From Little Things, Big Things Grow
In 2001, Jane Chambers was at uni studying primary school teaching when she had a startling realisation, she didn’t want to teach in schools.
So instead, she found a little blue house on Clydebank Avenue in Busselton, complete with BlueBird stained glass windows, and opened a childcare centre the following year. She was only 21 and a first time mum! The project expanded quickly to occupy the two houses next door, and the community centre down the road.
Fast forward 20 years and BlueBird childcare has taken flight to become one of the South West region’s most trusted privately owned providers with five centres to its name. Jane is still very much the heart and soul of the business, along with a passionate team and a bunch of award-winning services.
Meet BlueBird Team
Founder & Owner
Emma has been in early education for almost 20 years and is a longtime, not to mention indispensable member of the Bluebird family. One of her greatest passions is supporting her team to grow. Something you might not know about her – she’s a terrible cook!
Judy is our chief numbers cruncher. She’s an integral part of the team, keeping things running super smoothly behind the scenes. When she’s not knee deep in bookkeeping and administration, Judy can be found having fun with her many interests, including kayaking.
Albert Street Director
Katrina is one of the regulars in the BlueBird childcare family (six years and counting), and she couldn’t be happier. It’s a far cry from her childhood dream to become a butcher like her dad! Out of work, you can find Katrina tinkering on the piano. As a naturally kind person, she wants to help children thrive, and goes out of her way to help at risk kids).
Louise is an industry veteran, with more than 25 years’ experience in childcare. As Director of BlueBird Central, she gets to work with a fantastic team dedicated to delivering quality care. Nothing tickles her more than watching the centre grow into a bustling community.
Along with more than a decade of experience in early childhood education, Manureeta also has a Master of Management. She loves being part of the BlueBird family and chocolate ice cream, and has a special talent for dance.
Margaret River LDC Director
Sam is a qualified teacher in Early Childhood and worked as a director for three years in Perth, before moving back to her hometown of Margaret River to join the Bluebird family. In celebration of her fun-filled childhood, Sam’s favourite memory is of jumping in puddles with no gumboots on!
Margaret River OSCH Director
Izza has a degree in psychology that has inspired her to work closely with children. With a relish for challenges and constant learning, she’s also got qualifications in school age and early childhood education. Just like many of the kids she works with, her favourite ice cream is chocolate (and caramel too).
Bus Service Manager