Meet Our Teaching Staff
4 Year Old Teacher - Red Group
Lara joined the teaching team at Croydon North Kindergarten in 2003, but her first experience in the kindergarten was in 1981 as a kindergarten child herself! Now she is enjoying the experience of her own beautiful children's kindergarten and early school years, also within the local community. Lara has a Bachelor of Education and believes strongly in engaging, play based programs that encourage children to be thoughtful, active, self motivated learners. She enjoys sharing in the wonder and joy of young children as they learn about themselves and their world.
4 Year Old Teacher - Green Group
Casey has a Bachelor of Education and has been a part of the Croydon North team since 2010. She has worked in the Early Childhood field for over 13 years and has had experience working in long day care and sessional kindergarten. Casey is very passionate about early childhood education and feels very privileged to help nurture, guide and scaffold the children through their first kinder experience. Casey lives locally with her husband and two small children and they love getting outside and enjoying the fresh air.
4 Year Old Co-Educator - Red Group
Meghan has a Certificate III in Children's Services and School Support and has relieved at Croydon North on and off for a few years before joining the team permanently in 2014. Meghan has worked in the Early Childhood sector for over twelve years. Meghan and her husband have a school aged son who is sports mad, along with two English Staffies who rule their house. Their favourite thing to do as a family is travel Australia in their camper trailer.
4 Year Old Co-Educator - Green Group
Alana has an Advanced Diploma in Children's and Community Services and joined the Kindergarten team in 2013. She has worked in Early Childhood for over 12 years and absolutely adores the preschool stage of Early Childhood. She loves contributing to and challenging the curious minds of preschoolers and being a part of their journey towards formal education. Alana and her husband live in Croydon North with their two daughters and love being an active part of the community.
3 Year Old Teacher - Blue Group
Jacqui joined Croydon North Kindergarten at the start of 2022 and has been teaching both 3YO and 4YO kinder programs for more than 15 years. She has a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education from Monash University, and participated in the Early Childhood Validation process, being assessed and classified as an Exemplary Teacher in 2013. Jacqui is passionate about early childhood education and the best part of her job is observing a child's natural curiosity and watching their eyes light up as they discover and learn something new! Jacqui and her family live locally and they enjoy going on caravan trips around Victoria.
3 Year Old Co-Educator - Blue Group
Allison has been working at Croydon North Kindergarten since 2019. She has experience in sessional kinders and childcare in both paid and volunteer positions. Allison also worked in Green Group as part of the Kindergarten Inclusion Support program to assist children with disabilities, developmental delays or complex medical needs to give these children an opportunity to access and participate in kinder programs. She is passionate in providing all children with the opportunity to develop and practice social, emotional and problem solving skills. Allison and her husband have a young daughter and live locally where they participate in baseball, swimming and cycling.