I’m Anna, mum of 2 girls, Emily and Lottie and due with number three in July! Originally from Essex, I moved to Australia for a few months back in 2011 and ended up staying here! We’re currently living in Randwick & I run my own Healthcare Recruitment Agency, Health Personnel; www.healthpersonnel.com.au and connect many allied health staff from the UK and Ireland with roles here in Aus! A lot of my clients offer sponsorship around the Eastern Suburbs which is the best place to be right? As a working mum life is certainly hectic and is about to become a little more crazy for the forseeable but I wouldn’t change it for the world! (although ask me again in a few months when the sleep deprivation is at a high!) 🤪

Where and how long have you lived in Sydney’s east?

I’ve lived in the East for about 11 years since I arrived in Australia. Currently in Randwick where we’ve been for 5 years.

Three words that describe what it’s like to live in the eastern suburbs?

Family orientated, friendly, great coffee!

How many children?

2 girls and a baby on the way!

Favourite Park:

Queens Park, close to home, has a great playground and a coffee shop that sells wine! 

Favourite Beach:

Clovelly, such a great beach for the kids!

Favourite kid friendly cafe:

Green Bean, the staff treat your kids like one of their own!

Favourite Coffee Spot:

Bake Bar in Randwick, lovely staff and fab chicken sandwiches!

Favourite date night place:

If it was down to my husband then it would be the Dog hotel!

Where in the east have you yet to explore and would like to?

I keep meaning to go and check out La Perouse, heard great things!


What would you like to see improve in the eastern suburbs?

 More kid friendly cafes/ play areas, I realised over the last few months that there’s not many places to go when it rains!

Favourite Local Shop:

Bunnings! We always have an excuse to go and get something random!

Favourite wet weather location:

Puddles, anywhere! 

Ritz cinema for a kids movie or Westfield pirate ship and then a cupcake!

Favourite Local family Weekend Activity?

Swimming lessons at Fit to Swim in Maroubra, then catching up with friends in Centennial or Queens Park. Sundays sometimes consist of a 

roast dinner in the pub!

Work or SAHM?

Working mum, Director of Health Personnel, recruitment within the Allied Health space

Motherly advice?

Go with your gut! There’s a lot of advice out there but do what works for you! And the kids will sleep one day!