Kathy began at Chirnside Park Preschool in 2006 and currently teaches four sessions with our 4/5 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. Kathy is a mother of two boys.
Rita teaches one session of the 4 /5 year old groups and both sessions of the 3/4 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. Rita has 2 lovely teenage children who have both attended this preschool before.
Trudi assists with four sessions of 4/5 Year Olds and the Blue 3/4 Yr Old Group. Trudi has been at the preschool for over 13 years. Trudi qualifications include: Diploma of Community Services (Childcare), First Aid Level 2, Asthma management, Allergy, Anaphylaxis and Epipen Administration training. Trudi's two boys both attended this preschool.
Alana joins the staff at Chirnside from 2017, having worked with Yarra Ranges Kindergartens at another centre since 2011. Alana holds a Diploma of Community Services (Childcare). She also holds First Aid Level 2, Asthma management, Allergy, Anaphylaxis and Epipen Administration training. Alana is the mother of three growing children.
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 4/5 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. Kylie is the mother of three children.
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.