Our Team

Valla Community Preschool believes that high quality early childhood education must be provided by qualified and experienced educators. For this reason our Management Committee has historically and continues to employ highly qualified educators and more educators than required by the Department of Education and Communities. This commitment sets us apart from many other preschools.

Our team of enthusiastic and passionate educators embrace the preschool’s philosophy and work collaboratively with the families and community to create a place where children belong, and can develop a lifelong love of learning.

PHILLIPA MAHER
Director,
Nominated Supervisor, Educational Leader,
Lead Educator in the Gaaba Room (Thursday/Friday)
(Full Time)

  • Bachelor of Education, Degree in Early Childhood

AMY COSGROVE
Teacher,
Lead Educator in the Gaaba Room (Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday)
(Part Time)

  • Bachelor of Education (Degree in Early Childhood)

JACKIE HILLERY
Educator,
Warrii (Monday/Tuesday)
Gaaba Room (Thursday/Friday)
(Full Time)

  • Diploma in Children’s Services

TIA GARRETT
Lead Educator in the Warrii Room
(Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday)
(Part Time)

  • Bachelor of Education, Degree in Early Childhood

JUSTINA LYNCH 
Educator in the Warrii Room (Monday/Thursday/Friday)
(Part Time)

  • Diploma in Children’s Services

ELLIE BUCHANAN 
Educator in the Warrii Room (Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday)
(Part Time)

  • Diploma in Children’s Services,
    working towards Bachelor of Education, Degree in Early Childhood.

ALICE BISCHOFF
Educator in the Walagirr Program
(Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday)
(Part Time)

  • Certificate III in Children’s Services

JANAINA ROMANO
Educator in the Warrii Room
(Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday)
(Part Time)

  • Diploma in Children’s Services

CAROLYN BOSWELL
Educator in the Gaaba Room
(Monday/Tuesday)
(Part Time)

  • Diploma in Children’s Services

NATALIE TELFORD
Educator in the Gaaba Room (Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday)
(Full Time)

  • Certificate III in Children’s Services (working towards Diploma)

KYLIE BEAUCHAMP
Office Manager (Part Time)

LAURA ROBBINS
Educator (currently on Maternity Leave)

  • Diploma in Children’s Services

CHLOE GRIMES

Educator (Casual)

  • Diploma in Early Education and Care
  • Degree in Speech Pathology