Exceeding in all 7 National Quality Standard Areas

Staff

Staffing

At Cairns Community Kindy, there is always a minimum ratio of 1 staff to 11 children. We have one registered teacher and one assistant per group in each session. We also have an additional needs assistant in groups when there is a child with additional needs.

Teachers

All of our teachers are very experienced and qualified in the area of early childhood education, in line with C&K requirements and the National Quality Standards.  As early childhood teachers, they have a minimum of 4 years university training in the education of children in the early years (up to 8 years old). Our teachers maintain yearly registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.

Kookaburra Group

ERICA CONROY – Co-Director
Diploma of Teaching – Early Childhood (BKTC)
Bachelor of Education (QUT).

ANNETTE ANDERLINI – ASSISTANT
Certificate in Child Care – TAFE

Sunbird Group

CHRIS HANRAHAN – Co-Director
Diploma of Teaching – Early Childhood (IECD Melbourne)
Bachelor of Education – TESOL (La Trobe Uni)
Master of Indigenous Studies (James Cook Uni)

LIANNE MURCHIE – ASSISTANT
Diploma in Kindergarten Teaching (Auckland, NZ)

Assistants

Our assistants are also qualified professionals. The C&K requirement for assistants is that all assistants must have a minimum TAFE certificate 3 in early childhood studies.

First Aid and CPR Certificates

Both teachers and assistants are required to have current senior first aid, CPR, management of anaphylaxis and asthma certificates. CPR, and anaphylaxis and asthma management are updated annually.

Child Protection

All of our staff have completed courses in Child Protection and Portable Fire Extinguisher Instruction.

Suitability Cards

In addition to their qualifications, all of our staff and the executive committee members are required to have positive notices for suitability cards (Blue Cards), issued by the Public Safety Business Agency.

You can Apply for a Blue Card at The Queensland Government Blue Card Services website.