Coordination Unit


Jacqui Szafran: Special Projects Co-ordinator, Senior Co-ordinator of CCRC Family Day Care, Nominated Supervisor

Hello my name is Jacqui and I hold a Bachelor in Social Science, Advanced Diploma of Children’s Services and Cert IV in Workplace Training and Assessing. 

I have worked in the council for over 25 years and in family day care since 1994. In this time I have spent 5 years as president of the Family Day Care Association Qld. 

I believe that it is important to communities to be resilient and self-reliant, providing a locally owned and operated high quality childcare service, is a step in the right direction.


Karen Maguire: Educational Leader

Hello, my name is Karen Maguire, I am the Educational Leader for the Cassowary Coast Family Day Care Scheme.

I have an International Diploma in Child Care from the U.K and a Bachelor of Teaching [Early Childhood]. 

I have worked in a number of positions as a Manager and Teacher

Mission Beach State School Pre- School I worked there for ten years and was part of managing the transition to Prep.

I was Director of Long Day Care in Tully and Practice Manager at Mission Beach Medical Centre, which was our Family business.

I have been part of Quality Assurance in both Medical and Early learning Industries.

I am very passionate about Early Learning, Child Care and Play Based Learning and hope to contribute to the Family Day Care Scheme with my skills and experience.


Jennifer Bull: Administration Officer

Hello my name is Jennifer Bull, and I am the Administration Officer for the Cassowary Coast Family Day Care Scheme. The role I provide is administrative support to Educators and families throughout the Cassowary Coast region.

I have worked in the early education sector since 2014, and during this time I completed a Cert III and Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.

I enjoy working alongside Educators and families to provide the best possible care for children, in a safe and secure home environment, where children are encouraged to learn and grow.

As an active member of the Coordination Unit, I am excited to be part of such a great team that supports and delivers positive contributions to children and families during their early years within Family Day Care.