Norman Park Community Kindergarten Team
Teacher | Educational Leader
Bachelor Early Childhood Education
We are excited to welcome Hannah to Norman Park Community Kindergarten in 2021. Hannah is an early childhood teacher and forest school facilitator; she is passionate about children’s rights to environments that nurture their autonomy, resilience and flow. “I have taught in a range of early childhood contexts and am also a mum to two very beautiful tween humans. I’m so excited to be able to work alongside you and your children and support their growth and learning as part of our learning community.”
Diploma of Childcare and Education
Akiko has been working in kindergartens and international schools for 15 years. Akiko has two children and an interest in art, science, music and yoga. As a parent to a child with special needs, Akiko is interested in learning to help children with additional needs such as ASD and giftedness.
Director | Teacher
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
Desley has been working in early childhood for 20 years in a variety of settings from childcare to stand-alone kindergartens, both private and community-run centres. Desley began at Norman Park Community Kindergarten in 2018. Desley is a passionate advocate for the arts in early childhood and has a keen interest in early literacy and in the educational programs of Reggio Emilia, Italy and Montessori. Desley is very proud of our Nature Kindergarten Program and looks forward to developing this and our outdoor master plan with our kindergarten community over the coming year.
Mel joined Norman Park Community Kindergarten in 2018 and has been working in kindergarten admin for six years. She supports the teaching staff and management committee and, of course, the parent community, on a part time basis, working two days a week.
Assistant | Teacher
Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood) QUT
Anne commenced at Norman Park in 2009. With 12 years experience and Bachelor qualified, Anne enjoys music and singing with the children. Anne will be assisting with both the Kookaburras and Lorikeets. Anne loves connecting with families and being part of the kindy community.
Diploma in Early Childhood
Masako joined Norman Park Kindy in 2020 and has been working as an Early Childhood Educator for 7 years, with a special interest in indoor and outdoor activities, nature play, art and craft and gardening with children.
Masako loves spending time with her family; visiting the beach, gardening, creating art, travelling, walking, and cooking.
Certificate III in Early Childhood
Janelle lives locally and has been working at Norman Park Kindy on and off for many years. Both her daughters attended this kindy when they were small. Janelle is well known in our local community and has worked as a public librarian, disability support worker and also runs a children's activity business. On the weekends she loves spending time with family, gardening, reading and going to the beach.