We value trusting relationships which is why we have consistent staffing across all our rooms. All of our educators get to know the children & families in our community in a personal & meaningful way. This means your child feels a strong sense of safety, familiarity & belonging with their educators when they are learning at Hastings CCK.
3 yo Kindergarten Teacher
Alex holds a Masters in Early Childhood Education & Primary Teaching from Monash University. He has over 8 years working in Early Childhood Education & is extremely passionate about supporting each child on their own individual journey. Alex is very patient and gentle in his nature, he loves creating, investigating and inventing with the children. Nationally, men account for less than 2% of early childhood education and care workers. We think it's positive to have both male and female role models in our educational environment.
Pre Kinder Room Leader
Vanessa holds a Diploma in Children Services & leads our Pre Kinder room. Vanessa has extensive experience working in ECEC for 11 years. She helps ensure children are ready for the transition to Kinder placing a strong focus on communication & self help skills such as toilet training. She loves watching the children achieve something new for the first time and seeing their faces light up with pride.
Pre Kinder Educator
Christine has over 10 years working in childhood education settings & holds a Diploma in Children Services. She works in all our rooms. She loves the rapid pace of development across early childhood! Christine is very artistically talented and loves sharing this passion by involving the children in all sorts of spectacular art & craft activities.
Nursery & Toddler Educator
Em mostly works in the Nursery & toddler children. She is highly skilled and has extensive experience working across a range of education and care services. She enjoys singing, rhyming & dancing with the children. Em is also a very good at engaing the babies and toddlers using puppets for story telling
Warren is a qualified nurse and has completed formal qualifications in disability care. Warren has extensive experience in inclusion and disability support throughout his previous roles working for social justice organisations. Warren is one of our communities male role models. He works as an inclusion support educator in the kindergarten program.
4 yo Kindergarten Teacher
Bri has over 9 years experience teaching in kindergartens and in before/after school care programs. Bri recognises that children are natural enquirers having an eagerness to discover & explorer the world around them. For this reason she is a strong advocate for play based learning programs, which focus & extend upon each child interests allowing for holistic development. When children are engaged their capacity for learning is limitless. Bri is extremely passionate about education in the early years & working in collaboration with families to ensure their children are prepared socially, emotionally and developmentally for success at Primary School.
Nursery & Toddler Room Leader
Renee holds her Certificate in Early Childhood Education & Care. She leads our Nursery + Toddler rooms & adores working with this age group to help them reach their individual developmental milestone goals. She loves bringing music and you'll often see her singing & reading to the children.