Director (including Educational Leader & Nominated Supervisor)
Four-Year-Old Kindergarten Teacher - Dolphins and Sea Stars
I completed my Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies at the University of Melbourne in 2002 and then began teaching at a kindergarten in Brunswick. Several years later I found myself embarking on an adventure to China where I lived and worked in Guangzhou and Shanghai for the next five and a half years. Whilst in China, I taught kindergarten aged children at International Schools and had many opportunities to travel in Asia and further afield. I began a new adventure here in Parkdale (where I grew up) as part of the Parkdale Preschool community in 2013. I am passionate about early childhood education and I have a particular love of songs, stories and children's literature and seeing the amazing progress children make in their preschool years as we share their journey together. Outside of kindergarten, I like to travel, read books, see live music, go to the movies and spend time with my family and friends.
Three-Year-Old Kindergarten Teacher - Turtles
Four-Year-Old Kindergarten Teacher (Smart Movers program) - 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 have worked in early childhood for over 20 years and have two beautiful girls of my own. I am very excited to be joining Parkdale Preschool in 2019, working with the three-year-old Turtles. I am very passionate about delivering the best quality program for all the children in my care, and understand that each child is someone’s whole world.
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.