Founder & Executive Chair
As co-founder of the Explore & Develop business, Jenny and her husband, Stephen, developed the first of the Explore & Develop Early Childhood Education and Care Services in Frenchs Forest which was established in 2005. Prior to this, their Early Childhood journey started in 2000 when they purchased an established preschool in Manly.
Early Childhood was a career change for Jenny, whose previous experience involved over 15 years in Human Resources. With a business so focused on human relations with children, employees, and families, Jenny’s career in HR has assisted her, as she manages some of the most significant issues and challenges in early childhood education and care today.
Founder & Non-Executive Director
Alan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Explore & Develop. Before co-founding Explore & Develop, Alan previously held the position of CEO of KFC New Zealand. He later founded Lollipop’s Playland Group (Australia and New Zealand), and more recently, co-founded Lollipop’s Educare in New Zealand.
As a non-executive director, Alan combines his franchise, commercial leasing, and previous childcare management experience, to offer superior advice to the Explore & Develop business today.
Chief Executive Officer
Belinda started her journey with Explore & Develop as a commercial operations manager in 2012 and has recently moved into the position of CEO. Belinda lives and breathes the Explore & Develop culture as a customer (her daughter attended one of our services), and as co-franchise owner with her husband, Paul, the director of our Castlereagh Street service.
She brings extensive management, franchising, and operational experience to the role, with a passion to strive for the very best outcomes for all stakeholders.