Our Staff

Staff express ideas, actively listen, ask and answer questions when communicating, thus providing support for each other and parents. Staff support each other in implementing the program, respecting each other's contributions, their ideas and beliefs.


The teachers respect the children as individuals and members of a group, always providing them with support to learn and develop. They also accept all families as having unique experiences and practices that can be drawn upon. At all times they are non-judgemental and supportive, respecting choices made by parents.


Our staff are Sun Smart Anti-Cancer Council Accredited, Asthma Association Accredited, and First Aid & Anaphylaxis trained. 



Kerry is our Educational Leader and Nominated Supervisor at the kindergarten and teaches both the 3/4 year old Blue group and the 4/5 year old Red group. She has been with the kinder since 1997 with leave to have her 2 children. Kerry has a Bachelor of Teaching in Early Childhood and Primary from Monash University.

Educational Leader



Rosie is currently teaching 4/5 year old Green Group . She has a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood from Melbourne University and a Primary Teaching degree from Deakin University. Rosie has been with us for over 15 years with a break to have her children.




Chris, who has a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, joined the staff at Hughesdale Kindergarten in 2016. Over the past few years she has enjoyed working with 3 and 4 year old children in different kindergartens. Chris teaches Yellow Group and also does lunch cover for Green Group staff on a Tuesday and Thursday.




Tanya is Educator with both of the 4/5 year old groups. Tanya began her career working with children in 2004, completing her Certificate III in Early Childhood Services 2010 and completed her Dipolma in Early Childhood Services 2011 . She joined Hughesdale Kindergarten in 2014.


Tanya loves outdoor sports, AFL footy club Saint Kilda, gardening, cooking a variety of crafts and loves science experiments. She loves working with children, giving them a loving, caring and safe environment to be surrounded in. 




Lesley is the Co Educator with Red 4/5 year old Group and both 3/4 year old groups.  Lesley has been with us for over 10 years and has  a calm and nurturing way with the children.

Lesley has completed her Certificate 3 in Children's Services.




Rita is our wonderful and innovative music teacher who teaches music to each of our groups.

Support Staff


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