Jo (Teacher)

Jo is a Preschool Teacher with over 20 years of experience in early years education. Jo has a strong focus and passion for 3 year old kindergarten, which is reflected in her nurturing and fun approach to education. With an emphasis on learning through play, Jo develops programs to support children's interests, development needs, and strengths. She creates learning environments that are inviting, engaging, and stimulating for little learners.

Jo has a Bachelor in Early Childhood Education and participates regularly in professional training to ensure all new research in early childhood development is reflected in Kinderlea's programs.

Outside of Kinderlea, Jo enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, Ella and Lily.


Claire (Educator)

Claire has been working as a Support Teacher for over 14 years. Claire values the importance of the 3 year old kinder year and the positive effects it has with the social and emotional development of our little learners. 


Claire has a very warm and caring nature which ensures children feel safe and secure in the preschool environment.


With a Certificate III in Children’s Services and a Diploma of Business Management, Claire brings to the Kinderlea Preschool program exceptional personal and professional skills that support the administration of Kinderlea, but most importantly the children and their families.

When Claire isn't working at Kinderlea, she loves spending time with her family, walking her dog, coffee dates with friends and camping/caravanning holidays.


Shannon (Teacher)

Shannon has a Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood) and a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood).  

Shannon is very passionate about Early Childhood education, in particular the specialness of the three-year-old year, having been fortunate enough to experience teaching three-year-old children both in Australia and overseas.


Shannon believes that children learn through their play and it is the role of educators to facilitate, support, and guide that learning. It is such a privilege to be a part of their development as little people. Shannon loves singing with the children, movement and dance, and telling a story (character voices and all!). Movement and literature are never far from her mind when planning the three-year-old program, along with the needs and interests of the children and their families.

When Shannon is not teaching, she loves dancing, listening to music, and reading, but most of all spending time with her family and friends.

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Nicole (Educator)

Nicole has been working in early childhood since 2002, as both a teacher and as an assistant educator.


After gaining her Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and working as a teacher, Nicole went on to have a family of her own. 


Nicole started her journey at Kinderlea as a mum of her own 3 year old in 2017 and then continued in a voluntary role. Nicole was honoured to accept an additional assistant role in 2019 and very pleased to continue on in 2022 as an support teacher.


Nicole is passionate about making education accessible for every child and helping all children to feel included and seen in the program.


When Nicole isn’t at Kinderlea, she loves spending time with her two boys at skateparks and the beach. Nicole also enjoys baking and catching up with and eating cake with her friends.