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About Us

The Cubbyhouse is committed to working with families to provide a caring and positive learning environment. The Cubbyhouse Preschool and Long Day Care Taree was purchased in 1998 by Robert & Kristan Hartup, a local family with 2 children of their own. The Cubbyhouse Preschool and Long Day Care Wingham was established in 2005, and they purchased The Kempsey centre in 2010. All of the Cubbyhouse centres are run with the same stringent high standards, attention to detail and care insisted upon by Kristan & Robert.

Kristan Hartup holds a Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies, Associate Diploma in Social Science Child Studies, Certificate  IV in training and assessment and Senior First Aid Certificate. She has been in the Childcare Industry as a full time teacher since 1994, Director at the Cubbyhouse since October 1998, and NCAC validator  from June 2000 to June 2007. Kristan also is a teacher for North Coast Institute of Tafe, Taree and Great Lakes Campus.

Robert Hartup holds a Bachelors degree in Economics, Master of Business Administration  and  Certificate  IV  in  assessment  and  Workplace  Training. He has 20 years experience in the education and training industry, and business management. He has been administrator of the Cubbyhouse since October 1998. Robert is also a Regional Director for BNI (Business Network International).