Our Team

Our Team

Our Preschool is fortunate to have highly qualified, long-serving and experienced staff, who work extremely hard to ensure that each child experiences a positive, meaningful and educational environment that optimises their learning and development. The educational programs are developed by highly experienced University qualified Teachers and Diploma trained Educators, which are implemented with the support of experienced Certificate III Assistant Educators.

 

Our team takes a collaborative approach to program and planning development guided by our Educational Leader, Janelle. Our educational programs are developed around the principles and practices set out in the Early Years Learning Framework, with each of our teaching team bringing their own unique talents and interests to the program.

 

All of our educators participate in fortnightly staff meetings and regular professional development and training to reflect on their own values, views and understandings of early childhood theory, research and practice in Early Childhood Education. All educators have completed the following:

 

  • First Aid, CPR and Anaphylaxis and Asthma Training
  • Child Protection Training
  • NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • All Early Childhood Teachers (ECTs) are accredited at Proficient Teacher Level, and maintain that accreditation, with the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).
Heidi
Director

Nominated Supervisor | Bachelor of Teaching (Birth to 5 years)

Proficient Teacher (NESA)

 

Heidi is a University qualified teacher, who has been working at Elanora Heights Community Preschool since 2010. Heidi is responsible for the day to day management of the Preschool and is dedicated to providing a nurturing, caring and welcoming community where children, families and educators learn, discover and grow together each day.

Janelle
Educational Leader

Early Childhood Teacher | Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)

Proficient Teacher (NESA)

 

Janelle is a University qualified teacher, who leads the team in implementing an engaging and developmentally appropriate curriculum for children aged 3 to 5 years and is responsible for ensuring children achieve the outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).

Our Experienced Teachers

Angela
Koala Room (Mon-Wed)

Early Childhood Teacher | Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood)

Proficient Teacher (NESA)

Angela is a University qualified teacher, who has been working at Elanora Heights Community Preschool since 2019.

Anthea
Koala Room (Mon-Wed)

Early Childhood Educator | Diploma of Children’s Services (Community Services)

 

Anthea is a Diploma trained educator, who has been working at Elanora Heights Community Preschool since 2011.

Bek
Koala Room (Mon-Wed)

Early Childhood Educator | Certificate III (Children’s Services)

 

Bek holds a Certificate III (Children’s Services) and is also a trained yoga teacher. Bek has worked at Elanora Heights Community Preschool since 2011.

Josie
Koala Room (Thu-Fri)

Early Childhood Teacher | Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood)

Proficient Teacher (NESA)

Josie is a University qualified teacher, who has been working at Elanora Heights Community Preschool since 2017.

Rachel
Koala Room (Thu-Fri)

Early Childhood Educator | Diploma of Children’s Services (Community Services)

 

Rachel is a Diploma trained educator, who has been working at Elanora Heights Community Preschool since 2015.

Lynne
Koala Room (Thu-Fri)

Early Childhood Educator | Certificate III (Children’s Services)

 

Lynne holds a Certificate III (Children’s services) and has worked at Elanora Heights Community Preschool since 2019.

Janelle
Possum Room (Mon-Fri)

Early Childhood Teacher | Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)

Proficient Teacher (NESA)

Janelle is a University qualified teacher, who has over 20 years experience in a range of early childhood services including long day-care and community preschool.

Liza
Possum Room (Mon-Fri)

Early Childhood Educator | Diploma of Children’s Services (Community Services)

 

Liza is a Diploma trained educator and our longest standing staff member. Liza has been working at Elanora Heights Community Preschool since 2003.

Dearne
Possum Room (Mon-Fri)

Early Childhood Educator | Certificate III (Children’s Services)

 

Dearne holds a Certificate III (Children’s Services) and is working towards her Diploma. Dearne has worked at Elanora Heights Community Preschool since 2014.

Brooke
Possum Room (Thu-Fri)

Early Childhood Educator | Diploma of Children’s Services 

Brooke is a Diploma trained educator, who currently works as our Inclusion Support Assistant on Thursday and Friday.

Community Volunteers

We are also fortunate to have regular community volunteers at preschool – Alison (previous-Director) and Jean (neighbour/local community member).

Alison is also a much loved and reliable member of our casual teaching team.