Staff

We have a highly motivated and dedicated team of early childhood professionals working at Studley Park Kindergarten.

Camilla McInerney- 4 Year Old Teacher, Education Leader & Nominated Supervisor

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Camilla is our Educational leader and new Blue Group teacher for 2017; she has enjoyed spending time at Studley Park Kindergarten over the past couple of years as a regular relief teacher. Camilla strives to foster a sense of independence in the children and endeavours to create a platform for each individual child to succeed, building confidence, self-esteem and a general love of learning. Camilla believes kindergaraten is a space for children to belong, where their identity is respected both in the program and in the environment. Camilla has a special interest in building early literacy and communication skills and especially enjoys storytelling, drama and group music activities.

Hilary Pearce3 Year Old Teacher

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Hilary joined Studley Park Kindergarten in 2013 as a Co-Educator and is our 3 Year Old Teacher in 2016. Hilary loves reading and story-telling with the children and to see how this ignites their imagination and curiosity. She also loves to cook with the group and believes it’s a great way to promote children’s learning and development and build their confidence within the group. She loves the great sense of community at SPK and the beautiful, natural outdoor environment that encourages spontaneous and imaginative play. Hilary holds a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.

Lyn Hudson – 3 & 4 Year Old Kinder Co-Educator, Afternoons

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Lyn joined Studley Park Kindergarten in 2011 as a Co-Educator, after previously working at the YMCA as a childcare assistant and many enjoyable years looking after her own two now grown up children. Lyn is our resident gardener and looks after our productive veggie garden out the back. She loves teaching the kids about gardening, and especially observing their delight when things start to grow! Lyn really enjoys engaging with the children and families at SPK. She loves watching the children develop and grow in confidence during their time at kinder. Lyn holds a Certificate III in Childcare.

Eloise (Elly) LeFevre – 4 Year Old Kinder Co-Educator, Mornings

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Elly joined Studley Park Kindergarten in 2016, having previously worked as a Kindergarten Assistant at Kids on Collins. Elly loves to get involved with arts and creative projects with the children to explore their imaginations. She enjoys her role at Studley Park Kindergarten with its lovely natural setting and is enjoying getting to know the children and their families. Elly holds a Diploma of Children’s Services and is studying to complete a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.

Alison Littlejohn3 Year Old Kinder Co-Educator, Mornings

Alison Littlejohn

Alison joined Studley Park Kindergarten in 2017. She began her Early Childhood career in 2007 initially working with Connections as an Additional Assistant and has worked with both three and four year old groups as a co-educator. In 2014 she completed her Diploma of Early Childhood Education. She has a great passion for the foundational learning through the early childhood years and is inspired by the multiple levels of learning through play and the joy of each child’s developing sense of self and others within the kindergarten environment. Her holistic approach includes the nurturing of both children, families and carers that are an integral part of our kindergarten community. Alison’s interests include nature, educational brain gym and cooking. She has thoroughly enjoyed joining the wonderful team at Studley Park kindergarten and all the well set out resources and play environments that it offers its families.

All staff have First Aid, Asthma, Anaphylaxis and CPR qualifications.

Staff also participate in yearly Professional Development opportunities to keep up to date with the latest developments in the Early Childhood Profession.

Pre-service teachers are welcome at SPK and have relevant tasks that they need to undertake depending on the tertiary institution they are involved with. All pre-service teachers are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner. They are not given access to childrens confidential enrolment records and are expected to maintain confidentiality at all times in respect to staff, parents and children at SPK.

Families will be aware that sometimes staff are absent due to illness, holidays, professional development requirements, or other reasons. We will do our best to inform you prior to this occurring. SPK aims to use the same relief staff to replace our permanent staff members however this is not always possible. All relief staff will be suitably qualified and have relevant first aid and working with children checks.