Our staff

The Concord Kindergarten team consists of professional, highly trained and experienced staff members. The preschool believes that high quality Early Childhood Education is provided by high quality staff.

For this reason the Management Committee has historically and continues to employ staff over the staff ratio and training ratio which is required by the Department of Community Services. This commitment sets Concord Kindergarten apart from other preschools.

Concord Kindergartens team consists of Early Childhood Trained Teaching Directors, Class Teachers and Trained Child Care Workers. The Administrative Assistant and Professional Book-Keeper oversees the financial operation of the preschool with the guidance of the treasurer and the yearly auditing is completed by an Independent Auditor.

The preschool team has a very strong commitment to professional development and participates in training courses and workshops throughout the year.

Director – Job sharing role

  • Keely Powell – Dip T. E.C.E.
  • Emma Perrott – BA Teach. E.C.E.

Teacher – Job sharing role

  •  Karen Ackerley – B Ed. E.C.E
  • Maryanne Kavanagh – Dip T. E.C.E.

Advanced Child Care Workers

  • Joanna Martins – Diploma of Children’s services  
  • Carley Ridolfo –   Diploma of Children’s services
  • Linda Sclippa  -   Associate Diploma of Social Sciences (Child Studies)
  • Vivian Kassabian – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Child Care Worker

  • Carolyn Ridolfo
  • Chrys Rattos

Administration Officer

  • Maureen Siljanovski


  • Susan Maeng

Music Teacher

  • Kylie Montague