Meet Janelle – our Queensland Manager

Janelle Kirkland – Queensland Manager I take great pleasure in introducing Upswing’s Queensland Manager – Janelle Kirkland. She is a breath of fresh air and has a HUGE passion for what Upswing is trying to doing in providing more flexible childcare solutions. She is busy spruiking Upswing’s events and corporate services to Brisbane and Sunshine […]

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The new feminism

The new feminism This blog is written by Upswing’s Queensland Manager, Janelle Kirkland _________________________________________________________ I wasn’t a feminist until I became a mum There was something Sally from Upswing said that made me laugh – or more like blurt the word HAH!! – the first time we chatted. She said: “Is it just me, or did […]

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Six reasons mums should get themselves to mum events

Six reasons mums should get themselves to mum events At Upswing we’ve been fortunate enough to have partnered with many remarkable mum-focused events. We provide our ‘pop-up’ creche at some of the best in the country. Having been at so many of these types of events over the last few years, I’ve come to truly understand […]

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10 tips to deal with a clingy child

10 tips to deal with a clingy child We’ve all thought at one time or another ‘Please just let mummy go’ or moments where you just need to get away from the constant attachment that is your child. While it seems like a natural reaction and part of a childhood stage, clinginess can take its toll on […]

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Not cutting it as a domestic goddess?

Not cutting it as a domestic goddess? (spoiler alert: none of us are) 27 practical tips to be more organised and less overwhelmed Trying to be a domestic goddess with children around is paramount to a porcupine riding a jet ski.  Nonetheless, many of us feel stressed with the endless mess that comes with having […]

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The split between

Do you ever feel split between home life and work life?   When couples have children, they have to move very quickly from ‘Hey, we made a person!’ to ‘Holy $%@* this is full-on, we’ve got to make this work!’ More often than not, it’s the female who will sacrifice her work-life in order to manage […]

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Meet Upswing member Lucy Chesteron

Meet Upswing member Lucy Chesteron Lucy joined Upswing approximately 4 months ago. She is one of the brightest, happiest and busiest people I’ve ever met! She brings such exuberance and energy to everything she takes on. She is an extremely talented editor and writer who spends her hours at Upswing sessions smashing out content for hew […]

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Meet Upswing member Annika de Bruijne

Meet Upswing member Annika de Bruijne Annika de Bruijne is an incredibly talented, hard-working mum who uses Upswing on a regular basis to work on her writing business, LinkedInk (great name!). Annika glows positive energy and always joins our sessions always with an enthusiastic smile. She took the time recently to answer some questions for us […]

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Meet one of our Upswing childcare team … Jen!

Meet one of our Upswing childcare team … Jen!  Jen Chow Jen is a professional Early Childhood Teacher with a career spanning 15 years. She has worked in leadership roles in preschools, long daycare centres and outside of school hours care. She has dedicated her professional life to helping children discover their potential through education […]

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Meet one of our Upswing childcare team … Daniella

Introducing,   Daniella Morrocco   Daniella has worked in childcare for over 7 years. She has dedicated many years to long day care and preschools with special needs children.   She also ran her own family day care in Bayview for 3 years. She is passionate about ensuring the wellbeing of all children. She believes […]

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