Three-Year-Old Kindergarten Teacher - Turtles
Four-Year-Old Kindergarten Teacher - Dolphins and Sea Stars
I completed my postgraduate studies in early childhood education at Monash University in 2011. I feel very passionate in providing the best learning opportunities for all young children. Having started at Parkdale Preschool in 2012, I am very glad to be teaching both the three-year-old Turtle group and four-year-old Dolphins and Sea Stars groups and I look forward to sharing the learning journey your child will encounter.
Educator - Four-Year-Old Dolphins and Sea Stars
I joined the Parkdale Preschool team in 2013. I have worked in child care since 2008 and have looked after children from the age of 8 weeks to 8 years. I have completed my Certificate III in Children’s Services. I have also previously worked as a lunch time assistant for another four-year -old preschool. I love working with children as no two days are ever the same! I have three school-aged children and I enjoy going to the gym and kayaking with my family in my free time!
Educator - Three-Year-Old Turtles, Four-Year-Old Dolphins and Sea Stars
I began my career in early childhood education at Mentone Preschool in 1988. I joined the Parkdale Preschool community in 1991 as an integration aide two mornings a week and then in July of that year I became the assistant to both 4 year old groups. I also ran a playgroup at Parkdale Preschool in 1993-1994 and became the assistant to our three-year-old group when it began in 1998. I have seen a lot of changes over my time at Parkdale Preschool and still enjoy helping children develop skills and prepare them for life’s experiences. I am married with two adult children (twins) and reside here in Parkdale.
Educator - Three-Year-Old Turtles
I completed my Diploma in Early Childcare at Swinburne University in 1993.
I enjoy caring and educating children and sharing their daily experiences with parents. I’ve worked in a number of organisations, council and community run, all where I have learnt the values of commitment, team work and strong organisational skills. The level of employment has varied as a balance of my family commitment.
I have lived in New Zealand with my family for four years which has broadened my cultural experiences and perspectives. My partner and two of my three children reside here in Bayside, while my eldest daughter is attending University in Sydney.
In 2018, I returned to the workforce at Parkdale Preschool after four years at home with my two girls. Before having our children, my husband and I spent a year living and working in London then we settled back home in the Bayside area where I grew up. I love to travel, see live music and most of all spend time with my family. As the Administration Officer at Parkdale Preschool I enjoy getting to know the families and helping the kinder to run smoothly. Come and say hello to me in the office if you need any help with fees, uniforms or any general inquiries.