Our Staff

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Carol Drummond
Carol Drummond

Carol has been employed with Galloping Gumnut since 2009 and holds a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and a Certificate IV in Assessment and Rating. Carol has also worked at Tafe and UNE. She was appointed Director in 2014. Carol retains her face-to-face teaching role at Perthville Preschool and OOSH. Carol is the Nominated Supervisor and Educational Leader for the Preschool and OOSH Services. Carol strives to visit as many Play Sessions as possible through out the year.

Jessica Gearon
Jessica Gearon

Jessica has been employed with Galloping Gumnut since 2014. Jess now work's as the Co-Director. Jessica holds a Certificate III and Diploma in Children's Services. As part of her role, Jess coordinates the Services enrolments and visits Sessions to get to know familiar with families. Jess currently works across our O'Connell Preschool. Jessica is a Qualified and Responsible person at sessions.

Lisa Masters
Lisa Masters

Lisa has been employed with the Galloping Gumnut as our Finance Officer since April 2013. Lisa works from our base office in Lithgow. Her responsibilities include looking after accounts and Preschool fees. Lisa holds a Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping.

Melissa Northey
Melissa Northey

Mel has been employed with Galloping Gumnut since 2015. She has a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood). Mel is a Project Co-ordinator in our Preschool however works across our whole service. Mel has a wealth of knowledge and experience including opportunities working overseas with young children from varying backgrounds. Mel is a Qualified and Responsible person at sessions.

Natasha Cook
Natasha Cook

Tash was employed with Galloping Gumnut in 2018 as an Educator working across our whole service, Tash has her Diploma in Childrens Services. Tash is a Qualified and Responsible person at sessions.

Kelly Cafe
Kelly Cafe

Kelly has been employed as an Early Childhood Educator with Galloping Gumnut since 2018. Kelly comes from a Family Day care background and holds a wealth of knowledge around early education. Kelly currently has her Certificate III and has just commenced study for her Diploma in Children's Services. Kelly is a Qualified and Responsible person at sessions.

Vicki Reynolds
Vicki Reynolds

Vicki was employed with Galloping Gumnut in 2020 as a qualified and responsible person working in our Oberon and O'Connell Services. Vicki holds a Diploma in Children's Services and comes from a back ground of Family day care.

Debra-Geyer Woods
Debra-Geyer Woods

Debbie is our After School Care Co-ordinator at POOSH. Debbie has a Certificate III in Children's and accepted a trainee position in 2020 to complete her Diploma in Children's Services. Debbie also works across our Perthville Preschool and long day care Services. Debbie is a responsible person at sessions.

Robyn Partridge
Robyn Partridge

Robyn has been employed as an Early Childhood Educator with Galloping Gumnut since 2012. Robyn works across our Play Session's and also as our Resource Officer. Robyn is currently completing her Certificate III in Children's Services through a Traineeship. Robyn has a passion for working with families in rural and isolated communities.

Chantelle Partridge
Chantelle Partridge

Chantelle has worked with the Galloping Gumnut team since 2009. Chantelle is one of our Community Volunteers who assists us to deliver our Play Sessions. Chantelle brings a caring, nurturing and supportive approach to our Service.

Lauren Dellabosca
Lauren Dellabosca

Lauren has been employed as an Early Childhood Educator with Galloping Gumnut since 2012. Lauren works in our Oberon Long Day Care Service. Lauren holds a Certificate III in Children's Services.

Lauren Woolbank
Lauren Woolbank

Lauren was Employed with Galloping Gumnut in 2017 working as one of our Casual Employees. Lauren accepted a contracted position in our Service and now works across aspects of the Service. Lauren holds a Certificate III in Children's Services. Lauren works in our Perthville Preschool and long day care Service.

Penelope Griffiths
Penelope Griffiths

Penelope (Nel) has been employed with Galloping Gumnut since 2017, Nel started working as our POOSH Co-ordinator, and now works across our Preschool and Long Day Care Services. Nel holds Degrees in Theatre, Media and Performance. Nel is currently completing a Traineeship in Child Studies. Nel has extensive experience working with School Aged children, and will continue to run her weekly Drama workshops in Bathurst.

Shauna Reynolds
Shauna Reynolds

Shauna was Employed with Galloping Gumnut in 2020 as a trainee, Shauna is currently completing her Certificate III in Childrens Services. Shauna works across our Oberon long day care Service mainly, however you will see her in both O'Connell and Perthville.

Rosie Woods
Rosie Woods

Rosie was Employed with Galloping Gumnut in 2018 working as one of our Casual Employees for our POOSH Service. Rosie is completing her Bachelor of Education in K to 12 at CSU.

Astrid Linke
Astrid Linke

Astrid was employed with Galloping Gumnut in 2020. Astrid holds her Certificate III in Children's Services and works across our O'Connell Services. Astrid completed her Certificate III as a traineeship in the Nyngan Mobile Service and brings with her a wealth of knowledge.

Nicole Kunst
Nicole Kunst

Nicole has been employed with Galloping Gumnut since 2018 working as a casual employee. Nicole accepted a more permanent position with the Service as our Finance Assistance, but still maintains a face to face role as a casual educator.

Daniel McQueeney
Daniel McQueeney

Daniel was employed with Galloping Gumnut in 2019 as a Trainee. Daniel is currently completing his Certificate III in Children's Services. Daniel works in our O'Connell and Perthville Services but often visits Oberon as well. Daniel has built many trusting relationships with Children and brings a new aspect to our team.