Our team

Our team of dedicated and professional early childhood educators is committed to supporting each child as an individual in their learning and development journey. Our team is highly qualified with Bachelor and Diploma trained early childhood educators running all programs. Some of our staff members have worked at Dame Nellie Melba Kindergarten over 10 years.

Four-year old kindergarten program

Georgi
Director

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Georgi completed a Bachelor of early Childhood Education in 2012 and taught the 4YO Currawong group at DNMK from 2016-2019 before taking on the role of Director in 2020.

She is passionate about supporting children to discover the joy in learning and providing them with the opportunity to find their own strengths and interests.

Georgi believes that building strong relationships with families is key to supporting children through these magical years before school, and she feels privileged every year to share this journey with the children and families. 

In her role of Director, Georgi is excited to support the teaching team and families through their kinder journey with DNMK.

Lily
Educator 4-year-old Rainbow Lorikeet (Monday & Wednesday) Group

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Naomi
Educator 4-year-old Currawong (Tuesday and Thursday) Group

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Sandra
Educator 4-year-old Rainbow Lorikeet (Monday and Wednesday) Group

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Sandra moved to Australia from Mexico in 2012. She holds a Diploma of Children’s Services and has been part of the DNMK team since 2016. Sandra enjoys crafting with the children and supporting their developing independence. Sharing her language and culture via Spanish cooking experiences enhances the children’s understanding of various cultures.

Alba
Educator 4-year-old Currawong (Tuesday & Thursday) Group

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Alba competed her Certificate 3 in Children’s Services in 2016 and joined the DNMK team in 2017. She also teaches Yoga and am passionate about supporting children to develop socially and emotionally. It is a great joy to spend time with the children at DNMK and help them learn and grow.

Three-year old kindergarten program

Naomi
Teacher 3-year-old Honeyeater (Monday & Wednesday) Group

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JO
Educator 3-year-old Honeyeater(Monday and Wednesday) Group.

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Jo has been at DNMK for past 12 years, with experience across both the 3 and 4-year-old streams.She holds a Certificate 3 in Children’s Services and is passionate about the kinder community and engaging with the children and their families.Jo brings a nurturing quality which is so important in helping children become self-assured and confident. Jo enjoys fostering children’s dramatic play and connecting with children through shared stories.

Jackie
Teacher 3-year-old Kookaburra (Tuesday & Thursday) Group

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Jackie joined the DNMK team in 2017 and holds a Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor of Counselling. Via brief exposure in the child protection field she became interested in working within early childhood settings.
Jackie aims to have a program which is fun, engaging and motivating.Dance classes and yoga are incorporated into sessions to encourage free expression.

Sandra
Educator 3-year-old Kookaburra (Tuesday & Thursday) Group

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Sandra moved to Australia from Mexico in 2012. She holds a Diploma of Children’s Services and has been part of the DNMK team since 2016. Sandra enjoys crafting with the children and supporting their developing independence. Sharing her language and culture via Spanish cooking experiences enhances the children’s understanding of various cultures.

Georgi
Director

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Georgi completed a Bachelor of early Childhood Education in 2012 and taught the 4YO Currawong group at DNMK from 2016-2019 before taking on the role of Director in 2020.

Jacqui
Breaks cover Educator (Tuesday & Thursday)

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After a part-time job in a childcare service Jacqui completed her Diploma in Early Childhood. She worked for the City of Stonnington for 10 years. She enjoyed watching the children face challenges, develop and also working closely with families. After having her own children Jacqui worked at St Justin’s Primary School is assisting children with developmental needs and behavioural issues. She found spending one on one time with these struggling children satisfying. She is now back into early childhood and loving DNMK.

Extended care program – Wattlebirds and Robins

Tiana
Activity Group Leader Wattlebirds Tuesday and Thursday and Robins Friday

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Tiana relocated to Australia from France where she
ran a Family Day Care facility for over 10 years.
Initially volunteering at DNMK in 2017 before joining the teaching team in 2018 after completing her Certificate Three is Children’s services.
Tiana enjoys sharing her French background with the children, incorporating language and culture into the program.
Tiana believes all children are ever surprising and we learn something new from them every day.

TBA

Georgi
Director

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Georgi completed a Bachelor of early Childhood Education in 2012 and taught the 4YO Currawong group at DNMK from 2016-2019 before taking on the role of Director in 2020.

Administration

Gina
Kindergarten administrator

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Gina has assisted in the running of the kinder collaboratively with the Committee of management and Team of Educators since 2007.
Her children graduated from DNMK and she enjoys being part of the Richmond community.