KEY PEOPLE IN CHILDREN'S LIVES

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Emily Pettett

Center Manager & Service Nominated Supervisor
​Advanced Diploma of Children's Services.

I have had the pleasure of working in the Early Childhood Education sector for over 13 years and I couldn’t imagine a more purposeful and fulfilling career path.


After attending the Reggio Emilia study tour in Italy, I found a more specific style of education that I now advocate very strongly for - all tightly based around the United Nations Convention of The Rights Of A Child, the image of the child and the 100 languages of children. 

 

There are many skills and attributes that Early Childhood Education professionals must uphold. To me, I feel that transparency is vital it creates trust and strong connections between children, families, educators and the community.

“Your image of the child is where teaching begins.” Loris Malaguzzi 

Amanda Callaghan

Early Childhood Teacher

​Bachelor of Education/Human Services.

 

"I have two children of my own, and an Australian Bulldog named Lunar (we have lots of fun together).

I enjoy having picnics in the park, trying new and exciting food, and I love to take my children to cultural events.

As a teacher, I endeavour to develop cooperative and stimulating learning environments and experiences that connect children to literacy, numeracy and investigative learning through a flexible play based approach. I challenge children in their thinking and skills in order to provide the best learning experiences possible."

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Hayley Ash 

Educator Pre Kindy & Kindy

Diploma Children's Services

Hi, my name is Hayley and I am the outdoor educator here at Kindulili. 

I have been working here for 6 years and I have just the same amount of energy and love to give as when I first started. 

I love coming here every day as it is also some new to learn and discovery each day. 

You will always find me outside either pottering and growing in the gardens, exploring the shed or getting busy down in the loose parts area. I believe that all children learn differently and I love trying new things to cater for all learning styles, but most of all I love having the ability to get down and messy in the natural environment that we provide! 

As an educator, I hope to be able to pass down my love and passion for the outdoors and the ability to stop and find the magic in every little thing, especially the nature provided around us through the art of play based learning and exploring. 

Cassanda Dawson 

Educator Jr Kindy

Diploma Children's Services

My name is Cassie! I am a new addition to the team here at Kindulili, attracted by the open spaces, homely feel and the pride of children’s individualism.

I started late in the year of 2021, grateful to be closer to my son, Max, as he continues his schooling. Being a mother has taught me in more ways then I could’ve imagined. I have more patience then I could ever imagine, more love to give and more excitement for each day.

I have been in childcare for almost 12 years, starting in high school and multitasking with other industries, study and providing respite care. Throughout this time, I have worked with ages from Nursery to Kindy, following groups and staying with children for multiple years. I pride myself on strong relationships with the children and their families, and always willing to open my heart to another little friend.
I look forward to meeting you and your family.

 

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Andrea Newbury
Educator Pre Kindy & Kindy
Studying Diploma Early Childhood Education 

I am the proud mum to 2 wonderful boys (ages 5 & 7). I am passionate about children's wellbeing and count myself very lucky to be a part of their early childhood development. 

Family and respect are the most important aspects in my life. 

When I am not playing at kindy, my family enjoy rock climbing, playing golf, swimming, going to the skatepark, and playing arcade games.

I am a massive child at heart and love having fun and being silly.

I look forward to meeting new little friends and helping them to feel secure and have fun while learning at Kindulili.

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Hannah Bambey 
Educator Jr Kindy
Studying Diploma Early Childhood Education 

I currently hold my Certificate 3 in Children's Services and am studying my Diploma of Early Childhood Education.

I have had a passion for Early Childhood Education since 2019, while studying through school.
I also have a family day care which I started in August 2021. I am a big believer of outside play, learning through nature and being in the moment. I also love messy, muddy, creative play! 

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Crystal 'Isileli-Fo'ou
Educator Pre Kindy & Kindy
Studying Diploma Early Childhood Education 

Hello my name is Crystal, I come from a multicultural background.
My teaching is based around support for each other, respecting our families and their cultures, celebrating and acknowledging success, and upmost always striving for improved learning outcomes for our children.

I hold many years experience with children being a mother of three while working to completing my Diploma in Early Childhood Education in 2022. 

I look forward to seeing you at Kindulili!

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Emily Ash 

Educator Jr Kindy, Pre Kindy and Kindy 

Studying Diploma Early Childhood Education

My name is Emily Ash, I currently hold my Certificate 3 in Children's services and am completing my Diploma in Early Childhood Education this year.
I enjoy bringing out a child’s creative side and engaging in a variety of arts while also getting messy.
Working with children teaches you to learn how to live in the moment and enjoy the smaller things in life.