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Meet the Karinya Team

To be a Karinya Montessori Educator all educators are required to be very passionate Early Educators- they are required to complete Early Education and “In House” Montessori training. 


Karinya Montessori management acknowledges this by paying educators above the childcare award rate and sponsors training as required.

All educators complete first aid, child protection, fire safety, workplace health and safety and food safety training.

Kerri – Founded Karinya Montessori Children’s House in 2009, with family backing. She is the Approved Provider and Educational Leader of the centre.  Kerri is also our relief Kindergarten Teacher as required, completes all tours, orientation of new families, as well as staff and parent education. She has a Bachelor of Early Education, Diploma of Montessori, and a Diploma of Counselling. Kerri can be contacted about any aspect of Karinya Montessori on


Rebecca – Nominated Supervisor Accounts manager, she has an Advanced Diploma of Early Education and managers our staffing, Xplor, MYOB and payroll systems and has a fair and compassionate manner with families. Rebecca can be contacted about fees on


Alison – Toddler community Lead Educator. She has a Diploma of Montessori (St Nicolas- London) and Diploma of Early Education and has worked with children since 1991. Alison is a peaceful and compassionate educator.


Erin – Assistant Directress, as part of our ongoing commitment to excellence Erin has taken on the role of Assistant Directress. Erin started as a School Based Trainee and is currently being trained to handle all aspects of Workplace Health and Safety, Assessment and Rating, Accounts and Accounting systems. Erin has a Diploma of Early Childhood and in house Montessori training.


Renee – Dragonfly Early Childhood Teacher, she has a Bachelor of Early Education and Diploma of Montessori. Renee is confident and compassionate early childhood teacher, children feel at ease in her presence and within the room.


Jenny - Possum Early Childhood Teacher, Monday to Friday she has a Bachelor of Early Education, Montessori 0-3 and 3-6. Jenny is passionate and nurturing early childhood teacher, children love her singing the with the ukulele.


Claudia - Lead Educator, she has Italian Diploma of Montessori. Claudia enjoys preparing and maintaining Montessori Environments of Excellence, which allows children to learn is self-directed and meaningful ways. Claudia also speaks Italian and introduces this culture and language into our environment.

Angela - Lead Educator, she has a Diploma of Early Education and has completed Montessori in House as well as Bush Kindy training. Angela is positive Educator who enjoys nurturing children’s independence. 


Lani – Dragonfly Assistant, Lani has a Diploma of Early Education, and skills in music and creative arts. Lani also speaks Korean and where possible she introduces this culture and language into our environment. 


Lawson - Joey Assistant, Lawson started with Karinya as School Based Trainee and is currently completing her Certificate 3 in Early Education, she has a calm caring way with children and is very passionate about early education. 


Abbey - School Base Trainee, Abbey was one of the first children to attend Karinya Montessori during the foundation years , she has now returned a School Based Trainee. Abbey is also an accomplished singer and brings these skills to our environment. 


Shelby - School Base Trainee, Shelby enjoys reading to the children and has a wonderful caring ways with the children. 


Ella - Relief Assistant Educator, Ella started her journey of learning with Karinya as a School Based Trainee, and currently completing her diploma of early education.

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