Our teachers

Stafford Heights Kindergarten is committed to employing (and promoting the continued professional development of) qualified and experienced teachers and educators. The strongest attribute shared by our teachers is their innate ability to nurture warm, respectful relationships with children and their families - intrinsic to the community nature of our kindy.

Emma Keene

Emma Keene

As the Director of Stafford Heights Kindergarten, I enjoy developing bonds with the children and families of both Groups One and Two. For the first half of the week I cherish my role as Teacher to Group One, and during the second half of the week I manage the kindy’s administration. I hold a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and have worked in community run kindergartens and child care centres for an extensive period of my teaching career. I’ve been fortunate to have worked with some very talented early childhood educators in outstanding centres who have helped shaped my teaching philosophy. I look forward to being a part of your child’s and family’s lives in this important year of learning to become part of a school community.


Elke Arndell

Elke Arndell - Teacher


Tania Barry

Tania Barry - Educator


Melanie Early

Melanie Early - Educator