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. Lu-Ann 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.
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.  Bec 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.  Bec’s role as an educator at nature kinder is an opportunity to further share her passion for nature play and exploration with young children.
Madison, our 3 and 4-year-old Educator with a Bachelor of Education (Early Years), is new to the early childhood field with an interest in exploring the Reggio Emilia approach further; building strong, trusting relationships with the children; and supporting their growth towards independence. She is passionate about children’s sense of ‘being’ by acknowledging who they are and how they feel in the present.