Kubby House staff and kids are thrilled to welcome Amy

Kubby House’s newest staff member, Amy Curpen (at far right), only commenced in her
role on Tuesday and already she is a favourite with the staff and kids including Centre
Coordinator, Peta Rufo, and Hudson and Charlie Simon (all pictured above with Amy).

While Cobar may be short on palm trees
and is devoid of white sandy beaches,
Kubby House’s newest staff member, Mauritius-
born Amy Curpen, said Cobar feels a
lot like home to her.
“Before I accepted the position, I came out to
visit and to have a look around and I really
liked it,” Amy told The Cobar Weekly.
She said straight away they were made to
feel very welcome in Cobar.
“Everyone knows each other here just like
where I’m from in Mauritius, so I said yeah
why not let’s give it a try.”
Amy came to Australia in 2018 and has been
working in childcare in Victoria on a sponsored
Amy said while she loves Mauritius, there
were a lot more opportunities for her and her
partner (who has a Bachelor in IT and also
moved here from Mauritius) in Australia.
The couple recently moved to Cobar so Amy
could take up the role as Kubby House Childcare
Centre’s new 0-3 years room leader.
She’s a Diploma qualified educator and is
also studying her Early Childhood Teaching
She also speaks five languages—English,
French, Creole, Tamil and Hindi—and is
thinking of incorporating a language class into
Kubby’s education program.
“Most likely French,” she said
Amy said she loves working with young
children in their beginning years.
“It’s the age where they are really learning
about everything and that’s where you have to
be teaching the right things and helping them
along the way to help them grow into good
people,” she said.
Kubby House Centre Coordinator, Peta Rufo
said they were really excited to welcome Amy
to the centre.
“She’s such a lovely person and the feedback
we got about Amy as an educator was top
notch,” Peta said.
“It’s great to be able to have her experience
in the service.”
When she’s not working, Amy loves to paint,
read, volunteer at Park Run events and help out
doing social work in the community.
She said while there are some conditions
attached to her visa, the plan is to stay in Cobar
for at least five years.