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East Beaumaris Kindergarten has a dedicated team of early childhood educators who bring with them a wealth of experience, knowledge and culture. Our educators are respected for the important work they do and are focused on promoting a culture of learning, a sense of belonging and a sense of well-being in partnerships with families. They have a passionate commitment to maximise the learning for each child at the centre and help develop their potential.


Nicole Jones: Educator, King Parrots | Educational Leader & Nominated Supervisor

Nicole has a Bachelor of Early Childhood, and began her teaching experience in 1989, teaching in a variety of Early Childhood settings including an ELC in a primary school.
Nicole is an outgoing and friendly individual with a caring and empathic nature, and a passion for early childhood education. She loves working with students at the beginning of their educational journey and prides herself on providing a positive, safe and nurturing environment, where children feel respected and supported as they learn, grow and discover.
She believes in providing children with a challenging, engaging, vibrant and stimulating learning environment and strongly values the importance of play-based programming. The East Beaumaris Kindergarten ethos strongly reflects her own as Nicole values family engagement and developing relationships between the child, family staff and wider community.

Sam Gill: Educator, Blue Wrens

Sam has been the three year old group educator since 2014 having worked previously in primary schools as a teacher and in a variety of early childhood settings as an educator and director.

She has a Bachelor of Early Childhood and a Bachelor of Primary Teaching.

Sam is a mother of twin girls and has grown up living in the Bayside area.

Kyra Gandini: Co-Educator, Blue Wrens & King Parrots

We welcomed Kyra to the EBK team in 2019.  She works across both of our programs as Co-Educator in the 3 & 4 year old groups.

Kyra completed her Diploma of early Childhood Education and Care and has worked previously as a Co-Educator in another Bayside kindergarten.

She lives near the beach with her young family in Seaford.

Jackie Leitch: Co-Educator, King Parrots

Jackie has a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and has a wealth of kindergarten experience.

Jackie has a passion for early learning as well as bush and beach kinder and nature-based play.

Libby Schwarzinger: Co-Educator, King Parrots

Libby has a Masters of Teaching Early Childhood and Primary and brings a passion for nurturing and developing young children's discovery of their world.