Meet the Educators & Staff members at St Peter's

All of the educators at St Peter's are extremely dedicated and caring.  Come in and meet the team and you'll know that at St Peter's, your child really is getting the very best.

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Nominated Supervisor & Teacher – Diploma in Teaching Early Childhood (0 to 8 years)

 

Nominated Supervisor & Teacher – Diploma in Teaching Early Childhood (0 to 8 years)

Jane trained in South Australia and worked for 8 years as head teacher, teaching in Child Parent Centres (Preschools) and 6 years teaching in Junior Primary Schools focusing on the first 3 years of formal education as a classroom teacher with a focus on environmental education and technology. She moved with her family to Armidale in 1997. In 1998 she was elected President of the Board of Management of St Peter’s Preschool, a position she held for 12 months. Jane was appointed to the position of part-time teacher at St Peter’s Preschool in May 2000. Jane took on the role of Director in 2016 and now works full time.  

 

Jane Schutz

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Teacher – Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood, B.A Dip.Ed, J.P.

 

Upon completion of her Early Childhood Degree through Macquarie University, Sharron held the position as Director of a community based preschool in Armidale for 14 years. She then taught at TAFE NE Early Childhood campus followed by nearly 5 years at St Peter’s Preschool as Director/Educator. Sharron left this position in February 2014 and worked casually as an educator in preschools. She works one day per week at St Peters.

Sharron Ribeiro

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Advanced Qualified Child Care Worker – Diploma in Children’s Services

 

Nat has over 20 years experience as an Early Childhood Educator. She relocated from Sydney with her family seeking a tree change. She has been involved with the preschool since 2011 when her daughter attended.  Nat is the Educational Leader for the preschool and is currently studying a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) at UNE. 

Natalie Rich

Karrina Williamson

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Diploma in Children’s Services

 

Mel has had over 10 years’ experience working in early childhood from ages 0-6 year olds. Through this time she has worked as a Lead Educator and Educational Leader which has provided her with knowledge and experience to facilitate children’s learning and development. Mel has 2 young children and loves spending as much time with them as she can. Her interests include music, photography and gardening.  Mel wishes to further her studies over the next few years by doing her Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.

 

Mel Martin

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Louise Valente

Bachelor of Education ECE/Primary

After completing her degree at the University of Wollongong, Louise spent a couple of years travelling overseas and around Australia. During this time she also lived in London and taught children in preschool and primary schools. 

​Louise moved to Armidale in 2007 with her husband and they now have two children. She has worked in early childhood for the past ten years as both a teacher and a director. 

 

 

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Certificate III Children's Services 

Lee completed her Certificate III in Children's Services in 2010. She has been working in Long Day Care and Early Learning Centres for 10 years. Lee would like to further her education by completing her Diploma. 

Lee has 2 young children and enjoys spending time with them, she also enjoys camping and reading. 

Lee Sillitoe

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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care/

Office Administration

 

Miranda completed her Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care in 2020. She has worked in the office at St Peters since 2018 and began working as an Educator as well in 2020. Miranda has two children, a son who is in grade 2 and a daughter who is in grade 5 at school.

Miranda Hamparsum

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Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood, Ass Diploma in Children's Services, Cert IV TAE

Jill moved to Armidale after school to complete her Associate Diploma in Children's Services, and to be closer to her now husband. She then worked in a Long day care service as Group Leader for 8 years, while also completing her Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood externally through UNE.  Jill then had 3 girls, during which time she taught part time at TAFE NE in ECEC for another 8 years also completing her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.  The 5 years following, Jill moved into Early Intervention teaching with children with additional needs in 2 different local services, and has spent the last 3 years working and continues to work with children and families who are participants of the NDIS.

Jill Petrov

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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care/

Office Administration

 

Amelia completed her Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care in 2020.

She has worked in long day care, and now works in preschool. 

Amelia is currently studying a diploma in Sustainable Practice at TAFE.

Amelia Cameron

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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care/

Office Administration

Robbie is currently working towards her Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. She has a background in healthcare, and since changing professions has been working in early childhood and out of school hours care for the past 12 months. 

 

Robbie Murphy

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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care/

Office Administration

 

Elise completed her Certificate III in Children’s Services in 2014. She has been working in the Early Childhood industry for 8 years. Elise believes every child deserve quality care and nurture so that they can grow up as a confident learner. Elise has a young child and cherishing the time with her family in Armidale.    

Elise Chau