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 2019
This 3 day Kindergarten group runs on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of each week.
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.
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.
Red Group 2019
This 2-day group runs every Thursday and Friday.
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.
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 2019
Our pre-Kindy program runs on Monday and Tuesday each week.
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 - 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.