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

This 5-day fortnight Kindergarten group runs on Monday and Tuesday of each week, and alternate Wednesdays.


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.


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.

Mel McArdle

Inclusion Support | Cert 3 Education Support


Red Group

This 3-day week Kindergarten group runs every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Meg Richards

Teacher | Bachelor of Education (Pre-Service Early Childhood)




Sarah Bavister

Educator | 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.


Hazel Barbir

Inclusion Facilitator| Diploma of Early Childhood


Karen Warr

Inclusion Facilitator | Cert III Early Childhood





Our popular pre-Kindy programs run on Monday and Tuesday of each week.

Green group (morning) - Louise Hunter, Margo Kalugin, Hazel Barbir

Blue group (afternoon) - Louise Hunter, Hazel Barbir, Carmel Nazarathy


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.


Margo Kalugin

Educator | 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!


Hazel Barbir

Educator | Diploma of Early Childhood


Karen Warr

Inclusion Facilitator | Cert III Early Childhood






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.

Other Staff

Jemma Manning

Teacher | Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)


Fiona Guthrie

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