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Our Team

Outdoor Revolutionaries

Our therapists aren’t afraid of a little dirt. They’re not even afraid of a lot of it. We wear welly boots to work and love it.


We achieve SO much more in our outdoor facility than we ever have in a clinic room. Child led therapy by therapists passionate about your child’s success. 

Meet the Team


Madeline Avci

Director, Principal Occupational Therapist, Head Mess Maker

Madeline isn’t going to lecture you to get rid of screens entirely, but she’s a big fan of balancing screens and the wild outdoors where your child’s senses are ignited. Something wonderful happens every time your child tries, and succeeds, at something that they thought they couldn’t do in her outdoor sessions. That success is a message to them that they can do SO much more than they think they can. That is the stuff day to day resilience and big-time tenacity is made of.


Lili Taylor

Occupational Therapist, Outdoor Play Revolutionary

Lili has been enjoying the outdoors since before she could walk. Now that she’s an Outdoor Occupational Therapist she has combined two of her favourite things into every work day. That’s why you’ll often find Lili skipping into work, gardening down the hill or working together with Jump Up kids to plan their next exciting outdoor adventure. Lili’s adventurous, outdoors approach to OT is only surpassed by her compassion, kindness and ability to meet children ‘where they are at’.


Max Jessop

Occupational Therapist, Outdoor Play Revolutionary

As an Occupational Therapist, Max's mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of children and families. Max brings a variety of skills from his time working in the community, to bring creative and 'out of the box' solutions to help solve any challenge! He doesn't just bring OT skills and knowledge to the table though. Max has years of camping, hiking, canoeing and surfing under his belt and nothing makes him happier than to ignite a love of all things outdoors in others. Plus, he has some wicked carpentry skills that he picked up from one of the best...his dad!


Rachael Galloway

Innovation and Engagement Coordinator

Rachael Galloway, is an Early Childhood Educator with over 10 years of experience working in the sector. Rachael is the powerhouse behind the creativity and innovation of the Jump Up For Kids professional development & events program. Rachael's unwavering passion lies in fostering inter-sectoral collaboration. Rachael brings people together to facilitate mutual learning and enhance the collective effort in nurturing the health and well-being of children. 

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Ashlea Stiller

Allied Health Assistant

Ash is passionate about supporting diversity and has an incredible ability to connect and understand each and every individual. Ash is an invaluable member of the Jump Up team with a passion for music, efficiency and innovation. The team often wonders, is there anything that Ash can't do? Even if we found something Ash didn't know, you guarantee they would know it by the next day.


Polly Norgaard

Practice Manager, Master Admin-er

Every business should be lucky enough to have a Polly. Polly makes us run smoothly from HR to finance and lots of things in between. She can also give you some mad awesome advice on how to get crayon off walls and possibly hostage negotiation – she’s the Mum of two very adventurous, noisy and very much adored boys.


Claire Pritchard-Cutayar

Master Receptionist

As a young mum, we are never sure how Claire has the energy she has, but we're sure glad she does. Claire is at the heart of Jump Up For Kids ensuring everyone is in the right place at the right time and has all the tools they need to do their jobs. Not only this, but she is always ready with a smile and a laugh that brightens everyone's day.


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