Ipswich kindergarten Team

Our Experienced Team of Early Childhood Teachers

Mrs Lynette Rogers: Director/Teacher

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Qualification: Diploma of Teaching E.C.

Married with three children, Lynette has been teaching in the early childhood field for 33 years. Her experience has encompassed various education settings including preschools, primary schools, childcare and community kindergartens in QLD, NSW and VIC. Lynette started at Ipswich Kindergarten in March 2004 and strongly believes in an early childhood education that fosters and celebrates the uniqueness of every child and their individual learning style. Lynette enjoys going on long walks in her spare time.

Mrs Suzanne Austin: Teacher

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Qualification: Bachelor of Education, Diploma of Teaching E.C.

Suzanne’s first association with Ipswich Kindergarten was as a student teacher in 1984. She returned as a teaching staff member in 2001. Her experience in the early childhood field is vast and varied including work in preschools and kindergartens in Queensland and Victoria, directorship of an Early Childhood Resource Centre, an Early Education Centre and four years teaching in a language school in Switzerland. Suzanne has two young adult children with whom she enjoys going to the beach, camping trips and travelling with.

Mrs Justine Ward Landy: Educational Leader/Teacher

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After graduating and teaching at a local Ipswich school for 6 years, Justine took time off to raise her daughters – both of whom attended Ipswich Kindergarten. As a Kindergarten parent, Justine became involved in the behind-the-scenes operation of the Centre, joining the Management Committee and serving as Secretary for 3 years. Justine then joined the teaching staff in 2016, working in a full time capacity before moving to her current position as Teacher of the Water Dragon group and Educational Leader. Justine enjoys travelling, reading and photography and is kept busy as a dance and netball Mum.

Mrs Ann-Maree Hauschildt: Educator

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Qualification: Associate Diploma of Education (Child-Care)

While growing up Ann-Maree frequently visited Queens Park and always dreamed she would work at Ipswich Kindy. That dream came true as she started working as a qualified Educator at Ipswich Kindy in 1998. Ann-Maree is married with two teenage sons. They keep her very busy with weekend sport, camping and fishing. Her favourite things to do are scrapbooking, gardening and hiking with friends.

Ms Kristie Burkin: Educator

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Qualification: Certificate III in Children’s Services

Married with two boys, Kristie commenced with Ipswich Kindergarten in 2009. She has worked in the Early Childhood field for 28 years, 23 of these in community kindergartens. In her spare time she supports her boys in football and quad biking and likes to go fishing and camping.

Mrs Anne Costello: Educator

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Qualification: Certificate III in Children’s Services

Married and a mother of four children (mostly teenagers), Anne has over 20 years experience working in Early Childhood. As an Educator, Anne believes she is fortunate enough to collaborate with the children in enhancing their holistic and foundational knowledge and understanding. She likes to go to the movies and museums with family, enjoy the gym and loves a good girls night out.

Ms Melissa Best: Inclusion Support Assistant

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Qualifications: Certificate III in Education Support, Diploma of Early Childhood and Care

Melissa joined Ipswich Kindergarten in 2020. Prior to this, she worked as a Teacher Aide in Prep and in ECP at a local school.

In 2009 Melissa stepped into a role of supporting children with additional needs in a Community Kindergarten as an Inclusion Support Educator, a role that she loves and finds very rewarding. Melissa is married with two older teenage daughters and in her spare time she enjoys cooking, gardening, shopping and spending time with family and friends.

Mrs Sheryl Langton: Administration Manager

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Sheryl started her involvement with Ipswich Kindergarten as a parent, as both her daughters attended. As well as being on the Management Committee as Secretary, since January 2005 Sheryl has been employed as the Administration Manager. Sheryl enjoys the gym, spending time with her young adult daughters and hopes to travel more with her husband.

The Committee

Ipswich Kindergarten Association is administered by a Management Committee made up of volunteer parents with assistance from the Director and staff.

This committee is responsible for the management of the centre, including the short and long term financial management, development and maintenance of the buildings and grounds and the provision of ample and suitable equipment.

The very high standards of early childhood education developed at this centre are a reflection not only of the outstanding personal characteristics of each staff member but also the very close liaison and good working relationships between the staff and committee

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Contact Details

   12 Milford Street
   Ipswich
   4305
   (07) 3281 1585
   ipswichkinderegarten@bigpond.com
   
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