Educators

Four to Five Year Old Group

 

Alyssa Baxter, Teacher – Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

 

Antoinette Altobelli

 

Anna Psarras, Co-Educator – Certificate III in Children’s Services

Hi, my name is Anna.  I have been at Turner Street Kindergarten since 2014.  I have been working in the Early Childhood sector for over 10 years and have a background of experience in supporting children with additional needs in my previous role and I still retain a strong interest in this area. I have a Certificate III in Children’s Services and am currently working toward completion of my Diploma in Children’s Service with Melbourne Polytechnic.

I strongly believe children learn best through play by participating in a range of fun and interesting hands-on experiences and where learning takes place both indoors and outdoors.  My hobbies include spending time with my family, crocheting and knitting.

Aradhana Singh

I have completed my Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood from Victoria University and I also hold a Masters Degree in Commerce.  I have been working in the Early Childhood sector for the past 8 years.  My first role in 2013 was in a Steiner Kindergarten from 2013-2017, then from 2017 within the MEYM and Turner Street in 2020.

Three to Four Year Old Group

Janet Bucknell, Teacher – Diploma of Teaching

Hi, I’m Janet and have been teaching at Turner Street since 1991. I have witnessed and been a part of many changes at Turner Street throughout these years, and look forward to further enhancement of our service to the local community. I am excited about teaching the children who are attending this year’s three year old group, and developing a partnership with families in fostering children’s learning and development. My pastimes outside of kindergarten are tennis, cooking and gardening. I can always find a spot for another plant in my garden.

Pina Bertoncini, Co-Educator – Certificate III in Children’s Services

My name is Pina, I’m the three year old group co-educator. I have worked at Turner Street Kindergarten since 2007 and have a Certificate III in Children’s Services. My interests include going to the movies, reading, cooking and relaxing and spending time with family and friends.