The team of dedicated and friendly Educators at Aspendale Gardens Preschool are committed to working in partnership with families.

They recognise that Preschool is an extremely important time for each child as they form attitudes, skills and knowledge to build upon throughout their education and strive to make this a positive and rewarding experience.  At Aspendale Gardens Preschool we believe learning and development is stimulated through play-based learning experiences. This is supported through intentional teaching, spontaneous and scaffolded teaching moments and child initiated activities.

The children are encouraged to explore their environment, via both constructed and natural materials.

Educators Qualifications

The Educators are fully trained Early Childhood Professionals with a number of years’ experience. All Educators have First Aid, CPR, Anaphylaxis, Asthma and Child Protection training and qualifications. The Educators implement the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Framework and continuously work towards the centre’s Quality Improvement Plan. If you wish to find out more about the National Quality Standards, you can visit the ACECQA website.

Our Educators

Natasha is our Educational Leader and four year old Teacher.  She has a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education from Melbourne University, is a principal Teacher for four-year-old Preschool and has been with our Centre for 17 years.  During this time Natasha has worked hard to form partnerships with families and other early childhood professionals to provide the best learning outcomes for all children, especially those with additional needs. Natasha is passionate about providing a stimulating and engaging environment to support the best learning opportunities for all children.

Kimberly is the Nominated Supervisor, Enrolment Officer, OH&S Officer and a Principal Educator for our three year old program. Kimberly holds her Diploma in Children’s Services and has been working in the Early Childhood field for a number of years.

Taya is a Principal Educator for the three-year-old program and has a Diploma in Children’s Services. Taya, who joined us in 2010, is passionate about using real and natural materials to create inviting scenes to engage each child’s imagination.

Rebecca is a Co-Educator for our four-year-old program.  She has a diploma in Children’s Services and has been working with us for more than nine years in a variety of roles including Occasional Care and Playgroup Coordinator.

Samantha is a Co-Educator for our four-year-old and Occasional Care programs. Sam joined us in 2008 and has a Certificate 3 in Children’s Services.

Jaz has been with us since 2016 and is a Principal-Educator for our three year old program and the Playgroup Co-ordinator for our playgroup sessions.  Jaz  has a Certificate 3 in Children’s Services and Diploma of Early Education and Care.

Catherine is a Co-Educator of our three year old program and has a Diploma in Children’s Services.  Catherine has a number of years experience in the early childhood profession.

Cassarndra is a Co-Educator and Teacher of our four year old Preschool groups. Cassarndra has a Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching from Charles Sturt University and is an experienced music teacher holding an AMEB in music from Australian Catholic University. Cassarndra is passionate about providing natural environments that support everyone’s sense of belonging and curiosity to learn.

Nadeyn is a Co-Educator for our three year old program.  Nadeyn joined us this year and has a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and is enthusiastic to support children to grow and learn.

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