Cheryl Cruwys

Cheryl Cruwys

Director/Licencee

I am Cheryl and I am the Director, I have been running Bush Babies for the last 25 years.

I have had children come through who I taught years ago, who now bring me their children to care for at Bush Babies.

The families and community really make me happy to still be caring for children at Bush Babies. You can find me mainly in the Office these days, however I do enjoy getting out to chat with Parents and play with the Children.

 

Robyn Cruwys

Robyn Cruwys

Manager

Hi I am Robyn.

I currently hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education & Care. I have been at Bush Babies now for 11 years.

I am returning to work 3 days per week after having my baby boy, Ronnie.  I will be helping out in the rooms from time to time, however I will mainly be in the office. 

I enjoy watching the children grow & learn but especially love the cuddles that the children give me everyday.

My weekends consist of spending time with my Family, gardening (I love hot chili) and playing ball on Sunday afternoons. I also enjoy fishing, hiking and anything adventurous.

Thank you for bringing your children to Bush Babies for us to care for… We love to teach them, watching them learn and grow.

Esther Masters

Esther Masters

Early Childhood Teacher/ Educational Leader

Hi, I’m  Esther Masters, and I was born and raised in the Philippines. I have nine siblings, yes nine ? and being number 5 has given me the opportunity to develop certain skills and has inspired me to fulfil my dream to become a teacher.

I was a licensed primary school teacher back in the Philippines, and I taught 6-12 age groups. I came to Australia in 2010 and completed Cert 3 and Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care through TAFE. I also finished Bachelor of Arts in Social and Cultural Analysis from Western Sydney University in 2014. In 2016 I completed my Bachelor of Education Birth to Five Years through Charles Sturt University.

I have worked at Bush Babies since 2010, and it is safe to say that Bush Babies truly feels like my second home. I find this job very rewarding considering how much cuddles, and I love yous I get throughout the day from the children. Research shows that the first eight years of a child’s life are a critical period for development and I am honoured to be a part of a team that provides developmentally stimulating, meaningful learning experiences and a nurturing environment for your children.

In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, bush walking with my husband, Trev and of course being a Filipino; I love “karaoke” too even though I am not very good at it ?.

Kate Farmer

Kate Farmer

Gumnut Room Educator

Hello, 

My name is Kate Farmer and I live in Woodford with my partner and two rescue dogs.? 

I have worked in childcare for nearly two years now which in that time I was able to finish my Certificate 3 and start on my diploma.? 

Each weekend I am out camping or kayaking with my two dogs whenever?the weather suits, I love everything about the outdoors and love to spend my free time out.? 

I love watching children learn and grow and have always had a joy in caring for children all my life, so childcare is the perfect position for me, I cannot wait to meet all the lovely families and children. at Bush Babies. 

Sonia Elliott

Sonia Elliott

Blossom Room Lead Educator

Hi! I am Sonia, and I live in Emu Heights with my husband and two of my three kids.

I’ve been at Bush Babies for a little under two years.

I worked my whole life in another field while raising my three kids, who are all adults now.

In 2019 I decided to take the leap and pursue my dream job in early childhood education, and I’ve never looked back. In 2020 I completed my certificate lll in Early Childhood Education and Care and I am currently working towards my Diploma.

I can say I truly love coming to work every day and making a difference in the lives of all of the children at Bush Babies.

I have been happily married for 21 years, love travelling, cake decorating, and spending quality time with my family and two dogs. I recently become a grandmother for the first time, and I am enjoying this new role immensely.

I look forward to watching your children learn and grow in a safe, happy environment. I am always available for a chat, so come and say Hi.

Emma Barrett

Emma Barrett

Educator

Hi, I am Emma.
 
I am just returning to the workforce and is wanting to study in Children’s Services.
 
At home I have 4 amazing children of my own and so I try to bring some experience and at home knowledge to the Bush Babies Team.
My children range from 14 through to 5 and with so many stories about raising my children I can share many practical solutions that I used with my children.
 
Please come and say hello to me, I am very excited to get to know you and your family.

 

Mhon Tippapart

Mhon Tippapart

Educator

Hi, I am Mhon

Lauren Wernicke

Lauren Wernicke

Blossom Room Educator

I am currently a trainee at Bush Babies Childcare in Warrimoo, studying towards a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. 

 My greatest joy and passion in life is helping children to strengthen their sense of identity, self-esteem and confidence as they begin to recognise that they are valuable, and that they can contribute positively and compassionately to the world around them.? 

 Whilst Early Childhood Education is my main passion in life, outside of work,?I enjoy exploring the Blue Mountains, painting and bushwalking in my spare time. 

Ryan Elliott

Ryan Elliott

Educator

Hi, 

My name is Ryan Elliott, I am 21 years old and currently working towards my certificate III in early childhood education and care.

Throughout high school I volunteered at local primary schools helping with athletic carnivals, cross countries, etc. I always have known childcare was the route I wanted to take.

I have already thoroughly enjoyed my time at Bush Babies and the OOSH, feeling privileged to be able to make connections and help the kids through their journeys.

Please feel free to come and say hello, I would love to get to know you and your family. 

Madelyn Kroon

Madelyn Kroon

Educator

Hi,

My name is Madelyn Kroon, but I usually go by Maddy. I am 21 years old and am currently working towards getting my Cert III in children’s services, whilst taking a break from my university studies. I enjoy reading and paddle boarding in my free time.

 I have always enjoyed caring for children having previously worked as a babysitter for a number of years throughout my time in high school and university. I am thrilled to be working at Bush Babies, watching your children learn and grow, as well as getting to know you and your family. 

Tracey Lorence

Tracey Lorence

COOK/ Kitchen

Hello,

I’m Tracey. I am thrilled to be at Bush Babies, to cook nutritional & healthy food and enjoy the children.