Staff

Staff

Director/Educational Leader – Jane Bliss

Jane Bliss is the Educational Leader and Office Manager at Friend St. Kindergarten. She has been teaching here for the last 21 years and has now stepped aside to spend more time with her family.

Early Childhood Teacher of Blue Group – Roxy Gordon

Roxy Gordon is excited to join Friend St Kindergarten in 2020 as the four year old teacher.  She began her early childhood journey educating young children in 1995.  Roxy is passionate about early childhood and remaining conversant with early childhood development.  Roxy enjoys working with families to reach the best learning outcomes for children.

Early Childhood Teacher of Red Group – Ellen Pedley

Ellen Pedley is the teacher of the 3 year old group. She has worked in a range of preschool settings with both 3-4 year old and 4-5 year old groups. Ellen holds a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Early Intervention.

Early Childhood Educator (Blue Group) – Anna Toth

Anna Toth is the educator for the 4 year old group. Her son came to Friend St. and Anna was part of the committee of management at the time. She has a Certificate III in Childcare Studies.

Early Childhood Educator (Red Group) – Mish Tanner

Mish Tanner is the educator for the 3 year old group starting in 2020.

She has a Diploma in Childcare Studies and has gained experience in a number of kindergartens and a community house.

Staff at Friend Street Kindergarten have current First Aid training (Level II) including CPR, EpiPen administration and asthma management.

Educators are supported by the Committee of Management to attend professional development sessions during the year.