We warmly welcome you to visit our website regularly as we continue to build our team with highly qualified staff. Our staff members possess a diverse range of qualifications, ranging from Trainee level to Certificate III, Diploma, and Early Childcare Teaching certifications. We look forward to introducing you to our team as it grows, and we hope you will visit us often to stay updated.

CENTRE DIRECTOR

Miss PohWee
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I'm a qualified Early Childhood teacher with a Bachelor's and a Master's in Educational Psychology. I've led at Erina Kindergarten for 4 years, blending my teaching passion with hands-on experience. I'm committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive, and stimulating environment for young learners, valuing each child's individuality. My aim is to boost their confidence and nurture social and emotional skills. I believe in respecting, cherishing, and encouraging each child's potential through my leadership. My vision is continual self-improvement, focusing on creating an educational, inspiring center for happy, confident learners.

COMPLIANCE

Miss Jilly-anne
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Hello, I'm Jilly-Anne, also known as Jilly or JT, specializing in compliance and mentorship. I've worked extensively at the Erina Centre and am excited to support Turramurra Kindergarten. With a background in Early Childhood Education, I've served as an Educational Leader, Centre Manager, and Area Manager, focusing on quality educational programs, pedagogy, and team development. Thrilled to join Turramurra two days a week, I'm eager to meet your children and support PohWee and the dedicated team at Turramurra Kindergarten.

EDU LEADER

Miss Katrina
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With 20+ years in early childhood education, Katrina holds a Bachelor's in Early Childhood Teaching and a Masters in Indigenous Education. She's dedicated to crafting inclusive spaces nurturing children's emotions, confidence, and resilience. An Educational Leader, she prioritizes top-notch care, fosters child-family bonds, and guides curriculum for National Quality Framework compliance. Her passion for nature and arts drives captivating learning settings.

EDU LEADER

Miss Niloufar
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Niloufar, with a Master's in Early Childhood Teaching from Macquarie University, has actively worked in Early Childhood Education since 2017. Understanding educator challenges, she's devoted to their support. Passionate about play-based learning, she offers diverse opportunities and builds strong bonds with children and families. As an Educational Leader, she prioritizes a safe, inclusive, and sustainable learning environment, fostering curiosity and wonder, giving every child a voice and hands-on experiences.

ECT

Miss Homa
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Homa, an Early Childhood Education and Care graduate, emphasizes a teacher's vital role in encouraging learning and play in young children. She values teacher-child interaction to stimulate curiosity and provide support. Treating children with respect, she acknowledges their decision-making abilities. Homa aims to create a play-based learning environment in a goal-oriented preschool, fostering imagination, decision-making, and reflection, in collaboration with families and the community.

ECT

Miss Melissa
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Hi there, I'm Melissa, a dedicated early childhood teacher with a bachelor's degree in teaching children zero to five years. I am passionate about providing engaging learning experiences through play and intentional teaching. Nurturing children and being part of their learning and growth journey brings me great joy.

In addition, I have achieved a grade 6 AMEB exam and I possess musical and creative abilities. I enjoy fostering arts and music within my role.

DIPLOMA

Miss Jessy
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Miss Jessey, a qualified and experienced educator with a nurturing and enthusiastic nature, brings excellent communication and organizational abilities. Having worked with children aged 6 weeks to 6 years since 2019, she is known for her calm and easy-going approach. Eager to join the team at Turramurra kindergarten, she aims to deliver exceptional care.

DIPLOMA

Miss Heli
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Hi, I’m Heli. I am a passionate and enthusiastic educator with over 10 years of experience. Working with children has always been a joy for me as I can be a part of their learning journey by encouraging them to shine through their own unique characteristics. I love seeing children develop and grow and all the adventures that come with each stage. I am looking forward to connecting with families and building a collaborative community at Turramurra Kindy.

DIPLOMA

Miss Betty
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As a committed early childhood educator with a diploma, I've worked with kids of all ages since 2012. I strongly believe in every child's entitlement to excellent education and care from infancy. Witnessing their learning journey thrills me. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's in occupational therapy, I'm eager to apply my expertise in fostering children's growth and achievements via play-centered learning.

DIPLOMA

Miss Naz
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Hello, I'm Naz, a childcare educator with 7 years of experience and a Spanish language bachelor's degree. Completing my childcare education diploma in 2019, I value each child's individuality, committed to nurturing their strengths and interests. I believe in playful learning experiences, offering ample opportunities for exploration and imagination. Cultural diversity is integral to my teaching philosophy, guiding children to celebrate differences. Prioritizing security and trust, especially with younger children, I aim to create consistently safe, engaging, and positive learning environments. My goal is to facilitate ongoing growth and development through these environments.

Certificate III

Miss Neda
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I'm Neda Ghahremani, holding an MA in English Language Teaching and Certificate III in Early Childhood Education. With 9 years as an English teacher and 1 year as an Outside School Hours Care Educator in NSW, I'm dedicated to nurturing children's growth. Childcare, for me, goes beyond supervision; it's about providing love, guidance, and a safe space. I'm passionate about fostering cognitive, emotional, and social skills, instilling values, and creating an empowering atmosphere. My goal is to ensure children feel valued and understood, laying a foundation for their future success.

Trainee

Miss Sam
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Hello! My name is Sam, I am excited to have just begun training for my certificate 3 in Early Childhoods Education and Care. Having Always had a love of children, I am looking forward to working in the area and learning all about how best to support healthy growth and development. My aim is to find evidence based, creative ways to support, communicate and engage with the children and families at Turramurra Kindergarten.