Shobhita Dhekane – Teacher, 4-Year-Old Group
Shobhita joined the team of Colchester Park Pre-School in 2014; she has worked in the field of Early Childhood as a Pre-School Teacher since 2009. Her experience includes teaching 3-year-old and 4-year-old groups in both sessional and long-day-care settings.
Shobhita has a strong belief in play-based learning, where learning takes place both indoors and outdoors. The planned curriculum is a combination of learning experiences where intentional teaching and child-lead open-ended learning experiences all play an important role as children explore and develop an understanding of the world around them.
Michelle Davies – Co-Educator, 4-Year-Old Group
Michelle has a Diploma in Children’s Services, and has been working with children since 2009. She strongly believes children learn best through play by participating in a range of fun and intersting hands-on experiences.
Michelle has two beautiful girls and loves her pets, some of which come to visit the Pre-School. Michelle loves the outdoors, adventure, food and family.
Kerrie Scott – Co-Educator, 4-Year-Old Group (and 3-Year-Old Group)
Kerrie has her Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and has worked in the Early Childhood industry since 1991. She began working in Child Care, then moved to Pre Schools in 2004.
She is married with three children and lives in the beautiful Yarra Yalley. She has a hobby farm, which includes horses, cats, dogs, donkey and a goat.
Kerrie shares her love of animals with the children, by bringing in her pets from time to time.
Kerrie strongly believes that children learn through play. Children take an active role in their learning and develop through their play and interests. She has a strong passion for the industry and loves that each day is different.