Meet Our Educators

Sunnyside Kindergarten is proud to introduce our passionate and experienced educators.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My name isAngie Bromley
At Sunnyside I teach… 4 year old Yellow Group
I’ve been working at Sunnyside Kindergarten since… January 2013
I love my work because… I am committed and  passionate about high quality early Childhood Education, with the view that children are citizens with rights. My vision is family entered practice, high expectations for all, collaboration, cultural diversity and for all to strive to be the best they can be. Most importantly to have a place where there is fun and happiness.
Previously I…. I Studied at Monash University City Campus and I have a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. I worked for 9 years as a coordinator, Educational leader Early Childhood Centre for the City of Melbourne
Something many people might not know….  I am mad about James Bond and have a collection of books and dvd’s. “I love Collingwood”

My name isJenni Lythgo
At Sunnyside I teach… 4yo Yellow Group and alternative Wednesdays in the Office.
I’ve been working here since … 2006
I love my work because…  I love being with the children, some of my favourite things to do with them is to cook with them and teach them independence, I love having a joke with them.
Previously I… worked in the hospitality industry in commercial catering, I also spent time raising my two daughters who are now 16 & 14.
Something not many people know about me is… I get up at 6am three mornings a week to exercise.

My name is… Kathleen Harley
At Sunnyside I teach… I educate and play with the 4 year old Yellow Group
I’ve been working here for… This is my third year at Sunnyside kindergarten and my 5th year with Yooralla (KISS – Kindergarten inclusion support service)
I love my work because… I learn from the children each day and most importantly, I get to know each child’s interests and personality.
Previously I… completed and studied Certificate 3 in children’s services and participated in many personal development courses with Yooralla KISS.
Something not many people know about me is… the outdoors is a special interest for me. Especially bike riding/exploring and hiking. Any sport is also a major interest and hobby! I enjoy netball and basketball. I have two teenage daughters in secondary school.

My name isElspeth Marson-Thomas (please call me El)
At Sunnyside I teach… 3 year old Green Group
I’ve been working here since… 10th of March, 2015
I love my work because… I love to instil a lifelong love of learning within the children. Inquiring minds as Early learners leads to a continual love of learning through out their lives.
Previously I… completed a Bachelor Degree in Politics from Griffith University when I was young and had no idea what to do, worked for Qantas as a flight attendant for 15 years, had my two children, took voluntary redundancy from Qantas, then completed a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood (0-8) at RMIT in 2014.
Something many people might not know about me is… I have to beautiful children Gigi (16) and Ewan (9). My husband drives me mad with his obsession with cycling. I love to bake so i can eat the finished product.

My name isGenevieve Cuthbert-Blake
At Sunnyside I teach… 3 year olds in Green Group and relieve staff lunches for yellow and blue groups.
I’ve been working here for… 6 years
I love my work because… I get to experience and be involved in the Children’s learning and development and see the world through their eyes.
Previously I…. I managed and worked in an educational and leisure service for people with special needs at Scope for 15 years
Something not many people know about me is… in my early years I was a track and field athlete and specialised in hurdles. I played completion tennis for 25 years. I now enjoy yoga and walking.

My name is… Pushpa Parasuraman

At Sunnyside I teach … 3 year old Green Group

I’ve been working at Sunnyside Kindergarten since… January 2016.

I love my work because…  I enjoy working with children and understand the importance of early childhood education for their future attainments.

Previously  I …. Worked at an international bank and recently completed a Masters degree in Early years (0-8) at Melbourne University.

 Something many people might not know about me is… I have lived in 4 countries and 2 continents and can speak 5 languages

My name is… Samantha Robinson
At Sunnyside teach… 3 year olds in Red Group
I’ve been working here for… January 2015
I love my work because… the children are joyous, happy and full of wonder and excitement. I enjoy watching the children discover and learn. It is also a privilege to work with a team of such wonderful Educator’s.
Previously I… I completed a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education.
Something not many people know about me is… I love to knit and sew.

My name is… Bronwyn Cameron

At Sunnyside I teach… 3 year old Red Group
I’ve been working here for… 3 years.
I love my work because… it is a joy to create a happy and stimulating environment where the children play and learn.  I also value the relationships with the families of the children and the wonderful people I work with.
Previously I… worked as an Integration Aide in the UK and as a Kindergarten Assistant and Integration Aide in Melbourne.
Something not many people know about me is… I am an actress.

My name isSue Michael 

At Sunnyside… I teach the 4 year old Blue Group
I’ve been working here since… January 2016
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My name isMichele Zabalegui
At Sunnyside… I educate the 4 year old Blue Group
I’ve been working here for… 5 years
I love my work because… I love working with children, helping them grow and learn through investigating, exploring, discovering and life experiences
Previously I… completed a Certificate in Children’s Services and this year will be starting a Diploma in Children’s Services
Something not many people know about me is… I love crocheting

My name isRachel Dale
At Sunnyside teach… 4yo Blue Group
I’ve been working here for… since the beginning of 2015
I love my work because… It’s exciting to combine my passion for working with young children and music.  It is my intent to naturally embed music into the kindergarten program giving children the opportunity to experience music as part of their everyday life. I enjoy giving what positive contributions I can to others in their lives and sharing creativity, learning, fun and discovery.
Previously I… I have been teaching for a number of years in community run kindergartens, schools and children’s centres. I have studied in both Early Childhood and Music and have a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.
Something not many people know about me is… I’m originally from Hobart, Tasmania and enjoy going back there during holidays to visit family and old friends. I think growing up there surrounded by mountains, bush and water has given me a great appreciation for the outdoors and enjoyment of them, something else I like to share with children.