Our Kinderlea Staff
Shannon (left of photo)
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.
Jo (middle of photo)
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 (right of photo)
Claire has been working as an Assistant Educator for over 12 years. 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 enjoys spending time with her family and friends.