Our Educators

As part of employment at the Pre-School, and in accordance with Department of Education and Communities, the Ombudsman Act, and the Children (Care and Protection) Act, all educators are required to undergo a Working with Children Check. This ensures the safety of the children enrolled. In accordance with the Education and Care Services National Regulations, the Pre-School is required to employ a total of three staff to meet staff to child ratios. Please feel free to approach any staff member if you have any questions or concerns.

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Narelle Jackson

Position: Director/Nominated Supervisor

Qualification: Diploma of Early Childhood Education/

Teaching: (Newcastle University)

Experience in Child Care: Over 35 years experience

Employed: Full time

Hi my teaching philosophy is one that encompasses fun and the excitement of anticipating the unexpected. I love the element of surprise and will always endeavour to stimulate the children’s learning by providing experiences that support “thinking outside the box”, that challenge the children and are thought provoking. I feel that children need to have their voices heard so they feel empowered and valued within any early childhood setting. I believe in children “having a go”

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Jackie Mulholland

Position: Advanced Child Care Worker/ Certified Supervisor

Qualification: Associate Diploma in Children’s Services - TAFE

Experience in Child Care: Over 25 years’ experience

Days Employed: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (Job Share)

Hi, my teaching philosophy commences with the belief that earlychildhood is a time to learn about life. It‘s a journey of adventure and discovery, a time for fun, laughter and a time for children to develop their own understandings of the world and their place in it. My personal goal is to give children a sense of worth and belonging by helping them develop at their own individual pace and making them feel confident and secure enough to explore and grow.

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Belle Cusack

Position: Advanced Child Care Worker / Certified Supervisor/Educational Leader

Qualification: Diploma in Children’s Services – TAFE

Experience in Child Care: Over 25 years’ experience

Days Employed: Mondays,Tuesdays and Wednesdays (Job Share)

Hi, my teaching philosophy is that the foundations laid in the early childhood years are crucial to their being, belonging and becoming. I practice the educationally appropriate programs that support the Early Years Learning Framework, while acknowledging the importance of learning through play. It is my strong belief that each child is given the opportunity to evolve and develop in an environment which supports and develops their individualism as well as nurturing their strengths, aspirations and sense of self.

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Tema Adam

Position: Child Care/ Support Worker

Qualification: Certificate III in Child Services/Studying Diploma

Experience in Child Care: 10 years

Days Employed: Monday - Thursday

Hi, my teaching philosophy is to help facilitate children’s learning in a positive and friendly manner, where a child needs to experience a sense of belonging. This allows them to gain understanding and knowledge of the world around them and be co-contributors in a rich learning environment. Personally I believe that it is extremely important for me to form effective personal relationships between educators, children and parents to help create safety, trust and the acceptance of challenges.

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Krystal Scholl

Position: Child Care

Qualification: Certificate III in Child Services

Experience in Child Care:1 year

Employed: Monday,Thursdays and Friday

Lindsey Dragosavljevic

Position: Clerical

Qualification:

Experience:

Employed: Tuesday and Fridays