Our Educators

Alderley Kindy Educators
Katelyn McArthur

Katelyn McArthur

Nominated Supervisor, Educational Leader and Blue Group 2 Teacher

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
  • Master of Early Childhood
  • Educational Doctorate- Currently Studying

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 stepping outside of the office and 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!

Jane Wise

Jane Wise

Teacher Red Group 1

Qualifications

  • Graduate of Brisbane Kindergarten Teachers College (Diploma Awarded With Distinction)

Educational Beliefs Statement

I love the fact that as an early childhood teacher I encounter children at the time in their lives that they approach life with curiosity, joy and delight. My role as I see it is to then build on children’s own interests and passions so that optimal learning takes place.

I consider myself very lucky to be working with parents at a time in their child’s life when they are so hugely involved in, and passionate about their child’s education. I have been teaching now for 28 years and continue to enjoy every day of working with young children and their families.

Favourite Part of Kindy

Story time, where every day I choose a story from our huge selection of brilliant children’s books. As I see the spellbound faces before me I rejoice in the belief that I am awakening in children a deep and abiding love of literature.

Laura Vinter

Laura Vinter

Educator- Red Group 2

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Educational Studies

Linda Nettle

Linda Nettle

Teacher, Red Group 2

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

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 Educator

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Education (currently studying)

Sabrina Tyson

Sabrina Tyson

OHC Coordinator

Qualifications

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

Education 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.