Our Educators  

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.

Nichole 

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.

Michelle 

Teacher
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. 

Ann 

Educator
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 five grandchildren (and one on the way) with whom I spend lots of time.

Chris 

Educator
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.

Sophia 

Teacher
Group: Green Group 

Hi my name is Sophia and I’ve just returned to the kinder after having a year of maternity leave in 2020. I love the community feel at Bentleigh West Kinder and have thoroughly enjoyed building partnerships with the wonderful team of staff and many families over the years. In my spare time, I enjoy catching up with my family and friends, going on day trips, retail therapy and eating out. I look forward to a new year of fun and adventure in 2021.

Rachel

Teacher
Group: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.

Anne

Educator
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.

Jasmine

Educator - Relief
Group: All Groups

My name is Jasmine Korn and I am relief Educator at Bentleigh West Kindergarten. I have a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and have a passion about the job I do. I find working with children a rewarding career that challenges me in many different ways and there are many skills and lessons to learn each day. I love getting to know the children and helping them as individuals while having lots of fun along the way! 
    In my spare time, I enjoy watching movies, spending time outdoor with my three beautiful children, cooking and catching up with friends.

Beena

Educator - Relief
Group: All Groups

My name is Beena and I am casual Educator at Bentleigh West Kindergarten.

I am a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and have more than 4 years’ experience working with children. I live with my family and have two children who are in Grade 7 and Grade 4 and are the ones who made me choose this wonderful job of an Educator.

I like to learn about different cultures and celebrate festivals.  My hobbies include cooking different cuisines and listening to music. 

Kumari

Teacher - Relief
Group: All Groups

My name is Kumari and I am a relief teacher working with both the Yellow and green groups at Bentliegh West Kindergarten. I studied my Bachelor of Early Childhood Education at Deakin University. I have worked for more than ten years as an early childhood educator in different early childhood settings. In my spare time I enjoy reading novels, listening to music, catching up with my friends and looking after my little garden

Beena

Educator - Relief
Group: All Groups

My name is Beena and I am casual Educator at Bentleigh West Kindergarten.

I am a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and have more than 4 years’ experience working with children. I live with my family and have two children who are in Grade 7 and Grade 4 and are the ones who made me choose this wonderful job of an Educator.

I like to learn about different cultures and celebrate festivals.  My hobbies include cooking different cuisines and listening to music. 

Contact Us

Feel free to contact us for more information

21 Patterson Road
Bentleigh, VIC, 3204
PO BOX 4018, PATTERSON 3204

Phone. (03) 9557 8365

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