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.
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.
ROWENA SHORT, Bachelor of Education (James Cook Uni)
Master of Special Education (Griffith Uni).
ANNETTE ANDERLINI – ASSISTANT
Certificate in Child Care – TAFE
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)
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.
All of our staff have completed courses in Child Protection and Portable Fire Extinguisher Instruction.