2015 Speaker

Leah James and Rebecca Glover

Tedx Talk | View Rebecca and Leah's TEDx talk here

Leah James and Rebecca Glover are the founders of 'Ruby & Ollie's All Abilities Childcare', a centre that offers a holistic approach to the care of children of all needs. After noticing an overwhelming gap in the market of childcare for their own children, the ladies took their idea to channel TEN’s Shark Tank. Their pitch was successful and moved the ‘Sharks’ and viewers alike with their vision to create better futures for both children with challenging needs and disabilities, and their families.

Rebecca’s passion stems from her own personal journey as a carer for her youngest daughter. Rebecca saw the need to create a place for children and families to go who have additional needs, whether mild or complex and commenced the journey to establish a childcare service for children aged zero to five with a disability or challenging need. In addition to this, Rebecca has published articles, a blog and is working toward her first book, all of which relate to the world of caring for a child with ‘complex needs’ and the turbulent times which have been.

Leah has a background in Sales Support, Events support, as well as experience managing a thriving Health Business in Victoria for many years when she learnt the workings of managing a profitable medium sized business.

It has been most recently, through personal experience with her son who has special needs that Leah’s passion for working with children experiencing a similar journey has grown exponentially.

This personal passion paired with professionalism make her a strong advocate and support for children with a disability.