Jenny Ryan has been a Teacher at South Pine Kindy for 8 years. Jenny completed a Graduate Diploma of Education (Early Childhood) after earlier studies including a Diploma of Justice and a Bachelor of Justice with Distinction. Jenny is passionate about learning in the Early Years and sees children as capable, active, confident, social learners who are in charge of their own learning. is a strong advocate for a play based, emergent approach to curriculum that allows children and adults to share in the learning.
Michelle Adams commenced working as a Teacher for South Pine Kindy in 2019 and is a qualified Early Childhood teacher. She has had experience working across a variety of community run Preschool and Kindergarten settings. She is particularly passionate about the wonder and curiosity that children bring to the Kindergarten year. She values the voice of the child and supports an approach where educators and children co-construct ideas together.
Tabitha Constantin commenced working at our centre as a volunteer in 2014 and worked with both groups every Wednesday as part of her TAFE studies to complete her Certificate 3 in Children’s Services. Tabitha has also completed her Diploma in Early Childhood. In 2015 we welcomed Tabitha Constantin as our Assistant for the Start of the Week Group and from 2016 she has worked full time with both groups.
In 2016 we welcomed Jenny Lloyd-Jones as a volunteer. Jenny completed her Certificate 3 with TAFE and has continued to work as an Inclusion Support Worker. In 2018, she started her Diploma of Early Years studies. This year, Kylee Neligan has joined the team as an Inclusion Support worker for the Beginning of the week group whilst Jenny still works for the end of the week group.
Sue Diviney has been employed as our Financial Assistant to our Kindergarten since 2004. Sue also works in this capacity at some other local centres.
In 2018, Jess Smith was employed as Administration Assistant at our kindergarten. Jess provides assistance with office administration. Both Sue and Jess facilitate and ensure the smooth running of the business side of the kindergarten.