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.

TEACHER / EDUCATIONAL LEADER
Marjone Zeeman

We are excited to introduce Marjoné Zeeman in 2021. Marjone has been working with children her entire adult life as a babysitter, au pair, teacher, and coach. She obtained her Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Development (0-9) from the University of South Africa in 2006

Marjone has accumulated 18 years of teaching experience in various settings, from long day care to private schools. Most of those years were spent teaching little people between the ages of 3 and 5.

” I am a firm believer in life-long learning and am currently completing a Master of Literacy Education through Melbourne University.” – Marjone.

When not teaching, She spends her time reading, doing jigsaws, or participating in archery, she is also a qualified archery coach.

3 & 4 YEAR OLD ASSISTANT
Marnie Sawyer

Marnie has completed her Diploma in Early Childhood Education and assists in delivering a vibrant play-based educational program for both the 3 year old students and 4 Year Old Kindergarten programs.

CASUAL 3 & 4 YEAR OLD ASSISTANT

Kiarna Boyer

Kiarna has been with Elsa MacLeod Kindergarten for 5 years . She has completed her Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care in 2019 . Kiarna works as an assistant in our 3yr old and 4 yr old programs.

3 & 4 YEAR OLD ASSISTANT
Emma Budde

Emma has 5 year experience in Early Childhood Education and has a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.

In 2021 Emma will work with both the 3 and 4 year old groups.

3 & 4 YEAR OLD ASSISTANT
Cathy Arthur

Cathy joined Elsa MacLeod Kindergarten in 2020 as a casual assistant. Cathy has years of experience in Early Childhood Education.

We are pleased to have Cathy return in 2021 as a part time assistance in both the 3 and 4 Year old Groups.

3 YEAR TEACHER & 4 YEAR OLD ADDITIONAL TEACHER
Kylie Broadbent

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.