Gumnut has a team of experienced and dedicated staff. All staff working with the children have early childhood qualifications – University trained teachers, TAFE Diploma trained or Cert III Assistants.
Several of our staff have been with the preschool for many years. This allows us to provide a stable familiar environment, and the opportunity to build strong relationships with our families and also within the community.
Our staff:children ratio is 3 staff per class of 20 children providing above-standard quality care. Where a child or children need extra support to participate in the program (Special Needs/Diagnosed Disability) the staff:child ratio will be increased if funding is received through the Preschool Disability Support Program and Intervention Support Program (ISP).
All the staff regularly attend training to enhance their professional skills and keep informed of all the current research, knowledge and practices in early childhood education. All staff have current “Working with Children Checks’ and all staff working with the children hold a current First Aid Certificate, Asthma and Anaphylaxis Training and attend an annual CPR refresher course.
Early Childhood Teachers
Wed/Thu/Fri – Rachel Feary – Teacher
Wed/Thu/Fri – Meredith Wakeman – Teacher
Mon/Tue – Jacqui Philp – Teacher
Mon/Tue – Claire Walker – Teacher
Mon-Fri – Chantel Suter
Mon-Fri – Claudeen Kerr
Mon/Tue – Annabelle Lee
Mon/Tues/Wed/Thu – Paula Williams
Wed/Thu/Fri – Jennifer Wills
Tue/Wed/Thu – Lyndal Kerr
N.B. The Office is staffed on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday only.
Relief Staff: Carolyn Barber
Cleaner (after hours)
Mon-Fri – Karen May