Build-A-Mind Edutainers are the best there are around. They are 110% dedicated to their roles and the children they work with. Each member of the team goes 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’.
Being a great Edutainer is not an easy task, it takes patience, skill, perseverance and an incredible sense of humour. All of our team members have these traits and are also hard workers who are passionate about making a positive difference in children’s lives. They come from a variety of backgrounds, some are teachers, 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. It makes me extremely proud to say that our Edutainers work at Build-A-Mind not just because it’s a job, but because they believe in what we do and love doing it.
Kerry PyleOwner EdutainerKerry 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: WWC0372860EJennifer GillettHead EdutainerJenny is a professional educator and a familiar face at many of the local primary schools. She has a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English and a Masters of Primary teaching degree. An advocate for constructivist learning and the integration of technology in childhood education, means you’ll often find Jenny on the floor with the kids, creating and building robots and generally having a blast. JENNY’S WWC NUMBER IS: WWC0052389E Oliver PyleIT GeekOllie is our resident nerd. When he’s not working his real job, he does a bunch of stuff for Build-A-Mind. Mostly he builds our networks & machines and then fixes them when we break them. Ollie is also in charge of reading all the techie manuals for our products and translating them into bite-size English for the rest of us mortals. He also spends a lot of time playing with the robots! Toby SamolukEdutainerToby 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.Abbey MilsomEdutainerAs 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 WWC0746717ERebecca GriffithsEdutainerRebecca is a qualified Children’s Services Community Worker, who has worked extensively with children from the Childcare Centre at Kingswood TAFE. She is friendly and outgoing and enjoys creative activities, art and dancing. Rebecca loves meeting new people and being around children. REBECCA’s WWC No is WWC0733555E Dylan SchulerEdutainerDylan is a fun and energetic high school 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.