2024 Staff

Amanda – 4yo Teacher

“My name is Amanda and I am the Kookaburra group teacher. 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 Platypus group. 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 around 15 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, then the Kangaroo/Koala/Wombat group teacher in 2023.  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. I am a Montmorency local and when I’m not at Panorama Heights, I’m having fun with my 4-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 joyful, rich and stimulating environments for children which support their interests and social and emotional development.”

Sarah – 3yo Co-educator

Hello, my name is Sarah; I am a co-educator in the Platypus group. I hold a Bachelor of Design and worked for a number of years as an illustrator and graphic designer. Recently, I re-trained and earned a Postgraduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education. I love weaving my creative background into my teaching practice and encouraging young children as they explore ways to express themselves creatively. Further, it is my belief that young children learn new skills through play-based activities, such as self-directed play, music, art, and exploring the outdoors. I look forward to connecting with you and working towards a positive and fun year at kinder.

Kristina – 4yo Co-educator

“Hi, my name is Kristina. I am a co-educator at Panorama Heights Preschool in the Kookaburra group in 2024. 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, working in the Kangaroo/Koala/Wombat group. 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 co-educator since 2019, in 2023 and 2024 I’m a co-educator in the Kookaburra group. 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.”

Cassie – 3yo Co-educator

My name is Cassie, I am a mum of two beautiful boys, Lucas and Joshua. We live in Doreen with my partner Simon, and our dog Axel. 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 continuing my career at Panorama Heights Preschool in 2024.”