Our Staff

 

Kathy Wilton

Kathy began at Chirnside Park Preschool in 2006 and currently teaches four sessions with our 4 year old groups. Kathy is the centre’s Educational Leader and has many years’ experience as an Early Childhood Educator, regularly accepting student teachers on placement. Her qualifications include: Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood) and Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood). Kathy is also First Aid Level 2, Asthma Management, Allergy, Anaphylaxis and Epipen Administration trained. 

 

 

 

 

Rita Russell 

Rita teaches one session of the 4  year old groups and both sessions of the 3 year old groups. Rita has more than 10 years experience as an Early Childhood Teacher and has worked with Yarra Ranges Kinders since 2009. Rita’s qualification includes: Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary), First Aid Level 2, Asthma Management, Allergy, Anaphylaxis and Epi-Pen Administration trained. 

 

 

Caz Bell 

Caz joined the staff at Chirnside in 2021, having worked s a Family Day care provider for many years. Caz assists with the 3 year old and 4 year old groups. Caz holds a Diploma of Community Services ( Childcare ). She also has First Aid Level 2, Asthma management, Allergy, Anaphylaxis and Epipen Administration training. 

Kylie Birthisel
Kylie joined the staff in 2017, coming with many years experience working with both Preschool and Primary age children. She assists with 4 sessions of the 4 yr Old Group. Kylie holds a Diploma of Children’s services (ECEC) and Certificate 4 in Children’s services (OSHC). She also has First Aid, Asthma management, Allergy, Anaphylaxis and Epipen Administration training.

 

As well as holding current industry registrations and security checks, all staff at Chirnside Park Preschool undertake additional training every year to keep up-to-date with the latest developmental and educational concepts and ideas.