Meet Our Team

Our Staff love GymbaROO & love the work they do at our GymbaROO. 'It really doesn't feel like work - just fun!' They are dedicated, professional, caring & bring a wealth of knowledge & skills to our GymbaROO at Box Hill North (& previously at Blackburn & Surrey Hills).

All of our staff have attended GymbaROO with their children or have attended GymbaROO themselves - so know first hand about our GymbaROO program. We've all had the shy or bossy, nervous or noisy little ones or the little chatterboxes full of energy you can't burn off, the nervous climbers - now monkey bar champions.We've seen the tantrums, helped those with special needs/delays, understanding of allergies, little ones too shy to come in & then they don't want to leave our GymbaROO (we take that as a compliment!) We've had lots of years of experience & are here to help.

Bernadette Lamberg - Owner / GymbaROO Teacher

I count myself very lucky to be in a profession that I love and am passionate about. I come from a varied work background having worked for 20 years in Allied Health Rehabilitation along side Physios, O.T's & Speech Pathologists. Being involved with running classes & individual programs in Hydrotherapy, Tai Chi, Relaxation, Therapeutic Massage, Music Therapy and Strength Training at various sites over Melbourne. These skills have been invaluable & feel they greatly compliment the GymbaROO program.

Prior to the above, I worked in my family's Art Gallery surrounded by colour & beautiful designs. This has been instrumental in developing a lovely, bright happy space at GymbaROO that makes learning even more fun!

One of 8 children & growing up in an adventurous, musical family has given me lots of experiences & patience!

My 2 lovely children both attended GymbaROO & loved it, as did I, so when the chance came to buy the Surrey Hills GymbaROO - I jumped at it.

Apart from my 2 children, husband, family & friends all being an important part of my life, - I enjoy travel, relaxing at home, bush walking, playing the bass guitar, horse riding and love our dog Archie, cat Kip & chickens - Red Chook & Glitzy.

Jan Budin - GymbaROO Teacher & Assistant

Lena Lynes - GymbaROO Assistant

Before I joined the team in 2010, I was a committed GymbaROO mum. My 2 children attended GymbaROO from the time they were babies to pre-school age. I learned so much in those years, loved it as much as they did (if not more) and would have recommended it to anyone! I would have never believed I would end up working at GymbaROO many years later! 

I love GymbaROO! I love the fact that it is a multi-sensory program that provides opportunities for learning and lays the foundations that help children reach their potential. GymbaROO makes learning fun for both children and parents/carers.

My educational background is in Psychology and Business Management. I love people and have a lifelong passion for human behaviour. When I became a mother, this developed into a deep interest and passion for the welfare of mums and children. I trained to be a breastfeeding counsellor with the Australian Breastfeeding Association and was a Group Leader and Counsellor for 6 years.

I am a nurturer and a carer by nature and have strong organisational skills. Working as a GymbaROO assistant has brought all my talents, experience and passions together. It is so rewarding seeing children gain confidence and develop as they continue with the program. I find myself smiling all day at GymbaROO. I cannot think of any other job that would bring so much joy and fulfilment.

Angela Galanopoulos - GymbaROO Assistant & relief Teacher

Maddie Fels - GymbaROO Assistant


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