Educators

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.

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.

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.

Jaz

Principal Educator for

Three year old program & Playgroup Coordinator

Taya

Principal Educator for

Three year old program

Samantha

Co-Educator for Four year old & Occasional Care programs

Catherine

Co-Educator for Three year old program

Educators

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. 

Natasha

Educational Leader
& 4 year old Teacher

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 both 3 year old and 4 year old kinder groups.

Janette

3 year old & 4 year old Teacher

Catherine is a Co-Educator of our three year old program and the Playgroup Coordinator. She also works in our Occasional Care program.

Catherine  has a Diploma in Children’s Services, and  has a number of years experience in the early childhood profession.

Catherine

Co-Educator, 3 year old kinder, Occasional Care Educator & Playgroup coordinator

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.  

Georgia

4 year old Teacher & Occasional Care Educator

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.

Taya

3 year old Teacher

Kirsty joined us in 2020 as a co-educator of our 3 year old program. She now also works in our 4 year old program and is a playgroup coordinator. Kirsty has a diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Kirsty

Co-Educator, 3 year old and 4 year old kinder & Playgroup coordinator

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.

Rebecca

Co-Educator, 4 year old Kinder

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

Samantha

Co-Educator, 4 year old kinder

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

Nadeyn

Educator

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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.

Kim

Nominated Supervisor
& Enrolment Officer