Staff

Qualified staff and adult to child ratios above the recommended National Regulations are a unique feature of our preschool.

Research shows that preschools with qualified and experienced early childhood staff are better able to help children reach social and cognitive outcomes in early childhood.

All staff at Tathra Preschool are qualified, committed to best practice in Early Childhood Education, passionate about teaching and participate in ongoing training and professional development.

Our team believe in:

  • Working collaboratively
  • Continuous improvement
  • Mindful , nurturing and respectful interactions
  • Rejoicing in children’s theories, thoughts and ideas
  • Open communication
  • Inclusion
  • Working in a socially just way
  • A strengths based approach to documenting children’s interests and needs.
  • Documentation which reflects the dance of adults and children thinking together.
  • Intentional teaching
  • Connections and relationships within our preschool (and broader) community
  • Working in partnership with families and the community
  • Embracing individual and cultural diversity
  • Families as the child’s first teacher

Jane Courtney
Director
Teacher  (Wednesday/Thursday/Friday)

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

  • Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Anaphylaxis and Asthma Training
  • Identify and respond to Young Children at risk of harm

Kym Hawthorne
Teacher (Monday/Tuesday)
Educator (Wednesday/Thursday/Friday)

Diploma of Children’s Services

Currently enrolled in Bachelor of Teaching

  • Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Anaphylaxis and Asthma Training
  • Identify and respond to Young Children at risk of harm

Annette Turner
Educator

Diploma in Children’s Services and Bachelor of Arts

  • Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Anaphylaxis and Asthma Training
  • Identify and respond to Young Children at risk of harm

Mayumi Murphy
Educator/Support Worker

Diploma of Children’s Services

  • Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Anaphylaxis and Asthma Training
  • Identify and respond to Young Children at risk of harm

Corrie Shepherd
Educator

Diploma of Children’s Services

Trish Whitford
Educator

Certificate III in Children’s Services

Emily Monck
Educator

Certificate III in Children’s Services

Chris Fantham

Administrative Officer/Bookkeeper

Bachelor of Economics
(Certificate IV in Financial Administration)