Our program is delivered by an experienced, dedicated and enthusiastic team,who are committed to educating and caring for our children.
All staff have completed early childhood education, including child development, child psychology, teaching strategies and observation skills.
Our experienced Early Childhood Teachers are supported by fully qualified assistants, in order to maximise learning opportunities and to provide a supportive and nurturing environment.
The ongoing professional development of all staff members is encouraged by the Kindergarten, through regular attendance at workshops, courses, conferences and online learning.
Staff of Samford Community Kindergarten 2020
Mrs Kim Rowan – Nominated Supervisor/Educational Leader/Co-Director/Teacher
Bachelor of Education, Diploma of Teaching Early Childhood
Mrs Carli Wilson – Co-Director/Teacher
Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Fine Arts
Mrs Melinda Cartwright – Teaching Assistant Blue Group
Certificate III in Children’s Services
Mrs Tanya Donaghey – Teaching Assistant Yellow Group
Certificate III in Education Support
Mrs Claudine Tucker – Administration & Financial Officer
Our Administration office hours are Monday and Friday from 9.00am – 2.30pm
Transition to school
Our teachers have well-established relationships with local schools, and are focused on preparing our children for an easy transition into the formal school environment.
All staff hold a current Blue Card or Blue Card Exemption, Child Protection Training, Fire Safety Training, Child Care First Aid, including yearly CPR training.
Our staff are responsible for the day-to-day planning and implementation of the educational program, including working with children, parents and the community.