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Our Educators

Lu-Ann, our Kindergarten Teacher and Director, has a diverse background, having taught in the early childhood field, primary schools, and university as a casual academic. She uses this experience to provide a well-balanced educational program, focussed on the individual child’s learning pathway. Lu-Ann runs a challenging Reggio Emilia-inspired program that takes as its starting point children’s natural curiosity about the world around them, together with recognition that they are strong and capable learners.

Jade, one of our Diploma qualified Educators  has worked in the early childhood industry’s for over 5 years. She started her career as an inclusion support aide in a long day care setting. On completion of her diploma in 2014, she lead in the toddler and preschool aged rooms in Long day care setting. She has always aspired to be a part of a sessional Kindergarten team, and looks forward to developing my knowledge of Regio teachings.

Rachael, one of our Diploma qualified educators has worked in the early childhood industry for over 12 years. Beginning her career in the long day care setting as a team leader, she has extensive experience working with children from all age groups from 0-5 years of age. A qualified trainer and assessor for early childhood education, Rachael is currently studying her Bachelor of Early Learning, to fulfil her career progression to become a qualified Kindergarten Teacher. With Lu-Ann as a mentor, she is passionate to develop her knowledge in the Reggio Emilia teachings and philosophies.

Miranda, our 4 year old nature kinder Educator spent many years in the primary area teaching Italian and art. Hence she was naturally draw to the Reggio Emilia approach. Miranda spent many years on our committee as a parent before becoming part of our educator team.

Bec, our 4 year old nature kinder Educator originally completed a degree in Parks, Recreation and Heritage and complemented this with a teaching qualification in order to follow her passion for environmental education.  She has worked in a variety of environmental education settings, and has been employed as a sessional teacher at the Royal Botanic gardens at Cranbourne, for the last 7 years.  Her role as an educator at nature kinder is an opportunity to further share her passion for nature play and exploration with young children.

A child-centred 3 and 4-year old kindergarten program inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education