Our Education Team
All Pre-school Educators employed at our pre-school are trained in the area of early childhood education. Please see our educators list for more information. All educators bring to our service a wealth of knowledge and experience to enable us to provide a dynamic and professional environment.
The pre-school is licensed by the Department of Education and Communities (DECS) and supervised by advisors from this department. We are a 2 unit centre catering for up to 40 children per day.
|Director/Teacher/ Supervisor (4 days per week)||Bernice Mathie-Morris||Diploma of Teaching(Early Childhood)|
|Teacher(3 days per week)||Kate Bramley||Bachelor of Teaching(Early Childhood)|
|Teacher(5 days per week)||Heather Norwood||Bachelor of Teaching(Early Childhood)|
|Advanced Child Care Worker(5 days per week)/outdoor Ed||Kim Fenn-Lavington||Dip Community Services|
|Advanced Child Care Worker(3 days per week)||Margy Rose||Child Care Certificate|
|Child Care Worker (3 days per week)||Alison Craig-Timbs||Diploma- in -Children’s Services|
|Educator(3 days per week)||Alison Bowe||Diploma of Teaching (Primary)Diploma in Fine Arts|
|Educator(2 days per week)||Chrissy Bowe||Diploma- in -Children’s Services|
|Educator(3 days per week)||Nikki Morris||Diploma- in- Children’s Services|
|Educators Support(5 days per week)||Monica Hilzinger||Diploma- in -Children’s Services|
|Administrative Officer(4 days per week)||Dianne Woods|
Please note; all educators have a First Aid certificate and asthma and anaphylaxis training. Experienced & qualified staff may replace permanent staff on leave and all staff, including casual staff, have had a working with Children’s Check.
When required, additional Special Needs staff work with children with specified special or diverse needs to support their learning development and inclusion. Funding for this support comes from SCAN funding (Department of Community Services), Department of Education and Training, and Day Care funding (Noah’s Ark). To further support children with special and diverse needs, staff collaborate with agencies such as Noah’s Ark Early Intervention Unit, and the Bomaderry Early Intervention Unit to develop individual educational plans (IEP). Other para-professionals including speech pathologists and other therapists are also consulted where necessary.
In our centre the education team work as facilitators (guides) in the learning process, which requires them to:
- Interact closely with the children,
- Constantly reflecting on their practice and pedagogy, and
- Be flexible in their planning and interactions.