About Us

Crafty Chimps Program

Crafty Chimps provides an educational craft and play session for children from 6 months to 5 years of age.

Crafty Chimps is ran by qualified Early Childhood Teachers who support, encourage and guide your child/ren during our interactive and hands on sessions.

Our mission is to design and create themes that are fun for the children and adults to engage in interactive educational learning experiences, with these experiences assisting children to develop through imaginative, social, intellectual learning, creativity craft, and messy and sensory play.

Crafty Chimps is a fully portable business with capabilities to set up in cafes, community centres and parks. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in hiring Crafty Chimps or would like more information about our hire options.

Crafty Chimps Team

The founder of Crafty Chimps Rose is both a mum and fully qualified Early Childhood Teachers.

Rose is a passionate educator and is working Part-Time in a Sessional Kindergarten, she has a current up to date First Aid, CPR, Anaphylaxis and Asthma Training. Rose holds a current VIT Card.

Rose has a strong passion for delivering educational programs to children, she love's getting messy and enjoying all aspects of children's excitement, growth and love for learning through play. Rose keeps up to date with the latest educational learning and embeds this into the Crafty Chimps experience.

You can also find Rose on the Department of Education and Training Victoria website – The Department of Education invited Rose to appear in a series of digital stories to inform and promote the change in ratios 1:11. In these videos she appears voicing her thoughts and feelings toward the changes and how they would impact services. Rose represents the Teacher the classroom.

Rose

Rose holds a Bachelor in Teaching (Early Childhood) and a Postgraduate in Educational Studies Early Childhood. Rose currently works in Early Childhood as a Kindergarten Teacher and brings over 14 years of experience to Crafty Chimps. She has recently qualified as a Mentor Teacher.

Rose is the mum of a toddler Jayvier who has LOTS of energy. She loves spending her days finding simple and fun activities to keep him busy and love's sharing her crafts and activities with you in the Crafty Chimps sessions.

During the course of Rose’s career as a Kindergarten Teacher, she has worked with The Autism Training Institute and mentored her colleagues, including developing a training program for other teachers in her field to deliver a program that is inclusive for children with additional needs.

In 2015 she had the opportunity to present the Inclusive Practices Training Program with her team at the Asia Pacific Autism Conference in 2015.

Rose was involved in a series of professional learning sessions with a local primary school that was commissioned by the Department of Education. This entailed producing a series of professional learning sessions and reciprocal visits to strengthen the transitioning to school processes for children and families. These videos can be found on the Department of Education and Training Victoria's website.