Staff

Staff Profiles

Tennille Langeluddecke

Tennille Langeluddecke

Director

Tennille is a highly experienced and effective teacher having worked in various early childhood settings since 1996. Her experience extends from preschools, schools, Out of Hours Care, Vacation Care and Long Day Care, both as a Teacher and a Director. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and a Diploma in Community Services. Tennille is highly skilled in designing interesting and engaging learning environments and providing fun, creative and innovative small and large group experiences. Tennille’s effective communication and relationship skills allow her to develop strong connections with children and families. Tennille is passionate about nature play and was a key designer of our outdoor learning area, supporting children to assess risk for themselves and to accept challenges in order to build important learning dispositions including resilience, persistence, confidence and problem solving.

Kalinda Glatter

Kalinda Glatter

Atelierista/Early Childhood Worker

Kalinda has a Certificate 3 in Office/Administration as well as a Diploma in Interior Design and a Certificate 3 in Children’s Services. Kalinda has been an early childhood educator since 2011 working initially as our Finance officer, then taking on an additional role as an atelierista (art teacher). Kalinda works closely with the teachers to ensure the atelier program runs alongside the emerging curriculum, guided by the children’s voice. Kalinda builds strong relationships with the children who use her as a facilitator for their imaginations. Often an idea is difficult to turn into something concrete. so Kalinda’s role in the atelier is to supply the tools for the idea, however the “thinking and doing” process remains the children’s. Kalinda enjoys creating a harmonious and beautiful learning environment for the children to thrive in.

Emma Shaw

Emma Shaw

Early Childhood Worker

Emma has extensive skills in working with preschool children including supporting children with additional needs and working with all preschool aged children to extend and build on their interests. Emma has a Certificate 3 in Children’s Services. One of Emma’s passions is setting up amazing socio-dramatic play environments for children. Her effective communication skills and caring nature provide Emma with a solid connection with both children and families within the kindergarten. 

Laura Reay

Laura Reay

Early Childhood Worker

Laura comes to Madge Sexton Kindergarten with over 16 years’ experience as an early childhood educator. Initially working in the UK and since 2013 in Australia as an Early Childhood Worker and holds a Certificate 3 in Children’s Services. Laura works exceptionally in Preschool Support working with children with additional needs, finding engaging and holistic ways to develop and build on children’s existing skills and understandings. Laura also works as an atelierista in the atelier, listening to child’s “voice” and authentically embedding and incorporating children’s interests, to provide a process focused, rich programme. Laura‘s passion lies in transient art, where she encourages the use of loose parts in children’s learning experience.

Lisa Sandford

Lisa Sandford

Early Childhood Worker

Lisa has a Certificate III in Education Support and has gained experience in supporting both
teachers and students within the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian
Curriculum. She has worked previously in roles supporting students with additional needs and
works to foster the belief that all children are capable and subscribes to philosopher Howard
Gardner’s theory of “It’s not how smart you are that matters, what really counts is how you are
smart”. Lisa’s passion lies in engaging students to expand their critical thinking and problem
solving skills through interactive play and the adaptation of teaching methods to suit all learning
styles.

Coralie McMillan

Coralie McMillan

Early Childhood Worker

Coralie joins Madge Sexton Kindergarten with a wealth of experience where her primary focus has been working in a support role alongside children with additional needs and ensuring that they are encouraged to achieve their goals and growth, whilst both embracing and expanding their existing skills , socially, physically and verbally.

Coralie holds a Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and enjoys focussing her abilities on children requiring support with speech and language. She is passionate about ensuring all children develop confidence using their voice and communication skills, in a fun and interactive manner, often supporting this through children’s play with a holistic approach.

Coralie enjoys finding ways to build strong connections with children and developing their interests and connection to our environment and gardening, allowing children to develop their language skills through their observations and outdoor play experiences.

Emily Downing

Emily Downing

Teacher

Emily holds a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education, graduating from Flinders University in 2018.  She has experience in both kindergarten and the early years of primary school. Emily is passionate about fostering learning dispositions in children and supporting the unique learning journey of each child. She enjoys having the freedom in teaching to follow the interests of children and use it as a guide for further planning.  Emily has an interest in special education and the range of ways learning can be adapted to suit every child.  She is passionate about advocating for children as competent and capable and is confident to challenge expectations of what young children can do.  Emily enjoys interactive learning and collaborating with children in discussions and projects.

Fiona Woodward

Fiona Woodward

Early Childhood Worker

Fiona comes to Madge Sexton Kindergarten with over 16 years’ experience having worked over several kindergartens as an early childhood educator. Fiona has exceptional communication skills and a caring nature which allows her to expertly build relationships with both children and families. Fiona holds a Certificate 3 in Services and is passionate about recognising the existing skills children bring to kindy, building on these skills and developing play based spaces that engage and support this development. Fiona has experience in supporting children with additional needs and bringing out the best in every child. She supports the social, emotional, physical and educational development in all children and is proud to be part of and assist them as they take their first steps into education.

Kerryn Kinnersly

Kerryn Kinnersly

Teacher

Kerryn has worked in early childhood education as a teacher for almost 30 years, working in both mainstream and integrated special education kindergartens. She is passionate about the early years and committed to attaining high quality, engaging and responsive education for all children, with a strong focus on building children’s learning dispositions to support their learning journey now and into the future. Kerryn recognises and celebrates each child as an individual with a strong belief that relationships are key to developing a child’s strong sense of belonging, identity and wellbeing. Kerryn is caring and approachable and is a strong advocate for providing equal educational opportunities for all children and supporting each and every child to reach their full potential.

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