Meet The Team

Wendy Pizzol

Wendy Pizzol

Active Kids Director

 Wendy took over Active Kids in 2012 and transformed it from one small centre to 5 fantastic  centres across the Northern Rivers! Wendy runs Active Kids alongside her daughters, Briana and Davina as well as fantastic staff body. 

Wendy has a great love for children and creating  happy, nurturing environments where children can feel comfortable, safe and free to be themselves. 

Prior to going into the childcare industry Wendy worked in a variety of different fields, including the building industry . Wendy loves water sports, painting and loves to cook for family and friends. 

Briana Pizzol

Briana Pizzol

Active Kids Management Team

 Meet Briana who runs the administration side of Active Kids, you may have met her over the phone or email if you haven’t seen her in a centre before. Briana creates all our programs which is her favourite part of the job! Briana worked in the centre’s for 5 years before moving into the office full time. From time to time though you will still see Briana working in the centres.

Briana is a fully certified Responsible Person, she has her first aid certificate, working with children check, working with young people at risk certificate as well as her cert IV in school age education and care. 

Briana is a mum herself to a little baby girl who's become our cutest office sidekick! Her favourite hobbies are cooking and painting and she loves water skiing and snow skiing when she can! 

Davina Pizzol

Davina Pizzol

Head Educational Leader

 Meet Davina our St Francis Centre’s Educational Leader.  Davina has been working at Active Kids since 2012. Davina is a fully certified Responsible Person, she has her First Aid Certificate, Working With Children Check and her Working with Young People at Risk Certificate. 

Davina has a huge love for sports and you’ll often catch her running around with the kids. Out of work Davina loves an adventure and getting outdoors with family and friends and her cute puppy - Romey!

Davina also loves creating something fun at work with the kids whether it's a wild new craft activity or something cool in the kitchen! And if you didn’t know already Davina is a major Star Wars geek. May the Force be with you!

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Adrian

Coordinator at Active Kids GSAC

Say G'day to Adrian who works part time at AK GSAC. Adrian creates an awesome atmosphere at our AK GSAC Vacation Care centre and keeps the energy high! Adrian holds all Educational Leader qualifications. 
At home, Adrian loves tinkering in the garden, working with timber and spending time with family and friends. Adrian is a sports enthusiast and you'll often hear him cheering on his favourite team.

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Chloe

Educational Leader of AK SCC

Get to know Chloe! Chloe grew up on the beaches of the North Coast and then spent 8 years travelling and working within multiple cultures and countries. in 2016 she settled back down in the Northern Rivers and began wokring for Active Kids. Chloe has a passion for helping children find their creativity and loves a good craft project. Now she balances being a part of the AK team and caring for her own two children. Find Chloe and have a chat in German if you fancy.

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Kerryn

Educational Leader at AK St Mary's

Say hello to Kerryn our awesome Educational Leader at AK St Marys. Kerryn is a fully certified Responsible Person and holds all necessary qualifications. As well as this Kerryn is a fully qualified hairdresser and holds a degree in Business Management.

Outside work Kerryn loves cooking and entertaining. She is passionate about fitness and loves camping and outdoor activities. Kerryn is married with two beautiful children. 

Maria

Educational Leader at AK St Mary's

Meet Maria, our regular Educator at AK St Mary's and GSAC. Maria has all necessary qualifications to be a Responsible Person. Maria is half Greek and can read, write and speak Greek! As well as being fluent in Greek she also has her Certificate III in Auslan (sign language). Maria has worked for many years as a teacher’s aid, she worked with primary and high school children with disabilities and loved it. Maria loves reading, writing, drawing and camping. She is married with 2 lovely boys and 3 dogs.

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Alaina

Educational Leader at AK St Carthage's

Meet Alaina our Educational Leader at AK St Carthage's! Alaina has been a part of the AK family for years now. She started off as a junior educator at AK SCC before moving into a 'second in command' role at SCC and GSAC. She is super excited to be stepping into the Educational Leader role at AK St Carthage's in 2021!  Alaina is currently at SCU studying for a Bachelor of Primary Education. Alaina loves sports and plays touch footy in the local comp. She has competed in the Samson Challenge 3 years in a row! Alaina also loves craft and creating new artistic projects. In her spare time you'll find Alaina hanging out with family and friends.

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Laani

Educational Leader at AK St Francis Xavier

Get to know Laani, our Educational Leader at AK St Francis! Laani loves sport, particularly AFL. She’s passionate about leading a healthy lifestyle and her favourite day out is taking her dogs (Tully and Murphy) to the beach and spending all day swimming in the ocean with them.

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Sheridan

Educational Leader at AK Holy Family

Get to know Sheridan, our Educational Leader at AK Holy Family! Sheridan is a lover of the outdoors and enjoys a good camping trip. When not at work you might spot Sheridan going on a walk with her beautiful big dog Nala. Prior to joining the Active Kids team, Sheridan had her own Family Day Care service. 

