Our qualified staff have extensive early childhood experience and are committed to providing programs that allow children to learn through play by engaging in experiences that are relevant and challenging for them. We are dedicated to creating a happy, safe and secure environment for every child.
Director and Teacher
Group: Purple Group
My name is Nichole and I am the Purple Group Teacher and the Director here at Bentleigh West Kindergarten. I studied my Bachelor of Early Childhood Education at Charles Sturt University.
I have worked many years in private and not-for-profit kinder’s before finding my home here at Bentleigh West Kindergarten.
In my spare time I enjoying keeping fit at the gym, shopping, nail art, going to the movies, cooking up a storm, travelling and spending time with my family and friends.
Group: Yellow Group
My name is Michelle and I am the Yellow Group teacher at Bentleigh West Kindergarten. I studied a Graduate Diploma in Education at RMIT. I also have a Bachelor in Visual Art and Design from ACU. I have worked as both a disability support worker and in Kindergarten programs. In my spare time, I enjoy making art, tending to my plants, swimming, reading, taking the dog to the park and seeing family and friends.
Group: Yellow & Purple Group
My name is Ann and I am a 4 year old co-educator. I’m one of the ‘grannies’ of the group having already seen my three children through Bentleigh West Kindergarten. I’m here Monday, Wednesday and Friday. In my spare time I head for the gym, the beach for a walk, the golf course or a comfy chair with a good book. I have four grandchildren with whom I spend lots of time.
Group: Yellow & Purple Group
My name is Chris and I am a 4 year old co-educator at Bentleigh West Kindergarten. I am the other ‘granny’ of the teaching staff. Both my children attended Bentleigh West Kindergarten. I work Tuesday and Thursday at the kinder and also work in aged care. In my spare time, I garden and love looking after my two grandchildren.
Group: All Groups
My name is Namita and I am casual teacher at Bentleigh West Kindergarten. I studied my Master of Early Childhood Teaching at Melbourne University. I have 6 years of experience working with kindergarten children. I also have my own two children and I love to spend quality time with them when I am not working. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, reading, watching movies and catching up with friends.
Currently on Maternity Leave
My name is Sophia and I am currently on Maternity Leave.
I studied a Bachelor or Early Childhood Education at Melbourne University. In my spare time, I enjoy keeping fit, relaxing by the beach, retail therapy, real estate, travel and wining and dining with friends.
Group: Green & Blue Group Teacher
Hi there! My name is Rachel, I'm enjoying undertaking casual work at Bentleigh West Kindergarten and will teach both Green and Blue Groups in 2020. I have a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education, obtained from Victoria University.
I love this work, engaging children in enjoyable literacy and numeracy games, providing them with a positive start to their education. I love seeing children being busy, engaged, making friends and being creative. I want them to feel safe and cared for every day.
Group: Green & Blue Group
Hi, my name is Anne and I've lived in this area all my life.
I have 3 children Kelly, Luke and Beau. They are all grown up now. I enjoy music, dance, storytelling and I have worked in kindergartens all my career. I enjoy setting up dramatic play areas. I love animals and enjoy walking. I enjoy taking my dogs to the park and I like to keep active, so I joined a Zumba class.