Our program is delivered by highly skilled, qualified Early Childhood Teachers, and supported by experienced Educators, to maximise children's learning opportunities. All staff hold current First Aid certificates and Blue Cards.


 

Purple Group 2018

This 3 day Kindergarten group runs on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of each week.

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Joanne White

Nominated Supervisor

Director / Teacher | Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood)

Joanne has been involved in Early Childhood Education for 18 years. She believes that young children first need to know that they and their family are valued, cared about and listened to. This then provides a secure base from which they can explore and learn about the world.

Joanne is passionate about providing an engaging, innovative learning environment, valuing children's sense of agency and helping them to develop to a love for life long learning. She believes that relationships are the most important parts of life and learning and as such partnerships between families, the community, children and educators are of the upmost importance.

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Moira Dorward

Educator | Certificate III Early Childhood

I feel privileged to be part of the team at Kenmore Park Kindy.  Apart from working in many areas while travelling around Australia, I worked in a school in outback Queensland for 13 years and am passionate about children’s development, most importantly their happiness and feeling of security which is evident in our Kindergarten.  I have a wonderful close family with three adult married children and six grandchildren with whom I am very involved.  The youngest being five years old, so I am very much in touch with the generation of children at Kenmore Park.

I feel inspired by our children and their sense of wonder, I feel a strong responsibility in supporting Jo and the team to make our children’s days at the centre as happy, secure, exciting, educational, and playful as possible.  In a nutshell, I love being part of your precious children’s lives.

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Sarah Bavister

Inclusion Support | Working towards Diploma Early Childhood, Cert 3 in Child Care and Education

Sarah enjoys working with both children and their parents to create a positive learning environment where children are able to explore and create.  She completed her Certificate 3 and worked for 2 years as an assistant with children aged between 6 weeks and 12 years.  She left full time employment to raise her four children full time. She has 2 boys and 2 girls aged between 5 and 13.  Joining the Kenmore Park team in 2015, Sarah has been an enthusiastic staff member, organising charity drives and bringing the KidsMatter framework into Kindy.  When Sarah isn't working at the Kindy she is busy with her online vintage/retro store and going to op shops, garage sales and vintage fairs.

Karen Warr

Inclusion Facilitator | Cert III Early Childhood

Karen has worked in Family Day Care and Early Childhood settings for 7 years and completed her Certificate 3 in July 2017.  Her passion has always been caring for young children and being part of their learning journey. Karen is still in contact with families of children that she cared for when she started working in Early Childhood 16 years ago. Karen is extremely caring and enjoys watching the way young children learn and develop. Karen has been on staff at Kenmore Park since 2016.

When Karen isn’t spending time with the children and educators at Kenmore Park she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children aged six, ten and fifteen and her pet dogs, birds, guinea pigs and fish.


 

Red Group 2018

This 2-day group runs every Thursday and Friday.

Fiona Guthrie

Teacher | Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Grad Dip Children's Literature

Fiona Guthrie has been teaching in community kindergarten settings for over 25 years and has taught at Kenmore Park for the last 12 years.  She is passionate about supporting families in developing strong community links and to be advocates for play based learning in the early years.  She runs a strong literary and visual art program in her group, and throughout her teaching career she continues to promote a love of building positive relationships with children and their families.  She loves to hear stories from families of past years and to be able to continue to stay connected in their lives.  

She sees that education and learning is full of adventure, wonder and enjoyment and her program promotes active investigation, developing a child’s self confidence, and ensuring a safe and supported environment for children to develop strong friendships. 

Emma Harding

Educator| Bachelor of Arts - Early Childhood

My name is Emma and I have been working in Early Education for 18 years. I enjoy working with all ages, however, my passion lies with the 3-5 age group. I am also a mum to four wonderful girls who keep me very busy at home.

 I love working with children, every day is different and special. Children offer you so much of themselves and it is a privilege to be a part of their journey. 


 

Green Group Pre-Kindy 2018

Our pre-Kindy program runs on Monday and Tuesday each week.

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Louise Hunter

Lead Educator | Diploma of Child Care and Education

Louise has worked in the Early Childhood field for over 20 years, with a strong passion in the areas of music and literacy. She holds a Diploma of Child Care and Education and will be continuing to work towards her Bachelor of Teaching. Louise has four beautiful boys aged between 10 and 16, three of which attended Kenmore Park many years ago. In her spare time she enjoys teaching swimming and watching her boys play soccer, AFL and Futsal.

Mel McArdle

Educator| Cert 3 Education Support

Additional Educators

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Margo Kalugin

Diploma plus years of in service training.

Margo's wonderful experience with Kenmore Park Kindergarten began when her children went to Kindy and Preschool here. While she was serving on the Committee in 1984 an Assistants job became available; Margo applied, and many years later she is still loving and enjoying her work. Margo believes it is a great privilege to be a positive influence in the life of a little person growing, experiencing, learning, blossoming and becoming independent.

When not working Margo enjoys walking, hiking, gardening, camping, reading and best of all looking after her beautiful grandchildren - life´s greatest reward!

Karen Warr

Cert III Early Childhood

Karen has worked in Family Day Care and Early Childhood settings for 7 years and completed her Certificate 3 in July 2017.  Her passion has always been caring for young children and being part of their learning journey. Karen is still in contact with families of children that she cared for when she started working in Early Childhood 16 years ago. Karen is extremely caring and enjoys watching the way young children learn and develop. Karen has been on staff at Kenmore Park since 2016.

When Karen isn’t spending time with the children and educators at Kenmore Park she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children aged six, ten and fifteen and her pet dogs, birds, guinea pigs and fish.

Hazel Barbir

Diploma of Early Childhood

Admin

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Sally Haywood - Administration Officer

Sally joined Kenmore Park in 2014 as our Administrator. With several years of experience at the Queensland Teachers Union and the NT Department of Education in Darwin, Sally has great knowledge of the education sector and is thrilled to be bringing her admin and organisational skills to our kindy. In her spare time, Sally enjoys renovating with her teenage son, and loves overseas travel.

Kerry Rosenthal

Kerry Rosenthal - Bookkeeper

Kerry joined the staff team in 2016 after serving as Treasurer on the Management Committee. Bringing a wealth of experience as an Accountant in the Corporate world, she has enjoyed learning the business structure and operations of a Not-for-profit Incorporated Association. Experiencing Kenmore Park first as a parent in 2013, Kerry shares our philosophy and loves supporting the Kindy in an Admin capacity.