Our team

Our values help us create an environment that is safe, supportive, fun and nurturing.



Madi is the joint founder and director of TASK, and has previously worked in market research, sales and communications, as well as being involved in school P&Cs, support groups and local sporting clubs. She's a typical on-the-go mum of three children (and four cats who don’t always get on), so understands the need for fun, flexible and educational care. Madi enjoys watching children develop a sense of belonging and making new friends across all school years. And she is very proud of the development of the amazing team at TASK – of their support of TASK children, each other and TASK’s vision to be a leader in out of school hours care. Madi is passionate about new business, and bringing TASK to as many families who need it.



As the joint founder and director of TASK, Suzanne has extensive experience in business management, IT administration, HR and hospitality. She puts her problem solving skills to good use every day to constantly un-earth ways we can improve what we do. On top of this, she’s our resident guru on educational care regulations, navigating the approvals process for new services, overseeing CCS funding for families, and managing the legal compliance in governing out of school hours care for both families and our TASK team. She also spends much of her time developing policies and procedures to help care for children with special needs and medical conditions. Like Madi, she has three kids (plus a dog who loves eating thongs) and is passionate about the safety and well-being of all our TASK kids. 

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ELI SIMS, Operations Manager Services

Eli is one of our longest-serving team members, overseeing all of our service operations from the initial set-up, to the ongoing support and management. With a Bachelors Degree in Languages and a Certificate III in Education Support (which allows her to assist in classrooms) Eli is passionate about children’s literacy. Outside of the office, Eli’s a mum to a recent school leaver, owns a rabbit, and is flirting with the idea about getting a dog.


Cath Stevens, Operations Manager People

Cath is an awe-inspiring primary school teacher, musician, mum of two teenagers (and a few furry animals) who joined TASK in 2018. She has worked in the education of children, hospitality and the music industry and is passionate about bringing the best out in kids — both big and small. At TASK, Cath oversees team allocation for all our services, and plays a valuable role in nurturing and mentoring the kids, families and her fellow team members.

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Sarah Cleary, Financial Controller

As a qualified Chartered Accountant with 30 years’ experience, Sarah is the manager of the money — overseeing all our financial needs, including payroll, invoicing, accounts management, taxation and superannuation requirements. When she’s not counting the cash, she’s a mum of two very sporty kids and a (lazier) black cat — plus a dog called Boo. Sarah’s also an active member of the Newtown Swans AFL Club, and Annette Kellerman Swimming Club.

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TRISHa Harrington, Office Manager

Trisha Harrington is our extra-ordinary Office Manager. She’s been with TASK since the start of 2018 and has quickly made herself invaluable with her supreme organisational skills and 'can-do' attitude. Trish is a mum of two high-schoolers, plus two furry pets and loves working at TASK because of it’s community-minded ethos, as well as how close it is to both home and the best cafes in the Inner West.

Want to join us?

If you're passionate about children's education, come and join our dedicated team.

“TASK were so easy to set up. They did all the
hard work, which made my life so much easier.”

 — Sue Smith, Principal, Camdenville Public School


What people say about us

While our unique blend of fun activities, supervised homework, and safe on-site play has seen us steadily grow, we're still just as passionate about helping families, supporting the local community, and caring for children.

“My daughter has been going to before and after school care on a full-time basis since she started Kindergarten. In that time, she has NEVER been so happy and positive to attend. She loves her educators, as do my husband and I. They have introduced a new menu that actually enables her to enjoy what is being served and it is a great success. So, to Chelsea, Ebba and Miss Bev, a big clap!!! The kids all seem to be enjoying themselves and it feels like a much cleaner, tidier and all-round nicer environment. The girls are great, and we are very happy.”

— Alison, Ourimbah

“It's been a wonderful five years we've been with you since the beginning and we are so thrilled to see how much TASK has grown, helping families all over the state. I just wanted to say a huge thank you to the awesome team who care of the two of them so well and wish you and Madi all the best! I look forward to staying in touch for the holiday care programs as we will definitely still want to be involved in those!.”

— Mei, Marrickville

“My children can’t wait to head to TASK in the holidays! The variety of activities really keeps them engaged and they thrive under the care of the fabulous staff. I love that there is never any junk food served too, it means I know that my children are eating good food and won’t come home bouncing off the walls on a sugar high!”

— Rachel, Stanmore


“Georgia is loving her two days of the TASK holiday program this week. She was insistent that she had to go rather than stay home with Mum or Dad. Whilst this is a little bit sad it makes life a lot easier for two parents who work – thanks to you both and your team.”

— Maria, Newtown

“My husband and I were so pleased with the September holiday care. The girls thoroughly enjoyed themselves. There was such a diverse range of activities on and offsite to choose from and the artwork they came home with was amazing! Both our girls wanted to join the circus after having the acrobats come in one of the days.Thanks for creating such a wonderful programme. We look forward to the next one.”

— Karen & Phil, Stanmore