our teaching team

We are very proud of our Grange Road Kindergarten team. Our caring staff members are a team of highly experienced and qualified early childhood professionals. They take their role in the development of our children very seriously and are passionate about what they do. Please take the time to get to know them. We encourage parents to not only take advantage of the parent/teacher scheduled meetings but to also take every opportunity to have an informal chat or make a time to meet.

Teacher Profiles

Kerstin Tapp

Kirsten is a 4yo teacher and Nominated Supervisor and also has a Masters of Education (specialising in Early Childhood). She has many years of teaching experience in 3 and 4 year old kindergarten in a variety of early childhood settings. Kerstin has three children. She is passionate about creating an environment where children feel safe, secure, respected, nurtured and supported as they learn, grow and discover.
Kirsten is a 4yo teacher and Nominated Supervisor and also has a Masters of Education (specialising in Early Childhood). She has many years of teaching experience in 3 and 4 year old kindergarten in a variety of early childhood settings. Kerstin has three children. She is passionate about creating an environment where children feel safe, secure, respected, nurtured and supported as they learn, grow and discover.

Kathryn McInnes

Kathryn is a 4yo teacher has a wealth of experience in working with children in an inclusive, play-based setting.  She believes that building strong relationships with families is central in supporting children's learning and development.  Kathryn is married, with two children. She loves spending time in the country, and is passionate about the benefits of outdoor play in developing the physical, educational and mental wellbeing of children.
Kathryn is a 4yo teacher has a wealth of experience in working with children in an inclusive, play-based setting. She believes that building strong relationships with families is central in supporting children’s learning and development. Kathryn is married, with two children. She loves spending time in the country, and is passionate about the benefits of outdoor play in developing the physical, educational and mental wellbeing of children.

Sue Ross

Sue is our 3 year old kinder teacher. She has had many years of teaching experience with both 3 and 4 year old children, as well as having the experience as a mother to her 3 teenagers. Sue aims to create a relaxed, yet enriched, learning environment for the children.
Sue is our 3 year old kinder teacher. She has had many years of teaching experience with both 3 and 4 year old children, as well as having the experience as a mother to her 3 teenagers. Sue aims to create a relaxed, yet enriched, learning environment for the children.

Delia Sims

Delia joined us in 2012 and is a 4yo teacher and Educational Leader. Delia has a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and has many years of teaching experience in a variety of early childhood settings, including relief teaching and teaching children with additional needs.

Delia is a parent to three children, each of whom has taught her a lot about lifelong learning; the importance of relationships; and the value of pursuing one’s interests and passions.
Delia joined us in 2012 and is a 4yo teacher and Educational Leader. Delia has a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and has many years of teaching experience in a variety of early childhood settings, including relief teaching and teaching children with additional needs. Delia is a parent to three children, each of whom has taught her a lot about lifelong learning; the importance of relationships; and the value of pursuing one’s interests and passions.

Educator Profiles

Sharon Tropeano

Sharon has been at Grange Road Kindergarten since 2000 and has a Diploma in Children's services.  Sharon is married and has a child who attended Grange Road Kindergarten. She enjoys travelling and entertaining with her family.
Sharon has been at Grange Road Kindergarten since 2000 and has a Diploma in Children’s services. Sharon is married and has a child who attended Grange Road Kindergarten. She enjoys travelling and entertaining with her family.

Andrea MacVeigh

Andrea  has completed her Diploma in Children’s Services. She has worked as an Educator since 2006 in 2 local kindergartens. She is married and has a child who attended Grange Road.
Andrea has completed her Diploma in Children’s Services. She has worked as an Educator since 2006 in 2 local kindergartens. She is married and has a child who attended Grange Road.

Jayne Mundy

Jayne has been been in Australia for over 14 years and has two children. Jayne has worked at various kindergartens and has a Diploma in Children's Services. Jayne is also a qualified hairdresser. Jayne is passionate about childrens yoga.
Jayne has been been in Australia for over 14 years and has two children. Jayne has worked at various kindergartens and has a Diploma in Children’s Services. Jayne is also a qualified hairdresser. Jayne is passionate about childrens yoga.

Kim Nhean

Kim has been working at Grange Road for several years now and has a Diploma in Children’s Services. Kim has a particular love of working with kindergarten age children. Kim has two children of her own.
Kim has been working at Grange Road for several years now and has a Diploma in Children’s Services. Kim has a particular love of working with kindergarten age children. Kim has two children of her own.

Beccy Lewis

Beccy is our lunch cover and Monday Extended Care Activity Group Leader. Beccy has over 25 years of experience looking after children in the UK. She is currently studying towards her Diploma of Children's Services to convert her UK qualifications. She lives locally with her family and has two children.
Beccy is our lunch cover and Monday Extended Care Activity Group Leader. Beccy has over 25 years of experience looking after children in the UK. She is currently studying towards her Diploma of Children’s Services to convert her UK qualifications. She lives locally with her family and has two children.

Jing Zhao

Jing teachers Mandarin to our Four Year Old children each week.  She is a holds a Bachelor in Early Childhood. She is a talented musician who plays several instruments and the children enjoy listening to her play the Ukulele and learn Mandarin songs as part of the program.
Jing teachers Mandarin to our Four Year Old children each week. She is a holds a Bachelor in Early Childhood. She is a talented musician who plays several instruments and the children enjoy listening to her play the Ukulele and learn Mandarin songs as part of the program.

We also have a part-time Bookkeeper (Nicole) and Administrator (Anna) who support the administration of the Kindergarten.