Our 4 year old kindergarten team:
Hello, I am Imaan. I have been an early childhood teacher working in sessional kindergartens for 4 years. I am excited to be joining the Wahroonga Preschool Community. I am an enthusiastic and passionate individual who is committed to promoting the education and wellbeing of young children. I value that each child brings with them a diversity of experiences and acknowledge the importance of family involvement and participation within the program. Providing a warm, welcoming
environment and building respectful and positive relationships is of great importance to me.
As a teacher I engage and interact with children as a collaborative learner and build on their ideas and pre-existing knowledge through teachable moments, both planned and spontaneous. I strongly believe that children have the right to contribute and feel safe and supported as valued members within the preschool community. I have a particular interest in embedding cultural and linguistically diverse perspectives in curriculum with a respect for indigenous culture. I aim to create a rich learning environment which inspires creativity, curiosity, exploration and encourages positive relationships through a play-based curriculum.
Outside of my role as a teacher, I am a busy mum of 4. I enjoy weekend tennis and soccer games, watching a good movie and catching up with family and friends.
I have worked in various early childhood settings for over 14 years. My experience extends from working in preschools, long day care and in home care (as a nanny). I have also completed my Diploma in Community Services. Over this time I have thoroughly enjoyed working with children of all ages and their families. I have found it extremely rewarding to be part of watching the children learn and develop, and gain a sense of identity over the time I have spent with them. Being a mother myself I value the importance of children developing a sense of belonging in their environment by ensuring that they and their families feel supported, safe and valued. I look forward to developing new relationships and working together with all of the families at Wahroonga Preschool as part of your child’s learning journey. On a personal note I am kept busy with my two school aged boys. Our weeknights and weekends are spent training and playing sports which I love to actively be involved in. I also enjoy travelling and going camping with family and friends.
I look forward to meeting and welcoming you and your family to the Preschool.
Our 3 year old kindergarten team:
My name is Katrina and I have been involved in the early childhood sector for over 20 years now. I have had experience working and volunteering in childcare services, play therapy, sessional kindergarten, as well as working in a long day kindergarten that was based in a research and demonstration kindergarten, for The University of Melbourne.
I have completed a Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies from The University of Melbourne in 2002 and
completed a Diploma of Creative Dance from Mangala Dance Studios in 2010.
I believe children are very capable and curious individuals, with a keen interest to learn and explore.
Therefore, I like to adopt a play-based approach to learning that also includes, intentional teaching
experiences and project/inquiry based learning, which can facilitate and progress each individual child’s learning and development, in meaningful, interesting, stimulating and fun ways. Some of my professional interests that form a basis for my teaching and programming include;
• Social and Emotional Education
• Environmental Education
• Group learning: being part of a community
• The Arts and Aesthetics in learning
Hello I am Faye and I have been at Wahroonga Preschool since 2011. However my association with Wahroonga is much longer than that as my four children all attended this wonderful Preschool. I first walked through the doors in 1992 with my daughter. My four children, two girls followed by two boys, are now adults and we have recently welcomed our first Grandson.
I have a Certificate III in Children’s Services and a background in Inclusion Support and have worked at various Preschools in this capacity. Through this work I have gained skills in supporting parent and child through the transition into Preschool.
I enjoy being part of the early years journey through 3 year old Preschool where I support the growth, development and transition from toddler to Preschooler.
Amie works between both our 3yo and 4yo groups, which is a fantastic asset for our staffing team. You can read about Amie above, under 4yo staff.