Our Centre Owner
Hi, I’m Sharyn Latham-Callcott, and I’m a wife, mother of three daughters and the owner of Cool Bananas Childcare & Preschool! We have lived locally in Kellyville for over 16 years. My husband Mark & I acquired this centre in October 2013, and have lovingly transformed it into the Cool Bananas that it is today! We are both very present owners and are here every day, not because we have to be, but because we love it so much!!
Prior to being a mum, I obtained a Bachelor of Business, and was a Certified Practising Accountant. I held varied professional finance roles in Accounting, Education and Public Relations sectors. Whilst I have always had strong business skills, my most important and fulfilling passion has been my love of children and family.
After our first daughter was born, I was fortunate to be a stay-at-home mum. Even so, all three of our daughters attended childcare for 2 days per week from the age of two, as I felt it provided invaluable experiences of socialisation and learning, that are so important in a child’s formative years before school, providing experiences that I couldn’t offer at home.
I remember being extremely fastidious and particular, in making the very important decision of which childcare centre to send our girls. To choose the right centre for your child, is a very big decision. It’s hard to describe, but when you walk into a centre it’s ￼about the feel and the vibe. It’s not just about looking great, it’s about BEING great. I have extremely high standards about quality childcare and the professionalism and care shown to both children and their families. I am very proud to say that those same high standards are embedded in the everyday practice of Cool Bananas Childcare & Preschool.
At Cool Bananas my message to our amazing team of educators is simple … “to treat every child in your care as if they are your own”. It is a huge privilege to be entrusted with a child’s care each time they walk through our doors. It is very important to us that each child and their family, feel that they are part of our Cool Bananas’ Family, because they are.
Cool Bananas is definitely “a fun & happy place to be”, and I am extremely proud and delighted to be the owner of Cool Bananas Childcare and Preschool!