Meet Our Team

Christine Staniforth - Director/Teacher

I love my job. I have been working with children for over 20 years and come with a very extensive range of experience. Having been a teacher in the classroom for many years, director of a childcare centre and having 3 kids of my own, my working with babies and children is my passion. My BA (psych) is a 4 year honours degree and my second GradDip (Ed) is my Primary Education Diploma. I have also done many seminars which include Occupational Therapy Staff Development sessions and have also completed my GymbaROO training Level 2.

I am an active member of the community and school where my children attend and enjoy exercise, socializing, reading, and we travel a bit as well.

I offer parents/carers an opportunity to ask as many questions as they like, or enjoy the classes at their own leisure.

Sarah Wills - Teacher

My involvement in Gymbaroo started as a new mum. I have an active 2.5 year old boy who loves the classes! 

I am a former teacher of gym/ exercise based classes in Singapore. All my early childhood development training has been overseas as well. I really enjoy swimming, traveling with the family, pilates and yoga. I love that Gymbaroo allows children to reach their milestones in a fun positive environment! 

Joanne Travers - Assistant

Hi there, my name is Jo and I have been working for Gymbaroo for almost 18 months. I have 3 very energetic boys, twins aged 10 and a 7 year old. I love travelling and exploring new places with my family. Dancing is my favourite thing to do, even if it’s just dancing around the kitchen with the kids. I love coming to work and being involved with Gymbaroo, watching the kids grow and develop is such a special thing. 

Cherive Payne - Assistant

A Lane Cove local, Mum, Registered Nurse and multi tasker. My introduction to GymbaROO was 9 years ago with my son and I also attended with my now 7 year old daughter. My children enjoyed GymbaROO and so did I. I am working part time and enjoy reading, listening to podcasts, travelling and spending time with family and friends. I’m lucky that I can now enjoy GymbaROO again working Monday's and really enjoy seeing all the happy kids & babies. 

 Renee Maxwell - Assistant

I enjoy the juggle of being a mum to 1 year old Freya and nearly 3 year old Cooper as well as working for GymbaROO and In the Cove as Advertising Manager. During my spare time (which is rare) I enjoy practicing my skills in portrait photography. I also love exploring all the parks, playgrounds and playgroups in the local area to take the little ones to. I started attending GymbaROO with my son when he was 6 months old and have attended both locations. Once my daughter was old enough, she joined GymbaROO too. I love that GymbaROO has so much to offer in one class such as music, gym, dancing and sensory stimulation – 1 stop shop!

Thomas Kennedy & Tim Herbert 

Equipment Set Up Staff

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