Meet our highly qualified and experienced team, who are passionate about teaching three-year-old children.
Amanda Constable - Teacher
Hi my name is Amanda, and ever since I can remember, I wanted to be a kindergarten teacher.
I started babysitting at 12 years of age and spent my Year 10 work experience at the local kindergarten, where I attended as a little girl.
I studied a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood at the University of Melbourne and have been teaching for almost 20 years. I began teaching kindergarten in long day care and then moved to sessional kindergarten in 2010.
As well as having professional experience, I am also a parent of two beautiful boys. I understand the realities of raising children with the added knowledge of children’s growth and development.
I feel my teaching approach is suited to running a three-year-old program. I really enjoy teaching three-year-olds – it is a very special year, supporting the children to meet many milestones in their growth and development. I understand that for many children, kindergarten is the first place they will have visited on their own, without their family. It can be fun and exciting but also a little different and new.
Three-year-old kinder is where your child learns many new skills in preparation for four-year-old kinder, centered on a play-based program.
We teach your children many skills such as:
separating from mum and dad
sitting on the mat and listening to a story
playing cooperatively with other children
waiting their turn
using their words appropriately
independence, for example; washing their hands, packing up, putting on and taking off smocks, and dress ups.
These skills are important, and are the foundation to learning shapes, colours, numbers, letters and much more.
Sharon Nied - Co-Educator
My name is Sharon and I am the Co-educator here at Rowville 3 Year Old Kindergarten.
I am married and have four grown up children ranging from 25 down to 18yrs (including 21-year-old twins). After many years as a stay-at-home mum, I studied and qualified as an Integration Aide in 2006. I started working as a qualified Playgroup Leader for a special Multiple Birth rostered playgroup in 2007. I thoroughly enjoyed the position and loved giving mums of multiples valuable time without their children, and I am still in this position 10 years later.
I started here at Rowville in January 2008 and really enjoyed the challenge of working in a more formal educational setting. In December 2011, I completed my Certificate III in Children’s Services.
I love my job and it is so rewarding to see these little people grow and learn so much in their time with us. I am still friends with parents and children from my very first group in 2008 and have made some long, lasting friendships.