OUR TEAM

To ensure that we exceed expectations we maintain a staff-to-child ratio that is above requirements. Each class of 20 children has a University-trained teacher, Diploma-trained educator and Certificate 3-trained educator.

We are proud of the stability and consistency that our educators provide and have current educators who have been dedicated to Jannali Preschool for over 26 years.

  • Lisa Rowan & Simone Taylor

    Jannali Preschool Director's

    Simone joined Jannali Pre-School in 2007, bringing over 20 years of experience both as a teacher and director. Simone’s commitment to inquiry-based learning and partnerships with families is evident through her daily interactions and ability to challenge each individual child.

    Lisa is has been teaching for over 14 years and has been a dedicated teacher at Jannali Pre-School since 2006. Lisa’s passion for dramatic arts is evident through her enthusiastic interactions with the children and the experiences she provides. Lisa is also our ‘learning resource’ officer and researches new and innovative resources for our families and educators.

Moon Class (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)

Alison

Alison Donkin is our University-trained Teacher. Alison had already completed her Associate Diploma but went on to complete her Bachelor of Education graduating at the end of last year.  She has over 18 years of experience working in a preschool environment.

Gabrielle

Gabrielle

Gabrielle (Gabie) is our Diploma-trained educator who has been teaching at Jannali Pre-School since 2004. Gabrielle consistently strives in various ways to connect our preschool with the community and nature. Gabrielle always finds a way to extend learning in unique ways that support learning outside the box.

Nicole

Nicole

Nicole started at Jannali Pre-School in 2013 and is our Diploma-trained educator. Nicole’s nurturing nature and thirst for further knowledge in teaching make her a highly valued member of our team. Nicole is also very resourceful and is our ‘policy support’ officer at Jannali Pre-School.

Star Class (Monday, Tuesday)

Lisa

Lisa

Lisa is our University-trained teacher who has been teaching for over 14 years and has been a dedicated teacher at Jannali Pre-School since 2006. Lisa’s passion for dramatic arts is evident through her enthusiastic interactions with the children and the experiences she provides. Lisa is also our ‘learning resource’ officer and researches new and innovative resources for our families and educators.

Kelly

Kelly is our Diploma-trained teacher and has over 22 years experience in a range of early childhood services including local government long day care, leading a family day care scheme and supporting children in early intervention. Kelly has a strong interest and talent in providing inspiring and engaging environments in early childhood settings. Kelly has 3 boys of her own and therefore brings a lot of personal and professional experience to her new role at Jannali Preschool.

Nic

Nic is our Certificate 3 trained educator as well as Education Support, and has been in the childcare industry since 2013. She previously worked in Long Day care, and Support Roles before coming to Jannali Preschool. Nic joined the team in 2017 as a support worker and this year she has become a Sun Room Educator.

Sun Class (Thursday, Friday)

Belinda

Belinda is our University-trained teacher, who has been working for over 16 years in a range of early childhood services including long day-care, preschool and early intervention services. Belinda is passionate about the inclusion of children with diverse needs and stimulating environments to enhance learning

Torren

Torren is our Diploma trained educator who is currently continuing her Bachelor of Education studies at university. Torren has 8 years experience in the early childhood industry and a keen interest in sport, health and wellbeing.

Lisa

Lisa is our Certificate 3 trained-educator, who has 13 years working experience in the industry.  Having a long standing relationship with the Preschool as her daughter attended a few years earlier, she was excited when an opportunity came up to join the Jannali Preschool team.

Comets Class (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

Helen

Helen

Helen holds both a Diploma Bachelor of Teaching studies. Helen started teaching at Jannali Pre-School in 2014 and we are grateful for her creative ideas and nurturing demeanour with the children. Helen is our ‘Munch and Move’ officer and brings innovative learning from this program to every staff meeting.

Gabrielle

Gabrielle

Gabrielle (Gabie) is our Diploma-trained educator who has been teaching at Jannali Pre-School since 2004. Gabrielle consistently strives in various ways to connect our preschool with the community and nature. Gabrielle always finds a way to extend learning in unique ways that support learning outside the box.

Ursula

Ursula

Ursula (Mrs Hicks) is our Certificate 3 trained educator and is our longest standing educator at Jannali Pre-School, dedicating her love of teaching since 1991. Ursula brings thoughtful teaching experiences and values to enhance learning. Ursula is our ‘routine’ officer providing regular feedback and reflection on how our routines are optimising children’ s learning.