Our staff who provide a memorable kinder program

Natalie

Natalie

Teacher

Natalie is the teacher for the 4 year old Emeralds Group.

Natalie holds a Bachelor of Education and Diploma of Teaching, both in Early Childhood with over 23 years’ experience.

Natalie loves seeing what each day with the beautiful children bring.

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Lauren

Teacher

Lauren is the teacher for the 3 year old Sapphires group as well as the Diploma role in the 4 year old Emeralds Group.

Lauren holds a Bachelor of Teaching, a Diploma in Children’s Services and a Certificate III in Children’s Services.

Lauren’s favourite part of the job is seeing the children grow and hearing the funny things they say.

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Cindy

Co-educator

Cindy is the co-educator in the 4 year old Emeralds group.

Cindy has a Certificate III in Children’s Services and has over 16 years’ experience in kindergartens.

Her favourite part of the job is learning about our kindergarten families and watching the kindergarten children thrive.

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Kristen

Teacher

Kristen is the teacher for the 4 year old Rubies Group.

Kristen has a Diploma of Education in Early Childhood and a Bachelor of Teaching with over 15 years’ experience.

Kristen’s favorite quote is by Valerie Wilks:

“I promise you every day your child will learn something.   Some days they will bring it home in their hands.  Some days they will bring it home in their heads, And some days they will bring it home in their hearts.”

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Maria

Co-educator

Maria is the co-educator for the 4 year old Rubies group.

Maria has a Certificate III in Children’s Services. Maria has 19 years’ experience as a co-educator and 2 years’ experience as a special needs assistant.

She loves watching our little people grow and develop.

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Nancy

Co-educator

Nancy works in the Diploma role in the 4 year old Rubies Group.

Nancy holds a Diploma in Children’s Services.

Nancy loves watching the children learn through play and seeing their self confidence grow.

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Amber

Teacher

Amber is the teacher for the 3 year old Diamonds group.

Amber has a Bachelor of Early Childhood, Post Graduate in Primary Education and Certificate IIII in training and assessment with has 19 years’ experience.

Amber loves that no two days are ever the same in this enormously rewarding profession

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Vicki

Co-educator

Vicki is the co-educator for the 3 year old Diamonds group.

Vicki has a Certificate III in children’s services with over 10 years’ experience.

Vicki loves chatting to the children as they have so many interesting (and funny) things to say.

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Allison

Co-educator

Allison is the co-educator for the 3 year old Sapphires group.

Allison has a Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies with over 15 years’ experience working in various roles in Early Childhood settings.

Allison’s favourite part of the job is the shared experience of watching children master new tasks, delighting in their humour and seeing early friendships form is exciting as an educator.

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Kay

Operations Director

Kay is the Operations Director for Lipscombe Park Kindergarten. She has sixteen years of experience in early childhood education and holds a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.

Kay has a focus on working with both children and their families to ensure that a collaborative and fulfilling relationship is developed.

Kay also has a strong desire to see early childhood education achieve the acknowledgement within the wider community that it deserves.

“As soon as children find something that interests them they lose their instability and learn to concentrate.”
Dr. Maria Montessori

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Kaye

Office Assistant

Kaye is the kindergarten’s office assistant who for many years has looked after our administration, enrolments, payroll and bookkeeping.

Kaye’s favourite part of her role is the wonderful staff she works with.

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Karen

Co-educator

Karen is qualified as a MRN and integration aide. With 17 years’ experience working in disability, and 10 years working in inclusion support.

Karen helps our children with special needs participate in our daily activities.

Her favourite part of the job is working with the children and their families

If you would like to contact our staff, please use the following email address and place either the educators name or your child’s group in the subject line.

General enquiries: (lipscombe.park.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au)