Effie Olymbios
Effie Olymbios
Centre Co-Ordinator, Early Childhood Teacher.
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Papa Bear Child Care Centre Miranda


I began studying Child Care since I left high school in 1999.  I completed my Diploma in Child Care at TAFE, followed by my Bachelor of Early Childhood and then completed my Masters of Early Childhood at the University of Western Sydney.  I worked at Mama Bear for 3 years before I fell pregnant with my first little boy. I then decided to open my own Family Day Care which I found to be a challenge and closed my business within a year, just before I had my second baby boy.  I felt that my philosophy and my heart belong with the Bear Team, so I returned and started a new adventure with the Papa Bear girls.  It has been a blessing ever since.

My husband and I are both of Greek/Cypriot background and blessed to have three beautiful children, two boys and a little princess.  Raising our three children is an absolute blessing and through our faith and the help of God, they are developing and growing into amazing young people.

Throughout my time as Centre Co-ordinator and Educational Leader at Papa Bear, I have co-ordinated the process of further developing and establishing it into providing a consistently high quality service, and now under the new National Assessment & Rating Process, we are AN EXCEEDING QUALITY CENTRE!

As an Educator, I hold a strong philosophy that children learn through play and feel and as an Early Childhood Teacher, I play an integral part in their future development.  My main aim is to create a safe, welcoming environment for children and their families to feel a sense of belonging and ensuring children have access to an environment where they have the potential to explore, imagine, investigate and play.

Effie Olymbios