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The team of dedicated and friendly Educators at Aspendale Gardens Kindergarten are committed to working in partnership with families. They recognise that Kinder 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 Kindergarten 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.

Natasha is our Educational Leader and a principal Teacher for four year old kinder.  She has a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education from Melbourne University, and has been with our Centre for 20 years. 


Educational Leader
& 4 year old Teacher

Georgia is one of our four year old teachers, joining us in 2019.  She has a Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies from The University of Melbourne and has worked in a variety of early childhood settings.  Georgia is a passionate advocate for the importance of play in children’s learning and development.  


4 year old Teacher 

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.


Co-Educator, 4 year old Kinder

Janette joined our team in 2021. She holds a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and is passionate about working with children and families in the kindergarten years. Janette teaches 3 year old kinder groups.


3 year old & 4 year old Teacher

Kirsty joined us in 2020 as a co-educator in our 3 year old program. She has since achieved her Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and is the Teacher for one of our 3 year old groups. 


Teacher of 3 year old kinder 

Taya is an 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.


3 year old Teacher

Nadeyn joined us in 2018 and has a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and is enthusiastic to support children grow and learn.



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


Co-Educator 4 year old kinder

& Playgroup coordinator

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Kim is our Nominated Supervisor and enrolment officer.

Kim completed her Bachelor of Early Childhood Education at Monash University in 2005, and has experience teaching in sessional kindergartens, long day care and family day care. Kim mostly works in the office but enjoys spending time in the kinder sessions assisting with lunch breaks or when staff are away.


Nominated Supervisor
& Enrolment Officer

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