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S.T.E.A.M. programs for inquisitive minds

Developed by Kerry Pyle, enrichment educator and founder, Build-a-Mind offers a range of fun and educational enrichment programs for girls and boys of all ages in the Blue Mountains and surrounding areas.

Build-A-Mind programs are themed and include holiday workshops, after school clubs, incursions, parties and special events. All programs reinforce the four c’s of 21st century learning: creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking.  The programs are inquiry based, taking advantage of the naturally inquisitive natures of children, in order to further their own education at their own pace.

Primarily, Build-A-Mind aims to provide a stimulating environment, where children have fun being creators of technology and not just users.

MEET OUR TEAM

Build-A-Mind Edutainers and staff are the best there are around. They are 110% dedicated to their roles and the children they work with. They go out of their way to make sure that each and every child has an awesome time at our workshops and that they leave feeling empowered and excited about their ability to achieve great things in their lives’.

Our Edutainers are hard workers, who are passionate about making a positive difference in a child’s life. They come from a variety of backgrounds, some are teachers, some are completing their degrees at University, some are in Tafe and a few are graduating from high school. What they all have in common is that they are sensitive to children, highly motivated and love to teach, laugh and have fun. Most importantly, they work with us, not just because it’s a job, but because they believe in what we do and love being a part of it.

Abbey Milsom

Head Edutainer

Abbey is currently studying for her degree at university.  As a seasoned host at children's parties, Abbey is a star at entertaining children. Outgoing and friendly, she's happiest when she's helping others. Never one to shy away from hard work, Abbey holds achievement awards in both sports and academics and loves to try new things. Abbey's WWC No is WWC0746717E

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Adelle Scott

Edutainer

Adelle is a qualified primary school teacher from Melbourne. She loves music, being outdoors and using technology to teach her students. Adelle has lived in America and France and has also traveled to many other countries. She can't wait to work with your kids and to see the amazing projects that are created. Adelle's WWC number is WWC1437522E

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Dylan Schüler

Edutainer

Dylan is a fun and energetic university student, with a passion for technology programming. He loves to be creative and venture into impossible worlds. Dylan is well liked by children and they are always happy to see him. As nerdy as he is, Dylan is a friendly and polite young man, who enjoys learning with the kids and helping them to achieve. Dylan's WWC is WWC1518544E

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Evan Bonser

Lead Facilitator

Evan began his university training in robotics before changing to complete a Bachelor of Education (Primary) from the University of Western Sydney. He has taught in a variety of educational environments, ranging from mainstream settings in both the public and private sectors, to Special Needs and Hospital Schools where he taught K-12 across the curriculum. He has found that where ever he teaches he sees the same enthusiasm for learning through making and uses that to inspire his students. Evan…

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Georgia Chapman

Edutainer

Georgia is an energetic and cheerful person with a mature and fun loving attitude who strives to achieve to the best of her abilities. She enjoys working with children and helping them to achieve their goals. She faces challenges head-on and is always keen to try new things. Georgia's WWC No is WWC1579529E

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Jessica Cooper

Edutainer

Jess is an Education and Arts student at the University of Sydney.  She is passionate about English, history, and art. Jess is always keen to take on a class, and approaches them with enthusiasm. Though she isn’t yet a qualified teacher, she has a lot of experience working with children. Jess loves a challenge, and is always looking for new ways to teach and learn. She wants to be a teacher so that she can help kids find their passion,…

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Kerry Pyle

Founder, Owner

Kerry originally hails from South Africa and has lived and worked throughout Europe. She is Mom to three gorgeous kids and spends most of her time researching methods to expand their horizons' through the use of nature, technology and craft. Once Kerry has thoroughly tested her findings on her children, she develops the successful ones into programs for Build-A-Mind. KERRY'S WWC NUMBER IS: WWC0372860E I'm here to answer any questions you might have about our products and services. Feel free…

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Michael Laws

Lead Edutainer

Michael is a qualified Industrial Designer and Secondary School teacher, facilitating and delivering Steam education from years 1 through 12.  He loves using technology in creative and innovative ways, constantly challenging himself to learn new ways of problem solving, which serves as an example for his students in developing their own abilities. Michael has a passion for empowering students through exposure to engaging, stimulating and ultimately rewarding activities. In his career as an educator, Michael has inspired students to be…

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Oliver Pyle

Head of IT

Ollie has a diverse background in IT systems, development, networking and security. His mission is simple - provide the latest tech, keep it secure and make sure it works. Ollie's WWC number is WWC1249651V  

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Toby Samoluk

Edutainer

Toby is a fun and energetic high school student who loves to learn and play. He is currently studying advanced mathematics and spends his free time playing local and rep rugby league. Toby has experience with special needs children and has a strong belief in teaching through play. Toby is also our resident robot, affectionately named "Tobot" by the kids.

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