About Us

The Firefly HR Mission

To promote the Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) industry and encourage quality educators to the profession.

To connect educators and centres with ease, through permanent or temporary recruitment.

To provide guidance and support to the OSHC sector.

Every child deserves a champion. An adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.


About Firefly HR

Firefly HR are passionate about making positive change in the out of school hours care (OSHC) profession. Firefly HR has been made by educators, for educators. We understand what it’s like and will be open, supportive and active.

Firefly HR was created by husband and wife team, James and Barbi. As a child, Barbi still remembers that one teacher who made a difference. This teacher showed compassion at a time that was needed and in turn, ignited a spark within Barbi. This spark inspired her to change her direction and influenced her future positively.

Barbi has worked with children since 2003, initially volunteering, then worked as a primary teacher and finally fell into the OSHC sector in 2009 and has held leadership roles ever since. Although Barbi may have fallen into the sector for its flexibility, she has loved it ever since.

Barbi has gained a multitude of skills in coaching, leadership, advocacy, negotiation, relationship management, strategic planning, presenting, problem solving and communication, among many other things. She is inspired to educate, empower and lead others which is what we inspire to do at Firefly HR. She has managed large OSHC services, handled high volumes of staff and has achieved an Exceeding the National Quality Standard NSW Department of Education Assessment & Rating process.

Personal experience is what drives Firefly HR to want to improve on the lives of children, by improving quality. Firefly HR are passionate about children’s welfare, making a difference and creating positive change.

Firefly HR do not want educators to underestimate the power they have in shaping the lives of the children of tomorrow, as every individual educator has the potential to ignite a spark which could influence someone’s future.