11/06/2013 11:17 am

We finally made it - we are up & running!! Three outback mums, aunties to each others children, who had a little idea. An idea that has been on the discussion table for at least a year or two now, but between giving birth (11 children between 3 of us), toilet training, teaching, bookwork, school camps, mustering, serving on local committees, hosting birthday parties, cooking, cleaning and trying to find time to have an actual conversation with our husbands, it was in the ‘too hard’ basket.

Anna off to check the weaners
Anna off to check the weaners

  

Nat and Co. walking to the creek for a swim
Nat and Co. walking to the creek for a swim

 

 Earlier this year though we decided to stop discussing the “What Ifs” and take some action. After a few months of discussions, planning, budgeting, and designing – Teach Outback has arrived! It has been a huge learning curve for us – our idea was to support the families and children of rural Australia, the ones just like us, and to encourage more people into our wonderful part of the world. 

What we didn’t think about were all the other things that go with a ‘simple’ idea…logo designs, search optimization, Google words, website databases, security, credit card charges, Pay Pal and BLOGGING! Apparently blogging increases your search optimisation, in layman’s terms this means our blog will help those awesome teachers and nannies out there surfing the web to find Teach Outback and all the families needing them! So, from here on in, we are ‘bloggers’!

 This blog will bring you news about how things are going in the education world and what the team at Teach Outback is up to. We also have a few teachers, nannies and even a dad (who wishes to remain completely anonymous) that have volunteered to share their experiences of the outback with you… 

As mothers we are passionate about our children’s education and care, and due to our geographical isolation we have been through the timely and frustrating task of trying to find that “right” someone to become a part of our families. However, we have all had the privilege of utilising both trained teachers and nannies in our homes and from our experience, having these dedicated professionals educate our children is like a breath of fresh air. We hope we can encourage more teachers and nannies to step away from the urban lifestyle, embrace our little part world, and teach or nanny outback!

Stay Tuned!

Kristy at the end of the day
Kristy at the end of the day