Koalas Teacher (4yo)
My name is Cassie Rolfe, I am the four year old teacher for the Koala Group. I completed a Bachelor of Arts in my early twenties majoring in Cinema Studies, English Literature and Linguistics. I also completed a Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood at RMIT in 2012. Luckily I found my way and have been working at Heathmont Preschool ever since.
Possums Teacher (4yo)
Nominated Supervisor and Educational Leader
My name is Rachael Slattery and I am the teacher for the 4-year-old Possum Group. I gained my Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood) from the University of Melbourne in 1995 and have been happily teaching 4-year-old kinder ever since. I started at Heathmont Preschool in 2014 and am loving every aspect of it.
Echidnas Teacher (4yo)
My name is Brie Allen and I'm the Teacher for the 4-year old Echidnas group. I have my Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies and have been working as a Kindergarten Teacher since 2008 in a sessional Kindergarten in Forest Hill. I joined Heathmont Preschool in 2017 and have enjoyed getting to know everyone. I'm extremely passionate about working with young children and believe that through play they will grow and develop all the necessary skills to help them transition positively into school and the wider community.
Joeys & Wombats Teacher (3yo)
My name is Penny Conduit and I am the 3 year old Teacher for both Joeys and Wombats groups. I completed a Bachelor of Physical Education at Deakin University in 2010 before going on to complete a Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Early Years) online through Charles Sturt University in 2011. I have been working as a kinder teacher since 2013 mainly in three year old programs but have also team taught a four year old group. I have also worked in some local schools casually. I began here at Heathmont Preschool at the beginning of 2018 and love working with such a fantastic group of children and educators. I have a real passion for working with young children and love to watch their skills and talents shine through.
Koalas & Possums (4yo)
My name is Wendy Maynes and I am currently the 4 year old co-educator for both the Koalas and Possums groups. I have a Diploma of Teaching (Primary) and am currently studying my Diploma of Early Childhood. I have completed a Course in Education (Integration Support) and a Certificate in Makaton. I have a current First Aid Certificate including Anaphylaxis, Asthma and CPR. I enjoy working with a variety of teachers and children. Each year is different and very special.
Koalas & Echidnas (4yo)
My name is Jody McTier and I am a 4-year-old co-educator for both the Echidna and Koala groups. I completed a Certificate in Childcare and Children's Services in 1993 and I completed my Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care 2017. I have continually maintained my training in First Aid, Anaphylaxis and Asthma Management. I am constantly enriched by caring for and educating children as they bring a smile to my face every day.
Administrator & Co-Educator
My name is Kirsty Davis and I am a co-educator in the 4 year old Echidnas group and Preschool Administration Officer. I have my Diploma in Childcare and worked for many years in childcare and as a nanny, both in Australia and overseas, before having my own children. I enjoy working at Heathmont Preschool, where every day is different and everyone is friendly. I love sharing my creativity and passion for the environment with the children and families.
Joeys and Wombats (3yo)
Melanie joined Heathmont Preschool mid-Term 3, 2019. Melanie's children attended Heathmont Preschool, and her love of the Kindergarten setting saw Mel complete her Certificate 3 in 2019 with a view to working with preschool aged children. Mel has settled in wonderfully to the staffing team. Mel has a wonderfully joyous and calm manner with children.