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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

Emily

Emily is our 4 year old Blue Group Teacher, Educational Leader and Nominated Supervisor. She holds a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education a Gradate Certificate In Tertiary Education and is currently undertaking a Masters in Child Play Therapy. Emily is inspired to see all students develop as capable, competent individuals that are active participants in their own learning. Building strong relationships with both children and families is core to her teaching philosophy. Emily is married, with 4 children. She loves spending time with family and loves being active in the outdoors. Alongside her teaching role Emily is a University Lecturer.
Emily is our 4 year old Blue Group Teacher, Educational Leader and Nominated Supervisor. She holds a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education a Gradate Certificate In Tertiary Education and is currently undertaking a Masters in Child Play Therapy. Emily is inspired to see all students develop as capable, competent individuals that are active participants in their own learning. Building strong relationships with both children and families is core to her teaching philosophy. Emily is married, with 4 children. She loves spending time with family and loves being active in the outdoors. Alongside her teaching role Emily is a University Lecturer.

Sue

Sue is our 3 year old Red Group 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 Red Group 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.

Kathryn

Kathryn is our 4 year old Yellow Group Teacher. Kathryn 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 our 4 year old Yellow Group Teacher. Kathryn 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.

Delia

Delia is our 3 year old Green Group Teacher. She has taught in a number of early childhood settings across Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula. Delia has predominantly taught 4 year old groups, so this year is looking forward to adapting her practices, in order to ensure that the Green Group 3 year old children learn, develop and flourish. Delia has a particular interest in embedding indigenous culture and perspectives into her curriculum and the importance of focussing on wellbeing in order to achieve desired educational outcomes. Delia has three adult children and enjoys gardening, reading and travel.
Delia is our 3 year old Green Group Teacher. She has taught in a number of early childhood settings across Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula. Delia has predominantly taught 4 year old groups, so this year is looking forward to adapting her practices, in order to ensure that the Green Group 3 year old children learn, develop and flourish. Delia has a particular interest in embedding indigenous culture and perspectives into her curriculum and the importance of focussing on wellbeing in order to achieve desired educational outcomes. Delia has three adult children and enjoys gardening, reading and travel.

Miriam

Miriam has a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and has had many years of teaching kindergarten aged children, predominantly in Bayside. She is passionate about play based learning and believes that children learn best when they are immersed in a safe, secure and nurturing environment. Miriam loves being a mum to her two boys and feels that the experience of parenting herself gives her more understanding and empathy for the families she works with.
Miriam has a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and has had many years of teaching kindergarten aged children, predominantly in Bayside. She is passionate about play based learning and believes that children learn best when they are immersed in a safe, secure and nurturing environment. Miriam loves being a mum to her two boys and feels that the experience of parenting herself gives her more understanding and empathy for the families she works with.

Educator Profiles

Andrea

Andrea has a Diploma in Children's Services and has worked as an educator since 2006, working with both 3 & 4 year old groups and as our Extended Care Activity Group Leader. She lives locally with her husband and adult son, who attended Grange Road Kinder. Andrea loves being a part of the Children's learning and development journey, watching them grow and blossom into independent young learners!
Andrea has a Diploma in Children’s Services and has worked as an educator since 2006, working with both 3 & 4 year old groups and as our Extended Care Activity Group Leader. She lives locally with her husband and adult son, who attended Grange Road Kinder. Andrea loves being a part of the Children’s learning and development journey, watching them grow and blossom into independent young learners!

Jayne

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

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.

Catherine

Catherine is one of the 4 year old Blue Group Educators and Auslan Language Program Educator. Catherine has a Diploma in Children's services. She has over 20 years experience in children's services. She lives locally with her family and has two children and a beloved Staffy.
Catherine is one of the 4 year old Blue Group Educators and Auslan Language Program Educator. Catherine has a Diploma in Children’s services. She has over 20 years experience in children’s services. She lives locally with her family and has two children and a beloved Staffy.

Lilly

Lilly has a Certificate III in Children's Services and is also fluent in Mandarin. She has a a great passion for working with kindergarten children, and has been working with us for some time casually. She lives locally with her husband and two primary aged children.
Lilly has a Certificate III in Children’s Services and is also fluent in Mandarin. She has a a great passion for working with kindergarten children, and has been working with us for some time casually. She lives locally with her husband and two primary aged children.

Beccy

Beccy is the 3 year old Green group Educator, she has worked with children at a diploma level for over 20 years and absolutely loves it. Beccy loves the way children explore the world with no apologetic questions just curiosity. She have two beautiful children and an amazing husband that I absolutely love spending time with. Beccy has been is Australia for 12 years.
Beccy is the 3 year old Green group Educator, she has worked with children at a diploma level for over 20 years and absolutely loves it. Beccy loves the way children explore the world with no apologetic questions just curiosity. She have two beautiful children and an amazing husband that I absolutely love spending time with. Beccy has been is Australia for 12 years.

Natasha

Natasha has completed her Diploma of Children’s Services. She loves working with kindergarten aged children. Natasha is passionate about children’s learning, development, wellbeing and their happiness. She has two daughters, loves exercising and long walks on the beach.
Natasha has completed her Diploma of Children’s Services. She loves working with kindergarten aged children. Natasha is passionate about children’s learning, development, wellbeing and their happiness. She has two daughters, loves exercising and long walks on the beach.

Savannah

Savannah is one of our 4 year old Blue Group Educators. She has a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and is working towards a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. Savannah believes in creating an environment that is inclusive where children’s agency is supported and children achieve their full potential.
Savannah is one of our 4 year old Blue Group Educators. She has a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and is working towards a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. Savannah believes in creating an environment that is inclusive where children’s agency is supported and children achieve their full potential.

Louise

Louise has an Associate Diploma Early in Social Science in ChildCare, and has worked as an Educator in various centers, in various roles over the last 30 years. This is her second year at Grange Rd in the Extended Care, and enjoys spending time with the children and developing their conversations and vocabulary. Louise lives locally and enjoys traveling to NZ, going for walks and catching up with friends and family.
Louise has an Associate Diploma Early in Social Science in ChildCare, and has worked as an Educator in various centers, in various roles over the last 30 years. This is her second year at Grange Rd in the Extended Care, and enjoys spending time with the children and developing their conversations and vocabulary. Louise lives locally and enjoys traveling to NZ, going for walks and catching up with friends and family.

Kate

Kate is one of our extended care educators and relief educators. Kate has a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. She aims to create a positive and nurturing learning environment for all children where they can flourish. In her spare time. Kate enjoys art, baking and gaming.
Kate is one of our extended care educators and relief educators. Kate has a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. She aims to create a positive and nurturing learning environment for all children where they can flourish. In her spare time. Kate enjoys art, baking and gaming.