Natasha
Four-year-old Educator, Centre Director

Hello, my name is Natasha. I am the centre director and four-year-old educator of Briar Hill Preschool. I hold a Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies and Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood.

I have taught both three- and four-year-old children in kindergartens within the City of Whittlesea and Banyule Councils since 1998 and have had the pleasure of teaching the four-year-old children at Briar Hill Preschool since 2011.

I am passionate about play-based learning and providing a warm and caring environment where children, together with their families, feel a strong sense of belonging to our community.

I have lived in the Eltham area since I attended kindergarten and love working and being part of this wonderful community with my own precious family.

 

Myra
Four-year-old Co-Educator

Hi, my name is Myra and I have been an educator at Briar Hill Preschool since 1998.

I hold a Diploma in Children’s Services and currently work as a co-educator in the 4 year old program.

I love working with children in a play based learning environment. I am dedicated to building a strong relationship with each child so they feel happy, safe and secure while in our care.
I am very committed to Briar Hill Preschool, and have been privileged over the years of being part of a strong team of staff, children, families and community and hope to continue this partnership with many future families.

 

Erin
Three-year-old Educator

Hello, my name is Erin, and I am the three-year-old educator at Briar Hill Preschool. I hold a Bachelor of Psychology/Social Work and a Graduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood) from RMIT.

I believe that through play children engage and learn about the world around them. By creating an inviting environment rich with open-ended experiences sourced from children’s interests, children have the time, space, and opportunity to extend their own learning.

I believe children thrive in an environment that is warm and supportive; relationships are crucial to a sense of belonging, so I believe it is vital to develop positive and responsive relationships with children, families, and the community.

 

Evelyn
Co-Educator

Hi there! My name is Evelyn and I have recently joined the team at Briar Hill Preschool as a co-educator in both the three- and four-year old program.

I have been very fortunate to have worked in many kindergartens and preschools for over 30 years in South Australia and Victoria. I have completed both the Certificate III and the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

I really enjoy working at Briar Hill Preschool with such a friendly group of educators and look forward to developing strong and caring relationships with the children and their families.

 

Melissa
Co-Educator

My name is Melissa. I am the newest member of the Briar Hill Preschool team. I will be working as a co educator in the three-year-old group.

I began working in early childhood in 1997. I have a diploma in children’s services and am currently studying a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education at LaTrobe University.

I live in Diamond Creek with my husband and three teenage children.