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eduKare is a unique and passionate model. What makes our model special and a recipe for success is our passion for early childhood education and development. We are not a corporate group but a diverse group of professional individuals, entrepreneurs but most importantly parents who wanted to make a positive change in the childcare industry and our community. With a wealth of experience and expertise in multiple disciplines and industries, the eduKare team aim for the model to become Australia’s number one in early childhood education.

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We have an extensive experience in;

  • Retail
  • Childcare and early childhood education
  • Actuarial analytics
  • Medical and healthcare fields
  • Management and Directorship
  • HR and PR
  • Marketing and entry market development

About the founders and our team.


Admin Officer, eduKare

Mary is a pharmacist with over 22 years of experience in community pharmacy and also currently directs the executive board of Lindfield Montessori Preschool Incorporated. Mary established East Killara Pharmacy in 2007 and continues to be the sole proprietor. She maintains Quality Care Pharmacy Program Accreditation, and successfully runs various pharmacy services in her local community, such as a COVID vaccination clinic.

Mary is the current President (since 2020) of Lindfield Montessori Preschool Incorporated and is responsible for the overall governance and management of the centre. Mary has been on the board since 2014 as Treasurer and subsequently Vice President. As President, Mary leads and directs the committee and works closely with the Directress to implement the committee’s decisions and plans. Mary chairs the AGM, regular meetings and sets the agendas. As well as organisational governance, staff recruitment and strategic planning, Mary communicates and resolves committee and principal concerns and performs regular staff performance reviews. She also oversees the license renewal negotiations and capital works.

Mary started her work with Lindfield Montessori after taking an interest in the Montessori philosophy while searching for childcare for her eldest daughter. As Mary’s family expanded, with two more daughters, so did her passion for childcare. She is now studying a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care at the Australian College of Teachers’ Aides and Childcare. She also continues Governance training with The Association of Independent Schools NSW. Mary is the Admin Officer of eduKare and is extremely dedicated to its philosophy and model.

Kristy-lee McCartney

Operations Officer, eduKare

Kristy has a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care. She has over 15 years of experience in the Childcare industry. Kristy has been the Assistant Director at Oakville Preschool Learning Centre for over 8 years. Kristy has a thorough understanding of the Early Childhood industry and provides the highest quality of leadership in education and care. Kristy is a highly skilled educational professional who thrives from making a difference and ensures the service and educators that she leads provide a service that is second to none.

Kristy has worked with all age groups from 0-6 years old and has a passion for teaching and mentoring. She is currently an educational leader, responsible for establishing, and overseeing the program and day to day running of her service. Kristy has extensive experience with providing a high-quality Prep Education program and highly encourages teaching a second language to the children. Kristy is excited about embedding the eduKare philosophy into her practice. Over her years in childcare, Kristy has experienced several accreditations, with her latest service rated as EXCEEDING under the National Quality Standards. Kristy is highly passionate about being involved in the local community and establishing community connections. Her passions, motivation and determination are purely empowering. She is a mother of two children who are now at primary school and is an active and positive community role model who has lived in her local area for over 30 years. 

Michael Saad

Approved Provider, Managing Director, eduKare.

Michael is an astute commercial finance partner with extensive experience in retail, banking, and financial services both within the Australian landscape and abroad. Michael is committed to helping organisations unlock the value of their business, and typically partners senior executives to make profitable strategic decisions. 

Michael holds degrees in Actuarial Studies, Finance, Economics and Econometrics from the University of New South Wales. He is currently also completing a Master of Arts and the CPA program. 

Michael is the current Director of Sunday School and Vocational Care at St Bishoy College. He has a vast interest for childcare and wellbeing and has been involved in such ministry for over 15 years. His other interests, outside spending quality time with his family include property investment, volunteering for charity and playing football. 

Michael is the Approved Provider, co-founder, and Managing Director of eduKare and its philosophy.

Dr Magdy 

Co-founder of eduKare

Dr Magdy Andrawes is the founder and director of BodyAid – Total Body Healthcare and is the developer of the “BodyAid Protocol”. Magdy has been in practice for over 20 years and in that time has immensely enjoyed watching the families and individuals he cares for grow and have a better understanding of how to care for their bodies, and their overall health.

Apart from treating patients, Dr Magdy loves to spend time with his wife and 3 young daughters, realising there is nothing more precious than time spent with family. His hobbies include playing soccer and basketball and watching sports and documentaries. But his particular hobby is Football (soccer) coaching in which he had previously been coaching at a semi professional level for 12 years at the NSW premier leagues level.

Magdy also serves at the church where he and his family have grown up in and attend. Along with serving beside his wife Mary with the young family’s group, Magdy also serves the high school bible study group.

Botrous Yousef

Co-founder of eduKare 

Having founded the eduKare model with its unique focus on the 3 pillars, Kindness, Knowledge and Kudos, Botrous is passionate and focused on expanding the model to as many locations as possible in the next 5 years.

Botrous has a Bachelor of Pharmacy. 

Botrous is interested in mental health and especially the wellbeing of youth and early prevention of mental disease. He is a father of 2 wonderful boys and is supported by his wife Rebecca.