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Our Educators

Lu-Ann, our Kindergarten Teacher and Director with a Master’s degree in Education, 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 was the lead educator in the toddler and preschool aged rooms in a Long day care setting. Jade 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. 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.

 

Wendy, one of our Educator’s has worked in they early childhood field for over 20 years and is a qualified teacher with a Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies. She has worked in long day care and sessional kindergartens in Melbourne, Adelaide, and Brisbane. She is passionate about caring for the environment and committed to empowering children to be active citizens responsible for the present and future sustainability of the world.

 

 

Rebecca, one of our Educator’s originally completed an Arts degree studying Photography, and has always had a passion for sustainability and edible gardening.  After working within Family & Children’s Services at a local council, Rebecca recently completed her Graduate Diploma of Education (Early Childhood), where she explored the philosophy of Reggio Emilia, and is looking forward to discovering each child’s unique abilities and potential within this context

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