2023 Staff

Amanda – 4yo Teacher

“My name is Amanda and I am one of the four year old teachers. I have been teaching within the Early Childhood sector for over 15 years. I have both a Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching and Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. I have lived in the local area for most of my life and love that I get to work within the community with which I grew up with. I am passionate about Early Years Education and enjoy all aspects of working at Panorama Heights Preschool.”

Nicole – 3yo Teacher

“My name is Nicole and I teach the three and four year old children. I am passionate about high quality early childhood education and forming relationships with the families. The community at Panorama Heights are wonderful to work with and I cherish all that we are able to achieve together. I have worked with a range of age groups in a variety of settings since I started my career, in both NSW and Victoria. I have a particular interest in cooking, global cultures and sustainability.”

Leigh – 4yo Teacher

“Hi everyone.  My name is Leigh. I started working at Panorama Heights preschool ten years ago, on a casual basis, when my nephew attended the kinder.  I completed my Bachelor of Early Learning with LaTrobe University in 2021 and became the Red group teacher in 2022.  I live in Briar Hill with my husband and our three daughters.  We enjoy being with family and friends, our Border Force puppy and holidaying in Harrietville. I love my job as an early childhood educator. It’s a privilege spending time with your children, getting to know them (and you), seeing how they learn and watching them get ready for their next adventure.”

Meagan – 3yo Teacher

“My name is Meagan and I am the Turtle group teacher in 2023. I am a Montmorency local and when I’m not at Panorama Heights, I’m having fun with my 3-year-old daughter, working in the garden, travelling, seeing live music or singing. I hold a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. I’ve had a number of careers before early childhood education, including working overseas for 8 years; so I also speak a little bit of Spanish, Italian and French and love diverse cultures. I am passionate about creating a joyful, rich and stimulating environments for children which support their interests and social and emotional development.”

Mel – 4yo Co-educator

“My name is Melissa and I am one of the 4 year old educators at Panorama Heights Preschool.  I have been affiliated with Panorama for over 7 years with my own children attending the 4 year old program here.  I am currently furthering my studies in Early Childhood Education so I can continue to help provide quality learning experiences for all the children that attend our centre.  I thoroughly enjoy working with a diverse group of children and providing them with the support required as I help them learn and grow.”

Kristina – 3yo Co-educator

“Hi, my name is Kristina. I am the co-educator at Panorama Heights Preschool in the Orange group in 2022 and in the Platypus group in 2023. I have worked in a sessional preschool setting for the last 5 years. I live locally with my family and I love the local community. I enjoy walking my English Staffy name Lani around the local parks. I am currently studying a Bachelor in Early Childhood. I enjoy spending time with your children, getting to know them and watching them learn and develop. I am looking forward to getting to know you and your child.”

Luluk – 4yo Co-educator

“My name is Luluk. I am one of the 4 year old educators at Panorama Heights Preschool. I finished my Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care in 2015. It is really rewarding to work with children and experience the fun and excitement of their learning. I like to facilitate children to achieve their full potential through play-based experiences.”

Jo – 4yo Co-educator

“Hi my name is Jo and I have been working at Panorama Heights as a CoEducator since 2019. I have been working in Early Childhood Education for the past 7 years across both 3 and 4 year old groups as well as with children with additional needs. I love working with children regardless of abilities Inclusion of all children is my passion and of the utmost importance to me.
I live locally with my husband and 2 daughters and love being part of the Montmorency community. I am excited to be working here at Panorama Heights Preschool and look forward to getting to know your children and your family and being part of your child’s learning journey.”

Cindy – Co-educator

“Hello my name is Cynthia Walker, but known as Cindy.  I am a co-educator at Panorama Heights.

I have been living in Montmorency for over 20 years and love the environment and atmosphere Montmorency provides.  I am married with two children: aged nineteen and seventeen.  My interests include: Tennis, walking, and following my children’s involvement in their sport.

Both of my children went to Panorama Heights Preschool, and it became a fantastic network for my family to meet other children and families in the community.  During this time (2005) I started working at Panorama Heights Preschool and realised I had a passion for working with children. With the support and guidance from my family and the staff at Panorama Heights Preschool I was encouraged to further my knowledge and skills. I have completed a Diploma in Children’s Services and continue to research and undertake professional development.

I love building strong relationships with the children and their families, and watching the children grow as individuals.”

Rose – Co-educator

“I graduated from RMIT in 1994 with a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood). I have worked at Panorama Heights Preschool since 2014 as a Kindergarten Inclusion Support Educator working closely with children with additional needs. In 2016, I also started working as a Preschool CoEducator across various groups. Throughout the years I have worked at various preschools. I enjoy sharing each child’s learning journey in a fun, creative and safe environment where each child is valued, unique and important.”

Cassie – 3yo Co-educator

My name is Cassie, I am a mum of two beautiful boys, Lucas, 2 and Joshua, 6 months. I live in Doreen with my partner Simon, Lucas, Joshua and our dog Axel a 3 year old blue heeler. I have been working in the Early Childhood sector for 10+ years and have a strong passion for educating children. I believe the early years is such a crucial and important phase of a child’s life and feel it’s a privilege to be a part of a child’s learning journey. I am looking forward to meeting all the Turtle group families and the broader kinder community in 2023.”