Every day our Columba Cottage families are welcomed by the friendly faces of our Administration staff. We know you love seeing them at the start and end of your day and as you will soon learn, they love seeing you too! Our administration staff are fresh faces at the Cottage joining our team from late last year to early this year. Our three administration ladies have in their short time made an outstanding impression at the Cottage, adding just another reason why our centre is a great place for our friends to grow. We sat down to ask our lovely administration ladies a few questions to get to know them better.

Meet Anastasia

Anastasia joined the Cottage team in August 2020.  Her background is primarily in administration but when she finished Year 12, she worked as a dental nurse and says it was very interesting learning about teeth! Annie loves being able to greet all of our families and making sure she gets a smile from our little ones before they start the day. Her favourite children’s book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar and in her spare time, Annie enjoys seeing her family and friends, walking on the beach and going to Kmart – she loves Kmart!

Meet Jenn

Jenn is a mum of two teenagers and joined our team in August 2020 as Administration Manager. Having previously worked for an OSHC service Jenn brings some wonderful skills to the team . Prior to working in the childcare sector, Jenn worked for a large corporate organisation. Jenn found it hard when asked to choose her favourite children’s book as there are so many great ones to choose from but thinks that Possum Magic may be her favourite. In her spare time, Jenn enjoys walking the lovely Coastal walks around our region and enjoys doing Yoga.

Meet Hayley

Hayley is our newest recruit at the Cottage having spent just over a month on our team. Hayley may be a familiar face having worked at a popular eatery in Port Macquarie prior to being a part of the Administration team at Columba Cottage. So far Hayley’s favourite part of her day is getting to know all our tiny friends and her fellow admin team members. Her favourite children’s book is Magic Beach by Alison Lester and outside of work she enjoys getting some well-earnd sleep (she has a toddler!). When she is awake, she enjoys exploring the great outdoors spending times in parks, beaches and playing lots of games of ‘catch’ with her lovable Labrador cross named Ace.