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Management Team


Meet our amazing management team!

“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.“ – Marian Wright Edelman 

Sweetpeas is a family run business, primarily overseen by our amazing experienced Managing Director, Janine Evans.
Janine Evans

Janine is the Managing Director and Approved Provider of all four of our Sweetpeas services. Janine has been an early childhood educator for 30 years in the Penrith region.


Janine is qualified with an Associate Diploma of Social Science (Child Studies) and has many years of experience with children with additional needs and catering to families from a range of different backgrounds.

Janine is a passionate learner and is always excited for professional development opportunities and chances to learn new knowledge and skills. Training Janine has participated in includes: Auslan, behaviour management, inclusion support, reconciliation, nutrition, food safety, child protection, healthy eating and physical activity and understanding the National Quality Standard.

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Other than Janine, Sweetpeas has a small executive management team who own the Sweetpeas companies.
Michelle Collins

Michelle is one of the owners of the Sweetpeas company and has completed her Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Michelle has known Janine for even longer than Janine has been working in early childhood and defers to Janine's experiences when it comes to running the service.

Along with her husband Matt, Michelle ensures that our educators are able to put their educational ideas into action and helps to make Sweetpeas a wonderful environment to work at all our locations.

Matt Collins

Matt is another one of the Sweetpeas owners, along with his wife Michelle. Matt's background is in building and is a very handy man to have around! 

Matt ensures that our centres are well resourced and maintained at all times. Matt isn't often on-site during business hours, but can be spotted on weekends bringing new resources, gardening or doing general maintenance work.

Matt and Michelle both have current Working with Children's Checks and NSW Police Checks.

Damian Busst

Damian is the final owner of the Sweetpeas company, and brother-in-law to Matt and Michelle. 

Like Matt, Damian is not often on-site during business hours, but may be spotted in the afternoon and on weekends doing general maintenance work at the centre.

Damian also has a current Working with Children Check and a NSW Police Check.

Visit our Centre Leaders page to meet the Leaders who are the responsible persons in charge of each Sweetpeas centre!
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