Meet the COOSC Team

Clovelly Out of School Care Educational Team

Clovelly Out of School Care strives to employ dedicated and passionate individuals that have a genuine interest in children’s learning and development. Many staff have obtained or are working towards qualifications in the Education sector, School Aged Education and Care, Early Childhood and Primary/Secondary Teaching.

Natasha Gallant
Acting Director  /  Nominated Supervisor

I have a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney where I majored in Marketing and International Relations. During university, I have been lucky enough to travel far and wide, with my most recent trip being to Kenya working with a NGO that works with disadvantaged children. I have always had a passion for children, their development and overall wellbeing. As an old Clovelly Public School child myself, I have absolutely loved coming back to the community and being involved with the school again. I have been at COOSC for three years and over that time have loved watching the children grow, learn and develop, as well as form connections with our amazing families and the rest of our incredible COOSC team.

Ella Friend
Assistant Director / Responsible Person

I am a proud ex-Clovelly kid, so working here is as nostalgic as it is enjoyable. I am currently completing a Bachelor of Primary Education at the University of Notre Dame, and feel my experience in OOSH will build a strong foundation for my future career in education. I love the creative arts (particularly music), and am at my happiest in the sunshine or the ocean. Our quality service has broadened my knowledge and skills as an educator, evolving  my holistic practice and approach to children’s learning. I am currently embracing the role as Assistant Director as we embed the ‘My Time Our Place’ learning framework in our diverse program.


Educational Leader  /  Responsible Person


I’m Andreas, and I joined the COOSC team in 2020. After leaving school, I coached Basketball and tutored music, two things I love sharing with the Clovelly Kids! I’m studying a Design and Computer Science double degree, so there’s nothing better than to get away from my screen, and get actively involved in all the experiences COOSC has to offer. I am passionate about Photography and surfing thus like to combine the two elements and capture the wonders of the underwater world with my camera.


Senior Educator / Responsible Person

I am currently completing a Bachelor of Communications at UTS. I enjoy building positive relationships with the children and learning about their unique and quirky personalities. I joined the COOSC team in 2017 and have loved the fun and enthusiastic environment. When I’m not at COOSC or at uni I’m down at the beach enjoying a frappe!





Educator / Responsible Person

Hey there! I’m Poppy, and I’ve been at COOSC since 2020 and I absolutely adore hanging out with the kiddos and making their days brighter. When I’m not at COOSC, I’m studying at Uni where I am doing Bachelor in Strategic Communications. One of my favourite things I get to do at COOSC is hosting our Friday Fun Discos. We crank up the music, dance like nobody’s watching, and have a blast.





Educator/ Responsible Person

I started at COOSC in 2021 and so far have loved working in such a positive, creative and inspired environment! I have a passion for working with children and am currently studying a Bachelor of Primary Education at Sydney University. I am grateful to be part of the enthusiastic educational team at COOSC as we guide children’s learning and development through our diverse program.  Our high quality service has also given me little glimpse into my future career as a teacher!



Educator/ Responsible Person

My names Jake and I am originally from Ireland. I moved to Australia over 9 years ago but my accent is still as strong as the day I arrived, which the children at COOSC seem to get a kick out of. I joined the OOSH team in 2021 and love being part of the dynamic environment and partake in the diverse program. I am currently studying a degree in Psychology with a major in Marketing at UNSW. I am passionate about sports and fitness and am glad that I can share my skills and bring some of my enthusiasm onto the playground.




My brother spoke so highly of the COOSC team and how great all the children were at Clovelly Public, that I started working here myself. It is a nurturing and inspiring environment for the team to foster children’s wellbeing, through varied planned and spontaneous experiences. I am a creative person, currently studying Interior Architecture at UTS, so am always eager to facilitate art experiences that unlock children’s potential and imaginations. I am always looking for those ‘lightbulb’ moments in their journey, and it makes my day when I witness one.





You could possibly say my profile was the same as Jakes, for our love of fitness and wellbeing and shared vocation in Psychology. However it is pure coincidence. Maybe living near the beach just instills a healthy lifestyle, as I am a Tamarama local and the beach is my second home. I joined COOSC in November 2021 and am eager to become part of the team and the community. I have started a Bachelor of Psychology at the University of Sydney, and I hope to transfer my skills regarding developmental psychology here at out of school care. I love swimming, the gym and am currently training for my first marathon.





My names Madeline and I just started at COOSC in 2022. I am originally from Wagga Wagga and came to Sydney for boarding school four years ago. I am currently studying a Psychology degree at Macquarie University. I decided to apply for an educator position at Clovelly out of school care, as I was eager to combine my interest in sport and outdoor activities with my passion for working with children. COOSC has a brilliant diverse program that inspires the children and I am thrilled to be apart of the team.




Hi my name is Patrick. I am studying secondary education at the University of Sydney and I am passionate about helping others. I spent time overseas as a volunteer English teacher in a village bordering the mountains of Thailand and Myanmar and it was here that I realised I wanted to work with children. I have worked as a football coach at St Aloysius College and undertake other volunteer work in my spare time. I hope to use the skills that I have gained from those experiences to create a fun, engaging and didactic learning experience for the children of COOSC.