juniors group. Nicky's role is to be an on-the-floor mentor to the team of educators, supporting high quality practices and interactions at all times. Nicky has been with the team for many years and expertly manages the service in the absence of our director and works collaboratively with her, families, children and educators.  

Karen is the Educational Leader of the service, and the Lead Educator of our Nursery. Karen's role as the Educational Leader is to mentor, guide and support other educators through planning for children's learning, documentation, critical reflection and professional development opportunities. Karen works in close collaboration with the Director, Assistant director and our Manager.