Our Educators

Alderley Kindy Educators
Katelyn McArthur

Katelyn McArthur

Nominated Supervisor and Blue Group 2 Teacher

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
  • Master of Early Childhood

Educational Beliefs Statement

I am extremely passionate about the early years and in particular advocating for a play-based approach to learning. Through play I have been able to see first hand just how much a child can discover, explore and learn. We have been able to weave early literacy, numeracy, science, geography in a way where the child feels valued and respected as an active contributor and they are given the opportunity to lead their own learning. I am also passionate about sustainable practices and caring for the environment, as well as children being immersed in the natural world. I believe it’s only through true connections to the natural environment that children will learn to care deeply for it which is the beginning of living sustainably.

Favourite Part of Kindy

I love exploring the outdoor environment with the children. We are truly blessed at Alderley Kindy to have such an inviting outdoor space. The treehouse is perfect for impromptu tea parties, the digging patch provides endless hours of joy and sometimes it’s just fun to sit underneath our beautiful trees and watch the clouds roll by!

Linda Nettle

Linda Nettle

Teacher- Red Group 1

Qualifications

  • Diploma Education (Early Childhood)
  • Bachelor of Education

Educational Beliefs Statement

My aim is to provide children and their families with the highest possible quality in early education focusing on a balance of learning, care and enjoyment. I am particularly passionate about young children’s music and literature education.

Favourite Part of Kindy

Being a part of the fun and magic of early childhood – a very special time in children’s lives.

Donna Syrett

Donna Syrett

Accounts

Qualifications

  • Diploma of Accounting

Katrina O’Neill

Katrina O’Neill

Administrator

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Psychology
  • Certificate III in Education Support- currently studying

Danny Sureeyathanaphat

Danny Sureeyathanaphat

OHC Educator

Qualifications

  • Diploma of Early Childhood (Currently Studying) 

Educational Beliefs Statement

I believe that children thrive when they feel loved, safe, are listened to and are supported in the areas of their interests. As an educator, I aim to do my utmost in providing a safe, caring and supportive environment to help the children learn at their best. 

 

Favourite Part of Kindy

I love playing, interacting and learning with the children.

Jemma Manning

Jemma Manning

Red Group 2 Teacher & Educational Leader

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

Educational Beliefs Statement

My experience as a teacher has highlighted to me the absolute importance of listening and meeting the individual needs and interests of each child. This is essential to maximise their potential for learning and encourages them to become lifelong learners who are kind and fair citizens in our world. Therefore, I see my job as a teacher to be a co constructor of children’s learning, to create environments that encourage creative learning and freedom, which in turn creates a place of joy, respect and belonging. 

 

Favourite Part of Kindy

My favourite part of Kindy is the children. This may seem cliche, but truly, I love working with children. I love their curiosity and love of learning. I love seeing their eyes light up when they learn through play, the friendships that they form and how they blossom throughout their year at Kindy in their own special ways.

Annesley Milestone

Annesley Milestone

Red Group 1 Educator

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood) 

Educational Beliefs Statement

I believe that children are unique individuals that are competent and capable learners. By offering a play based environment that caters for their current needs and interests, we can enable all children to continually learn and extend their knowledge base. I strongly support the Early Years Learning Framework where the core values are children belonging, being and becoming.

 

Favourite Part of Kindy

Every day is different and unpredictable! It is so rewarding to cater for the children’s interests on any given day and offer a flexible and engaging learning environment. 

Luella Dwyer

Luella Dwyer

Blue Group 2 Educator

Qualifications

  • Diploma of Education  

Educational Beliefs Statement

I believe that children learn best through play. When we follow the interests that emerge from each child’s play, this makes way for learning that is meaningful and lead by them.  When we create a safe, secure and friendly environment that is supportive and interesting, children will feel comfortable to explore and learn in their own time at their own pace.

 

Favourite Part of Kindy

My favourite part of Kindy is helping children bring their ideas for creations to life, reading stories and playing board games together. 

Di Barnes

Di Barnes

Teacher – Blue Group 1

Qualifications

  • Diploma of Teaching (Primary, specialising in Early childhood Education
  • Cert III in Children’s Services and a Diploma of Children’s Services
  • Associate Diploma in Theological Studies.

Educational Beliefs Statement

I believe that all children have the right to be treated with respect and to feel safe at all times. I believe that childhood should be valued and enjoyed in its own right but it also needs to be recognised that we are laying the foundations for successful life-long learning.

I believe that children are naturally eager and curious to learn, confident about their own abilities and are absorbed in tasks of their own choosing and have the ability to remain absorbed where motivation and interest are high. I recognise and support the interconnectedness of the pre-prep classroom and the family and endeavour to promote this relationship within my program. Families are a valuable part of the children’s overall development and should be treated with respect and consideration.

Favourite Part of Kindy

Seeing the children’s faces as they accomplish something that they had previously had difficulty with!

Naomi Sauer

Naomi Sauer

Educator in Blue Group 1/Administration

Qualifications

  • Cert III commercial cookery
  • Cert III children services
  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Educational Beliefs Statement

I believe children should have the opportunity to work at their own pace and level of development so that they feel a sense of satisfaction.

Favourite Part of Kindy

The bond you develop not only with the child but with their families throughout the years, especially with our returning families.

Elaine Granahan

Elaine Granahan

Educator- Blue Group 1

Qualifications

  • Cert III children services

Educational Beliefs Statement

I believe every child is special and unique. The early years are important to all children and every child deserves a good education. I aim to provide a fun, engaging outside hours care service that compliments the Kindergarten daily program.

Favourite Part of Kindy

The sense of community and it’s a fun place to work!

Shannon Young

Shannon Young

Educator in Red Group 1/Red Group 2

Qualifications

  • Diploma of Education (Early Childhood)

Educational Beliefs Statement

I believe as Educators our role is to embrace both the children’s ideas and the skills they need to develop, and weave them together so that the children have fun whilst learning the necessary skills to prepare them for their future schooling career.

Favourite Part of Kindy

Watching the children develop of the course of the year they are with us. They really become part of our family!

Alex Foreman

Alex Foreman

OHC Coordinator and Educator

Qualifications

  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Abi Nettle

Abi Nettle

OHC Coordinator

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Education (currently studying)

Sabrina Tyson

Sabrina Tyson

OHC Coordinator

Qualifications

  • Cert III Children Services
  • Currently studying Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

Educational Beliefs Statement

I believe play based learning is an extremely important aspect to children’s development and wellbeing. Within the Outside Hours Care environment, I am to create a safe, secure and supportive environment that encourages children to engage with their peers and surroundings while participating in play activities. This is implemented in accordance to the Kindergarten program to ensure continuity and engagement with all the children in my care.