The preschool educators are a professional team with a wide range of qualifications and experience. These qualifications are outlined in the preschool foyer on the educator photo board.
If at any time you wish to discuss your child, their progress, or the preschool curriculum with an educator, please feel free to do so, either informally, or by making an appointment so that the educator can arrange to be away from the children to give you their full attention. An appointment is also useful in ensuring that your child does not overhear any discussions that are of a sensitive nature.
The children each have their own group and dedicated educator who they will build a relationship with and care for your child. Through this relationship each child will develop their sense of belonging to the group. The educator’s focus children will form small groups who at particular times will come together to strengthen their relationships and social skills, engaging in age appropriate experiences such as stories, literacy and maths games, music, and movement. These smaller group structures benefit the children with more personalised experiences and individual time with educators.
All educators work together as a team to document children’s learning through learning stories & developmental observations which are carried out regularly throughout the year.
Our service has a higher child to staff ratio that allows us to provide your child/ren with quality care and individual teaching experiences. We also have highly qualified and experienced casual educators who are very familiar to the service who work when required.
At all times we have a range of qualified and experienced educators.
Families are notified of who their child’s room educators are and who their child’s group time teacher is during first term/upon enrolment.
Miss Tonya - Tonya is the owner operator and Nominated Supervisor of Marks Point Preschool. She holds a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood). Tonya has worked in the industry for over 27 years and has a wealth of knowledge of service operations and the early childhood field.
Sarah is the Director and Nominated Supervisor.
Miss Sara has completed her Diploma in Children’s Services. She has worked in the industry for 12 years, having experience in primary school special education, OOSH/vacation care, long day care and pre-school. Miss Sara believes that building strong relationships with children is one of the most important practices in early education and spends time getting to know each child individually and their families to assist in their learning. When Miss Sara is not at preschool she enjoys being social with friends and family and travelling the world with her husband Paul.
Julie is our room educator.
Miss Tara has completed her Certificate III in Children’s Services and joined our team in 2017. Prior to this position she worked with children aged birth - 6 years in long day care settings for 10 years.
Miss Kirsten has a Diploma in Children’s Services and has worked at Marks Point Preschool for the past 4 years. Prior to this position she worked with younger aged children in a long day care setting. She enjoys and feels privileged to have the opportunity to build relationships with the children and families and watching them grow and develop during their time in preschool. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family – her partner and young son Charlie, walking on the beach, fishing, gardening and relaxing at home.
Miss Bessie has completed her Diploma of Children’s Services through TAFE. Miss Bessie has worked in children's services for 2 years with experience in variety of childcare centres. Miss Bessie is very passionate about children and giving them an amazing preschool education where they feel safe and cared for by the educators as they experience and connect with the environment around them. Miss Bessie is one of 4 children who with her siblings enjoys boating, wakeboarding and skiing in her spare time .
Miss Amy has completed her Diploma in Children’s Services, gaining experience in both long day care and pre-school settings. She has worked as an early childhood educator for the past eleven years, ten of which have been at Marks Point Preschool. Miss Amy enjoys creating beautiful environments for children and feels strongly about building trusting relationships with them and their families. Outside of preschool, Miss Amy enjoys going to the gym, working in her garden, has an interest in interior design and floristry. Miss Amy enjoys spending time with her husband, baby boy and their much loved dog ‘Mavis’.