Educators at our Kincumber preschool
Our Kincumber preschool educators are dedicated to your child’s individual educational development. All of our educators are qualified and experienced in all facets of early learning for children aged 3 to 6, and specialise in designing programs based on the practices and principles of the National Early Years Learning Framework.
We are a play-based learning environment and provide learning programs so children can explore, grow and learn at their own pace. With a natural playground and curriculum offering a wide range of outdoor activities, we encourage children to spend time experiencing nature, as it offers so many learning opportunities.
We are dedicated to teaching children about the importance of environmental sustainability and include activities such as gardening, composting and recycling in our daily schedules.
Our educators celebrate the cultural and social diversity of our community at our preschool and tailor activities and events to accommodate the different needs of all of the children and their families.
We encourage you to visit Kinburra Preschool and meet our friendly and experienced educators before enrolling your child with us.
You can also contact us on (02) 4369 2460 to enquire about any preschool job openings we have available.
Kim Hayes – Director
I have been fortunate enough to be working in the Early Childhood Education field since 1993. My first position at Kinburra began in Jan 2005 when I was the room leader in the Possum Room. In 2009 I was employed as the Director and I’m still passionate about my role today. I see my role as a guide and mentor to staff, children and their families. I enjoy keeping up to date with and implementing new ideas, developments and trends. I believe that building secure respectful and reciprocal relationships with staff, children and families is the fundamental principle of my role. I am the proud mother of two sons and 8 grandchildren.
Pia Hazebroke – Early Childhood Teacher
I have been with Kinburra Preschool since October 2018. Originally from Sydney but spent a large portion of my life in Indonesia. Returning to Australia for my child to start Kindergarten. I have been on the coast for 5 years and love the relaxed lifestyle. I love the beach, walking my dog and being dragged to the skate park every free second I have. I like sharing my knowledge of languages and different country cultures with the children in my care.
Brodie Shanks – Diploma
I have been at Kinburra Preschool since 2016 being in the industry since 2001. I live on the central coast with my husband and two boys. We love being outdoors and all things food
Rosemary Nicol – Diploma
I have been at Kinburra Preschool since 1996 and have been a part of many childrens preschool life at Kinburra. I have three beautiful children who have also attended preschool at Kinburra. I enjoy reading and spending time with my grandchildren who now live on the far North Coast
Erica Diaz – Diploma
I have been at Kinburra Preschool since 2005. I am currently studying for my Bachelor of Teaching ( Early Childhood). I am loving learning about current research and practices it motivates me to keep evolving and improving as an educator. I have 2 amazing children and a puppy we adore. For fun I like to play football.
Jack Stevenson – Certificate 3
I have been working in Early Education and Care for 4 years. I have been with Kinburra Preschool since October 2017. I love working with children as it is full or laughs and fun. It is so rewarding to see their joy and excitement each time they discover and learn something new. In my spare time I represent the Central Coast playing baseball and coaching children 3 – 18years in several Junior leagues for the Northern Beaches, I love the beach and going to new places.
Mary Brady – Certificate 3
I have been with Kinburra Preschool since 2004 being in the industry for 22 years. I have two children. I love to travel
Joanna Waghorn – Certificate 3
I have been working at Kinburra Preschool since 2015. I love working at Kinburra Preschool because I believe it is a happy place where children can laugh, play and have fun. I love watching them grow with confidence and building new friendships.