Our Team

Our team of staff at Concord OSHC are highly dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate about working with children. The staff aim to create a fun, nurturing and safe environment for the children at the centre and each have various qualifications in the Childcare field.

Karen Taare – Centre Director

Karen has been with COOSH since 2007; Karen has a very creative nature and enjoys spending her time creating art and craft activities with the COOSH students. Karen is currently on leave from COOSH.

Carl Gai – Centre Co-ordinator/Educational Leader

Carl has been with COOSH since 2020 and is currently relieving director whilst Karen is on leave. Carl is currently studying Bachelor of Health Science at the University of Sydney. Carl is extremely passionate about sport and introducing fun and innovative outdoor activities to the Coosh educational program.

Julie Taare – Assistant Coordinator

Julie has worked at COOSH for more than 20 years; Julie can often be found cooking up a storm and works hard to provide our COOSH students with delicious breakfast and afternoon tea options.

Christina Chami – Educator

Christina joined the COOSH team in 2022. Christina is currently studying Bachelor of Commerce at Macquarie University. Christina loves to introduce the children to fun and creative art and craft activities and also lead the children in exciting cooking challenges.

Emily Gould – Educator

Emily joined the COOSH team in 2022. Emily is currently studying Bachelor of Social Work at Australian Catholic University. Emily loves to play soccer and touch footy with the COOSH children and loves spending her time organising fun and interactive group activities.

Tiana Castellari – Educator

Tiana joined the COOSH team in 2022. Tiana is currently studying Bachelor of Communication & Bachelor of International Studies at University of Technology Sydney. Tiana has NDIS training and works closely with Carl on the COOSH inclusion program. Tiana also loves to play basketball and create art and craft with our COOSH kids.

All COOSH staff are fully vaccinated and qualified first aid officers.