The Preschool Team
We believe that our staff are our greatest asset. We are proud that our staff are very experienced and that we have a higher staff : child ratio than required and a higher number of qualified staff than required by the National Regulations and Quality Standards.
Introducing our current preschool team that “champion” the children every day.
Director / Nominated Supervisor / Educational Leader
Ariane Simon – M. Ed, B.Ed. (ECE), Dip Teach, (ECE) MCAE, Diploma of Management. (1.)
Early Childhood Teachers / Certified Supervisors / ’Responsible Person’
Julie Creasey – B.Ed (ECE). Macquarie, NNEB (PT). (1)
Amanda Hirst – B.A.QUT, Dip Teach, SKTC. (1)
Yvette Karwaj – B.Ed (ECE), Dip Teach (ECE) (PT). (1)
Child Care Educators
Paula Honeyman – Diploma in Children’s Services. ‘Responsible Person’
Carmel Watson – Cert III Children’s Services (PT). ‘Responsible Person’
Lee Eagleton – Cert III in Children’s Services (PT)
Rebecca Downing – Studying Degree in Early Childhood Education (PT)
Libby Kirk – Diploma of Teaching ECE, SKTC (PT)
Hanae Bansemer – Diploma in Children’s Services (PT)
Vicky Sun – Diploma in Children’s Services (PT)
Office Administration Team
Enza Peltonen – Office Manager
Natalie Stewart – Admin support
Julie Creasey – Admin support
Inclusion Support Team
Allison Watson – Bachelor of Social Work, Behaviour Therapist (30 years experience in Early intervention and family support)
Amanda Buzacott – B.Ed. ECE – Special Education. (1)
Emily Bolster – (Studying Diploma in Children’s Services)
Vanessa Daniels – (Studying Cert 3 in Children’s Services)
Where possible we try to use our part time staff as relief staff to ensure continuity for the children and understanding of the philosophy, policies and procedures of St Stephen’s.
- All permanent staff have current first aid certificates with training in Anaphylaxis and Asthma management.
- Our Certified Supervisors also have current Child Protection training as required under the National Regulation.
- Responsible Person = staff members that are certified by DEC as “responsible” people in the absence of the Nominated Supervisor.
- (1) = Accredited Teacher with NESA (NSW Education Standards Authority)
- (PT) = Part Time