Our Staff

Elsa Macleod Kindergarten has a dynamic team of early childhood educators who collaborate in planning, implementing and evaluating quality programs.

DIRECTOR
Jodi Parker

Jodi leads the Elsa MacLeod Kindergarten team. With a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, she has been an early childhood educator for over fifteen years, including a decade at Elsa MacLeod Kindergarten. Jodi is instrumental in the Kindergarten’s smooth operations and consistent levels of excellence in the provision of early childhood education.

3 & 4 YEAR OLD ASSISTANT
Kirsten Potter

Kirsten holds a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and brings over four years of experience to her role at Elsa Macleod Kindergarten. Kirsten delivers a vibrant play-based educational program for 3 year old students and is also a valuable assistant in the 4 Year Old Kindergarten program.

3 & 4 YEAR OLD ASSISTANT
Kristy Andrews

Kristy has over fifteen years’ experience in early childhood services and is currently studying to attain a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. Kristy brings innovative ideas to the learning program and has a passion for integrating singing and role-playing into daily learning activities.

3 & 4 YEAR OLD ASSISTANT/GATEWAYS SUPPORT WORKER
Aymie Sheridan

Aymie comes to Elsa MacLeod Kindergarten with 2 years experience with Gateways Support Services. Aymie has completed a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care in 2017 and will continue to study into 2018 to complete her Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.

3 YEAR OLD ACTIVITY GROUP LEADER
Tanya Harders

Elsa MacLeod Kindergarten welcomes Tanya to our team in 2018. She brings with her many years of experience, in both kindergarten and long day care settings. She holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. Tanya enjoys music and role-play activities with her groups and loves engaging with both the children and families.

3 & 4 YEAR OLD ASSISTANT
Kiarna Boyer

Kiarna has been with Elsa MacLeod Kindergarten for 2 years as a student from Portland Secondary College. She has completed her Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care in 2017 and will continue to study in 2018.

3 & 4 YEAR OLD ASSISTANT GATEWAYS SUPPORT WORKER
Jhunu Hann

Jhunu has 4 year experience in Early Childhood Education and has a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. Jhunu has worked in both long day care and kindergarten settings before coming to Elsa MacLeod where she works with both 3 and 4 year old groups.

COMMITTEE

Elsa MacLeod Kindergarten Inc. is a not for profit kindergarten, that is run by a Committee of Management made up of parents and community members.

Members of the Committee of Management voluntarily elect to be part of their child’s education and actively participate in the running of the centre. Staff are an important resource and asset for the Committee in the effective management of the centre, however they cannot have a position on the committee, nor can they vote on any decision.

The Committee is the legally constituted body who are responsible for the management of the centre. It has to be financially responsible and maintain the viability of the centre. It is elected at the Annual General Meeting and members fill their positions for a 12 month term of office. Meetings are generally held monthly, run for approximately 45 minutes and all parents are welcome to attend.

Our Committee consists of office bearers, namely President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Fundraising Coordinator as well as General Committee members. From the General Committee we form sub-committees for projects, such as fundraising, garden maintenance and administrative reviews.