About Little Bee

Kathy first opened Little Bee Howrah in July 2007, with the aim of offering a curriculum designed specifically for school readiness. Now running at full capacity, this centre is a tribute to the brilliant team of 6 staff members and all our loyal families and children.
Wayne came on board and joined the Little Bee journey in 2008 with the opening of Little Bee Airport. Kathy and Wayne were faced with the new challenge of running a much bigger; 75 placement centre. Over the years the numbers at Little Bee Airport have grown to over 165 families and 30 dedicated staff.

Our Management Team

Kathy Lewin

Owner/Operator

Kathy is the owner and manager of both Little Bee Centres.

Having initially worked as a Director of both the Howrah and Airport Centre, Kathy now works as our head educational leader in a training and support role across the two Centres.

Kathy has a Bachelor of Education, specialising in early childhood education and holds qualified teaching status in both Australia and the United Kingdom.

Kathy has taught in kindergarten classrooms for 10 years prior to opening Little Bee Howrah in 2007 and has completed an Early Years Specialisation course, developing her own play based curriculum for LIttle Bee.

Kathy completed a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment in 2001 and undertakes assessment of many Little Bee educators.

Kathy also completed a Diploma of Management in 2012 and works alongside her educators to guide and support them in their professional learning, while continually developing staff performance management.

Jessica

Assistant Director - Little Bee Airport

Diploma of Children's Services

Advanced Diploma of Children's Services

 

Jess began working at Little Bee in 2009 when we first opened Little Bee  Airport. 
Previously Jess worked for 2 years as an educator at other Hobart centres.

Jess completed her Diploma of Children's Services in 2010 and her Advanced Diploma of Children's Services in 2014. 

Jess has worked as a Director at Little Bee Howrah and as an Acting Director at our Airport Centre.

Her current position is Assistant Director at Airport.

In her free time Jess enjoys spending time with her son, Winston along with bike riding and keeping active.

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Wayne Lewin

Financial Manager

Wayne is the financial manager of Little Bee.  He owns and manages the two Little Bee Centres alongside his wife, Kathy.

Prior to opening of Little Bee, Wayne worked for 25 years in a front line management position at the Commonwealth Bank.

Wayne has a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and Customer Service.  He is very experienced in sales management, customer service, project management and human relations, having recruited and managed large numbers of staff at one time

Emily

Director Little Bee Airport

Emily has had 17 years experience working in education and care.  She began working as our Airport Centre Director in January 2011.  Prior to this, Emily was a Director for 4 years.

She completed her Diploma in Children’s Services in 2001, her Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services in 2004 and her Diploma of Management in 2012.

In her spare time, Emily enjoys spending time with her son,  Jack, and daughter Evie, taking her dog for walks, catching up with friends, gardening and cooking.

Alice

Director Little Bee Howrah

Alice began working at Little Bee in 2017 as our Howrah Director after moving back to Tasmania from Melbourne where she worked as Educational Leader at another centre. Alice completed her Diploma of Children's Services in 2012 and has been working in early childhood education and care for seven years. 

She is passionate about children's development and early education and in her spare time enjoys keeping fit, cooking and seeing friends and family.

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