Our Kinderlea Staff 




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 (14 years) and Lily (9 years).


Assistant Educator


Claire has been working as an Assistant Educator for 8 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, Claire has exceptional personal and professional skills that she brings to the Kinderlea Preschool program.




Shannon is the Bumblebees teacher at Kinderlea and 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 my family and friends.