Educators

ALISON PECHEY is the Nominated Supervisor and Educational Leader at the Centre. She is our 3 Day Group Teacher. Alison has a Bachelor of Primary Education and a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. She has taught in schools, kindergartens and early education Centre’s in South Africa, England and Australia. Alison has an interest in learning about different cultures and is passionate about the creative arts.
LYNDALL HIND is a full time Teacher and previous director of the Centre. She has been a contributing member of staff at the kindergarten for over 25 years. She holds a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and has more than 35 years’ experience in the field.  Lyndall is an advocate for the importance of good quality play based education in the Early Years of Learning.
JANE NIMMO is a 4 year trained teacher with a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood). She has taught in a variety of early childhood settings. She is the teacher in our 2 long day group on Thursdays and Fridays and brings her creative, spontaneous and flexible nature each and every day.
Karen O’Neill KAREN O’NEILL has worked in Early Childhood Education for over 20 years. She has a Diploma of Early Childhood Education. Karen is our Mini-Kindy teacher and also works in a relief capacity. Karen enjoys working with 3 and 4 year olds and cherishes the reward of seeing their joy and growth over the time spent together.

Assistants

TONIA FLETCHER works full time in Unit 2. She has completed her Diploma of Children’s Services in Early Childhood. Tonia has a passion for teaching children about sustainability and nature.
LYNDAL RAM is 4 year trained in Early Childhood Education. She has worked in a variety of settings and is the Assistant Educator for the Thursday/Friday Group. Lyndal is committed to providing creative play spaces which encourage children to express their individuality and uniqueness.
ROBYN BOWMAN is the assistant educator in the A3 Group and she has completed her Diploma in Early Childhood Education and care. Robyn thoroughly enjoys cooking and doing creative activities with the children.
LUISA BABBOLIN holds a Diploma in Children’s Services. Luisa is our Mini Kindy Assistant and also works throughout the Kindergarten groups as required. Luisa is passionate about working with children with additional needs.

Administration Staff

Gillian Mullis GILLIAN MULLIS is our administration assistant who does our bookings, fees and many other administrative jobs. Gilly is available on Mondays and Thursdays for queries. Please contact the Centre if you wish to speak to her.

Music

BECKY LOCHEL is our visiting music specialist. Becky has a Bachelor of Creative Industries degree and a Graduate Diploma in Education. Her teaching approach is highly influenced by the Orff Schulwerk approach of which she has completed levels 1-4 of their teacher training, as well as many workshops. This approach has a focus on play and integrating music, movement, speech and body percussion to scaffold children’s learning. Becky also plays the cello and loves to dance!