Staff

CaroleSMCarol Braunack (Ms Braunack): Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood), Bachelor of Arts (psychology major). Teacher registration 446432

Here since 1984

Director. Teacher Blue & Green groups

Carol has extensive experience in Early Childhood Education, both in teaching young children and in tutoring and guest-lecturing at university. She has expertise in young gifted children and is delighted to be teaching her second generation of children in Ashgrove – past students returning with their own children

2 adult children at home (still…)

 

michelle_webMichelle Christie (Miss Michelle): Certificate 111 in Child Care

Here since 2015

Assistant,  Green Group

Michelle is raising 4 boys at home, loves working with children and has 6 years experience, is calm and competent, warm and responsible and we are delighted she is on our team

4 boys at home

 

morena-smallMorena Nina (Ms Nina): currently completing Certificate 111 in Community Services (Children’s Services) as part of her Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Here since 2015

Assistant Blue group

Morena was a parent at the kindy in 2014 and has become a wonderful assistant in Blue group. She is gentle and cheerful and a pleasure to work with

1 child at home (past pupil)

 

Lisa photoLisa Cranny (Lisa): Graduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Teaching), Bachelor of Science

Teacher Registration 762090

Here since 2013

Teacher Yellow group

Lisa is a lovely, gentle teacher who engages with the children with warmth and respect. Confident and cheerful, we are very glad she is on our team

3 daughters at home

 

LindaLinda Casey (Linda): Certificate 111 in Community Services (Children’s Services)

Here since 2007

Assistant, Yellow Group

Linda is cheerful, enthusiastic, warm and practical. Always a ready smile and a great partner for Lisa in the Yellow group

2 teenage girls, 1 at home

 

angleaprattsmallAngela Platt (Ms Platt): Bachelor of Education specialising in Early Childhood

Teacher registration 782540

Here since 2015

Teacher, Red Group

Angela has been teaching for 16 years, including 8 years in Year 1. She set up the foundation year of Prep in her school and taught there for a year. Angela has had two children attend Ashgrove Memorial. Warm, confident and capable, Angela is now a valued member of staff

2 children at home (past pupils)

 

HellenSMHellen Meland (Hellen): Certificate III in Community Services (Children’s Services)

Here since 2005

Assistant, Red Group

Hellen also was a wonderful parent here. She realised what a great place it was and got her qualifications to come back and work here, ably assisting Angela in the Red group

4 children (all past pupils), 3 at home

 

AmySMAmy Hancock (Miss Hancock): Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

Here since 2009

Co-ordinator, After Care

Amy is a fully qualified Early Childhood teacher so we are lucky to have her as co-ordinator of our wonderful After Care. Amy runs a relaxed and individual program after the busy day session, with adult-child ratios to dream of

 

SharonSMHannah Nothard (Hannah): Certificate 111 in Children’s Services

Here since 2016

After Care Assistant

Hannah is enthusiastic, passionate about working with children and keen to get experience while she completes her Diploma studies. Lovely with the children

 

BrendaSMBrenda Wakeling (Mrs Wakeling):

Here since 1988

Office Administrator (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)

Brenda was a parent at our kindy before taking over the admin duties. A legend in Ashgrove, we think she knows everyone in the area

1 daughter (past pupil), 1 grandchild

 

Staff_02Bronwyn Patrick (Mrs. Patrick): Certificate 111 in Community Services (Children’s Services)

Here since 1995

Inclusion Assistant for children with additional needs

Bronwyn was also a parent here (can you see a pattern emerging?). She returned as a volunteer for an amazing 10 years  and then completed her qualifications, so she now supports our children who have additional needs and relieves whenever needed. A vital member of our team

1 daughter (past pupil), 2 grandchildren

 

tahne_webTahne Allen (Miss Tahne): Certificate 111 in Children’s Services

Here since February 2015

Inclusion Assistant for children with additional needs

Tahne has had experience in our Aftercare and has moved to the day session, beginning of week. Tahne is enthusiastic and kind, gentle and fun

1 daughter at home.

 

Staff_02Simone Rainbow: 

Support Assistant

Simone joined our team in a role created to give the assistants more time to be with the children. Simone is the miracle worker in the kitchens, cleaning the paint pots, being helpful, preparing for the next day

2 boys at home (past pupils)

 

 

 

 

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