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Paolo

Educator at AK St Carthage's & SCC

Say hey to Paolo one of our Active Kids Educators! Paolo is a lover of the outdoors and is also an avid Basketball player. His favourite things to do are to get out of the house, go to the gym, play sports and hang out with friends, he also loves meeting new people. Paolo is currently studying a double degree in Primary and Secondary Education. Like Davina, Paolo is a HUGE Star Wars fan but also loves Superhero movies. An interesting fact about Paolo is that he is NOT a fan of sweets (what!?) in fact, it's been years since he’s eaten a single lolly!

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Shontae

Educator at  AK St Carthage's

Say hello to lovely Shontae! Shontae is an animal lover and her favorite thing to do is take her dog Arlo for walks on the beach. Shontae enjoys trying new foods and eating healthy. Shontae loves to do arts and crafts with the kids.

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Jake

Educator at  AK Holy Family

Meet Jake, an educator at Active Kids Holy Family. Jake loves his sport so you'll often see him running around with the kids. On weekends, he plays Cricket, Soccer and Golf. Jake loves getting to the beach too. Jake also works at the school as a teachers aide. 

Storme

Educator at AK SCC and

AK St Carthage's

Meet Storme! Storme is originally Zimbabwean but moved to Australia in 2017. She has completed her master of science by research in sport science at SCU. Storme has a beautiful daughter, Skylah, and fiance, Jacob. 

Storme loves experiencing the individuality of each child she works with. She believes in learning about each child's passion and then helping them by giving them the tools to help fuel them on their way. She believes children are our greatest teachers!

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Connor

Educator at AK St Mary's and

AK St Carthage's

Say hello to Connor!

Lilibeth

Educator at AK GSAC

Meet Lilibeth an educator at Active Kids, you can find her at a couple of our centres. Lilibeth has always loved working with children and teenagers which has driven her to study a Bachelor of Secondary Education at Southern Cross University. Besides work and her studies Lilibeth enjoys spending time with her family and friends, shopping and playing soccer and basketball!

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Ellie

Educator at AK St Francis

Say hello to Ellie! Ellie is studying a bachelor of high school education with biology, chemistry and marine studies. Ellie as you may have guessed loves science! When she isn't at work or uni Ellie loves spending time with friends and families and being outdoors, especially at the beach. Ellie is a big Star Wars and Marvel fan too!

Lily

Educator at AK St Mary's

Meet Lily,

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Tommy

Educator at AK GSAC 

Meet Tommy! Tommy is a huge bundle of energy and you'll always catch him joining in with all the games and fun.

Kaitlyn

Educator at AK St Carthage's

and AK SCC

Meet Kaitlyn,

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Jessi

Educator at AK St Carthage's

and AK SCC

Meet Jessi,

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Jess

Educator at AK St Mary's

Meet Jess,

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Aaron

Educator at AK St Francis

Meet Aaron, an educator at AK St Francis Xavier. Aaron's currently studying to be a primary school teacher. When not working or studying you'll likely catch Aaron catching a wave as he's a keen surfer. He loves spending his time at the beach with friends, fishing and playing the guitar. Aaron also works as a teachers aide.

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Ellie

Educator at AK St Francis

Say hello to Ellie! Ellie is studying a bachelor of high school education with biology, chemistry and marine studies. Ellie as you may have guessed loves science! When she isn't at work or uni Ellie loves spending time with friends and families and being outdoors, especially at the beach. Ellie is a big Star Wars and Marvel fan too!

Kiara

Junior Educator at AK St Mary's

Meet Kiara! Kiara is a local high schooler and loves working at Active Kids through Vacation Care. Prior to joining the team officially she volunteered with us. Kiara loves being outdoors, going to the beach, camping and a good adventure. Kiara has an adorable fur baby Sadie and loves to listen to music. Kiara has a talent for arts and crafts too. 

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Bri

Educator at AK Holy Family 

and AK St Francis

Meet Bri! Bri loves playing footy on weekends and hanging out at the beach with friends. Did you know? Bri has a black belt in martial arts!

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Coco

Junior Educator at AK St Carthage's

You'll find Coco's friendly face at our AK  St Carthage's centre. Coco was once an Active Kid herself and since becoming a high schooler has joined the AK team as a junior educator. Coco loves being outdoors, surfing and being on the water. Coco is a Surf Life Saver too and holds her Surf Life Saving Certificate (SRC). At school Coco loves Science and Textiles.

Dei

Junior Educator at AK SCC

Meet Dei, a senior in high school and student of Wollongbar TAFE where she's undertaking her cert 3 in early childhood and care. Dei has a huge passion for looking after children who she believes are life's greatest treasures. 

Once she completes school Dei looks forward to working with children and becoming a mum herself. Dei loves working with children., 

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Are you interested in joining our team?

Are you energetic, enthusiastic and fun loving?

Do you love working with kids?

Do you show initiative and pride in your work and want to join a supportive and positive team?

Do you have a passion for sports and crafts?

A job at Active Kids ASC may suit you. We'd love to hear from you. Email us your resume and let us know more about you. We're often looking for casual and permanent staff to join our team as Responsible Persons, Educators and Juniors.