Our Team

Director/Nominated Supervisor

Kate Morris

  • Bachelor of Teaching (0-5 years)
  • Master of Inclusive Education
  • Cert IV in Mental Health

The Director is the Nominated Supervisor who takes on legal and day to day responsibility for managing the preschool. The Director is accountable to the management committee and is directly responsible for compliance. The Director also manages WHS, staffing, advocacy, professional development, waiting list, funding applications, policies and the quality improvement plan. The Director works cooperatively with the committee and educators to ensure the preschool philosophy is met through adequate resources, training, routines and meeting the needs of the community.

Kate also has post graduate qualifications and experience working with children with additional needs and is able to guide and support children and families with concerns around their child’s development, the assessment process, early intervention, behaviour management and supports, developing Individual Education Plans (ILP), referrals to Allied Health Services, and transition to school.

Educational Leader/Opal Room Leader

Cathy

Catherine Marshall

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
  • Diploma of Primary Teaching

The Educational Leader supports all educators to plan and implement a program based on the Early Years Learning Framework. This is achieved through a team approach to observing individual strengths, interests and needs, then planning experiences and opportunities of individuals within a group context. Each child’s participation and progress towards the EYLF learning outcomes is reported to you through photos, emails, planned meetings and written summaries. The Educational Leader mentors educators in child development theory and educational program and practices. Cathy loves to share her passion for health and wellbeing with the preschool community.

Emerald Room Leader

Ruby Love

  • Bachelor of Education (Honours)

Ruby has a strong focus on mental health and wellbeing for children and supports our education team as our ‘Be You’ Mentor guiding our service to develop initiatives and practices which strengthen and build our capacity as a mentally healthy community. Through the Be You program we are strengthening our community and promoting the mental health and wellbeing of children, families, and educators. Wellbeing is a core value of our philosophy and underpins our program and practice.

Our Team

Kim Field

  • Associate Diploma in Social Science (Child Studies)

Kim McCallum

  • Associate Diploma in Social Science (Child Studies)
Sandra

Sandra Turnell

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care

Manefa Sezonenko

  • Associate Diploma in Social Science (Child Studies)

Kayshan Berger

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care

Jo Pickering

  • Cert. 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care

Sarah Royals

  • Cert. 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Cert. 3 in Education Support
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Jardeen Solomona

  • Cert. 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Studying Bachelor of Education

Administration Officer

Donna Bagnall

Donna works part-time in the office and supports families with maintaining enrolments and fees.

Please note all Educators have a current First Aid Certificate, including asthma and anaphylaxis, a Working with Children’s Check and ACECQA recognised qualifications. 

For Purchase

We sell good quality hats and shirts featuring our preschool logo.

Hats/shirts: $12 Warm winter jumper: $20

There are a range of colours and sizes available for purchase from the office.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

We pay our respects to the people of the D’harawal and Yuin nations, the traditional custodians of the land where we meet. We welcome their knowledge and recognise the continued connection to country, people, and community. We pay our respects to elder’s past, present and emerging. Together we walk, hand in hand.