Staff

Our staff are flexible and innovative with a genuine interest in children, a commitment to excellence in education and to the needs of each individual child. Serrell Street Kindergarten is committed to employing staff who meet the requirements set out in the Children’s Services Act and Regulations.

We are proud of our staff and the Committee and kindergarten community hold them in high regard. Serrell Street Kindergarten staff are:

  • First Aid accredited
  • CPR trained annually
  • Anaphylaxis trained
  • Committed to ongoing professional development and attend courses relevant to their needs

Find out more in our Qualified Staff Policy

Meet our team

Kate Strongman is the Service Coordinator and teacher of the 4YO Yellow group
Kate has been teaching since 1997 and joined Serrell Street in 2008 and recently became an exemplary teacher with further study.

Liz Eskola is the educational leader and teacher of the 4YO Blue and Purple group
Liz has been teaching since 1982 and joined Serrell Street in 2007.

Sonya Goodrick is the teacher of the 3YO Blue group
Sonya has been teaching since 2009 and joined Serrell Street in 2018

Emma Scott is the teacher in 4YO Red and Purple group, and 3YO Green group
Emma joined Serrell Street in 2016 and recently become a graduate teacher in 2019 after completing her Bachelor of Early Childhood

Petra Stackpoole is the educator in 4YO Blue, Red and Purple group
Petra has been teaching since 2008 and joined Serrell Street in 2017

Nicole Badcock is the educator in 4YO Yellow group
Nicole has been teaching since 2000 and joined Serrell Street in 2018

Natalie Sammells does Lunch care and also relieves as Teacher and Educator
Natalie has been teaching since 1990 and joined Serrell Street in 2008

Vivian Laing joined Serrell Street in 2018 providing administration support