Each of our three preschool groups is taught by a university-trained Early Childhood Teacher and a trained and experienced assistant.
These dedicated professionals offer your child the highest level of preschool education. They also foster a nurturing environment to support each child’s individual needs and development.
Loyal and long-serving staff members provide consistency and security for the children. Many have enjoyed teaching several children from the one family. All staff are committed to ongoing professional development and to the principles of the National Quality Framework.
Director - MISS KATHRYN
Kathryn, the Director of Christ Church Gladesville Preschool, is an experienced university-trained Early Childhood Teacher. She coordinates the preschool staff and program, and is assisted by an Office Administrator. Kathryn began working at Christ Church Gladesville Preschool in 2018.
office administrator - Miss Elizabeth
Elizabeth joined us in the beginning of 2018 and is one of the first people you will meet when you visit the preschool. She is the person to speak to if you have any questions about fees, preschool structure or application processes.
Tembo teacher - Miss Maddy
Maddy is the Early Childhood Teacher for the Tembo group and has been responsible for the learning and development of the Tembo children since 2014. She is always finding new ways to extend children’s interests and document their learning in a meaningful way. She is a university-trained teacher, specialising in Early Childhood Education.
toto Teacher (part time) - miss Hannah
Hannah is the Early Childhood Teacher of the Thursday/Friday Toto children. She completed her degree in Early Childhood Education in 2015 and started teaching at Christ Church Gladesville Preschool at the beginning of 2016. She is passionate about seeing children learn and develop. Hannah is thankful that she can play an active role in sharing the love of Jesus with children.
toto teacher (part time) - miss SANDY
Sandy is the Early Childhood Teacher of the Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday Toto children. Sandy completed her degree in 2017 and joined us at the beginning of 2018. Sandy believes in empowering children with skills to face a every changing world.
Twiga teacher (Part Time) - miss nicole
Nicole graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and began working at Christ Church Gladesville Preschool in 2009. She believes that early childhood is an important period in a child’s life and strives to provide the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Twiga group with exciting opportunities to learn, develop and build self-confidence.
Twiga teacher (PART TIME) - Miss Tara
Tara joined Christ Church Gladesville Preschool in early 2016, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge from over a decade of experience in the profession. She has a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) and enjoys extending children's learning through play-based experiences. Tara teaches the Thursday, Friday Twiga
tembo assistant educator (part time)- Miss Karen
In 2004, Karen started working at the preschool as Support Worker (Children). The following year she became Assistant Educator. She has since gained her Certificate III in Children’s Services and is currently working with the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Tembo Group. She has been privileged to work with a number of teachers, children and families during her time at the preschool.
Twiga Assistant Educator (PART TIME) - Miss Debbie
Debbie fell in love with Christ Church Gladesville Preschool when her own children attended. She began working with the preschool in 2000 and has taken on many different roles during her time here (including Assistant Educator and Support Worker - Children). She acquired her Certificate III in Children’s Services in 2011 and works with the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Twiga children. Debbie is passionate about teaching children to express themselves and their learning through the creative arts.
twiga assistant educator (PART TIME) - Miss Sandi
Sandi began working in the field of Early Childhood Education in 1995 after having her own family. She began teaching at Christ Church Gladesville Preschool in 1997 and has since acquired a Certificate III in Children’s Services. Sandi is bilingual (she also speaks Cantonese) and works with Tara to support the learning and development of the Thursday, Friday Twiga children.
Toto Assistant Educator - Miss Annette
Annette has been working at the preschool since 2001. She attained her Certificate III in Children’s Services in 2011 and has seen multiple generations of families come through the preschool. Annette works with the Toto children and staff throughout the week.
Twiga support worker (Part time) - Miss Jan
With a background in general and midwifery nursing, Jan joined the staff in 2000 as Support Worker and works Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday with the Twiga Group. While working at the preschool, Jan completed her Certificate III in Children’s Services. Jan’s role allows for a lower ratio of educators to children, which means that educators can spend more time extending the learning of small groups and individuals. She collaborates with the educators in order to deliver meaningful learning experiences.
Toto Support Worker - Miss Patti
Patti has been a member of the Christ Church Gladesville Preschool team since 2009. In 2012, Patti obtained her Certificate III in Children’s Services. Patti works at the Preschool as Support Worker in the Toto Group through out the week. She enjoys helping all children to actively engage in the Preschool program.
Tembo Support Worker (part time) - Miss Laureen
After sending her children to Christ Church Gladesville Preschool Laureen discovered her passion for educating young children. As the Tembo Support Worker, Laureen is responsible for assisting children and staff on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and enjoys getting to know the preschool families. She is working towards obtaining her Certificate III in Children's Services.
Tembo Support Worker (part time) - Miss Carolyn
Carolyn began in the role in 2004. While working, she studied at TAFE, completing her Certificate III in Children’s Services. Carolyn’s role as Support Worker on Thursday and Friday means that she has the privilege of working with the Tembo children and families.
Tembo assistant Educator (part time) - Miss amy
Amy is working towards a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood). She comes to Christ Church Gladesville Preschool with passion and enthusiasm to help enrich the lives of the children while working collaboratively with the other educators. Amy works with the Tembo group on Thursday and Friday.
Twiga Support Worker (part time) - Miss Jamie
Jamie has been a regular casual, that now works with the Twiga children and staff on a Thursday and Friday. Jamie completed her Certificate III in Children Services in 2016.
RELEASE EDUCATOR (PART TIME) - MISS CAROL
Carol joined us in April 2018, after many years experience in preschool. She is currently studying her Diploma in Children's Services. Carol's role will be relieving educators to enable them to plan, program and do learning observations.