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Our Educators

Lu-Ann, our Kindergarten Teacher and Educational Leader 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.

 

Carney, initially began working with young children as a teacher’s aide in Alice Springs. She found the experience rewarding enough to retrain in early childhood education and has since spent four years in the field, primarily as an assistant in the long daycare setting. Having also studied anthropology and conservation, her interests primarily involve seeking frameworks for pedagogy that are reflective of community, place and collaboration. She is looking forward to actively implementing the Reggio-Emilia philosophy.

 

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 educational 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.

 

 

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