The devastating bushfires of 2020 and extensive flooding of 2021 left Australian landscapes bruised, battered, and burned. Unfortunately, these events also caused the loss of hundreds of billions of natural plant pollinators like birds and insects.
On first listen, The Quokkas might sound like your typical children’s band. The songs are fun and catchy, the visuals are vibrant and colourful, and if you have children there is a 100 per cent chance the music will get them, and you, moving and grooving.
It has been estimated the average person will change the course of their career seven times during their lifetime, with any number of reasons inspiring each change – money, differing circumstances, boredom – the list goes on.
Following a year of significant growth in 2020, St Nicholas OOSH will continue to work towards its purpose of supporting families across Newcastle and the Hunter with the opening of 5 new services in Belmont, Lambton, Merewether Beach, Tea Gardens and Karuah.
Erin Gehrig has always loved children and being a witness to their growth and development. As a teen, she undertook voluntary work experience at an early education service and following this set her sights on working in the industry. Erin began working for St Nicholas Early Education at its Chisholm centre in 2018, before joining the Maitland operation when it opened its doors earlier this year. She draws on almost a decade of experience in the industry to mentor her colleagues on St Nicholas’s programs and practices.