Who's Who?!



Rowan Friend - Director

Originally from the UK, Rowan has been at Arabanoo since July 2013 and has over 20 years experience in sports coaching and over 13 years in childcare management. He has a degree in Leisure Management and Diploma in Playwork. His main responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of running the centre, policies and procedures and finance.

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Jennifer Giddins -  Assistant Director - Education & People

Also from the UK, Jen joined Arabanoo in February 2017 after a career change from Primary School Teaching. She has a degree in Primary Education and English Literature with a Teaching Certificate.
Jen specialises in Early Years working closely with Kindergarten and Year one children. Her main responsibilities include staffing, programming and the Quality Improvement Plan (QIP).


Mariah Veerbeek -  Assistant Director - Operations & Service Management

Mariah is from the Netherlands and has an advanced diploma in Business Secretary & Office Management and has completed a Cert IV in Children’s Services. Her main responsibilities include enrolments, planning our vacation care program, managing extra-curricular activities and maintaining medical records. Mariah works on the floor with the children, you will mainly see her on the Junior Campus.

What's New:

New Families -
Enrol and Sign Up here 

Oct  2020