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Our Educators

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.  

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Alex

3 yo Kindergarten Teacher 

Alex holds a Master's 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. 

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Vanessa

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.

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Christine

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. 

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Em

Nursery & Toddler Educator

Em mostly works in the Nursery & toddler Room. 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 engaging the babies and toddlers using puppets for story telling.

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Warren

Inclusion Support Educator

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 community's male role models. He works as an inclusion support educator in the kindergarten program. 

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Victoria

Educator

Victoria has been a longstanding member of our team at HCCK. She has completed her Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. Victoria works as a key member of the Nursery Team. 

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Bella

Trainee Educator

Bella has been part of our community for some time now and has recently began studying her Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. Bella works across all of the rooms.

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Briana

4 yo Kindergarten Teacher 

Bri holds a Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood and Primary Education.  She 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 & explore the world around them. She is a strong advocate for play based learning programs, which focus & extend upon each child's interests allowing for holistic development. Bri is extremely passionate about working in collaboration with families to ensure their children are prepared socially, emotionally and developmentally for success at Primary School. 

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Lizzie

Kindergarten Assistant 

Lizzie works in the Kinder room alongside the team to deliver the Kindergarten Programs. She has a gentle, fun-loving relaxed nature. Lizzie is in her final year of a Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood and Primary Education 

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Renee

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.

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Caitlin

Inclusion Support Educator

Caitlin is our inclusion support educator in the Kindergarten Room. She has over 11 years experience in the Early Childhood sector. Caitlin is very calm & patient. She works to make sure our program is accessible for all children. 

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Jaimee

Educator

Jaimee works in the kindergarten program. She is a lovely, warm and caring person. The children love her patient and gentle nature. She has a real skill of making children feel safe so that they are comfortable coming out of their shells. 

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Steph

Educator

Steph works mostly in the kindergarten and pre kindergarten rooms. She has been working in the industry for over 5 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team. 

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Rosanna

Educator

Rosanna has recently joined our team and has completed her Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and care. The children are loving to get to know her. She is very playful with the children and loves getting down to their level. 

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