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Our Staff

Below is information about our staff, including a link to our role statements and responsibilities with Aranda Afters.

Staff Roles and Responsibilities

Director – Dan Rolfe 

“Hi, my name is Dan Rolfe. I have been working with children and young people internationally for over 15 years, and specifically in Australia since 2011.
I have a Diploma of Children’s Service and some of my experiences have included running Canberra based OSHC programs, working with children in inner city projects in New York, teaching English as a second language in Hong Kong and running lifestyle workshops for children and young people in youth justice centres.
I have an open-door policy and am committed to providing a high quality, educational based programs designed to enhance and develop children’s natural talents, abilities and skills.
On my days off, I enjoy spending time with my young family and running around after my daughter’s extracurricular activities.”

Acting Assistant Director – ​​Sam Hoppitt

DSC_0218“I first joined childcare in 2010 and then became an Aranda team member in 2013. After a year long absence in London I am excited to be part of such an amazing team again.

Coming back as a Program Coordinator has got me excited about building a fun new program that incorporates inclusion, enjoyment and education =)”

Sam and Brooke

Educator Team​

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Staff Stars

Our most recent Staff Stars are displayed here!

Emily Pogson- Term 1 2021

Our final Term 1 staff star is awarded to Emily! Staff star or not, Emily is always a star on floor. Emily has the most contagious smile; evident as I have never seen a child frown around her! She is wonderful at all things arts & crafts and runs super fun group games of an afternoon.  Emily always brings a positive attitude to the Aranda Afters environment and she is appreciated greatly! Congratulations, very well deserved!

Belle Flanagan – Term 1 2021

Our second staff star goes tooooo… BELLE! Belle is one of our newest staff members but as soon as she stepped on floor she showed all the qualities needed to be a staff star! Belle is always making the effort to get to know the kids and engage them in activities that they will enjoy. She is always the first to put her hand up to help out and always does it with a smile on her face. Belle has been a wonderful asset to the team and we cant wait to see her grow at Aranda Afters!

Tom Carne – Term 1 2021

Kicking off 2021 with our Term 1 Staff Star… TOM!

Tom has had an incredible involvement at Aranda Afters and is considered one of the most knowledgeable educators around! Tom has been described as an “all round smooth operator” and admired for being “one of the best educators ever” and we are sure everyone would agree! He is an amazing team member who has consistently shown support for all members of the Aranda Afters community by always ensuring that everyone at Afters is feeling supported and having a good time! You’ll always be able to find Tom on floor, either outside kicking the footy or leading active games or performing magic tricks and making kids laugh!

Thanks for your continuous dedication to the entire Aranda Afters community. More importantly, thank you for always bringing such a positive and calm attitude to the team! Keep up the amazing work, Tom! We are beyond lucky to have you with us!

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