Each member of our qualified team are highly experienced, dedicated and invaluable to the day to day running of our centre and the delivery of our programs.
Andrea Strachan, B.Ed (ECE/Primary) – Director/Educational Leader – Nominated Supervisor
Portrait of Andrea, drawn by Jordan (age 4)
My time as a teacher at Centenary Drive Kindergarten began in 2003. Since returning from maternity leave, my role has evolved into that of the Director/Educational Leader. I feel extremely lucky to be a part of such a wonderful and caring kindergarten community and am proud of the high quality service we deliver. I gain tremendous satisfaction in building strong relationships with our families and children, our skilled staff and the dedicated committee members. While I spend most of my time in the office these days, I can sometimes be seen sneaking out to share a conversation, puzzle or story with the kinder children.
Bree Gerring, G.Dip (ECE) – 4 year old Teacher
Portrait of Bree, drawn by Lyla (aged 4)
Hi. My name is Bree and I have been a kinder teacher since 2006. Teaching is my passion and I love exploring and learning about the world with the children at Centenary Drive Kindergarten. It’s so exciting and rewarding watching each child grow as they embrace their own individual skills, abilities and interests. When I’m not working I enjoy reading, painting on canvas and playing with my little dog Kalla.
Tracey Webb, Grad Dip (ECT), Dip.T (Primary) – 3 & 4 year old Teacher
Portrait of Tracey, drawn by Lyla (aged 4)
Hi! I have been part of Centenary Drive since 2007. I have enjoyed my role as teacher very much and have learned a great deal from the children that have been at the centre during my time here. The best part of my role is supporting and watching a child work towards mastering a skill and sharing the pleasure of achievement and satisfaction with the child. I am extremely lucky to work within an inspiring team of committed educators and I feel excited each day to come to work.
Kirsti Claridge, Cert III (Children’s Services) – 3 year old and 4 year old Educator
Portrait of Kirsti, drawn by Tahlia (aged 4)
I have been at Centenary Drive Kindergarten since 2009, working as an educator with the 3 & 4 year old groups. I enjoy watching the children learn, grow and achieve independance throughout the year.
Margaret Murphey, Diploma Community Services (Child Care) – 4 year old Educator
Portrait of Margaret, drawn by Sophia (aged 5)
I’ve been working with children since 1998 and at Centenary Drive since 2017. As an educator it is really rewarding seeing the children grow and develop into confident little people and to know I had some part in it.
Margaret Rades – Administration & Enrolment Officer
Portrait of Margaret, drawn by Cameron (aged 4)
I have been a part of the Centenary Drive Kindergarten community since 2006 when my first child attended the 3 year old kinder program. Since then my other two children have attended both 3 and 4 year old kinder. In that time I enjoyed my role on the Committee of Management, which then led me into this position as a staff member. I have throughly enjoyed all my time at the kinder as a parent and staff member. My three children also have enjoyed their time here as well, with many fond memories.