meet OUR educators
At Doncaster Kindergarten we have an experienced team of teachers and educators who understand that every child is unique. They respect the diverse nature of our community and work with children to build self-esteem, a sense of independence and to prepare them for their first years of schooling.
Our team of educators are committed to delivering play-based learning guided by theorists Lev Vygotsky, John Dewey and the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. Meet our staff below.
3 Year Old Red Group
I recognise the value of the family as first influencers in a child's life and aim to work collaboratively with parents and carers to achieve the best outcome for each child.
Teacher, 3 Year Old Red Group
Letitia is a dedicated and caring teacher who has been teaching at Doncaster Kindergarten since 2006, and has been educating young children in a variety of settings for the past 25 years. Letitia holds a Diploma of Teaching ( Early Childhood) from the University of Melbourne. Letitia has a family of her own and knows the importance of early education for children. She is passionate about delivering quality programs so that all children can develop to their fullest potential.
Teacher, 4 Year Old Yellow Group
NOMINATED SUPERVISOR AND EDUCATIONAL LEADER
Elva joined the Doncaster Kindergarten team in 2018 and holds a Graduate Diploma of Teaching in Early Childhood from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. Elva has worked in a range of long day-care services across New Zealand and Australia over the last decade. Originally from China, Elva is fluent in Mandarin and English. Her multicultural background serves as a wellspring of inspiration for crafting a diverse and inclusive teaching program.
With a commitment to fostering high expectations, Elva endeavors to create a dynamic learning environment that caters to the unique needs of each child. Her goal is to provide a variety of engaging learning experiences, ensuring the best possible outcomes for every child under her care.
4 Year Old green Group
I value the importance of knowing all the children and their interests to create an engaging and safe environment that caters for each individual child.
teacher, 4 Year Old Green Group
Rachel joined Doncaster Kindergarten in 2019 and holds a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood & Primary) Degree. Rachel started at the kindergarten in a co-educator role in both the 4-year-old yellow group and three-year-old red group before commencing her new role in 2024 as teacher of the 4-year-old green group. Rachel has a strong belief in play based learning and values the importance of knowing all the children and their interests to create an engaging and safe environment that caters for each individual child.
CO-EDUCATOR, 3 YEAR OLD RED GROUP & 4 YEAR OLD YELLOW GROUP LUNCH COVER
Mel started at the kinder in 2020 and has over 7 years experience in early education. With a Certificate III in children’s services, Mel's teaching philosophy is “To provide a safe, healthy and happy environment for children to explore and learn.” Mel loves to spend time with family and friends and also loves gardening and going to the movies.
CO-EDUCATOR, 4 YEAR OLD YELLOW GROUP & 3 YEAR OLD RED GROUP
co-educator, 4 Year Old Yellow Group & 3 year old red group
Kym joined Doncaster Kindergarten in 2023 and holds a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care and a Bachelor of Building majoring in Quantity Surveying. Kym is currently studying for her Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. She believes every child is a unique individual with their own temperament and characteristics. Kym is passionate about working with children through play-based learning to ensure children’s wellbeing, learning and development in their early years of life are supported.
co-educator, 4 Year Old Yellow Group & 4 year old green group lunch cover
Sue joined Doncaster Kindergarten for the first time in 2024 and holds a Certificate III and Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. After 30 years of working with children, Sue still finds every day a joy helping each child to know their value and to reach their full potential. Sue enjoys exercise and spending time keeping up with friends and family here and in Sydney.
cO-EDUCATOR, 4 YEAR OLD green GROUP
co-educator, 4 Year Old Green Group
Jenny joined Doncaster Kindergarten for the first time in 2024. She has over 7 years of experience as a kindergarten educator and holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. In Korea, she taught maths to high school students for many years at a tuition centre. As an educator, her focus is on an holistic approach to support each child's learning and development as well as building trusting relationships with both children and families. Additionally, she is a mother of two, is raising a 2 year old husky and she loves camping.
Liz was a parent of the kindergarten from 2015-2018 and was the Enrolment Officer on Committee from 2015 to 2016. In 2017, Liz became the kindergarten's first Office Manager. She works part-time in the kindergarten office. Liz conducts tours of the kindergarten by appointment and supports the volunteer committee and staff to run the kindergarten.
3 Year Old red GROUP & 4 year old yellow group lunch cover
My teaching philosophy is to provide a safe, healthy and happy environment for children to explore and learn.
4 Year Old yellow Group
NOMINATED SUPERVISOR AND EDUCATIONAL LEADER
My understanding of different cultures provides a rich source of inspiration for my teaching.
CO-EDUCATOR, 4 YEAR OLD YELLOW GROUP & 4 YEAR OLD green GROUP lunch cover
As a parent of the kindergarten in recent years, I have a good understanding of how the kinder operates and how we can best meet the needs of the children that attend.